Thank you delluser1. Perhaps my question was misunderstood. My systems have no dedicated parts ie. Dell or HP. Picture if you will an 18" PCI-6 cable with a 'female' modular connector on each end. The male pins inside the PSU are 'male' and the pins on the video card are 'male'. I don't know much about electronics except a six wire cable is a six wire cable. If the male pins are good for one cable why not the other if the cable is female to female?
I'm curious as to the meaning of the bolded statement.
My nic is just that a forum nic.
Instead of me picturing a pcie cable, I thought I might provide you with one.
I have a habit of using them to create my own custom modular cables