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Edit or die
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Hi guys!

Im totally new here on egpu.io forums, but have read a lot of info coming from this site. I bow my head to all you boys and girls just doing magic in here 🙂

my question is simple; have any one used the Nitro+ Radeon™ RX Vega 64 med 8GB HBM2 in the Akitio Node pro enclosure?

I have done some of the homework and most likely the card is to power hungry and a bit to big in width, taking at least 2.5 slots. If not i'll go for the Razer Core X solution.

Thanks in advance 🙂

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itsage
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@edit-or-die Welcome aboard! The 500W PSU inside the AKiTiO Node Pro will not be able to handle the RX Vega 64. You can either go with the Razer Core X or swap the SFX power supply of the Node Pro for 650W+ one.

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Baupfhor
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I swapped in a 600w FSP Dagger SFX PSU into my Node running a Sapphire Vega 64 reference card. Seeming that it used to power my whole system with 1080ti, it's plenty for the Vega.

2018 Mac Mini i7 16gb 256gb 10gbe - Akitio Node w/ Corsair SF450 psu and Sapphire RX Vega 64.


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Eddieiskl
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@baupfhor

Hi! Is there any information on how you are using the FSP psu in your node?

What connections/cables/modifications you used?

You seem to be the only one with this specific PSU, so you can save the day for me! 

Thanks in advanced!

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Baupfhor
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@eddieiskl

Hey, it was pretty easy to swap in the FSP. There are'nt enough pci power connections on the fsp to power the 6 pin connector for the akitio and the two 8 pins on the Vega 64. You'll need to get an 8 pin to 2x 8 pin splitter. Just jumper the 24 pin connector on the fsp and flip the switch on, the mac will take care of the rest when you power it on. I've since replaced the fsp with a corsair sf450. Still plenty of power, just need the fsp for another project.the corsair does have enough connectors to power everything without the need for a splinter btw. The corair is quieter I've noticed. 
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2018 Mac Mini i7 16gb 256gb 10gbe - Akitio Node w/ Corsair SF450 psu and Sapphire RX Vega 64.


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