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goalque
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Just acquired a brand new XG Station Pro. I couldn't resist modding 😀 Is there a way to control fan speeds on macOS?

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Posted by: goalque

Just acquired a brand new XG Station Pro. I couldn't resist modding 😀 Is there a way to control fan speeds on macOS?

I just got mine today too and set it up with a Asus Strix RX 580. I was really impressed with the packaging and the look of the chassis. So far it's working well. I just wish there was a way for me to control the LEDs from MacOS and if I could get 60W power delivery but it sounds like the last one is an Intel limitation. LED control of the eGPU + Strix RX 580 with MacOS would be awesome. They haven't supported it in the past, maybe they will now that this thing is selling to MacBook customers?

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I agree, a well-finished product. Approximately the same size as HL23T, a bit pricier. Power delivery isn't a big issue in my opinion if you prefer 0 dB total silence. I recall the EU regulations disallow more powerful external PSUs. I wish there were internal mounting points for an HDPLEX 400W in front, as in A4-SFX v3.

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can you fit a strix 2080 inside (2.7 slots wide) ?

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can you fit a strix 2080 inside (2.7 slots wide) ?

I suppose so, there is room for ~6.5cm wide cards (including the backplate). The dimensions from the Asus web site: 29.97 x 13.04 x 5.41 cm. This would be a perfect companion because you should be able to connect the dual In Win fans to 4-pin FanConnect II headers of the card.

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can you fit a strix 2080 inside (2.7 slots wide) ?

I suppose so, there is room for ~6.5cm wide cards (including the backplate). The dimensions from the Asus web site: 29.97 x 13.04 x 5.41 cm. This would be a perfect companion because you should be able to connect the dual In Win fans to 4-pin FanConnect II headers of the card.

thanks for the reply. I just saw that the Aorus RX580 XTR fits (5.464 cm) so the strix 2080 ti should fit easily. I hope 5.8 cm will work too as I may pick the Asus DUAL 2080 (26.8 x 11.4 x 5.8 Centimeter).
the only thing that worries me is the highlighted part in the image below, can you confirm that it's not protuding too much ?
https://imgur.com/9Hs3FNs

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You're right, that section has only 5.5cm - 6cm space. It's difficult to measure precisely.

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do you think it's possible to remove this part somehow ? I'm hesistant to make a blind pre-order since RTX cards are still very expensive at this point.
would you be kind enough to share a close up image on this area ?
alternatively, could you measure the remaining space between the metal part and your current card setup ?
thanks

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awesome, those pics are really helpful, it's not as bad as I was thinking after all.
thanks man !

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