lalittle Posted September 30, 2010 Share Posted September 30, 2010 I'm using an HX850. I have limited room in my case, and it may solve some space issues to use two of the modular PCI-E power cables instead of the two hardwired to the HX850. This is due to the fact that the modular cables are able to bend easier closer to the end of the cables -- i.e. they're more flexible, which offers the ability to keep them out of the way. My first question is if there are any potential problems or drawbacks to doing this. The general advice I've been reading is to use the two hardwired PCI-E power cables first, but I'm not clear why it would be a problem to leave these disconnected and use two modular ones instead. Second, if there are no issues with this, is it better to use certain specific sockets for a single PCI-E graphics card (which takes two 6-pin connections) when using the modular cables? I've read advice for OTHER power supplies that say which pairs of sockets should be used for each graphics card, but I can't seem to find this information for the HX850. Thanks for any help with this, Larry Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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