Motherboards usually have horribly placed PCI-E slots. Normaly a single card very often takes 2 slots and it is not possible to use all empty slots.
Price: 7.14 USD
Thanks to Riser Card Extender Ribbon Cable You can connect any card, because this way it is possible to provide sufficient airflow and space for mounting card.
Riser is built of female PCI-E 16X socket at one end, flat cable and male PCI-E 1X plug at another end.
It is the cheapest, effective solution for better cooling and allows to use all PCI-E 1X slots available on a board.
Mounting graphic cards too close to each other will for sure shorten their lifetime and increase work temperature.
Sample usage of PCI-E risers
Advantages in comparision to older generation flexible ribbon risers:
- Powered by a SATA
- Built-in PCI-E Video Detection
- Fits in any PCI-E Slot, 1x, 4x, 8x, 16x
- Premium power filtering caps
- Only PCI-E Data is transferred over the USB 3.0 cable!
- Great for mining Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Mooncoin, etc!
- This riser card provides expansion for 1 slots with cable
- PCI-E PCI-Express 1x Riser Card Extender Cable 1U/2U
- The Flexible Single Slot PCI-Express 1x Riser Card makes the PCI-Express 1x Card away from motherboard , with the PCI-Express socket directly in line with the socket on the motherboard
- It is flexible cable design and suitable for your own projects
- No Driver necessary and jumper-less
- PCI-Express 1X Slots
- PCI Express Specification Version 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 Compliant
- Fit for 1U/2U rackmount chassis
- Flat cable length: 530mm
- Total length with connectors: 600mm
- PCB with PCI-E 16x connector, USB 3.0 female socket, 2 x 6pin power connectors and 4pin molex connector
- PCB with PCI-E 1x connector, USB 3.0 female socket
- USB 3.0 A-A cable
- Power adapter from PCI-E 6pin to SATA
WARNING: PLEASE CONNECT ONLY ONE 6PIN PCI-E CABLE OR SATA TO POWER THIS RISER
Set includes on SATA to PCIe 6pin cadapter, but we do not recommend using it. The safest for hardware is to use PCIe 6pin socket to power riser (one of 2 available) which can safely power the PCB and graphic card.
Please note that according to PCI Express specification maximum current drew through PCI-E can be 75W, but for SATA maximum current is 54W only. SATA is designed for low power consumption hard and solid disk drives only. Maximum current for PCIe 6pin is 75W.