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RimsOnAToaster
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I've been mulling over case options for a sffpc build lately and there's one option that I'm excited about building in: the GEEEK A30. It's a mini-ITX case that manages to accommodate both full-height itx graphics cards and 50mm CPU coolers in a slim 8.3L case because it uses a flexATX PSU. This is the same form factor that Gigabyte uses in the Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box, which I have two of.  Since I only ever use one of them, I thought I could repurpose the PSU and graphics card from the unused eGPU for a build in the A30 case. After some sleuthing online and a teardown of my own, I made these discoveries:

  1. The Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box uses a 450W Enhance ENP-7145B1 flexATX PSU.
  2. The PSU is not modular and only has a 24 pin connector for the Thunderbolt 3 board and a 6+2 pin connector for the graphics card.
  3. The PSU appears to be caged within a shroud inside of the enclosure itself.

Knowing this, can the Enhance PSU be removed from the enclosure and remain operational? I can't find this model as an off-the-shelf part, so I don't have any confirmation of its construction.

Thank you so much for your time!

Dell 9570 (i5-8350H, no dGPU), Ubuntu 19.10 + Aorus Gaming Box 1070 (nvidia driver 435)

 
2018 15" Dell XPS 15 9570 (GTX1050Ti) [8th,4C,H] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 [build link]  


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itsage
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@rimsonatoaster That's a nice looking SSF case. I'd say to sell the AORUS enclosure with its original PSU then use that proceed to get a different fATX PSU for your ITX build. The Enhance ENP-7145B1 should be functional but rather limited for a full PC build. You'll stuck with finding odd power adapters.

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T430up
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Answer to OP:
PSU is not shrouded, remove screws at the back and it comes off.
I managed to power ITX PC by using two adapters. First, 8-pin PCIe from PSU to 2x8-pin PCIe. One of the new wires goes to GPU, another is further extended using PCIe to EPS adapter and then goes to power CPU. Works fine. Be aware not to put too much load on original 8-pin wire though.

You'd need one more splitter to power HDDs that are not M.2.

This post was modified 3 years ago

T480s i7 + Aorus Gaming Box 1070
T430 i7 + EXP GDC 1060


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Kyle Robinson
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@t430up, can I ask what GPU and CPU you used? I'm looking at doing the same with an RTX2070 mini and a Ryzen 3600. I've calculated the load on the 8 pin wire will be around 215 watts under load from both the GPU and CPU. Did you have any problems with cables overheating? 

 

 

 

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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T430up
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@kyle_robinson, Sorry for extremely late reply. It was Ryzen 2600 with 1660ti. 

 

T480s i7 + Aorus Gaming Box 1070
T430 i7 + EXP GDC 1060


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