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So it is great that the HP Omen Accelerator has an ATX power supply that you can more easily swap out, right?  Well, the EVGA G3 550/650/750/850/1000W of 150mm length will not even work because it blocks the thunderbolt board's motherboard power connector.  They should also flip the power supply and corresponding screw holes so we can have our replacement power supply fan blowing air out of the case rather than to the back of the video card.  Anyone know of a higher wattage and efficiency ATX power supply that is shorter than 150mm length?

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You also can not swap the 120mm fan expecting to power from the thunderbolt board because it isn't a normal connector so you would have to power directly from your replacement power supply cables which isn't possible with the supplied power supply and it is evidently not replaceable.

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Did you manage to find a compatible PSU? I went to plug in a 1080TI FTW3 DT and realized it takes 2x8 connectors, HP's just has 6+8, and the EVGA 750 G2 I have on hand is too long and blocks the connector like in your picture. Looks like swapping the PSU will be the cheapest option, but the fan will blow onto the graphics card.

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Exactly, fan blowing on graphics card and lack of power/efficiency/connectors is no good.  And even a short 150mm length EVGA G3 is too long which is shorter than the G2 and most ATX power supplies... 

Here is the best list I have found thus far:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1537311/short-psu-list-atx-psus-that-are-160mm-and-shorter-including-non-atx-small-case-friendly-rev-2-june-2015

And I agree these look like the best option at 140mm (but they did mention stiff cables):

https://seasonic.com/product-category/consumer-products/focus-plus/

So I will wait until the Seasonic Focus plus gold drop to the $50-60 range for the 550-750W.  Though the higher wattage and efficiency should produce less heat at same load so the premium of the platinum 850W may be worth it to you...  I am only going to run a 1060 3gb to 1070 Ti.

ONLY 140mm ATX PSU will fit.

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What I ended up doing was just setting the 750W psu outside and connect the cables through with the top taken off. It looks like crap but it works. Something I noticed though, the airflow in the Omen is pretty bad with the top off, I can't tell if it would be better with it on. The fan hitting the graphics card might actually help keep things cool. The exhaust air is basically room temperature on this specific model. This could change with a different model though.

Other than soldering on a right angle motherboard connector or getting a different card, one of those short PSUs would be our best option. Its too bad, I think I saw the seasonic focus gold go on sale this past black friday.

BTW, when you installed the new power supply, did the on/off switch interfere with the panel? It seemed like that could be an issue.

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So sad you have to do that when the enclosure could easily fit the largest ATX power supplies IF ONLY HP was smart enough to make the PCB longer so the connector would be farther away.  Or put the power supply and PCB on opposite sides!  If you use a low wattage/efficiency psu then it will put out hot air under load.

15L volume but still crappy air flow.  I am not sure which will work best yet as mine is still sitting in parts after my frustration with it.

Yes, those Seasonic Focus Plus were on sale so now I have to wait for another sale...  I got the EVGA g3 750W for a great sale price.  Maybe I will use it outside of the case like you and try to sell on eBay for more than I paid instead of doing return while waiting for the Seasonic sale because I really don't want to use that crappy HP psu.

I am not sure there would be enough space for a soldered right angle connector for the motherboard power...  In any case, I don't care to fool with that.  About 8mm from top of connector to psu now.

No, the psu fit fine.  Only issue is blocking the power connector on pcb.

 

 

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Yep, on the one hand I should just get a graphics card with 8+6, and I would not have this problem. But I got this TI cheap, and didn't think the OMEN would have so many limitations for the power supply. I like the form factor so I'll probably keep it and throw a 8+6 1070 or something in it when I get a chance, or jump on 140mm PSU, so I just see this as a temporary fix until then. In either case, I'm slightly worried about the airflow, it doesn't seem like any air from the graphics card fans is blowing through the case mesh, instead just blowing back up into the case (towards the PSU). The TI idles at 60c and backplate gets hot enough to cook on with default fan curve, must set to aggressive to get down to 44c.

Maybe with the top on, theres a better air seal and the front fan is more effective as it pulls the air out, but it still leaves the issue of no air getting to the back of the card (between PSU and the card), usually on a tower you will have the front fans blowing towards the PCIe area. A high-watt PSU blowing room temp air would probably help this issue.

Spent about 5 hours trying to get this to work on linux following Da_Blitz guide, and managed to get the Thunderbolt authorized and card detected, but then broke my install in the process and lost another 12 hours. Won't play with this again until later this week so I'll report then of any success.

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If you do end up getting a different card you may want to try a reference founder edition model with the one blower fan that exhausts fan out the back of the case instead of hot air into the case... 

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/10series/geforce-gtx-1070-ti/

https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=08G-P4-5670-KR

Turn the 120mm fan into an intake fan possibly (I am guessing it is turned to exhaust out currently).  You may want to upgrade the fan to something like this (and hook it up directly to powersupply):

This way we have air going from front to back...  Makes more sense, right?  Cause like you said it doesn't seem to ventilate well otherwise.  I will let you know what I do if I get to it this weekend...

 

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Posted by: bonbaun

Did you manage to find a compatible PSU? I went to plug in a 1080TI FTW3 DT and realized it takes 2x8 connectors, HP's just has 6+8, and the EVGA 750 G2 I have on hand is too long and blocks the connector like in your picture. Looks like swapping the PSU will be the cheapest option, but the fan will blow onto the graphics card.

You realize you can get a 6pin to 8pin adapter, right?

PSU can deliver all the power a 1080ti could ever use..l

 

 

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Posted by: irev210
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Did you manage to find a compatible PSU? I went to plug in a 1080TI FTW3 DT and realized it takes 2x8 connectors, HP's just has 6+8, and the EVGA 750 G2 I have on hand is too long and blocks the connector like in your picture. Looks like swapping the PSU will be the cheapest option, but the fan will blow onto the graphics card.

You realize you can get a 6pin to 8pin adapter, right?

PSU can deliver all the power a 1080ti could ever use..l

 

 

I don't really like the idea of using cable adapters for power, but since the card is reference clock and the reference clock design has 6+8, it shouldn't be an issue for this scenario. However, I think the 6-pin supplies 75W, and 8-pin supplies 150W,  do we know if this PSU's 6-pin will support 150W? Was hoping for a more permanent solution in case I get a power hungry card.

I guess the 6-pin plug they provide should have plenty of gauge to provide the current, but without splitting open the cable its hard to tell whats insulation and whats actual metal, maybe HP cheaped out on the wires too. 

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Posted by: bonbaun
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Posted by: bonbaun

Did you manage to find a compatible PSU? I went to plug in a 1080TI FTW3 DT and realized it takes 2x8 connectors, HP's just has 6+8, and the EVGA 750 G2 I have on hand is too long and blocks the connector like in your picture. Looks like swapping the PSU will be the cheapest option, but the fan will blow onto the graphics card.

You realize you can get a 6pin to 8pin adapter, right?

PSU can deliver all the power a 1080ti could ever use..l

 

 

I don't really like the idea of using cable adapters for power, but since the card is reference clock and the reference clock design has 6+8, it shouldn't be an issue for this scenario. However, I think the 6-pin supplies 75W, and 8-pin supplies 150W,  do we know if this PSU's 6-pin will support 150W? Was hoping for a more permanent solution in case I get a power hungry card.

I guess the 6-pin plug they provide should have plenty of gauge to provide the current, but without splitting open the cable its hard to tell whats insulation and whats actual metal, maybe HP cheaped out on the wires too. 

You do realize that on the first 6+2 it's the same gauge wire right?

Why hp did a lot of things on this box make no sense but there is no issue running a 6 to 8 pin adapter to add the extra two ground wires.

I've run a vega 64 card, overclocked, which can pull down 350 watts+.

Do what you want, just trying to help provide information.

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Just to be clear - the PSU of the Omen is not supposed to be user-serviceable, so while it's a shame not all ATX PSUs will fit, that never was the intention, especially considering the built-in PSU has enough power for all supported cards (with a 1080ti you're already off the HP supported list anyway).

So, technically, when you try to mod the box with your own PSU and use it with an unsupported video card... you're on your own. Let's not be angry about the box for something that it never was supposed to do in the first place (even if it's a shame as it wouldn't have taken all that much effort 🙂 🙁 ).

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LOL, HP's, employee, defender to the rescue.  This community and market mods stuff to make the junk they give us better like removing the legs in your walkthrough, swapping loud fans, and PSU!  This community said that a good reason to purchase this enclosure is because you can easily swap the powersupply and that just isn't the case.  All the wasted space and poor ventilation to make an eGPU enclosure intended for laptops to look like an OMEN desktop of which it would likely never be used with?  I really don't see how the PSU is not a user serviceable part either because it definitely is.  It is poorly designed and yes we just have to deal with it, but there were poor decisions made and little foresight on how this is actually used by the consumers.  I guess it wasn't supposed to work with the HP Spectre x360 13" 8th gen laptop either?  I posted a lengthy review on HP's website but they removed the product page and bundle for it instead of posting my review listing all the issues with this product besides the few points mentioned here in this thread.  I see the product is back on the webpage now without my review that strictly followed the review guidelines!  Keep defending this company that employs you and their poor quality products.  They can only compete on price because the crap they put out.  If HP actually takes my review and others into consideration they would do a lot better!

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I'm just trying to help and make it clear what it's good for and what isn't. As with eGPUs we're working with early adopter hardware in enthusiast (=demanding) space, it's only natural there will be bumps.

If there are incompatibilities that go against the specs (like, for example, incompatibilities between certain Spectre models and the Accelerator, or H2D issues like with some other enclosures), then yes, that's clear it needs to be addressed or at least clarified.

When we get to the point where we fault devices for doing what they claim as opposed to what we would like, that's a different matter.

I understand the enthusiasts are more critical and willing to experiment (after all, that's what helps drive these things faster), but there is a limit - I don't think Akitio's dock is "poor engineering" because @itsage needed to cut the front of to fit a full-size GPU or that some people prefer more silent fans. In my book, it's just taking an enclosure beyond what it was originally meant to do. The same for the Accelerator if someone decides to remove the legs or swaps the PSU.

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From HP's own product page features:

"Keep your gaming performance at peak condition without buying a new PC. A large door allows for seamless access to the graphics card slot, 2.5" drive bay, and replaceable power supply."

http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/omen-by-hp-accelerator-shell-ga1-1000

You are too quick to defend HP.  Look at the website.  So the PSU is definitely user replaceable!  Now you see why they should say replaceable with 140mm or shorter length ATX power supplies ONLY.  Also, they should have flipped the power supply so hot air exhausts out of the case!  This is poor engineering design!!!  I tried defending HP with their Spectre x360 13.3" 8th gen compatibility issue because possible users' error, but this is simply not the case here.  Instead, this is a REAL issue with HP's product feature claim which needs to be clarified because I could have avoided this purchase, wasted time, and returns.  Other manufacturers are smart enough to list sizing limitations...  This could have been easily fixed by creating a longer PCB with power connector farther away and flipping the power supply!  Is there a sound engineering reason to have hot air from power supply blowing on back of your video card?  Why can't we have more compatible power connectors from the existing power supply?  Or is the power supply that cheap with inflated wattage numbers?  I guess too much to expect from HP.

"When we get to the point where we fault devices for doing what they claim as opposed to what we would like, that’s a different matter."  Yes, that is actually what I did 4Chip4.

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I stand corrected - the rest of the product documentation/specification doesn't mention anything about the PSU other than being 500W, so I thought it was not supposed to be user replaceable. My apologies. I fully agree the documentation should be more forthcoming regarding the limits than just a generic "replaceable PSU" remark at the end of the feature page (it doesn't even say ATX anywhere, much less the dimensions/layout).

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The main issue is if the power supply will support 150W on the 6-pin connector's rail, not the cable itself. It is definitely an issue if the power supply is poorly designed.

Anyway I ended up buying some adapters and I have them now, I'll try it later this week. 

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Wow, they actually posted our reviews for the

OMEN by HP Accelerator Shell - GA1-1000

http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/omen-by-hp-accelerator-shell-ga1-1000

The shell is under powered for the latest graphics
 "Power supply is only 420 watts. The 1080ti I planned to use suggest a minimum 600 watt PSU and the graphics card needs two 8 pin pcie connectors the PSU supplied only has 6+2 and a 6. If your planning on swapping out for a larger PSU suprise it will be too long and cover up the 12 pin motherboard connector. Also aftermarket PSU have switches, the factory installed does not, this is important because swapping new PSU will leave you looking at the switch instead of the power outlet. This leaves you with an outside power supply feeding wires through now vacant PSU spot. The information on the product is not accurate and you have the option of return or modify."
Missing part, but graphics performs fine
 "Connected to a laptop with thunderbolt 3 gave the graphics performs I was hopping for. Sadly, the USB ports were not as useful. The USB devices keeps loosing and regaining connection every few seconds which makes the device pretty much useless as a docking station. The device is also missing a piece in that is mentioned in the manual. I have received two units, neither of which have the piece (one was a replacement for the first one, which was returned for missing this piece)."
Poor Product Engineering and Driver Support
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Cheapest Enclosure with optional ports hub
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So it is great that the HP Omen Accelerator has an ATX power supply that you can more easily swap out, right? Well, a power supply of 150mm (which is more compact than most) length will not even work because it blocks the thunderbolt board's motherboard power connector. They should also flip the power supply and corresponding screw holes so we can have our replacement power supply fan blowing air out of the case rather than to the back of the video card.
You also can not swap the 120mm fan expecting to power from the thunderbolt board because it isn't a normal connector so you would have to power directly from your replacement power supply cables. And probably have to buy custom short cables...
Evidently people with 8th gen HP Spectre x360 13 laptops are having issues with this EGPU enclosure even being supported?
This enclosure is ridiculously LARGE volume and footprint and important to consider when connecting to the supplied short 1.5ft cable. Why was this design choice made? So it can look like a HP Omen desktop computer? This is meant for a laptop, not a desktop. There are desktop computers smaller than this enclosure so a poor design choice for the intended market.
There are ports use issues too that may arise due to EMI... Try turning down wifi power on laptop or wifi router to reduce 2.4Ghz interference. So you may consider better implementations or buy a separate dock if that feature is important to you.
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@d_g, I’ve linked this important buyer beware topic in the See Also section of @itsage‘s review of this enclosure.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

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Clearly a case of getting what you pay for.  Had the opportunity to look at a Core V2 the other day.  Leagues apart.  No comment on modding the Core, though.

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Seasonic FOCUS Plus Series SSR-650FX 650W 80+ Gold ATX12V & EPS12V Full Modular 120mm FDB Fan Compact 140mm Size Power Supply

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151186

$55 after rebate

 

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Wanted to share my 2c as there’s a lot of negativity here for a box which isn’t bad for the price. 

Ive finished setting mine up - Vega Frontier (air). First off - the power supply is fine. Running the card at full whack whilst benchmarking showed no throttling, and with a 6-8 pin adapter it’s able to power the card (rated at 300w) perfectly. If it can power one of AMD’s power hungry monsters, it should be able to handle most cards 😉

Remember, when NVidia etc “recommend” a 650w PSU, that’s when you have a full build - cpu, hard drives, etc. The 1080ti is rated for a max of 290w (most cards), so this enclosure will power them absolutely fine. You could power a couple of hard drives, an i7 7700k and a 1080ti with room to spare on a 650w PSU. All this has to handle is 300w for the graphics card, 65w upstream power, and residual power for the ports and board. It’s plenty.

The legs are indeed idiotic. I’ve removed them, which makes the footprint smaller, and also opens up 2 rather large vents for cooling.

Talking about cooling - I’ve seen a few comments here say that the PSU fan was blowing into the box - I don’t know if they’ve changed this on later ones, or if it’s luck of the draw, but my PSU fan blows out of the back, so it’s not blowing hot air into the enclosure.

Since the FE is a blower, while I was removing the legs, I took the front cover off and flipped the front fan, so it blows cold air into the enclosure. This means there’s a clean flow of air from front to back. During benchmarking I opened the cover to check the ambient temperature inside - it was barely warm in there.

Have to say, I’m struggling to find any reasons to not recommend this box. Especially in the UK where prices for most enclosures are astronomical, this is hands down the best bang for buck out there.

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My powersupply had issues with 1070 Ti, but it may have just been a bad power supply...  The seasonic focus plus has been a great replacement for me!

You are right about wattage recommendations are for a complete desktop so you need to look at what your card actually peaks out at under load.  Higher load per max wattage of power supply often is usually less efficient and produces more heat and us gamers love plenty of overhead for our large heads.

Yep, the legs are silly...  I haven't got to removing those yet, but I had to remove the plastic cover of the back to replace the replaceable powersupply because it doesn't have the same cutouts and the plastic pushes the usb c tb3 cable out leading to poor connection.  The replaceable powersupply wasn't thought out because the screw orientation requires the fan side of most power supplies to be blowing air onto the back of the graphics card instead of out of the case.  This wasn't changed, but just wasn't thought out and you wouldn't know that because you haven't attempted to replace it.

I would suggest the same for swapping fan direction with a blower.  Blower is probably best for most anyhow since most of these enclosures are small volume, poorly ventilated, or cooled.  So you did good!  I will probably do that same when I get the card I actually want.  For now just borrowing one.

This may be a better deal in other countries like the UK.  No idea.  It is indeed good for the money, but you need to be aware of the design issues with it and HP needs to clear up their marketing feature claims for it...

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Any ideas on why power delivery doesn't work sometimes?

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Does anyone know if removing the legs voids the warranty? And how about removing the motherboard of the Omen box to build a custom case? I'm in the UK if it helps

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Hope I'm not necroing this thread. Just wanted to chime in again a couple months later, using my 6-to-8 pin adapter. No issues so far, I've used it mostly as a debugging GPU for machine learning projects. 

I never got displays to work on Ubuntu 16, but nvidia 384 driver sees it alongside my 940MX which is all I needed, and SSD, ethernet, and USB controllers work fine on the latest kernel I could get working on my Spectre, 4.13 (using DaBlitz guide). SSD auto mounts once I send authorization to the Omen, and net interface switches from wifi to ethernet with no problem.  I just switch to my Usb-C to HDMI adapter when I need to do stuff on there with my other monitors. I heard Ubuntu 17 would have better egpu display support, I'm just too lazy to switch right now. Main problem with my card and linux is lack of manual fan control, the linux nvidia driver only sees/controls 1 of the 3 EVGA icx fans, but thats probably EVGA specific. I have to hop onto windows, set fans to manual, set them all to 100%, then reboot to ubuntu, or else I'll hit 76c doing some big models. At 100% everything stays cool around 63c, even with the Omen closed.

On Windows 10 everything works including displays, obviously. A little while after I got the adapter, I ended up doing some "burn in" with long gaming sessions on external monitor, and later I took the Omen with me to travel for 2 weeks, and used the laptop display with the Omen for gaming. No issues there, it does get hot though. I use aggressive fan profile in the EVGA software so it doesn't go above 65c, this is probably not as bad with a blower card.

The Core V2 looks great, but now I'm spoiled with integrated SSD and ethernet, probably won't switch.

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I am thinking of purchasing an Omen eGPU unit that is being sold online as "refurbished" and nearby for collection only (in the north of England, UK), with the intention of using it sometimes for gaming, but most of the time for when I'm not using my laptop to mine a particular coin I would like to accumulate more of (MinexCoin or MNX in case you are wondering).

I don't yet have a GPU to put in the Omen, but like the fact that I can swap this out at a later date if I wish to upgrade (or replace when it gets fried).

The last poster in this thread @bonbaun seems to of confirmed that it can be used with Ubuntu Linux (which is my preference if mining and no screen is required obviously) and I see that it is also possible to run these using older Macbooks with Thunderbolt ports (such as my old early 2011 15" Macbook Pro).

My main machine these days is a quad core i7 Dell Precision M5520 with Thunderbolt 3, so I would expect this to play nicely with the Omen Accelerator.

My questions regarding this piece of kit are:
1. Do all GPU cards fit in the thing, or are there limitations due to the (poor) internal design and power supply placement?
2. Are eGPUs restricted in their processing (and potential overclocking) potential due to the fact they are external?
3. If the Omen Accelerator also has a type-C USB port on it, would this allow you to possibly daisy chain 2 of them together?
4. Is it worth buying one "refurbished" to save approx 1/3 of the current retail price, if there is no warranty with it (I would hope it would still qualify for the manufactures warranty).

Sorry for the barrage of questions. 

If anyone wants to know more about GPU mining the MNX coin (Windows or Linux) feel free to give me a tap.  Currently if you have any MinexCoin you can "park" them in the MinexBank and be rewarded with an additional 13% after one month, while also seeing the value of the MNX steadily rise as per its design (read the whitepaper). 
And MNX cannot be mined with ASIC, so its a good one in the medium to long term...

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Noob here and appreciate any guidance.

I'm having a tough time with Spectre x360 15 2017 + Omen Accelerator + EVGA 1070 Ti card. The 2 places where I'm having issue are:

- The 1070 Ti needs 8 + 8 power. I put the Accelerator 6+2 into 1 and the Accelerator 6 -> adaptor -> the other 8 pin. Is this correct?

- Even though the card's lights came on and it seems to be powering and recognized by the Spectre, I'm having a heck of a time with driver install. Windows keeps telling me "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)" with the Problem code "0000002B". I've tried complete removal of all Nvidia software and reinstall, to no avail.

Appreciate any tips, thank you

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Chaco
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mckao
get a 6pin to 8pin adapter
i had that problem with my 980 Ti and it was because the card acted like it was ON, but it really wasnt.

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I haven't been paying much attention to the eGPU world for a while, happily running my modded Akitio TB2 with my HP Spectre X360 13" without problems, but by chance I saw today that, on the HP UK store, the Omen Accelerator is for sale at 50% off. It's currently out of stock so no idea if it's discontinued now or will return at with this deal again or at the full price. A bargain has been had so if you're interested in this eGPU I'd keep a regular eye on the HP website.

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So is it possible to switch the PSU? Everybody is suggesting a seasonic. I want to switch mine because of the noise level of the PSU. It blows the heat of the PSU into the back but is there also an PSU which does it the same way?
I also wanted to know if it is possible to switch the fan in the front of the box. It´s loud too and it´s too weak in my opinion. I also can´t decide in which way it blows the air.

 

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I would like to know, how I could change the front fan?

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Posted by: Fred_erick

I would like to know, how I could change the front fan?

I think you´re not alone.

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Posted by: Musti

So is it possible to switch the PSU? Everybody is suggesting a seasonic. I want to switch mine because of the noise level of the PSU. It blows the heat of the PSU into the back but is there also an PSU which does it the same way?
I also wanted to know if it is possible to switch the fan in the front of the box. It´s loud too and it´s too weak in my opinion. I also can´t decide in which way it blows the air.

 

Since noone responded to me, I´ve just bought the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 550W (450W doesn´t have cable management) and switched the PSUs. The process was quiet easy. You just need to take off the screws of the top (2x black) and the back (2x black). Then you can take off the screws for the PSU (4x silver). The only time I had to use strength was when I pulled the PSU cable from the motherboard. Note that you can´t mount the back on the enclouser anymore since the holes won´t fit (I´ve did it before I realised it :D)

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