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Puffdotbusiness
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Hello,

I was able to extract the GPU from the Aorus gaming box and use it in a small form factor build. See post here, copied below:

Proud of this small build so posting here as well.

Build Pics: https://imgur.com/a/YXxI5Ax

The part list :

- FormD T1 1.1

- ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3

- AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

- Crucial Ballistix 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600

- 1 TB WD SN750

- Corsair SF750 80+ Platinum

- AIO Gigabyte 3080 extracted from the Aorus eGPU Gaming Box- Required re-tubing, re-filling, and re-clamping

- Scythe Big Shuriken 3

- 3x Slim Noctua 120mm fans + GPU pwm fan adapters and splitters

- LOUQE Cobalt PCI-e 4.0 Riser Cable

Some things I learned during my build:

I managed to snag one of those 3080 Aorus Gaming Boxes and couldn't stop myself from modding it. I proceeded to remove it from the eGPU enclosure and wanted to see if I could make it work in an sff build. Turns out I could, but not without some effort. First of all this GPU does not come with an IO plate. This had to be ordered from Gigabyte separately for about $10. Secondly the original tubbing was way too short and was unfit for reuse. And finally, the fans needed to be replaced with slim fans to fit in the FormD case.

On my first attempt at re-tubing, I did not use any extra clamps and damaged the soft aluminum barbed fittings on the rad and so there was a very persistent leak. I carefully removed the tubing again and used a metal file and small grit sandpaper to smooth out the nicks I made to the barbs. I then also used metal clamps to further secure the tubing to the rad - this stopped the leak.

The air bubble mitigation strategy was also important when putting the AIO back together. You need to fill the res/pump combo and rad before installing the tubing. If anyone has any questions on this process just pm me.

If anyone is interested in the general process of the mod I followed these guides:

Here is a parts list for re-tubbing the GPU to the existing radiator:

- Tubing: https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/appages/pulseline.php

- Clamps: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07YY3PJ82/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- Coolant: https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-cryofuel-clear-premix-1000ml

On the other side of the case - the BS3 CPU cooler does not work very well with the ASrock x570 ITX board as the chipset cooler interferes with the fins. It required me to flip the chipset cooler and remove the heat pipe between the VRM heatsink and the chipset cooler. This heatpipe does not appear to do much as thermals have not changed. This mod allows the BS3 to fit perfectly.

Next Steps:

Custom cables + J-HACK

More detailed thermals:

Idle CPU - 39C

Idle GPU - 29C Core and 36C Memory

Closed Case - Ambient temp @ 24C with stock fan curves

Time Spy loop for about 30 minutes - score around 14700

CPU Sustained boost to 4.6ghz the whole time

CPU peaked at 74C and evened out to just over 70C throughout the run

CPU peaked at 76C in prime 95 for 30 minutes]

GPU peaked at 57C and 80C on Memory

Closed Case - Ambient temp @ 24C with stock CPU fan curve and 100% GPU fans

Time Spy loop for about 30 minutes - score around 14700

CPU Sustained boost to 4.6ghz the whole time

CPU peaked at 71C and evened out to just under 70C throughout the run

[CPU peaked at 72C in prime 95 for 30 minutes - more airflow out of the case]

GPU peaked at 50C and 78C on Memory

Mining GPU +1200 mem / -150 core / 75 PL / 100 Fans @ 99mh

Core - 44C

Mem Junction - 94C

Power Consumption - 240W

Thanks for reading.

I will be testing a few other GPUs in this enclosure in the near future. If anyone has any questions on dimensions or internals let me know and I will do my best to provide a good answer.

 

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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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Puffdotbusiness
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Can confirm that an Asus Tuf 3080 technically works using a PCIe riser and some cable extensions. It doesn't physically fit of course but if you are in a bind...

https://imgur.com/a/UyZPPJY  

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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