Dual SLI using PCI-E 16x -> 16X riser cable for one slot?

Hi, I have finally replaced my 5 year old PC and got a dual SLI configuration. The cards are so wide i cant use either of the 2 free PCI-E x16 slots which i really need for other types of card. I have purchased a 16x -> 16x riser cable to try and fit my other card somewhere else but theres not enough clearance under the GPU to use the free slot with the riser, argh!

Would SLI work if i use the riser on only one of the GPU's? Also does anyone know if you can use a quad sli bridge for a dual sli connection, as i would be moving the card further away than normal. Unfortunately I cant mix and match PCI-E slots for dual SLI according to the mobo manual.

If i go ahead I may try the riser on an older card first to try and check its not dodgy.

Thanks for reading
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  1. are there any SLI bridges that are flexible? i thought they were all rigid, meaning that the two cards have to be aligned physically. if that's the case, i'd get a second riser and then move both cards together somewhere.
  2. giantbucket said:
    are there any SLI bridges that are flexible? i thought they were all rigid, meaning that the two cards have to be aligned physically. if that's the case, i'd get a second riser and then move both cards together somewhere.


    The one that I'm using is.
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