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Can I splice this PCI-E safely?

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I have an AX860 which will be powering a GTX 680. Can I splice the PCI-E 8 pin connection as shown below? I’d like to have the splits hidden behind the motherboard. Thanks for any feedback.

PCI-E originally:


Proposed wiring:
post #2 of 4
Yup, you should be fine! Be careful and make sure there are no exposed wires left over
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Its still only going to be powering the level of one 8 pin if I am not mistaken, Im no expert though

I would definitely wait and see what the PSU guru/editors can say though, unless your already an experienced electrical technician and know exactly what you are doing
    
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It's perfectly safe to splice the wires like that with a GTX680, since it won't be pulling anywhere near the 300W that two 8-pin connectors are specced to carry. You don't specify which GTX680, but most don't even have two 8-pin connectors, but one 8-pin and one 6-pin (225W), or even just two 6-pins (150W).

However, since that PSU does have 6 PCIe sockets, why not just have two separate cables? Much easier to sleeve smile.gif
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