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Sending a audio signal in the form of electric current through some random conductive material is different than sending 12volts down the wrong wire,

How so? A wire is a wire...
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post #12 of 14

Not when they possibly have different pin outs. Sending current down a wire that usually wouldn't be powered could really screw things up, at the very least not perform as it should.

 
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post #13 of 14
I hear what you're saying about the speaker wire/coat hanger thing (I only use Monoprice 12-16AWG speaker wire, FYI wink.gif ), but I would say that's a bit different...

When it comes to the power in a PC, I just would never feel comfortable recommending someone use a PCI-E power cable for the EPS connection, or any other mishmash of cables/connectors. It may work, you're absolute 100% right, but I am worried about the chance, whether it's 90% or 0.09%, that something will go wrong.

Just trying to help thumb.gif
   
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Not when they possibly have different pin outs. Sending current down a wire that usually wouldn't be powered could really screw things up, at the very least not perform as it should.

But we're talking about an extender here... it's essentially just a couple of wires with a male and a female plug. It's not about connecting a PCI-E plug to a EPS plug, it's about plugging an EPS plug into an EPS plug, using a PCI-E extender.
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