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Esteemed Contributor III

Thermaltake debuts new PCIe 3.0 extender, lets you show off your GPU in style

I thought this might be of interest.....

"Computer enthusiasts and high-end component designers have long been faced with a difficult problem: As much fun as some people have turning both the exterior and interior of their PCs into well-designed works of art, computer components are not generally designed or laid out for visual impact. GPUs face downwards, with their face and shrouds mostly hidden. Thermaltake wants to change that by giving you more room to showcase components — and it’s built a PCI Express cable extender to do it."

Thermaltake debuts new PCIe 3.0 extender, lets you show off your GPU in style - ExtremeTech

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Challenger
Challenger

Re: Thermaltake debuts new PCIe 3.0 extender, lets you show off your GPU in style

I saw that used in their marketing material for the one case. I'd be interested to see an independent test of this. It seems like there would be technical issues possibly caused by using a cable.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Thermaltake debuts new PCIe 3.0 extender, lets you show off your GPU in style

Seems like there would have to be a case modified for a vertical card exhaust.

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Miniboss
Miniboss

Re: Thermaltake debuts new PCIe 3.0 extender, lets you show off your GPU in style

The cable is WAY TOO EXPENSIVE.

"The 300mm cable is $69.99, and that doesn’t include the motherboard tray or other components you’ll need to make use of it. 600mm cables cost $84.99, while the 1000mm cable is $109.99"

Way too expensive.  I'll forever pass.

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Forerunner
Forerunner

Re: Thermaltake debuts new PCIe 3.0 extender, lets you show off your GPU in style

They are in price range of quality PCIe 16X riser cables like this one: 8KC3-0726-0250 3M | Cable Assemblies | DigiKey

You can always go to ebay and buy the cheapest one.

Here are good post describing PCIe risers:

PCI-E flexible Gen 3.0 riser card VS. PCI-E flexible Gen 2.0 riser card

PCI Express Extender Cables Benchmarked

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Challenger
Challenger

Re: Thermaltake debuts new PCIe 3.0 extender, lets you show off your GPU in style

can't put a pricetag on peoples' desire to be different I guess.

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