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Lunchbox
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Is there clearance around one of the fans for a radiator so you could use a hybrid card with this enclosure

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itsage
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@lunchbox There's no clearance inside the enclosure to mount the radiator from hybrid cards. The only possibility is to go with custom loop. There's room in front of the main board. In my opinion, running a liquid cooled GPU negates the main appeal of this XG Station Pro (0dB).

I tested fitting the XG Station Pro with two hybrid cards I have, R9 Fury X and GTX 980 Ti. Here's the build guide and some photos.

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RobertRitter
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The firmware version of the XG Station Pro is not read correctly from the Mac Tool. There is only a Firmware TBT-FW-V1.6 build 29th January 2018 which supports the 0dB Mode.

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RobertRitter
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I've coil whine with the XG Station and a MSI 1060 GPU, too. - It helps if you start a programm which keeps the graphics card a tiny bit busy. For my graphics card it is enough to start Microsoft Word and coil wineing is gone. Not all programms are working ie. starting an Browser had no effect.

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quetzacoatl
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Is it possible to mod it into a brickless eGPU?

Usually small form factor enthusiasts use HDplex AC-DC unit paired with a DC-ATX board. They are small can powerful enough to drive an entire 8700k+1060 system. If we can fit them inside the case than we don’t need the huge power brick anymore.

The dimensions of the HDplex units are 198(D) x 58(W) x 40 (H) for the AC-DC and 160(L) x 51.5 (W) x 30 (H) mm for the DC-ATX

links:
https://www.hdplex.com/hdplex-400w-hi-fi-dc-atx-power-supply-16v-24v-wide-range-voltage-input.html
https://www.hdplex.com/hdplex-internal-400w-ac-dc-adapter-with-active-pfc-and-19vdc-output.html

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itsage
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@quetzacoatl It's possible but I doubt it's a cleaner solution than what ASUS built. You can fabricate a mount for the HDplex units on the underside of the top cover. The next challenge is to make an adapter to power the Thunderbolt main board with the HDplex DC-ATX board.

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quetzacoatl
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Thank you for the information. By the way, I wonder what's the weight of the Delta brick? I may need to chose between the XG station pro and the Razer core v2, and their actual travel weight is crucial since they have a similar dimension.

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lowayne
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Looking for the same info as quetzacoatl. Is the weight inclusive of the power brick or is the brick extra?

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itsage
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@quetzacoatl and @lowayne The weight does not include the external AC power adapter. I will weigh the power brick and post that information.

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damonhayhow
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Is the dual power supply adapter available anywhere yet?

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