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Hi. Im wondering if there is a PCI-E extension cord that could allow me to separate a video card from a motherboard. If this does exist, would there be any drawbacks? Is anyone using one of these? Please give me links if it does exist!
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Yup, here is a 6-pin and an 8-pin. They do add a little resistance but it's nothing to be concerned about. There may be some cheaper cables out there but I already knew about those so I didn't look for more options .
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Yup, here is a 6-pin and an 8-pin. They do add a little resistance but it's nothing to be concerned about. There may be some cheaper cables out there but I already knew about those so I didn't look for more options .
I don't think this is what he meant
    
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Oh duh.

And yes there is, lemme look around.
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post #5 of 18
i think there are these extensions called 'riser cards' but theyr not like extension cables which will allow you to connect a graphics card from 6 feet away. they just umm... rise your card...really wish i could be of more help


edit: they allow you to mount your card sideways...but theyr more used in teh industry cos theyr not on sites like newegg...now that i think of it...its wierd no one has thought of this yet.
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I'm still looking for stores in Canada with them available but I've found this so far. Here's a typical right angle adapter for servers: http://www.cendirect.com/main_en/tec..._JOO37500.html. And what you probably want is something like this flexible cable but I have yet to find it in Canadian stores: http://www.orbitmicro.com/global/pci...ble-p-759.html

edit: Extension cables like this will affect performance a little due to added resistance and latency. But how much, I don't know. It depends on the length of the cable and the type of graphics card. If it is one that is very dependent on bandwidth, you may not want to go this option. I'll try to find some numbers to see if this has a noticeable effect on performance.
Edited by shinji2k - 6/28/08 at 12:08pm
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I'm reviving this from the dead because I can't find good information on the internet anywhere about this. What I'd like to know:

1. If anyone has good/bad experiences with any of these riser cable/cards (1 negative for me so far)
2. Will the bandwidth be reduced on all of these? (On this ebay page it says 66Mhz, not 100Mhz). Opinions on whether this will be typical or not? I'll be using with a Radeon HD 5770.

I bought this one from a foreign site for about $17 shipped. Worked on one rig after a BSOD but not on a second rig. It was not sheilded, and the contacts can hardly be called gold-plated. So maybe that matters a bit.

Beside the ebay one above, others I'm considering buying are:
Ribbon PCI Express X16 Riser Card from ITX Depot
Flexible PCI-E PCI-Express 16x Riser Card / Extender from era electronic
dealextreme's version.

Any information on these flexible cables would be welcome! It's the last part of a build I'm working on that I need!
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Search for the GPU milking machine...

EDIT:

Click this link
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Search for the GPU milking machine...

EDIT:

Click this link
Nice!
Yeah I saw those on OrbitMicro... I didn't list them cuz I didn't want to drop $60.. unless it's absolutely necessary.
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I don't think this is what he meant
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