I'm looking at 2 options for a gaming PC
2) Silverstone FX350-G
I like the Silverstone because it's cheaper while still providing the power I need and it's black with sleeved cables (FWIW). I don't like that it's only got a 6-pin PCIe connector. I don't currently need an 8-pin PCIe power for the GTX1060 I'll be using
, but I'd like to leave that option open for future upgrades, just in case. Since I'll be shortening all the wires considerably (probably half the currently length), is it acceptable to turn that into a 6+2 pin by splicing off the main wires like this?:
The FSP unit does have the 6+2pin PCIe running straight from the unit (I think) but it's a dual rail design and I'm a little cautious about the fact that it advertises 2 x 12V @ 18A = 430W and yet it's only listed as a 400W PSU. I would assume that the CPU/mobo and PCIe don't share the same rail, but I can't find any documentation to prove/disprove this and aside from best practice, there's no standards that say PSU manufacturers HAVE to divide their rails this way. It seems the industry has moved to single rail designs to avoid this potential pitfall/confusion which would make me believe the FSP is an older platform (yet still 80+ Gold so not terribly old)
Can anyone weigh in on this.
Main: i5-3570K, ASRock Z77 Pro4-M, MSI RX480 8G, 500GB Crucial BX100, 2 TB Samsung EcoGreen F4, 16GB 1600MHz G.Skill @1.25V, EVGA 550-G2, Silverstone PS07B
HTPC: A8-5600K, MSI FM2-A75IA-E53, 4TB Seagate SSHD, 8GB 1866MHz G.Skill, Crosley D-25 Case Mod