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Shaun Whyte
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Sure! I will definitely try and get something up here to show everything I've done. My luck has run out, as I had a plan to use the eGPU to bring with me for work travel. However, I wanted to also use it with my newly built asRock x570 ITX/TB3 build to push to virtual machines as a dedicated card, but I'm having troubles with getting that working (getting error code 12). 

**UPDATE** I got it working, had to dig through the forum weeds and find out what everyone was experiencing to fully understand what was going on. It requires updating Windows 10 to the current developer version for everything to be detected properly (addressing). I will have pictures up soon with a write up!

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6700K/z270/16GB 3200/GTX 1080 (Future use; Plex Server)
Lab: 3900x/ASRock x570 ITX-TB3/32GB 3200/Gigabyte RTX2070 (Primary)/AORUS Gaming Box /w PowerColor 5600XT ITX (eGPU; 12v pin modded)
Work/Travel: HP Spectre Folio (i7-8500Y)/AORUS Gaming Box /w PowerColor 5600XT ITX (eGPU; 12v pin modded)


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Shaun Whyte
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I originally purchased the Aorus Gaming Box with the intention of using it as a eGPU for VM's off my main machine (3900x/ASRock x570 ITX-TB3), however, got drawn into thinking of using it on travel with my 2n1 (HP Spectre Folio). I know it's not the best host in terms of raw power, but it gets the job done. I did tests with the native 2070 and figured that would be better suited for my other machine, so I pulled that and purchased the Power Color 5600XT ITX. 

In testing with this 2n1:

The 2070 originally had no issues, worked right out the gate (too much power to be sitting behind a eGPU enclosure).

Power Color 5600XT had numerous issues and continued to show code error 43 (attempted port dance, different drivers, cold/warm booting). Nothing would work until I stumbled on to this post, specifically @007craft, I knew that was the way I wanted to do the mod. I'm leaving room to maybe sell this thing one day and I did not want to solder or harm anything in the process.

https://imgur.com/U3bkdYj

https://imgur.com/5UAvzNj

https://imgur.com/ZY0dXg5

https://imgur.com/RGUA6OV

6700K/z270/16GB 3200/GTX 1080 (Future use; Plex Server)
Lab: 3900x/ASRock x570 ITX-TB3/32GB 3200/Gigabyte RTX2070 (Primary)/AORUS Gaming Box /w PowerColor 5600XT ITX (eGPU; 12v pin modded)
Work/Travel: HP Spectre Folio (i7-8500Y)/AORUS Gaming Box /w PowerColor 5600XT ITX (eGPU; 12v pin modded)


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benr
 benr
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@kaoklimmrukk, @itsage, I'm looking at a RX 5600 XT ITX for my Gaming Box.

Can anyone suggest the best link to the "12v trick"? Looking for the best step by step.

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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Fiche
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@shaun_whyte, So I did the 12V trick using the Gigabyte Gaming Box ( which was missing the 580 card ). I used the PowerColor 5600 XT in it.. It worked like a charm on my 2016 MBPro.. . Or so I thought.. When my son play Roblox or Minecraft, it is flawless. However, when running Fortnite, the system eventually crashes.. I notice that the fan speed on the card never really cranks up..  

 

Not sure why.. And there are no native drivers from PowerColor or ATI for MacOS.. 

 

Does anyone have a suggestion ?

 

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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007craft
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@fiche, Perhaps its a bad card?  The only thing I can think of is that PCIe uses 12v on pins 1,2 and 3.  By pulling the 12v cable to supply power to pin 1, you may have restricted 12v power to one (or both) of the other 2 pins and your graphics card may need those for powering its fans.  I have no schematics of the AGB (or your card for that matter) so I have no idea how the AGB routes power from the ATX connector to the PCIe slots, so this is just a ballpark theory based on your description of fans not spinning up. 

I recommend running a split on that 12v wire you pulled so it goes into pin 1 on the PCIe slot, as per the mod, but ALSO goes back into pin 11 of the ATX connector

 

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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Astfgl_
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Update: Just received the AsRock RX 5500 XT Challenger ITX 8G and it works without the mod. So this is another plug&play - at least it is for me. I will now bake my old RX 580 and see what happens 😉

 

Hello everyone,

I have also written in the other threads regarding the Gaming Box as my GPU (RX580) seems to be broken - I always get BSoD THREAD_STUCK_BY_DEVICE_DRIVER with windows, it does not boot in a desktop and gives the same behaviour connected to a Mac.

Now I'm thinking about either selling the enclosure or trying out a different GPU. As a lot of the GPUs that "just" work are unavailable, I would love to try the modification with a AsRock 5500XT ITX, which seems to be the most reasonable choice given price and availability. Some of you seem to have a short ATX-24-pin male-to-female extension to make this mod reversable, right? Unfortunately I can only find ones that are 30 cm or more - can someone point me to one available in Europe?

Right now my eGPU is just a loud power brick & usb-hub with a far too short TB3 cable - very unsatisfying as I also hoped to run Sekiro  this holiday season :/

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Zenbook 3 Deluxe - i5-7200U, 8GB /w eGPU: RX 580 Gaming Box


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