First of all, i have no idea if this ended up on the right forum. But Hey, lets give it a try.
So I am i need of moving my gaming rig to a temperature controlled room that is just a few meters a way, (but cable ducts and so on its more likeley to be like 15m)
My thought is that i want to run Thunderbolt4 in the ducts to a “dockingStation” that connects to my monitors and gaming peripherals that i have on my desk. Problem i am having tho is that i am struggling to find High quality Thunderbolt4 cables that are long.
My monitors are 2560x1440 @ 165hz (and gsync)so it would be nice to be able keep that.
Reason for going with Thunderbolt 4 is that it also carry peripheral data, so i dont have to runt another cable, i already have to run 2 cables (i guesss(?) ) , since i have 2 monitors at that resolution.
So Any1 have suggestions on cables? or alternative solutions?
If this is in the wrong forum, please help me out finding right forum
The issue with Thunderbolt Cables is that IIIRC you’ll have to look for Optical Cables at that length, at least I haven’t come across any others yet.
And that gets expensive very quickly, an Optical Cable from Corning costs 300 Euros at that length.
You would put a Dock at the End that can output the Resolution to both monitors, which would also not be cheap.
If I was you, I’d look into getting two DisplayPort and a USB Type C Cable too and compare the total price.
yes, it will probably be “optical thunderbolt cables” but the current cables that croning has are atm Thunderbolt 3, and i want something abit more future proof for this usecase, and thats why i wondering about TB 4 cables
Anyone have suggestions?
Can’t guarentee it’ll work, but I suspect an Infiniband optical cable could be made to work. Would require a decent amount of DIY work to even try. 4 sets of differential signal pairs, 40Gbit, that lines up… only reason I think it may be possible.
I think your best bet, if you can fit it in the conduit, are 2x Dp cables and one fiber for the USB … will not be cheap though, about 500USD for the DP cables, and 2K for the USB 3 extender (1K if you can do with USB2) …: