This is such a completely ridiculous take it justified me pointing out the obvious.I really don't get the gaming market.
So many are Fast and Furious'ing their PCs with Unicorn Puke making it feel like early 2000's when ricers had neons/underflow. Yet they are worried about a few cables showing.
Not saying computers should be rats nests of wires like the old days but these zero visible cables start a trend of form over function. Just imagine, for whatever reason even an inconceivable one, GPU starts acting funny, you smell burning (forget for now the old 12VHPWR plug).
What do you do on this card besides quickly cut the main power? You can't quickly disconnect the cable, you risk the connector melting or what have you, or worst case the card is literally on fire (lightning?). Traditional design you just quickly yank the cable out and save yourself trouble.
Just get 180° adapter if you are cable obsessive.
Wow someone got upset about internet words and took a general statement somehow personally and got dramatic.This is such a completely ridiculous take it justified me pointing out the obvious.
I'll play devil's advocate here. GPU is acting funny and you smell burning. Maybe there's smoke or a flame coming from the card. If there's a funny smell that means something is *already fried.* Cutting power to your PC, by shutting off the switch on the back of your PSU, will immediately stop additional electrical shorting that could be contributing to the funny smell or the flames. In what situation, then, does it matter how quickly you can access the auxiliary power cable on your GPU? If it's already made a funny smell or started melting... you're saying you want to be able to get to it more quickly? With what purpose, to burn yourself more severely?
This is probably the most unjustified argument against something I've seen in these forums this entire year.
Wow someone got upset about internet words and took a general statement somehow personally and got dramatic.
My end point is there is no quick way to take the card out. It's tethered and the disconnect is under a screwed on plate over the center of the heatsink.
And while the scenario might seem absurd, it was also absurd a few years ago to think that s videogame could fry a GPU and here we are in 2023 where two games have managed that so far.
I never said while still running, your words, not mine. First step, yes, shut the PSU off (first sentence I posted so I know you just skimmed it). Fire won't magically extinguish flipping the PSU off. Taking the side panel off takes 5 seconds at most.Okay, but people still didn't reach into their computers and pull the GPU plug while the system was running...
Most people would have to take the side panel off first. That is going to take far longer than pulling the plug or hitting the PSU switch.
I never said while still running, your words, not mine. First step, yes, shut the PSU off (first sentence I posted so I know you just skimmed it). Fire won't magically extinguish flipping the PSU off. Taking the side panel off takes 5 seconds at most.
Again, completely theoretical situation but once something is burning (aka fire) it keeps burning. How are you going to get the cable out with that agressive of a bend?
Or alternatively something else catches fire and you rush to get the components out to save what you can, the card being one of them.
That cover need to be magnetic, maybe it is but the picture doesn't show magnets.
Fair enough and you presented your point of view without being a drama queen like 'insert Name Here'.The point everyone is trying to make is, "What difference does it make" if it is on fire, why are you touching it at all. That should be fire extinguisher or smothering the whole computer. Not opening it up.
And if you stop putting energy into a situation, an electrical fire could very well go out. The materials PC components are made from are designed not to burn.
If something else has caught on fire, the computer becomes a very low priority....
I don't know what chassis you have that lets you remove the side panel in 5 seconds, but good on you for having one.
Most chassis are going to have two thumb screws minimum. Mine for example has four screws holding the window on.