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  1. I guess people don't know Linus could have called Snap On and they would have hand delivered a replacement via their Snap On trucks that driver around delivering tools. The reason it's 86.50 is because you're paying for hand delivery of the replacement.
  2. I made an oops and used the current rating for the mini fit plus connector. Our PCI-E express 8 pin connectors use Molex Mini Fit Jr 5556. Which is the pin itself, not the whole connection. It's current rating actually depends on wire gauge and materials used. It can range from 1a to 9a *maximum* current rating. At 9a it's (9a*12v)* 3 pins == 324W At 8a it's (8a*12v)* 3 pins == 288W At 7a it's (7a*12v)* 3 pins == 252W "**Current rating is application dependent and may be affected by the wire rating such as listed in UL-60950-1. Each application should be evaluated by the
  3. The ATX power supply specifications and Molex mini fit connector specs I'm researching are not congruent with your statements. If the connector only does 150W it doesn't matter what the cable can do because the connector will overheat and melt if it tries to do more than it's capable of. *The cable is bottlenecked by the capacity of the connector!* The Molex Mini Fit Jr 5556(what we know as 8 pin PCI-E power) is rated for 13a @ 12v which is actually 156W to be precise. Even if the cable is rated for 288W the connector can't do it safely. I would assume they do make the cables a
  4. Based on what source? I'll trust Buildzoid as a source when he says most daisy chain cables are at 18 gauge when they should be 16. If you have a better source then please link it.
  5. "Common Sense" is learned behaviour taken for granted and is almost never as "common" as people believe it to be. Daisy chaining fans and SATA power is fine, the power draw, etc is not even close to what we're talking about with GPUs. My statements are exclusive to GPU power connections. The thought behind using GPU daisy chain power cables comes from 1000 series and earlier where the power draw wasn't as huge as it has become since. Although it should be noted that Jayz 2 Cents found performance and OC performance loss using daisy chain cables on a 1080 something. Even if a d
  6. Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Just because it works for you doesn't mean it will for everyone else. A large part of the point is that with the amount of variability the best practice guideline(especially for new and inexperienced builders) is to stick to one cable per GPU power connection. If you want to take risks it's your PC, your GPU, your potential for magic smoke. It's your choice, and your risk to take. What I'm getting at is should we advise people to use both connections on a daisy chain GPU power cable. I say no, it's bad advice. But you can go ahea
  7. "Should" and reality are often not congruent. That's my point really. Even though they say it *should* be fine it appears the reality is that it is NOT fine at all. BTW my PSU was, and still is, an EVGA Supernova G3 1000W. It was not likely the PSU itself, especially when what solved the issue was using two separate GPU cables. If it was the PSU having an issue I likely would not have had the instability clear up by changing the cabling setup.
  8. Can you prove that with data from a valid reference. Any links? In my looking into engineering specs I've not come across such data. Anecdotally using a daisy chain on my previous EVGA 2070 (now rocking an EVGA 3080 FTW3 Ultra) caused instability issues that using two separate cables solve instantly. It seems that if you are correct that should have never happened. Also if you are correct it should be ok to use a daisy chain for the FE 3000 series cards. Not only does Nvidia say that is big no no. It's also what caused a magic smoke incident that someone posted about on r/Nvidi
  9. TL;DR - Don't use Daisy Chain cables because most of the time they're underspec and if you do the math they can pull more they're rated for easily on a 3x8pin with a 400-500W power limit that has peaks in excess of the power limit. Always use 1 GPU power cable per 8 pin GPU power connector. At best you get crashes and instability. At worst magic smoke, a dead GPU, and a fire hazard potentially. EVGA and Seasonic have been telling people it's safe to use daisy chain power cables for 3X8pin GPUs and if we look into it seems that is very very bad advice for them to give out. There was a recent
  10. Perhaps something to add is to not use daisy chain cables for GPU power for 3000 series. Seasonic and EVGA have said it's ok in a 3X8pin setup. But if you research into it their advice doesn't make sense. TL;DR The 8 pin power connectors are rated for 150W and the daisy chain cables are often 18 gauge when they should be 16 gauge according to recommended specs. If we get a 500W+ peak it exceeds what the PSU can supply to a daisy chain cable on a 3x8pin GPU. The PSU can only send 150W through its single connection to the daisy chain asking for potentially up to 300W. This seems like a
  11. This might be controversial, but I think Linus needs a serious Psychedelic Experience. Despite all the jokes and so on about psychedelic that can be made, they do have legitimate uses for helping to process and deal with this kind of an existential midlife crisis. There's a reason they're being studies to be integrated into psychotherapy practices. I'm sure Linus has a few friends that know enough to help him out and play the role of a sober sitter and guide. All I can say is if I were Linus's friend I would be showing up with 5 grams of mushrooms, silent darkness, and workin
  12. Only took them a month to figure it out and correct it. I even called them to let them know and the guy was like "I can't compare file sizes and container contents, only tech guys can use their brains and not read from a script." After an RMA Nightmare and finding out it's a regular occurance for ASUS to scam customers on RMAs I don't have a lot of good things to say about ASUS's customer support and management in general. ASUS may make good products. But pray they never need an RMA.
  13. I already told you where, lol. I suppose you're really saying you're too lazy to do it yourself and you're asking for a direct link?
  14. Found it, there's a suggestions thread in the LTT Official subforum