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i have a question for linus or anyone else who can give advice. I have a gaming/ws pc and i recently reduced the cable clutter by installing 2 pci-e Y splitter adapters for my graphics cards. my question is, given the power hungry nature f graphics cards, will i see reduced performance or damage to the cards if i continue to run them using the adapters or am going to be ok? So far i havn;t noticed any issues. :sad:

Sys specs.
Cpu I7 2600k @ 4.5
Board Gigabyte P67a-ud5 b3
Gpu's 2xgtx 580 in sli (ones an evga, ones an msi card):punk:
Case Corasir 650d
psu Coolermaster m1000

i plan on liquid cooling the cards in the near future and also doing a decent OC on each of the cards. THX for any replies

Below is a similar cable to the one i am using.
 

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i have a question for linus or anyone else who can give advice. I have a gaming/ws pc and i recently reduced the cable clutter by installing 2 pci-e Y splitter adapters for my graphics cards. my question is, given the power hungry nature f graphics cards, will i see reduced performance or damage to the cards if i continue to run them using the adapters or am going to be ok? So far i havn;t noticed any issues. :sad:

Sys specs.
Cpu I7 2600k @ 4.5
Board Gigabyte P67a-ud5 b3
Gpu's 2xgtx 580 in sli (ones an evga, ones an msi card):punk:
Case Corasir 650d
psu Coolermaster m1000

i plan on liquid cooling the cards in the near future and also doing a decent OC on each of the cards. THX for any replies

Below is a similar cable to the one i am using.
A power supply that requires adapters is either cheap or crappy or both!
Oh its a Coolermaster it is both!

I would not use adapters for such large cards like that and get a proper PSU.
 
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it's not cheap or crappy, and i opted to use adapters to reduce cable clutter. i have 4 other pci-e 6+2 pins that i can use but i just want to know if it's safe to use. the psu can handle more than 2 580s so it's not cheap or crappy.
 

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it's not cheap or crappy, and i opted to use adapters to reduce cable clutter. i have 4 other pci-e 6+2 pins that i can use but i just want to know if it's safe to use. the psu can handle more than 2 580s so it's not cheap or crappy.
Trust me Coolermaster is not a good brand for power supplies. They aren't bad but by far not the greatest.

And what you are using are called extensions which are perfectly fine to use.
 

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I wouldn't recommend using an adapter either, but OTOH, since the majority of the current draw is across the 12V line(s) would wonder if it would make that much of a difference on a single 12V rail PSU so long as the cabling is sufficient to carry the load...............

(Better safe than sorry though, and I personally wouldn't do it just for the sake of a cleaner look.... ;) ).
 

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I also would not recommend using adapters for this I know cables are no fun to try to hide and place for good airflow etc but in this case I think its worth it to have a little more clutter and run things in the proper manor then use those adapters that I would never recommend. I'd treat that the same as saying hey your car should have synthetic oil but hey give it a try and put non synthetic in and see how long she goes! :)
 

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