so I was dreading the thought of having to shell out extra cash on a new motherboard to get an extra expansion slot for a sound card to add to my rig... but then I found out about these "riser cards" as i am seeing them called, although they seem to just be passthrough cables... but anyway I have a Asus maximus IV gene/gen3 and have both of my pcie x 16 lanes filled with 7950's and was wanting a dedicated soundcard (sound blaster ZX perhaps.) but I just don't have the room as it stands right now.
I wanted to know if anyone here had any experience with using these types of cables and if they will fry my card/mobo or not.
Here is a link to what i was considering buying.
I honestly had no clue that these existed until today when i tried looking it up after thinking that there is no reason why they couldn't exist.
Anyways, just looking for advice and if someone knows of some of these that look a bit nicer than this one then it would be nice.
Side note/ Perhaps this post doesn't actually belong in the motherboards section??