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Which version of the EXP GDC to buy?
 

Which version of the EXP GDC to buy?  

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50ShadesOfMyCow
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Good day,

I'd like to buy the EXP mPCIe version but I don't know which one. I could buy the EXP GDC V8.0 or the EXP GDC V8.4d. I have to say that it's really hard to find a V8.4d in Germany and there are lots of the V8.0 here to buy. Now long story short, should I buy the V8.4d from china and wait a month or should I just go for the V8.0. And yes I have done extensive research regarding the difference of both of them and came up with nothing. Yes, Nothing. Please assist.

Next Question. How do I connect it with my PSU. I was thinking I could just use the 24 / 8 pin adapter that comes out of the box and connect that to the exp AND connect the 6 pin of my PSU to the GPU 6 Pin slot. Is that right or would I just blow something up? How do you connect everything to power?

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jhonathanldp
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Hello,

You should connect the CPU cable of your PSU and the motherbord cable for grounding. I uploaded a picture of the connection.
About the version of your  EXP both should work well. (I tested version 8.0 and 8.5c in my case).

Hope it helps!

IMG 20190429 194134

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2013 Acer V3-571 + RX 470@4Gbps-mPCIe2 + EGPU GDC 8.5c + Windows 10


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50ShadesOfMyCow
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Thanks for the advice!

About the power connectors, the GPU is probably going to have an extra power slot (6 Pin) so could I connect the Motherboard and Cpu connector to 8 pin of the exp AND connect the 6 pin of the PSU to the GPU at the same time?

https://imgur.com/i0GOyba

Hope you get what I'm trying to say XD

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B Wesley
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You can feed the GPU from the 6-Pin PCIe power off the GDC EXP Beast itself, or you can feed it from one of the PCIe power ports on the arms of the PSU. 

 

Personally, I can't *stand* dangly power supplies and want everything sleeved or enclosed, so I would recommend checking availability of Dell DA-2 PSU's in your market, if your GPU fits inside of 200W of power. 🙂

Sys1: MITX Desktop in InWin Chopin
i5-4570 + 1060 6GB + PCIe 1x adapter (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys2: Dell 15 Latitude 3542
i3-4030U + 1060 6GB + mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys3:Dell 14 Inspiron E5450
i7-6500U + 1060 6GB + NGFF M.2 A/E --> mPCIe adapter
+ mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys4:Pending


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jhonathanldp
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Yes,
as Cardfire said, you can use the PCI cable from your PSU.

IMG 20190430 171342

The external power connection of the GPU is powered directly by the PSU (6-Pin PCIe).

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2013 Acer V3-571 + RX 470@4Gbps-mPCIe2 + EGPU GDC 8.5c + Windows 10


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