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rubycrow
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I bought an EVGA 20 series 3-slot card thinking it will fit Razer Core X due to their advertising for "up to 3-slot".
The cooler will clear with no problem but there is not enough room for the 3-slot bracket.

If you do know a enclosure that fits card with 3-slot bracket, please let me know. Cry
I might need to wait for the EVGA hybrid cooler to come out to make the card 2-slot.

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It’s kind of depressing. All these vendors have to do is make a case with a power supply, PCIe board, and Thunderbolt 3 controller designed for JUST a graphics card. They don’t have to consider all sorts of advanced configurations for different motherboards and coolers, complete with creative expansion and cable management options. No…

They just have to make an empty box that can hold a graphics card. You’d think there would be ample funding left to consider things like power-ravenous cards, HUGE 3-slot cards, and (custom) liquid cooled cards. But there isn’t.

They can’t make an empty box.

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dlpasco
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So, I ran into the same problem, and it turns out the EVGA makes a smaller two-slot plate the you can use instead. It costs $15 and I went ahead and ordered it. It should arrive in a couple of days, so I'll follow up with how it worked out once I get it.

Here's the link if you or anyone in the future runs into the same issue we did https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=M022-10-000138.

By the way, I *love* the Razer Core X. I kind of want to get another one.

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joevt
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@dlpasco Fixed link:

https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=M022-10-000138

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dlpasco
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@joevt yikes! thank you, not sure what happened there. sorry.

 

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@dlpasco

No problem. Just need to be careful with punctuation that appears next to the link.

Interesting card. Does three DisplayPorts plus USB-C mean you can connect four DisplayPorts which means you can connect two dual cable 5K displays (Dell UP2715K), maybe even two dual cable 8K displays (Dell UP3218K)?

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@joevt the USB-C port on the card is a VirtualLink interface for supporting VR, no idea what would happen if you used a USB-C to Displayport cable to try and drive an input. But it can drive all three of the regular display ports and it's HDMI port simultaneously.

 

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joevt
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@dlpasco

@itsage used the RTX USB-C port to connect a USB-C display (ASUS MB16AC) so it should work fine with USB-C to DisplayPort cables and adapters.
mid-2018-13-MacBook-pro-touchbar-rtx-2080-ti32gbps-tb3-razer-core-w10-1809-itsage

Also works with LG UltraFine 4K display:
https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/success-rtx-2080ti-and-windows10-bootcamp/

People have also used it with USB devices (keyboard, mouse, SSD) as the graphics card includes a USB 3.1 gen 2 controller (as well as the usual graphics controller and audio controller). All three controllers are connected to the Virtual Link port.

I just think it's nice that a gaming (non-workstation) card can have more than 3 DisplayPorts. You can convert DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 much easier (less expensive) than HDMI 2.0 to DisplayPort. And DisplayPort 1.4 has more features and bandwidth than HDMI 2.0.

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dlpasco
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@joevt

wow. that is awesome. still getting a handle on this beast.

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joevt
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There's a discussion of the problems / solutions with 3 slot cards at:
https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2018-15-macbook-pro-vega-20-evga-rtx-2080-ti-ftw3-32gbps-tb3-akitio-node-pro-win-10-rubycrow/

The 2 slot bracket might not work without modification.

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