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Power cable - How many components is too much on one cable/dongle?

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March 4, 2010 4:56:50 PM

Hello,

I have a 1000w power supply and was wondering if it is OK to hook up Blu-Ray Burner, and two 1TB hard drives to one Cable/Dongle that has 3 Sata connectors on it. below is are the hard drives.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




Also it is ok to hook up two ATI 5770 Sapphire Vapor-X in crossfire setup to one cable/dongle that has a 6 pin and one 6pin+2pin, or should they have their own cable. Each video card requires one 6 pin connector.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a c 272 ) Power supply
March 4, 2010 5:09:49 PM

Each power connector has a max power that it is expected to deliver, as long as you arent using splitters or adapters to get additional connectors off of a string you can use all of the connectors on it without needing to worry.

They wouldnt have put 3 SATA power connectors on the string if it couldnt power all of them safely, same with the PCI-E connectors.
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March 4, 2010 5:16:09 PM

Would it be ok to use an male to female 10 inch extension on the hard drives.(not a y connector) for the two of the hard drives. See link below - the top item on the page.
(((8 Inch Long SATA 15-Pin Male to Female Power Extension Cable 15-F to 15-M)))
http://www.satacables.com/index2.html


The main reason for tha tis my power cables are so stiff, and I don't have alot of room.
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March 4, 2010 5:23:42 PM

Yeah the extensions are fine, they dont add any significant load.
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March 4, 2010 5:40:59 PM

1000w PSU, stick what you want on it, that's serious power there in your PC.
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March 4, 2010 6:45:29 PM

Best answer selected by Subaru41.
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