- Dec 24, 2008
- 1,614 (0.37/day)
- Volos, Greece
|Memory||HYPER-X KHX1600C8D3T1K2 /4GX PC3-12800 1600MHz|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire HD 5770 VAPOR-X|
|Storage||WD Raptors 73Gb - Raid1 10.000rpm|
|Case||HEC Compucase CI-6919 Full tower (2003) moded .. hec-group.com.tw|
|Audio Device(s)||X-Fi Music + mods Audigy front Panel (full working)|
|Power Supply||HIPER 4M780 PE 980W Peak|
|Keyboard||Microsoft Digital media 3000|
|Software||Win 7 Pro x64 ( Retail )|
The PCI-E specification are so super safe, that you can push alot more through then intended. A capable PSU, connectors, wires and video cards can pull way more then the advertised 75/150W. I mean even my oc'ed 580 did manage to pull 22A from one single 8 pin connector, it got warm, yes, lol.
But if you think about it, why Nvidia introduced this "one" connector, it's designed for the enterprise market, and simply pushed over to the gaming part. They no longer have to make 2 different model(s) of cards for both enterprise and / or consumer. The cards that do not pass the enterprise quality are moved over to the gamer ones. Nothing really gets lost in these markets.
Electrically they are two major hazards when the cable harness this working at it limits.
a) severe voltage fluctuation which can drive the card to freeze at gaming.
b) Molex pins they can overheat and even get burned.
PSU over current protection does not include molex pins sparkling, that is an instant extremely high current event.
Any way, I am not planning to be a joy killer, all I am saying this is that extreme stress of electrical parts this is a bad idea.