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I like the idea, but can you use it with quad sli 580 with all the slots covered?

Is it short enough to fir under the cooler?
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I love the smiles
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So, PCIe 2.0 provides that >1000W of power can flow through those two pins? That's not a design flaw, or oversight at least? Doesn't that clash altogether with ATX specifications?
No, because some boards supply the whole of a board (and all installed components) power just through the 24pin cable; that doesn't mean that cable is going to be the best solution for all cases.

We have 4 & 8pin ATX/EPS connectors for a reason.

PCI-PEG gives you boundries to work within, not the design outlook.
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not quite sure i understand this; on my motherboard i had my 24pin connector and an additional power cable that plugged in closer to the CPU. is this because some mobos don't have that additional power plug?
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned the smileys in the video haha.
I don't think anyone actually watched it.
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i want one for when i get my new mobo and gpu's for my penguin lol. would make me feel safe and warm inside haha
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No. PCIe spec says you are allowed to do something. It is not suppose to tell you how to achieve it.

It isn't the PCIe Commitee job to tell you have to design motherboards.
Fair enough, it all falls on eVGA then. I remember as far back as my Asus L1N64-SLI and likely before, the board had extra connectors for 12V power.
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post #79 of 120
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On that note, if you are correct:

I'm interested to see if this improves overclocking.
Only if you are doing some extreme overclocking requiring some extreme power draw.

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not quite sure i understand this; on my motherboard i had my 24pin connector and an additional power cable that plugged in closer to the CPU. is this because some mobos don't have that additional power plug?
No, it's to help out with the graphics cards power draw. The 8/4-pin near the CPU is extra power for the CPU. Even with the 8/6-pin PEG connectors (extra power on a graphics card), they still have some cards that can draw more power (especially if modified) so you plug this into a PCI slot and then supply it with a molex connector and it pumps more power through the PCI-E lanes to power the cards.
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post #80 of 120
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Only if you are doing some extreme overclocking requiring some extreme power draw.

Thats not true. A lot of people I talk to, that have had the problem are using multi monitors, no and overclocking at all.

It may have some thing to with where you live?
Most of the people that talk to about it. Live in Cali and it happened last spring.
All different types of boards, psu, and video cards.
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