ModDIY and Cablemod power adapters to the rescue
First angled power adapters for RTX 40 GPUs are now available for sale.
One of the Redditors purchased the $29 12VHPWR adapter from modDIY, and he is already using it with ASUS TUF RTX 4090 GPU. Needless to say it solves the main problem with the original cable, which is the space required before bending.
The adapter now used by Redditor is equipped with a special 90-degree connector. This connector allows all four 8-pin PCIe cables that go into the adapter to be placed either under or above the card (it depends on the model).
All conventional 12VHWPR adapters require at least 35mm of space before bending, but many people with smaller cases do not have this luxury. When first reports of melting cables emerged, many users decided to use their RTX 40 GPUs with their cases left open. Angled adapters solve this problem.
Other PSU and cable-making companies are stepping in. CableMod have finally showcased their design of a 90-degree connector. This adapter still requires the original cable to be used, but it will look even better thanks to multiple custom designs being prepared.
The company is also working on four different configurations. As mentioned before, some graphics cards have the 12VHPWR connector rotated, while some users will prefer to run the cables under the card and some will use the space above.
CableMod is also sharing 3D models for crafty users to print, to verify if the connector fits just as expected. The only bad news is that these CableMod adapters are not yet available for sale, but they should become available in the following weeks (possibly by the end of February).