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  1. The case kit comes with two of the GPU mount plate attachments for the riser card to attach to, mine did. Cheaper but the same cable with actual 5 star reviews. http://www.amazon.com/EZDIY-Express-Flexible-Extension-Card-25cm/dp/B01CEIEWU4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_328_6?ie=UTF8&dpID=41Ajowi-0OL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0QN7DK6TBKQAGD0TZ2FE
  2. No need to keep RMAing good cables that work fine unless there is a stressful bend put on the cable after being mounted onto the GPU plate. I have spent hours testing with four different ribbon cables & found they will not work in a multi gpu configuration at the shorter length.
  3. It has to do with the bend radius at the end of the cables. My Taco cable works fine when there are no tight bends at either the pcie male or female end of the cable. Also the cables are not long enough to have the proper bend radius to utilize the GPU mount plate. Funny how Thermaltake went with the same cable design but shorter, doh!
  4. This ebay seller from Taiwan has some interesting test results & cable designs. http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCI-E-Express-Gen-3-0-Riser-Card-300mm-A-type-black-/121940074934?hash=item1c6431e1b6:g:GCAAAOSw9uFW9NQ~
  5. Update: Two more cables, one from Amazon & one replaced by TK. Both work unless the bend gets too tight at either end, the female or male ends of the riser cable. The riser cable should be longer like the original one that was packed taco style at 8 3/4". The replacement cables offered by Amazon or TK are not long enough if one is trying to utilize more than one GPU & provide the proper bend radius of the male cable to the MB PCIe slot or female PCIe adapter bottom end of the cable. Reason: The riser cables should be 8 3/4" or longer so it is able to provide enough distance so a nice curved bend at the base of the PCIe connector & where the cable fits into the PCIe slot on the mainboard are possible. Testing: Different bends, curved, tight while trying to get the largest bend on the cabled end of the PCIe slot & PCIe slot located on the mainboard. Findings: If there is minimal bend on the cable where it is connected to the PCIe slot my computer will not boot. If I produce a nice bend relieving stress upon the contacts that connect to the PCIe cable & slot I can boot into windows, but not for long as opening a browser or word document will black out the screen. The more bend the longer I am able to stay working in windows opening programs. Conclusion: Since I am working with two cables of different lengths, sizes 8 3/4" original cable & the 7 3/4" from Amazon & TK I am unable to get the proper less constrictive bends to utilize the GPU mounting plate. I would like to be able to use the GPU mount plate since my GPUs have rather large heatsinks, three fans & produce very noticeable GPU mounted droop. Solution: Buy 3M expensive riser cables or TK provides it's customers that are using more than one GPU with the option of purchasing a non taco cable that is 8 3/4" or longer. The cables TK sells on Amazon & on there website are not long enough for users of more than one GPU. Please chime in if you are a user of the P5 & are using more than one GPU and utilizing the GPU plate with riser cables. These finding have not been approved by the FDA, FCC, NSA, NASA, AMA, IAEA, ISIS, EPA, CIA, FBI, Kenneth Copeland, Joel Osteen, Ken Ham or Marianas Web. ::*)
  6. I just ordered a Core P5 case from Amazon today & was wondering if it will ship with the updated PCIe 16x extender cable? Amazon only had one extra Thermaltake PCIe 16x cable left. Every single review but one says these cables do not work in the 1st PCIe slot, if these are the updated cables then put that in the title so people will see that these are updated and so indeed work. If I get a folded taco cable in my Core P5 box I am going to be disappointed.
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