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2024/05/13 08:36:09 (permalink)
Hi hope its alright to ask this here i just got me hands on a evga 3080ti ftw3 ultra the problem is my cooler master v850 sfx gold only came with 2 pcie power cables
my question is would it be safe to use just 2 cables and 1 pigtail from one of the cables as well or will i need a 3rd cable Thanks
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    Re: Do i need a 3rd cable 2024/05/13 09:15:10 (permalink)
    If it is the cable which came with the power supply, yes it is safe to use the included daisy-chained connection.

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    Re: Do i need a 3rd cable 2024/05/13 10:07:40 (permalink)
    Thanks i,ll try it in the morning
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    Re: Do i need a 3rd cable 2024/05/14 21:22:09 (permalink)
    It is recommended to NOT daisy chain 3 power connection gpu's.

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    Re: Do i need a 3rd cable 2024/05/16 12:32:51 (permalink)
    rangerscott
    It is recommended to NOT daisy chain 3 power connection gpu's.


    nah.   you can daisy chain one of them when three cables are required.  that came straight from jacob. 


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    Re: Do i need a 3rd cable 2024/05/16 12:40:30 (permalink)
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    Re: Do i need a 3rd cable 2024/05/16 12:43:47 (permalink)
    I would say if you have a third cable I would lean towards using three separate unless cable management or something is a concern.
     


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    Re: Do i need a 3rd cable 2024/05/16 13:54:05 (permalink)
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    I would say if you have a third cable I would lean towards using three separate unless cable management or something is a concern.
     




    Three separate cables would be best but two cables using the splitter on the cable from the manufacturer is almost just as good and you really shouldn't have any issue.

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    Re: Do i need a 3rd cable 2024/05/19 07:17:39 (permalink)
    hows it going everyone sorry for the late reply and thanks for all your help 
    i,ve been using 2 cables with a pigtail for the 3rd connection the last couple of days without any issue
    i plan on doing some more work on the pc in regards to liquid cooling in the coming weeks
    so i think i,ll order a set of custom cables as well just to air on the side of caution
    once again Thanks
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    Re: Do i need a 3rd cable 2024/05/22 09:39:30 (permalink)
    It seems all of the posts circa 2020-2022 are hidden, maybe archived or something, but there were a few in which this exact topic was discussed ad nauseam. Best use case is to use 3 individual PCI-E power cables, but you could probably get by with 1 dedicated and 1 daisy-chained. It depends. If overclocking, I would definitely recommend 3 individual cables.


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    Re: Do i need a 3rd cable 2024/05/22 09:45:15 (permalink)
    Okay, I found all the aforementioned older threads. Had to filter to find them. Anyway, here's some to maybe look at, OP, as a reference. There are probably more posts regarding this, but you'll have to search for yourself.
     
    https://forums.evga.com/3-independent-PCIe-power-cables-or-1-with-a-2-way-split-and-single-m3545674.aspx
     
    https://forums.evga.com/Power-Cable-question-for-FTW-3080-m3147889.aspx
     
    https://forums.evga.com/FTW3-geforce-rtx-3080-redlights-m3251040.aspx
     
    https://forums.evga.com/3080-3090-Card-Failure-Poll-m3192303.aspx
     
     


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