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MrCdeCastro
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Picked up a great deal on an Akitio Node to replace my Thunder 2 and love the whole Thunderbolt 3 speed but hate how large the enclosure is. So i'm going to rehouse everything in a plastic project box that's just a shade bigger than the Thunder 2 so I can install larger video cards. I'm also going to use a 400w Mean Well power supply that will fit in the box to make a nice and tidy portable package.

I'm wondering if the boards in the Akitio are grounded to the enclosure? If so could I wire the boards together to the power supply ground?

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adrianr
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Curious to know where you picked up your great deal - any clues? USA, by any chance?!

HP Spectre x360 13 2017, Apple TB3-TB2 adapter, Akitio Thunder2 boards in an old ATX case, Seasonic ATX PSU, Geforce GTX 1060 3GB


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MrCdeCastro
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Got lucky on a used eBay listing in Canada. 

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adrianr
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Good for you! A one-off, though, shame...

HP Spectre x360 13 2017, Apple TB3-TB2 adapter, Akitio Thunder2 boards in an old ATX case, Seasonic ATX PSU, Geforce GTX 1060 3GB


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pogz
 pogz
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Interested in this too. Let us know how it works out with your project. 

2016 Dell Optiplex 3050 Micro [6th,4C,T] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SL) + Win10 [build link]  

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André Luís
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Have you finished the housing ? how did it go ?

pictures ?

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