Question Everyone’s favourite psu cable question

Lewis7150

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I’ve read a lot on this question but still no definitive answer unless I’m blind.

I have just switched from a GTX690 dual 8pin which was running from an 8 pin to dual 6+2 and it looked untidy. Upgraded to an RTX2070 super which as you all know is 8pin and 6pin. I’d rather not have a 6+2 for untidiness As 2 pins will be hanging about so can I just run 8-8pin and A 6-6pin or does it all have to go through one 8pin cable? There’s enough 8 pin slots on the psu to cater for it.

this question usually ends up straying to overheating cables
 

Lewis7150

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Ok cheers although that last part I didn’t even think of that. I was thinking both 8 pin from the psu. Will there be any difference running 8 to 6 than 6 to 6?
 
If the +2 offends you , cut it off.
I would not do that. Better to tuck the dangling +2 out of the way.
I think it looks better to have both the 8 and the 6 pin leads off the same cable.
But, it would work equally well if you uses a 6 and an 8 pin separate cable.
 
You are right it should. But those 6+2 do look awful. PSU is Corsair HX850i
Ok. Now I understand.

I thought you were splitting an 8-pin into two 6-pins. But the 8-pin you're talking about it the 8-pin that plugs into the actual PSU.

Seriously, it's so easy to take a black zip-tie and just fold down the +2 and zip tie it to the cable where you can't see it.
 

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