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pavlhs90
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@drax392

 

Thank you so much for this! Are you happy with how the power hungry 1080ti works with the SF600?

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drax392
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Posted by: pavlhs90

@drax392

 

Thank you so much for this! Are you happy with how the power hungry 1080ti works with the SF600?

You're welcome!  No complaints with this current setup, the 1080Ti did fine with the stock PSU as well, it was just super noisy.  Main reason that I went with the SF600 instead of the SF450 was to try and provide more fanless power before the PSU fan would come on.  Honestly, the only fans I can hear now are the GPU fans when it's under load.

Intel Skull Canyon NUC (NUC6i7KYK) - 1TB Samsung 960 EVO NMVe SSD, 32GB memory
Apple Mac Pro 2013 - Deca-core 3GHz Xeon, 32GB memory, 1TB Apple SSD, D700 dGPU, eGPU shared with above NUC.
AKiTiO Node - EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC2 Gaming, Corsair SF600 PSU, Cougar Vortex HDB 120 case fan
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rb6freak
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Posted by: lalaboi

Im wondering if anyone has adding fans at the back of the node?
The grills seems to be able to fit at 2 25mm fan but there isnt any good fans at that size.

Im thinking of mounting a 40mm noctua fan with strong adhesive tape to push the hot air out from the case.

I did secure a 50mm fan up top near the rear to help promote airflow going towards the 120mm front exhaust fan.  I suspect there is a fair deadzone near the top rear of the case since most of the intake comes from the side grill next to the GPU and goes right out the 120mm exhaust. See post for pictures:

https://egpu.io/forums/thunderbolt-enclosures/akitio-node-silent-fan-mods/

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JohansonMaikel
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HELP!

I just bought a Noctua NF-S12A PWN 120mm fan for the Akitio Node Thunderbolt 3 Case.
I have just replaced the fan and to my surprise, none of the power connectors that come with the Noctua fan can be pluged to the power plug where the original fan came!
So what do I do? 
Is the fan compatible, do I just need an adapter? 
Or is the power output of the Akitio to low and therefore I can't use the Noctua fan there??

Please someone answer me asap because I need to take off the fan and return it to the shop if it's not compatible. 

Thank you for your help in advance!

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imcalledandy
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@JohansonMaikel You'll need an adaptor to make the fan work.

I've just switched on my Akitio Node and have been greeted with a pathetic whine from the PSU, so that's failed then.

I'm now going to replace it and the front fan following @drax392's example.

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2017 TB MBP 2xGTX1080Ti-TB3 (Akitio Node) + macOS 10.13.4


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pnerd
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Has anyone used the SF600 with a Radeon Vega Frontier Edition?  Or even the SF450?  According to tomshardware.com, power draw for the Vega steady state is around 275W and peaks briefly at 380W.  I'm not sure how to account for the power going to the Thunderbolt bridge and to laptop charging.

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Posted by: gtosi

@drax392 I agree: in my Node, the front fan is definitely noisier than the PSU fan, also with a constant "purr". I think under load, the PSU fan gets quite noisy as well though. I will replace both fans in time.

I had the same issue. Turned out that the metal bracket that holds the front fan was where the noise was coming from. When I undid the 2 screws and slid the fan, it went almost silent (relative to the PSU fan). I ended up using those rubber dampers for holding fans, instead of the 4 fan screws. Now to replace the PSU fan..

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theone29
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Hi, I want to replace my psu with the SF600. Did you guys need the PSU Power Supply Jumper Bridge Tool adapter?  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0756WFMNF/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A2EEKHN2B97B1C&psc=1

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drax392
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Posted by: theone29

Hi, I want to replace my psu with the SF600. Did you guys need the PSU Power Supply Jumper Bridge Tool adapter?  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0756WFMNF/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A2EEKHN2B97B1C&psc=1

Yes, please see my post in this very thread of what I bought to install my SF600 PSU - Parts list for installing SF600 in Node

Intel Skull Canyon NUC (NUC6i7KYK) - 1TB Samsung 960 EVO NMVe SSD, 32GB memory
Apple Mac Pro 2013 - Deca-core 3GHz Xeon, 32GB memory, 1TB Apple SSD, D700 dGPU, eGPU shared with above NUC.
AKiTiO Node - EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC2 Gaming, Corsair SF600 PSU, Cougar Vortex HDB 120 case fan
2013 17" ASUS G750JS (TB2) + [email protected] (AKiTiO Node via Apple TB3->TB adapter) + Win10


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Gregz0r
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So to be clear, you can’t run the 1080ti in the Node without the adapter?
I’m looking to get this PSU also.

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