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Modding HX850 PCI-e cables - advice

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Just wanted to confirm here.

I have the HX850 and a GTX 570. The hardwired PCI-e cables are 8 pins (6 with 2 that can be adapted together for 8). I don't need the 8 pins at all and I'd love to get rid of the 4 extra wires (2 per cable), which will actually make it easier to sleeve into the PSU (more space in hole). I don't expect the need the 8 pins at any point as my next major upgrade would include GPU and PSU together.

My plan was to cut those cables inside the PSU (before it routes out the hole) and then heatshrink the end, etc. and zip tie the 4 together inside. They would essentially remain part of the block of cables, but would be shortened to not route out the hole.

Does this make sense? Would there be an easier way to solve the problem? And what is the best method for "capping" the ends I cut?

Thanks guys
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I did something like that when i had my 2 5870's, they only needed 2 6 pins.

I just didnt sleeve them hide them behind the psu, I wouldnt cut any wires at all.

As long as they dont touch youll be ok.

You never know when youll need them but I bet at some point I bet you will.
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I did something like that when i had my 2 5870's, they only needed 2 6 pins.

I just didnt sleeve them hide them behind the psu, I wouldnt cut any wires at all.

As long as they dont touch youll be ok.

You never know when youll need them but I bet at some point I bet you will.
It's possible, but I don't intend to upgrade GPU (doing SLi 570 soon) for a while, at which point I'd be looking to upgrade PSU. In theory I could also keep the cables I cut (loose pieces) to solder back on if I do end up needing them.

The hole on the Hx850 is somewhat type for sleeving into the PSU, so figured this would help with two problems. Still thinking about options though.
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