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Hey, all. I own the Corsair HX1050 power supply, and the included PCI-e connectors (8-pin and 6-pin) seem to be a little to bulky. When I plug them into the graphics card, the cables are being squished up against the side panel of my case. This is a problem because every week or so the 8-pin plug will begin to rotate itself and come out of the graphics card and give me a nasty crash. I was just wondering if there existed something like L-joint PCI-e pieces, or someway for me to resolve this issue.
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Here's what the problem looks like: 700
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Hey, all. I own the Corsair HX1050 power supply, and the included PCI-e connectors (8-pin and 6-pin) seem to be a little to bulky. When I plug them into the graphics card, the cables are being squished up against the side panel of my case. This is a problem because every week or so the 8-pin plug will begin to rotate itself and come out of the graphics card and give me a nasty crash. I was just wondering if there existed something like L-joint PCI-e pieces, or someway for me to resolve this issue.

Unplug the cables and bend then a bit and hold them there, then bend more and more until it is angled enough. Just make sure no pins popped up. I did this to my cables and they're fine. You can always buy single braid extensions which have a very flexible connector with minimal heatshrink.
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can't you bend it?
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Awesome, I'll give it a shot, thanks.
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post #6 of 6
I have the same case and WAS (I still have it) using the same psu and I never had this problem
I even hooked it up exactly like u
looks like too much heatshrink
I assuming your using the built-in PCI-E cables
well find a way to tuck those away and use the modular blue PCI-E ones
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