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New Build Q about ASUS Strix 3070 and PSU Connection

psoutrage39
Level 7
Just built my system, i have a ASUS Strix PSU and the PCI-E connector has a 8X8 my question is do i have to install the other PCI-E 8 pin to the ASUS Strix 3070 or is it ok to be on the same rail/cable? I have just the single PCI-E rail connected which has a total of 16 pins is the Video card getting the full 220 TPD off one PCI-E cable sorry it it sounds confusing just wanna make sure my GPU is getting the correct power to the card

Thank you for your time
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Nate152
Moderator
Hi psoutrage39



In theory it should be ok, you get 75 watts from the pcie x16 slot and 150 watts from the 8-pin pcie cable which = 225 watts.

But.... I personally would use two separate 8-pin pcie cables for better stability and overclocking.