Is connecting an 8 pin(6+2 pin) into a 6 pin connector with the 2 pin hanging off the side safe?

I have an asus strix rtx 2060 oc gpu and it has a 6 pin and 8 pin power connector. My psu came with two 8 pin (6+2 pin) cables and I put the 6+2 pins in the 8 pin connector and put the 6 pin cable in the 6 pin with the extra 2 pins hanging out. Is this safe to do? Or should I go ahead and buy separate 8 pin and 6 pin cables for this?

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