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Extending your PCI-e slot?

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Quick question...I want to do a mod to a computer by adding in a floating GPU to the case. Basically to relocate one of the PCI-e x16 slots to floating over an empty area of the case. Would something like this work? Its an x16 adapter to x4 (they also make x1)? If so, it will more than likely be for a physx card, will the lower PCI-e bandwidth be a major bottleneck?

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Yes this will run at X4 bandwith, however if it is for a physx card there wont be a problem bandwith wise.
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Thanks for the info. Does anyone happen to know a cheaper source for parts like these? This is from a laptop website and wants $110+shipping for that combo.
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