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I'm assuming that these are available, and if so I can find my own... but my question is: Is it a good idea or bad? My 8 pin cable is BARELY long enough to reach across my motherboard to the 8 pin slot. Has to go under my GTX and kinda wrap around the base of my Tuniq. Not sure if it will work with SLI at it's current length. Would an extension reduce/disrupt the power flow at all or cause any inconsistencies?
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It would a tiny tiny tiny increase in resistance but this will have no effect. BTW, The 8-pin plug is called an EPS 12V 8-pin connector plug.
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you should be fine just make sure that the extension is good quality and the plugs arnt loose when connected. if you are really worried about using ann extension plug you can always splice the wire and add length to the existing wire.

just split the wires in the middle then slid shrink tubing down to one side. solder the length of wire in that you want then let cool and slide shrink tubing over solder and use heat gun to shrink it in place. if you do it this way remember to use same gauge wire.
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It would a tiny tiny tiny increase in resistance but this will have no effect. BTW, The 8-pin plug is called an EPS 12V 8-pin connector plug.
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Would this be fine?
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Would this be fine?
looks to me to be good quality but like i said when everything is plugged together just make sure things arnt loose.
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*nod* Thanks again, it's not too expensive so if it's crap, I can just toss it
post #8 of 8
Make sure you're getting the right 8 pin extension.

There's the CPU 8-pin power and the PCIe 8 pin power.

If you don't get the right one it won't fit!
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