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Ok so currently I'm re sleeving my psu and I noticed that on the 6-pin power cables they have the ground wires doubled up so there are 8 wires going into 6 slots. I'm wondering if it is necessary to have the other two cables running to the 6 pin or can I simply cut them off and leave them out.

so here's the setup

psu > 8 pin going out > 6 pin with two extra wires

I also have two 6+2 pins and is it ok if I just leave the +2 part off? I plan on having dual 460's like what is in my sig so I can hold off till the 7xx series. I'm not really a power expert so I want to make sure my rig won't catch fire while I'm gone or something smile.gif

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I would leave it as is cause if the psu has them on there I wouldnt modify it, because there is a reason why its on there in the first place. As proper grounding is a must!thumb.gif
 
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Yeah the reason I'm asking is because the 6+2 pin has the same gauge wire and it doesn't have any wires doubled up. So ill probably cut off the two extras and sleeve it that way. I still would like another opinion if anyone else has ideas tho.
 
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