I didn't have much luck finding information regarding the difference in power connection. Any insight would be appreciated as I'm looking to purchase risers for the first time and I'd like to know if there's any benefit to the PCIe ones over the molex version.
There are some cases in the past where the molex to sata cables became overheated and caught fire. Here is a video that shows how to spot the bad ones, but honestly I've used both and haven't had any problems with heat. I think most of the manufacturing of these has been corrected but I'm avoiding the molex to sata as a precaution.
If i plug a 6 pin directly to the riser would that be fine? (should be better, right?)
All youtube videos I can find show people going from 6 pin to sata and I didn’t actually see anyone ever directly powering it up from the PSU. Usally everyone goes from 6 pin to sata cause they don’t have enough spare 6 pins. I’m going to use 1080 ti witho x2 8pin so all my 6 pins could be directly plug…
I paid 515$ for both and they should arrive tommorow. All other PSU i wished for are all out of stock so I bought what I found.
Both PSU are plus platinum and PSU come always in handy, me and my partners are going to be building many rigs in the upcoming weeks/months so we can always switch stuff up.
I’ve been reading through the threads where people are claiming its not safe, and honestly, it seems like they were not the safe part of the situation.
Most of these people that seem to be having problems are people who just didnt do it right.
They were using cards that have been known to draw more than the alloted 75w from a pci slot (not even a riser)
After they get these already bad cards, they then use a multi sata cable and run 2 or more risers off the same cable.
Then they try and push the cards as high/fast as they can go.
Yes we know there are limits to what can be drawn through the cable, and yes a molex > sata would be the “better” option, but if your not being stupid you’ll be fine.
Basic rules to follow:
Only plug ONE riser in per cable
Don’t try and push the cards as fast as they can go
I am currently running 6 cards in the rig i just looked at. 1x1060, 1x9080ti, 1x1080fe, 3x1080. The hottest cable i have is for the 980ti sitting at a whopping 74f. all my cards are running at 70%. no need to run more than that, after all were going for efficiency right?