AKiTiO Node Titan Thunderbolt 3 External GPU Enclosure
I currently have the Asus XG Station Pro but the noise of the fans going on and off in idle all the time drive me crazy - although they are not very loud....
@bart_simpson, I have not used the Node Titan. The AKiTiO Node Pro which shares many similarities was louder than ASUS XG Station Pro and Razer Core X. This is due to the small (80mm) cooling fan at the bottom. It runs all the time during operation. Which graphics card do you have installed in your XG Station Pro?
I have a PowerColor RX 5700 XT RedDevil installed which is very silent by itself.
It is rather the pitch of the case fan noise than the noise level that is bugging me. I guess I need to send it back and get a Razer Core X - although I know it will be louder.
Unfortunately sending the graphics card back is not an option anymore, which you have previously suggested....
But I'm having problem on then bootcamp with code 12 error unsolvable.
Right now the GPUs had taken out and in my PC as still game more than work.
Planning to get another gtx1080ti to settle the unusable problem on bootcamp, any suggestion?
@gmanny, hey. I having been using node titan for 2 weeks. I was a blackmagic egpu user but I waned to get more powerful egpu so I changed it. The blackmagic was really quiet even I couldn't even notice if it is on or off. The reason what I saying this is I am very well aware of and sensitive about noise..
With titan, the noise from 650w PSU fan is much less then the 92mm case fan. Almost the PSU fan was off and when the fan is on it was really quiet I think.
Today I'm gonna change the 92mm case fan with noctua one. And then I'll compare the noise with old one and PSU fan.
Here are the details quoted. See point 3 below.
1. If you have a Mac mini (2018) with FileVault turned on, make sure to connect your primary display directly to Mac mini during startup. After you log in and see the macOS Desktop, you can unplug the display from Mac mini and connect it to your eGPU.
2. If you're using a 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2016 or 2017, always plug eGPUs and other high-performance devices into the left-hand ports for maximum data throughput.
3. macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 and later don't support eGPUs in Windows using Boot Camp or when your Mac is in macOS Recovery or installing system updates.
4. These chassis provide at least 85 watts of charging power, making them ideal for use with 15-inch MacBook Pro models.
5. Playback of HDCP-protected content from iTunes and some streaming services is not supported on displays attached to Radeon 560-based eGPUs. You can play this content on the built-in display on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iMac.
6. If you use Akitio Node with a Mac notebook, you might need to connect your Mac to its power adapter to ensure proper charging.
I use the same Macbook and after a few years of struggling the current solutions have made set up pretty simple.
2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
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