Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck RX570 GPU burn. Looking for upgrade/repair suggestion
 
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strikerlie
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I bought an Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 570 last year April. But unlucky it spark and smoke at this week. 
Already find Sonnet Support but they request $200USD for checking and repair fee due to it already out of 
warranty.  And the transition fee need to pay by myself.
Therefore, I open the eGPU e
nclosure and it seems only burn the MXM RX570. The enclosure looks good and without damage.

So I would like to buy an new MXM GPU to replace it. But I didn't find any report about replacing the MXM GPU in Sonnet Breakaway Puck. On the other hand, seems no MXM type RX570 selling. But I find there has an Dell WX7100 MXM card for sell and the circuit board layout are the same.
So anyone tried to replace the MXM type eGPU card?
Is it worth for me to try the dell one?
 
Thanks!

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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itsage
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Sorry to hear about your Breakaway Puck 570. I found a photo of my Puck 560 fully dissembled. The WX 7100 MXM looks to be a direct swap.

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strikerlie
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Just receive the Dell WX7100 and replace the RX570 in the box, and it works great but need to have some modification.
Maybe I will create a post related to the upgrade later.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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itsage
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That's great to hear! We'd love to see your modification to fit the WX 7100 MXM in the Breakaway Puck.

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OliverB
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@strikerlie Please post anything about this mod! This is most utterly interesting!

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strikerlie
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I already use it for several days and it looks good.
I am already preparing the step and modification on the Enclosure.
But where should I post this topic?
Should I post it at Build Guide Page?
Thanks!

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Steven Humphrey
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Is your sonnet still humming along. I just bought one and was curious if the card could be changed. I was also wondering about the ram.

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