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jinthagerman
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Can I use a Thunder2 with a 2019 13" MacBook Pro with the Apple TB3 to TB2 adapter?

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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klausmeine
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Hello there,

I´m planning to upgrade my 1050ti Akitio Thunder 3 egpu with a 1660ti.

If I get a Da-2 can i just plug it into the 8pin connector of the gpu and power the thunder 3 with the original power adapter?

I´ve been reading around the forum but I couldn`t find anything about it.

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Eightarmedpet
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@klausmeine, I like the sound of this! What 1660ti are you looking at as I struggled to find one that would fit?

PSU wise you need to get some custom cables from here (mixed reviews, mine were fine, other folks had issues) https://kareonkables.com

They do an option that connects to the DA 2 and then has both an 8pin for your GPU and a barrel for the enclosure. Best of luck!

 

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GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
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klausmeine
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@eightarmedpet, I really didn't think of a special model yet. But I thought the Gigabyte gtx 1660 ti mini would fit as my gtx 1050 ti is also a Gigabyte.

I was planning to order cables from Kareonkables but as they take some time delivering to germany i was hoping i can use the da-22 without an adapter in the meantime.

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klausmeine
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But still I don`t know what adapter do I need for the da-2 to power my gpu and not fry it. Except the ones from KareonKables.

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Eightarmedpet
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@klausmeine, you don't need any other adaptor... the Kareon cables plug into the DA 2 at one end and then the barrel adapter and the 8 pin on the GPU...

 

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

---

LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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klausmeine
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Yes I know. But how do i connect it without the Kareon Cables? Can I just plug the 8pin into my card or will it break?

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klausmeine
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Ahh, found the Topic. Sorry.... 😉 

Now to be sure: I`m going to pick up my new Zotac 1660 Super Twin Fan which is powered by a 8Pin Connector.

My Dell DA2 arrived today.

Can I just buy a 6Pin to 2x 8Pin(+2) to power the GPU?

and

Is it mandatory to power the Akitio Thunder 3 from the DA2 too or is it possible to keep the old power brick?

I don`t want to order a cable from the US and wait a few weeks. I want to test this thing this weekend:-D

 

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