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Quest for cheap PCIe expansion

So PCIe expansion is expensive, For the most part the actual parts are costly you require a PLX chip to split the lanes and these chips can cost $100 each and thats just the chip so thats why things like Cubix and One Stop Systems charge so much for there expansion units. Lets not forget the cables are $400+ due to Molex having the proprietary connection for PCIe extension.

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