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ikir
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Yes Vega 64 / FE will work great if you changed PSU


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anuraj1
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I'm about to do this with a Corsair SF600. Will I need to do the paperclip trick or is that only for PSUs that don't have a power switch?

Thanks for the guide, by the way!

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It looks like one of the best eGPU outthere, easy to insert any card, no matter how big could be... (I have mantiz, and it is not easy...).
The only problem I see is the power delivery... it is a pity, 87W should be perfect instead 60W (even just in one of the ports...).

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For the record, I put an SF600 Platinum in my Akitio Node, and it works perfectly with a Vega 64, silent and efficient. The good side is no running fan if no serious power drain from the card, if no game run, no noise, the same with the Vega 64 Asus Strix with 3 fans, not running if no serious load.

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willian
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I'm about to try SF750, for preparation to migrate my from 1080ti to 2080ti, any suggestions?

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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Michael Lu
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I recently follow the spec. I bought a Cosair SF600 and wanted to connect with my akitio node. My card is Asus gtx1080ti

For the connection, I use two 8pin for the card and a molex(4pin to 6pin) for tb3 connector, but it can’t really work out. 

Anyone gets recommendation for the connect?
should I try to get a 8+6 pcie cable for the tb3 connector, or I can use the molex came with the card which is 4pin to 8 pin?

thanks

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shadethegrey
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I used the 4+4 cpu connector, cut the two piece 8 pin side off and spliced the solid (the one that plugs into the power supply) 8 pin side to a 6 pin pcie power connector to power the Akitio's internal board.  It is much cleaner than an adaptor.  No extra wires.
I used what was left of one of the 4 pin connectors to make a loop that plugs into the pins that keep the power supply on.
I'm running an MSI Vega56 in mine.

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Michael Lu
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Posted by: shadethegrey

I used the 4+4 cpu connector, cut the two piece 8 pin side off and spliced the solid (the one that plugs into the power supply) 8 pin side to a 6 pin pcie power connector to power the Akitio's internal board.  It is much cleaner than an adaptor.  No extra wires.
I used what was left of one of the 4 pin connectors to make a loop that plugs into the pins that keep the power supply on.
I'm running an MSI Vega56 in mine.

Thanks shadethegrey,

I did found a post showing the same trick, but I’m really confusing how to do it correctly.
would you might show me a pic of what you did?
really appreciated.

2017 iMac 5k
2x gtx 1080ti
2x akitio node pro
Os 10.13.3
fr34’s macOS-egpu.sh


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Michael Lu
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Posted by: shadethegrey

I used the 4+4 cpu connector, cut the two piece 8 pin side off and spliced the solid (the one that plugs into the power supply) 8 pin side to a 6 pin pcie power connector to power the Akitio's internal board.  It is much cleaner than an adaptor.  No extra wires.
I used what was left of one of the 4 pin connectors to make a loop that plugs into the pins that keep the power supply on.
I'm running an MSI Vega56 in mine.

Is it like this? Which one you cut it off? The red or the green? And plug it to the PSU? Then put the original psu side to the 6pin power? 
[img] [/img]

Thank agian

2017 iMac 5k
2x gtx 1080ti
2x akitio node pro
Os 10.13.3
fr34’s macOS-egpu.sh


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shadethegrey
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That end with the red and green I completely cut off, and used the other end of that cable.  You will notice this 8 pin end has a smaller snap keeper at the top, the other end has a double snap keeper.

IMG 0024

I used the PCIe power cable from the old PSU and spliced it onto the 8 pin cable from the new power supply.

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