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May 23, 2017, 12:23:12 AM
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I wanted an opinion on the slim pci-e riser. They are for sale on eBay and I have some as part of a open air mining case. Should I swap them out with a version 6 pci-e riser. From the pcb layout it looks like a gen 1 riser that is a fire hazard. I contacted the seller and they claim no problems and have sold thousands of these without any issue. The seller also say that it's a redesign and that they are a gen 2 version of the slim pci-e risers. It does not use a molex connector for power but a 4 pin small type connector on the backside of the PCB.

What do people think? I don't want my rig to go up in flames.
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May 23, 2017, 03:23:43 AM
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I wanted an opinion on the slim pci-e riser. They are for sale on eBay and I have some as part of a open air mining case. Should I swap them out with a version 6 pci-e riser. From the pcb layout it looks like a gen 1 riser that is a fire hazard. I contacted the seller and they claim no problems and have sold thousands of these without any issue. The seller also say that it's a redesign and that they are a gen 2 version of the slim pci-e risers. It does not use a molex connector for power but a 4 pin small type connector on the backside of the PCB.

What do people think? I don't want my rig to go up in flames.

I think with out a photo I have no idea of what it is.

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May 23, 2017, 04:03:44 AM
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i was thinking ribbon riser at first, but don't know any that utilize the small 4pin floppy drive power connector.

either way that power connector is no better than the sata drive connectors.. just not enough contact and surface area to reliably transmit over 50 watts consistently.. not to mention their condition after a couple cycles connecting/disconnecting and then some oxidation on the mating surfaces to boot.

stick to something with molex if you are using RX series cards or the higher end r9's.

if its some old 7950's or r9 270x's you might get away with it.

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May 24, 2017, 12:00:48 AM
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All,

I wanted an opinion on the slim pci-e riser. They are for sale on eBay and I have some as part of a open air mining case. Should I swap them out with a version 6 pci-e riser. From the pcb layout it looks like a gen 1 riser that is a fire hazard. I contacted the seller and they claim no problems and have sold thousands of these without any issue. The seller also say that it's a redesign and that they are a gen 2 version of the slim pci-e risers. It does not use a molex connector for power but a 4 pin small type connector on the backside of the PCB.

What do people think? I don't want my rig to go up in flames.

I think with out a photo I have no idea of what it is.

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