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Seasonic M12II Bronze, 2 x 6+2 pin on the same cable ?

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one cable is providing 2 x 6 + 2 pin i thought each 6 + 2 pin should have it's own cable, no ? i will be using a 7970 + a 7950 on the same rig should i just connect a 6 + 2 pin on the top card and another 6 pin on the bottom card and then repeat again with another cable 6 + 2 pin on the top then 6 pin on the bottom card

i.e i will make each cable provide half power to each card because it will look better for cable managment

the cable look like this

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post #2 of 6
that cable is fine.

the total watts for 2 (6+2) pin connections is 300 watts - not really that much if its using three 18 gauge cables - those are yellow.


edit: excuse me - those are the cables that came with the PSU? rereading your post -some of it is not clear.
Edited by looniam - 5/18/13 at 9:46am
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Originally Posted by looniam View Post

that cable is fine.

the total watts for 2 (6+2) pin connections is 300 watts - not really that much if its using three 18 gauge cables - those are yellow.


edit: excuse me - those are the cables that came with the PSU? rereading your post -some of it is not clear.

yes the cables that came with the psu looks like the one in the photo each cable got 2 x 6 + 2 pin so each cable will feed 300 watts ?

my older psu had each 6 + 2 on a separate cable but this one each cable sports 2 x 6 + 2 , is it ok to use ONE cable for each GPU ?
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post #4 of 6
The M12II Bronze units are single rail, so it wont matter. All the 12v juice is coming from the same rail.

And just for clarification, SeaSonic lists the supply as having dual 12v rails, but every single review of these PSU's has revealed that there is only one single 12v rail inside the PSU.

Hook it up however you want, all the power is coming from the same place. These are excellent PSU's, you'll be just fine.
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yes the cables that came with the psu looks like the one in the photo each cable got 2 x 6 + 2 pin so each cable will feed 300 watts ?

my older psu had each 6 + 2 on a separate cable but this one each cable sports 2 x 6 + 2 , is it ok to use ONE cable for each GPU ?

thanks for clearing that up for me. my thinking/reading gets flonky as i get old tongue.gif

think of it this way - there are 3 "hot" wires (the yellow) and each have a 100 watt load; its really not that much. and also each GPU, esp. the 7950, won't be using all of it. (~75 watts of what each uses comes through the PCI-E slot). i know where you're coming from, i freaked out at first also when i saw a setup like that -but it was explained to me and there are other models of PSUs that have the same setup. the cabling does make it easier for cable management.

honestly, you bought a seasonic, you can trust it.
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thanks for the input , i've put a cable for each card ( one cable = 2 x 6 + 2 pin ) think i should be fine !
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