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Is it a good deal to get this one:  https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/HELFXRX580/, how hard my MBP 13" mid 2017's CPU would bottleneck RX580 in games? Plan to use in MacOS only (my games are ported to mac)

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nando4
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Can save yourself ~$80 buying these components separately as follows:

$249 Sonnet Breakaway 550
$220 XFX RX 580 8GB

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(@alexander_kim)
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Just found refurbished:  https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/HELFXRX580O/

Do they worth it?

Or Helios is worse than Sonnet?

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slhdsnet
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@alexander_kim  I cannot really comment regarding the Sonnet enclosure but my OWC Helios FX with RX 580 is working flawlessly to this day in macOS configuration.  I have read that both the Sonnet and Helios FX enclosures are identical (or about) for the hardware side but are somewhat different regarding the firmware implementation. 

Maybe some other members here can comment on this.

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You bought new or returned? They offer returned at good discount, should i look in to it?

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slhdsnet
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@alexander_kim  I actually bought "Open Box" in new condition.

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At what price you bought it? At ~$440? How was the condition?

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