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Reverse PCIe riser-card for mounting a graphics card backwards?

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I would like to scratch-build a very flat system with a discrete GPU on a PCIe card. Think wall-mounted PC.

However, If I would use a 90° angled riser card then the component side (with the fans) would be facing the wall, which would be less than ideal.
I could use a PCIe extension cable but then that cable would have be routed behind the graphics card and then folded. This would add unnecessary thickness and restrict airflow over the back plate. It is also known that PCIe extension cables are sensitive to interference. There is error correction in PCIe, but it would impede performance in a way that a rigid card would not.

The ideal for me would be an angled riser card that is reverse. The card would lay down against the wall with a very short distance from the PCIe slot on the motherboard, the component side be parallel to the motherboard - and only the DisplayPort/HDMI port would face the other way. A DP cable would be easier to route than a super-wide ribbon cable.

Does such a riser card exist? I have seen various riser cards for proprietary server motherboard form factors, but so far none like this.
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I found this website that has tons of risers, and none of them have the connector reversed when compared to the slow.
They are all straight through connectors.

http://www.ably.com.tw/main.htm

Your only option is gonna be a long riser that you run along the back of the card. Just make sure you get one that has shielding and it should be fine.
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