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Originally Posted by hli53194;12501710 
I highly doubt it will catch on fire, I mean if you look at the 6-pin, it's using the same exact wires and connectors. Plus, 20 AWG wire can surely take more than that, in either case, it is installed and working fine.

Youd be surprised, run that GPU at full load for a bit and feel the PSU wires, theyll be pretty hot
    
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I dont know about coming from a single molex, but I took a 2-molex adapter just like that one and extended/sleeved the cables for my new 560. The other 6-pin comes straight from the psu and everything runs fine and stable so far. I have a single molex to 6-pin but I didn't want to do soldering and sleeving on that just in case it didn't work and I had to redo it.

Catching on fire? lol no.
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Youd be surprised, run that GPU at full load for a bit and feel the PSU wires, theyll be pretty hot

But aren't the wires for the molex coming out of the PSU the same gauge wire? So if the adapter has 2 molexes instead of one, the PSU's own wires are the limiting factor, which is why I doubt it makes a difference.
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But aren't the wires for the molex coming out of the PSU the same gauge wire? So if the adapter has 2 molexes instead of one, the PSU's own wires are the limiting factor, which is why I doubt it makes a difference.

doh.gif you don't get it. you supposed to be running it off of two completely separate cables from the PSU. If you put too much current through a cable, it gets hot, the rubber melts and then you have a nice fire...


Its like if you tried running your entire house off of a single circuit exiting the electical box with a single 16 gauge hot wire. Its not gonna hold up
    
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