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itsage
(@itsage)
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I came across this RX 480 variant while browsing Craigslist. It's an HP OEM card which came in an HP 560-p015hvr desktop. Fry's recently had a sale on these desktops and people bought them to resell the GPU. It's a 4GB RX 480 but what interests me is the single fan cooler. This would fit nicely inside the AKiTiO Thunder2/3 enclosure.

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2021 15" ASUS TUF Dash F15 [11th,4C,H] + RX 6900 XT @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 2004 // my 1st RX 6900 XT build [build link]  


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deplomb
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@ ikir: nicely done. chapeau!

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deplomb
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Joined: 4 years ago
 
Posted by: enjoy

@deplomb mod, looks amazing on AKiTiO Thunder3 silver, just great. 

@enjoy: agreed! it looks cool in silver.
I was thinking about a Thunder 3 mod as well, but decided to wait what the market comes up with,
there seems to be a lot of movement - I guess they all did some reading here:)

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Lucas
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I'm looking at getting Atakio Node Thunderbolt 3 with an EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0. Is it a good idea? The only suggestion I have read until now with a setup like this is to change the stock fan of the enclosure as it is way too loud. I will be using it with a refurbished 15.4" MBP 2.7GHz i7. With this CPU and GPU there shouldn't be much bottleneck with each other more than the loss of performance for using it via TB3?

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016), 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3, Radeon Pro 455 2 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530 1536 MB, AKiTiO Node with GTX 1070


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ari
 ari
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

lucas, tb3 is the defacto best way to transfer data, so not much bottlenecking there i guess Smile

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dccsend
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

The gigabyte aorus 1070 box will be 599 USD with the card included releasing on the 14th. Gonna get one asap and report back on how it is.

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gstomi
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

I am building my first eGPU (I bought the GTX 1060Ti 6GB Mini and the AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box) and am now looking for a power supply for powering this setup.

I saw in the Implementation Guide the 1060Ti 6GB Mini needs max power of around 125W, so it should work, but the AKiTiO tech specs say the max power supply is 120W, and maybe not everything from the power supply goes to the graphics card, so I'm not sure.

Link for the power supply:  https://www.amazon.de/Netzteil-Laufwerke-Lichtschl%C3%A4uche-LED-Strips-geeignet/dp/B00YXXAG7C?th=1

Thanks a lot!

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Yukikaze
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

gstomi, there is no GTX1060Ti. It is either a GTX1050Ti or a GTX1060. I assume you mean the GTX1060 here.

The GTX1060 requires additional power input, so you cannot just stick the Leckie into your Thunder2's power input and power it up. You need to provide it with an extra power connector, which will require modding.

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Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."- Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love."

 
2020 14" Lenovo ThinkBook Yoga 14s [11th,4C,G] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB4 (AKiTiO Node Pro) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  


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gstomi
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Sorry, I got confused, yeah I mean the GTX1060. Thanks for the reply, though Smile

 

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Yukikaze
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I wasn't trying to just be pedantic (sorry if that is what it came across as): If it was a GTX1050Ti, then you could run it off the Leckie adapter without any other mods. But the 1060 needs the extra power connector, which you need to provide somehow. The Dell DA-2 mods come to mind for your use case, as the Dell DA-2 is cheap as chips on ebay.

Want to output [email protected] out of an old system on the cheap? Read here.
Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."- Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love."

 
2020 14" Lenovo ThinkBook Yoga 14s [11th,4C,G] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB4 (AKiTiO Node Pro) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  


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