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Power Supply: Precaution for Antec PCI-E Cable Use


Before you build your ideal PC, here's the precaution for Antec PCI-E cable use. The PCI-E header provides power to the GPU. A single cable usually contains 2 x 6+2pin headers. Recently, the power consumption of high-end GPUs increases. Therefore, we highly recommend if the model of GPU requires 200W or above, we suggest you use 2 or 3 6+2pin headers to power on your GPU.

The PCI-E header provides power to the GPU. A single cable usually contains 2 x 6+2pin headers. (See figure 1)

Recently, the power consumption of high-end GPUs increases. Therefore, we highly recommend:

If the model of GPU requires 200W or above, we suggest you use 2 or 3 6+2pin headers to power on your GPU (See recommended figure 2)

Attention:  

-If the GPU contains two headers, we suggest using 2 PCI-E cables to provide power for each 6+2pin header. 

-If the GPU contains three headers, we suggest using 3 PCI-E cables to provide power for each 6+2pin header to avoid high power consumption causing damage to the individual cable.