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Ainex PCIe Power Bridge Aims To Tidy up Your GPU Power Cables

Ainex PCIe power bridge
(Image credit: Ainex)

Cables in PCs are always a bit of a pain to hide neatly, so people often turn to sleeved power cables to try to make them look nice in plain sight. But what if you don't have the money for pre-sleeved cables, nor the patience to do it yourself? Maybe Ainex has your back.

The Japanese company tweeted images of a unique little accessory that might just make the GPU cable hiding job a little easier, simply by bridging it around the GPU so that the cable runs across the back, neatly. 

Ainex PCIe power bridge

(Image credit: Ainex)

These are the PX-PCIE6CI, PX-PCIE6CO, PX-PCIE8CI, PX-PCIE8CO bridges, which vary with either top-latches and bottom-latches depending on which orientation your GPU has, and of course 6-pin and 8-pin configurations. 

Naturally, these won't help too much with standard horizontal GPU mounts as tons of the cable still ends up visible, but if you vertical-mount your graphics card, this nifty little thing actually has the potential to hide the entire cable out of sight, or at least most of it. If you ask me, it's also more elegant than the current state of Nvidia's 12-pin power connector.

No price is quoted, and shipping is noted to start November 25th. We have no idea whether it will make it to the US.

  • sizzling
    Looking at this it won’t be a good option for some RTX3000 cards. If I used this on my 3080 the cables would be directed right over the air vent for the end fan that passes air through the card.
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  • neojack
    very good idea, especially if your case is tight and power cables in the way for closing the side panel or to close of the HDD bay.
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  • Blacksad999
    These types of connectors have been on the market for a long time now, like years. https://www.amazon.com/Cablecc-AngledPower-Adapter-Desktops-Graphics/dp/B07P3JDQNC
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  • warezme
    I'm no electrical engineer but I have always been of the thought that the less connections from start of one circuit to the end the better. It is sort of like high quality camera lenses. The less glass between the camera and the object the better.
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