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Old 06-08-2013, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A question about internal power cables.

Hope this is the right sub forum. I just bought an internal SSD for my setup, but have a question about the power cable setup. Is there a safe limit to the number of peripherals you can have on a single power cable? For example this is my current setup for the cable in question:

Power supply -> Fan (cant add peripherals with adapter) -> Fan, Fan -> Motherboard.

I have a 4pin connector to sata adapter and my possible future setup with the SSD would be:

PS -> Fan -> Fan, Fan, SSD -> Motherboard

Is this recommended or should I use a new cable straight from the power supply as I still have two slots left? (Which would mean buying a new one, hence my asking first.)

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Old 06-08-2013, 12:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If the fans aren't Deltas you'll be fine. Most fans and all SSDs take little power.
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