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    Low Priced PCIe flexible bus extenders

    Fund a cheap source for PCIe x16 Bus extension cables on eBay (here)


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    Re: Low Priced PCIe flexible bus extenders

    Well I can personally attest to the usefulness of these extenders. I used mine on my AMD 810 system before I tore it down to build my son's system. Quality is above average. And it worked without issue.

    And the pics.

    PCIe Extender connected to my 9800GT w/Zalman VF1000


    As used in my AMD 810 System (Blackie)


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    Re: Low Priced PCIe flexible bus extenders

    Thanks F$. Just pulled the pin and bought two, one of use now and one for later.
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    Re: Low Priced PCIe flexible bus extenders

    Because of this thread, thought i'd post a link to this alternate extender: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCIe-x16-Fle...item2311a7e189


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    Re: Low Priced PCIe flexible bus extenders

    Quote Originally Posted by John P. Myers View Post
    Because of this thread, thought i'd post a link to this alternate extender: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCIe-x16-Fle...item2311a7e189
    Yeah, I have seen those before. Just to clarify, does the Molex supplement the 12v of the PCIe slot or are the PCIe 12v lines disconnected on the adapter and the Molex replaces them?


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    Re: Low Priced PCIe flexible bus extenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Fire$torm View Post
    Yeah, I have seen those before. Just to clarify, does the Molex supplement the 12v of the PCIe slot or are the PCIe 12v lines disconnected on the adapter and the Molex replaces them?
    On this one it appears to be a supplement, which is fine with me. I've seen ones where the 12v line is disconnected and tbh they look really fragile since the last 2 wires are removed from the bundle, then one of those is stripped down hanging by itself :/


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    Re: Low Priced PCIe flexible bus extenders

    Are these extenders long enough to run the gpu external to the case? For instance, can the extender stick out the card slot in the back far enought to plug in a gpu?

    Considering moving 6970 external securing it in place somehow instead of selling off gpu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmSti View Post
    Are these extenders long enough to run the gpu external to the case? For instance, can the extender stick out the card slot in the back far enought to plug in a gpu?

    Considering moving 6970 external securing it in place somehow instead of selling off gpu.
    Mine wouldn't be, but you can use 2 of them to get more length.

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    Re: Low Priced PCIe flexible bus extenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Al McAdams View Post
    Mine wouldn't be, but you can use 2 of them to get more length.
    I think you may be in error Al, at least with the extenders I linked to. The main issue is degradation of signal over distance. So the longer the cable the greater the chance for data to become unreadable. And the frequencies at which the PCIe 2.0 and 3.0 buses communicate, this problem will occur in a very short distance. The solution is to use shielded cable which is much more expensive. For a 12~24 inch extender with shielding, expect to pay $40~$100 for the privilege of ownership.


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    Re: Low Priced PCIe flexible bus extenders

    I think i figured out a way I can suspend a gpu below the Sabertooth motherboard. I top mounted the PSU, so I have room and the video contectors can point out the back where the bottom mount PSU would be. Might even modify the plate used to fill that PSU hole to help support the GPU.

    Which ebayer did you buy from? Might as well go with a tested source.

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