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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2014
I would highly suggest to NOT get this cable, for whatever you hold dear.

It is poorly made; don't trust whoever says that it is well made...under the blue tape, you can see horrible solder points; most of them are not consistent and too close together (take apart a well made ribbon cable not crimped, and you will see the difference).

I have installed this one today; the computer won't even boot to POST, and give me BIOS memory warnings. Removing the cable fix the issue (and my computer is running in this config, with these ram, video and everything else since 2012).

I tried to re-position the cable, and sometimes it boot, but then in windows you get continuous crash of the video drivers, to the point where the whole OS just sit and cry, and you have to reboot.
Which may or may not happen.

On my last attempt I just heard popping like when something is put in short circuit; video went blank and I just realized that my video card died (a 550 dollars video card). Luckily it was just a cap on the power area of the motherboard (I wish they would use fuses, but oh well); so replacing it fixed the computer; altho I am getting a new motherboard tomorrow for sure.

So if you care about your computer; check a better type of cable, that is correctly shielded and well made.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2014
The riser from this particular vendor has poor assembly quality, which leads to constant hardware error while mining. From what I experienced, the miner will crash every hour or so.

A well designed riser should be impedance matched and shielded. They are typically $100. While we don't have that amount money for mining, so we go with these cheap ones. Some of these cheap risers work OK, if they are assembled/soldered reasonably.

The one from this seller is poorly soldered. you cannot use it for mining purposes. As for other purposes, I doubt the card can work stably without crashing.

PS. By remove this riser and connect my GPU directly to my motherboard solved crashing problem. So I am sure it is this riser that causing crash.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2014
I plugged this riser into a setup that had been running fine for weeks without issue. When I powered on the power supply, there were sparks and a few popping noises. Smoke began to rise from the end of the riser that was attached to my video card. I immediately turned off the power, but the damage was done. Luckily, my high end video card was fine, but my motherboard could not be salvaged. The seller (Urban Source) informed me that they would gladly refund the $25 riser, but they could not do anything about my $100 motherboard. The quality of risers on the market right now seems to be sub-par due to the high demand. I would advise being very careful who you buy from and what brand it is. I have decided to abandon risers all together and figure out a different way to keep my cards cool.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2013
I had a ultraslim line computer I managed to acquire for cheap. It was having integrated graphics problems trying to run Vista and couldn't handle Windows 7, so I decided I needed a graphics card in there. The problem was, the console came with a pci riser instead of a pci express riser for the pci express slot. Buying the official riser was around $30 and I just didn't want to fork over that kind of cash. Buying a PCI graphics card costs about $70 and would have functioned worse than any pci express card for half that price.

I removed the old riser, using the hardware in conjunction with this product, and I am impressed. It plugged in easy enough. The cable is fairly thick and stiff, so it doesn't give the cheap feeling that a lot of these kind of products do, although the blue you see in the picture is exactly what it looks like, some blue tape wrapped around the base.

I had to do some finagling on the side that plugs into the card. The cable has a rather large chunk of space required to plug into the card side and it "barely" gave me enough room to fit it in. If I did it again I might have chosen an adapter with a "turn" base so that things fit a little smoother. I'll take a star for that.

However, it did fit and it does work well. I had feared lead problems and issues with it claiming the graphics card was not plugged in, I experienced none of that. It worked as perfectly as one of these should work and my graphics card has been working great ever since.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 23, 2013
If you see things like *your graphics card won't run as well*, think again. Hooked up my HD 7770 2Gb up to TWO of these into my pci-e x16 slot, and not a difference. Same thing with my GTX 460. Again, if you need to move your card somewhere else, this is totally worth it. only downside is the lack of a clip, and the force required to insert it. I recommend pushing using the corners.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2013
I have a compact computer which made it impossible to fit a graphics card in without getting a new case. I just used this to plug it in and I have had no issues. Sure the graphics card sits outside the computer, but it gets more ventilation that way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2014
I used This Riser extension add a large EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti FTW into a small form factor case and it did the trick. My problem was i had a slim pc case and was stuck with low profile low performing graphics cards. With this extension i was able to mount my Graphics parallel to the motherboard. The flexibility help too, allowing me to position it a bit lower away from my cpu heat sink.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2013
This riser cable works perfectly for low profile or alternative mounting. Since the are 2 rows of ribbon cable it takes a little more effort to bend. You can almost mold it to your liking and put a zip tie on it to retain the curve or bend.
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on November 27, 2014
Cable worked perfectly. Due to peoples' horror stories I played it safe and inspected the ends using backlight and strong magnification after peeling the blue tape off. I found material between some of the adjacent solder joints (preumably solder flux residue) and scraped it off as a precaution. If it had been solder, and left in place, that would be bad. The solder joints at the ribbon conductors had a shiny surface indicating a quality result. The notch at the end that plugs into the pci slot had the ribbon conductors (unused) protruding into it. As a precaution against shorting against adjacent conductors I trimmed those flush with the notch. My video card had to mount externally as my computer case was too small to accommodate it. There were smaller cards available but were less powerful for same money and noisy per som reviews. This cable let me pick the best card for the job!
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on October 13, 2014
Arrived in just a couple of days and worked exactly as it should. Set up a rig out of spare parts and the motherboard wouldnt fit the spare video card I had(an old hd5830) because it takes up a lot of space and the cpu cooler was in the way. This riser has been working great although im just using this rig to stream hulu and netflix on my living room tv. I would recommend this to others just understand that this isnt a very long riser. So measure out what you need before purchasing, although i shouldnt have to tell you that. Anyways, good product and still working as of a month of ownership
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