Modding the Razer Core X for an additional front mounted rad/fan
Got my Razer Core X a week ago, and I think enclosure wise it's a better designed than most other eGPUs on the market currently.
The front cover of the Razer Core X is easily removable, secured by five Torx 8 screws.
With these in mind, I set out to create a front panel replacement for either a 120mm or 140mm fan/radiator mount, to give better cooling for the GPU or for liquid cooling.
This is the preliminary front mount panel for 120mm fan/radiator. Do keep in mind this is work in progress, as the design gets fine tuned. It's 3D printed on a Prusa i3mk3, and secured via magnets to the side bars found in the front of the enclosure. It's pretty secure, but I have more magnets on the way for a firmer fit. Alternatively you can use velcro or 3M dual lock. I've used magnets here as I foresee myself opening it very often, and even added magnets to the original front panel so they just mount and dismount easily.
The front fan is running in conjunction with the existing fan found in the Razer Core X. Done by adding a fan splitter. Currently i'm running a Lian-Li 120mm fan which is in my spare parts box, and no issues starting up or spinning. Reportedly a BeQuiet Silent Wings 3, and a Noctua A12x25 FLX works too.
The panel is not covering the bottom half as the Prusa can only print 210mm (and that's max, normally we go below 190mm) - thus the panel I've printed is 180mm, and I'll work in a separate piece for the bottom.
It's quite ghetto, but hey with a 20% performance loss by using an egpu, we need to make it up by being able to overclock as much as possible, which means getting temps under control. On a reference blower Vega 56, flashed to a 64 bios, this has gotten me a 7C temperature drop.
Have to get a nice fan shroud or maybe design a drop in cover.
Schematics will be uploaded to Thingiverse and posted here later.