Is it safe for the sata cable to be touching the PCB side of the GPU?

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  1. JaredzzC

    JaredzzC New Member

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    Hi,




    I recently installed a second GPU in to my computer, but in doing so I had to move stuff around such as my HDDs, so the cables are all over the place.




    The Sata cable which links to the PSU is touching the PCB side of the GPU and I'm really worried since it looks like rubber/plastic so I'm scared that it might burn through and damage my PC because of the heat.
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    i57.tinypic.com/ibkmye.jpg

    As you can see, cable management is pretty much non-existent in my case :p
    There's literally no room left in my case to move the cables/wires around. It could be tidied up a little bit, but not by much so I can't exactly find a way of making the sata cable not touch the PCB.

    Do you think that it's ok, or is it deemed unsafe?

    Regards,
    Jared.
     
  2. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    It's plastic so should be fine, but you could do with a bigger case / cable management
     
  3. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    Yes, it's fine.
     
  4. jbgoode

    jbgoode Master Guru

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    Compared to mine, your board looks very tidy!
     

  5. Pzykotik

    Pzykotik Ancient Guru

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    I can't see the pic at work, but yeah a plastic shielded cable can sit against a PCB.
     
  6. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    You should be fine. I had a shielded fan cable touching my graphics card. As long as it does it interfere with the fan on the card.
     

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