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Will using a non mfg power cable to a GPU cause issues? Like destroy/damage the PSU or the GPU?
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No, as long as you have the right number of pins, you are just fine. Many replace the cables that their power supplies come with and go with custom sleeved cables for a cleaner look.
 

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Depends, Corsair have different cable for their own PSU's like Type 3 and Type 4 etc and some cannot be swapped even Corsair to Corsair so same would be case for custom made ones so need be careful when you order.

Example: PSU CABLE COMPATIBILITY
 

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Definitely not. You can even buy 3rd party braided cables or strimmer for "looks".
 

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As long as they're not some ridiculously tiny wires, you'll be fine. :)
 

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If the pins are bad fit it causes heat and can melt the connectors.

In the case of my PSU, Corsair AXi1600 I would buy from one of the well know rep modders who make them for my PSU and they specify type 3/4 etc if I wanted them.
 

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Ok.. I have an EVGA PSU will that make a difference?
 

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Not sure if all their cable are same for each PSU, check on their site and the good mod sites and see if they actual list a specific set of cable for EVGA models or same as any other ones.
 

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Not sure if all their cable are same, check on their site and the good mod site and see if they actual list a specific set of cable for EVGA models or same as any other ones.
Well.. it will fit or it's not going to. Time will tell
 

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Remember at device end they need all be 100% same so we can fit with our Mobos/GPU etc, but at the PSU end they can be proprietary.

Regardless of above some cheap cables can be a poor fit at either end and that is a risk you can take, you can look up photos of rigs ruined by cheap PSU leads extensions etc.
 

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Well.. it will fit or it's not going to. Time will tell
What's your exact PSU model? (Not given in My Computer.)

Are you asking whether you can use a third-party cable with a modular PSU?

I'm doing that, now, with a Seasonic PSU. MB power cable If you're concerned, it may be possible to check the pinouts with a DVM (digital voltmeter). I didn't do that.

There are many third party cables for sale on Amazon. Fairly cheap.
 

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What's your exact PSU model? (Not given in My Computer.)

Are you asking whether you can use a third-party cable with a modular PSU?

I'm doing that, now, with a Seasonic PSU. MB power cable If you're concerned, it may be possible to check the pinouts with a DVM (digital voltmeter). I didn't do that.

There are many third party cables for sale on Amazon. Fairly cheap.
I'll get the model number as soon as possible.
 

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Here's the PSU:

And the cable I ordered

If that fails I'll get this

Worst case.. I'll get a new PSU with 750w.
 

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Here's the PSU:

And the cable I ordered

If that fails I'll get this

Worst case.. I'll get a new PSU with 750w.
My two cents, don't go cheap on a psu cable. Specially if it is for a graphics card.
 

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My two cents, don't go cheap on a psu cable. Specially if it is for a graphics card.
I can just use that one for a short time and then get a better one or a new PSU in Sept for my bDay
 

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I can just use that one for a short time and then get a better one or a new PSU in Sept for my bDay
I actually haven't notice the difference in pins, but because my cables are labelled like the one on your link (mine is also EVGA), I am not sure if CPU and GPU cables are the same.
You were asking about GPU cable from your first post, but the link of the one you ordered is for CPU?
 

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I can just use that one for a short time and then get a better one or a new PSU in Sept for my bDay
3rd party cables may not necessarily damage your GPU, but cheap ones may do.
 

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    Windows 10/11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-4790K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Xtreme6 Z97
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI R9 290
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung M.2
    PSU
    Thermaltake 475 Watts 80 Bronze
    Case
    Thermaltake Commander I Snow Edition
    Cooling
    Deep Cool Archer Air Cooler
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    "Moderna"
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wifi (X570)
    Memory
    32GB Adata XPG DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS GTX 1070 8GB ROG Strix
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Main Boot Drive : 512GB Adata XPG RGB Gen3x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 600 Watts Gold
    Case
    Deepcool Genome II
    Cooling
    Deepcool Fryzen
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Armageddon MKA-5R RGB-Hornet
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BunnyJ

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I actually haven't notice the difference in pins, but because my cables are labelled like the one on your link (mine is also EVGA), I am not sure if CPU and GPU cables are the same.
You were asking about GPU cable from your first post, but the link of the one you ordered is for CPU?
I want a GPU cable and the one I ordered today looks like a GPU cable. If it's not what I need I'll simply get a new cable or just get a new PSU that has all of the cables I need, plus a new warranty.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 22000.258
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 6K - E Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryze 3 3200G
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime B350M-E
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHz DDR4 - 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    On motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32" Curved, ViewSonic 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 240.78 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
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3rd party cables may not necessarily damage your GPU, but cheap ones may do.
Chances are I'll get a new PSU in Sept. That way I'll know I have the right cables for the PSU.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 22000.258
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 6K - E Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryze 3 3200G
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime B350M-E
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHz DDR4 - 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    On motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32" Curved, ViewSonic 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 240.78 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

badrobot

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I want a GPU cable and the one I ordered today looks like a GPU cable. If it's not what I need I'll simply get a new cable or just get a new PSU that has all of the cables I need, plus a new warranty.
The description says "CPU" cable.
PSU cables have different pin shape configuration. It may not work,

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10/11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-4790K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Xtreme6 Z97
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI R9 290
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung M.2
    PSU
    Thermaltake 475 Watts 80 Bronze
    Case
    Thermaltake Commander I Snow Edition
    Cooling
    Deep Cool Archer Air Cooler
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    "Moderna"
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wifi (X570)
    Memory
    32GB Adata XPG DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS GTX 1070 8GB ROG Strix
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Main Boot Drive : 512GB Adata XPG RGB Gen3x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 600 Watts Gold
    Case
    Deepcool Genome II
    Cooling
    Deepcool Fryzen
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Armageddon MKA-5R RGB-Hornet
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Moderna :)
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