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Modding the Razer Core X for an additional front mounted rad/fan  

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(@kelvin_tan)
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February 20, 2019 3:10 pm  

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.

Front panel
Enclosure front panel screw holes

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.

X1 Yoga Gen3, X1 Tablet Gen 3, MacBook Pro 15" 2018
Razer Core X / Mantiz Venus
Asrock Radeon VII, Zotac Nvidia 1080Ti Amp Core Extreme, Powercolor Vega 56 reference (flashed to V64 bios)


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(@kelvin_tan)
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February 21, 2019 12:49 pm  

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3442751

X1 Yoga Gen3, X1 Tablet Gen 3, MacBook Pro 15" 2018
Razer Core X / Mantiz Venus
Asrock Radeon VII, Zotac Nvidia 1080Ti Amp Core Extreme, Powercolor Vega 56 reference (flashed to V64 bios)


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Juan C. Yunis
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February 22, 2019 2:35 am  

@kelvin_tan looking good, i'm actually considering it for my Radeon VII + Core X, so it can cool down better.

2018 Mac Mini Core i7 8700B 32GB RAM 512GB SSD + Razer Core X + AMD Radeon VII


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