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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. 😥
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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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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@dlpasco Fixed link:

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

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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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@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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@joevt

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

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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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It's here and it's perfect. This is way better.

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@dlpasco

Post a picture with the two slot back plate replacing the three slot back plate? Did you have to make any modifications, like bending the lip on the right side of the two slot back plate?

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It fit perfectly, I didn't have to bend or alter anything else in any way besides installing the new plate on the card.

I took pictures while I was setting it up and actually tried uploading them with my original post and kept getting errors and eventually ran out of time. This time around they uploaded without any issues.

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@dlpasco

I think bending would make a much better fit. The second picture shows the card is at an angle (a V shaped gap > at the bracket), the bracket is not flush with the underlying plate. The third picture shows a larger gap between the 3rd DisplayPort and the two-slot base plate, compared with the other 4 ports (two DisplayPorts, HDMI, and USB-C).

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@joevt

*shrug* I'm a software guy. A big part of what you're describing is likely due to my lack of manual competence. I was also in a hurry while I was taking the pics. But for $15 for the plate, it seems like a good, low, risk to try out.

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@dlpasco
I don't think you need to be a hardware guy to see the problem. I drew a picture. What you have is (A). What it should be is (B). Does (A) match what you see?

EVGA 2 slot bracket on 3 slot card problem

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I can't tell if the topic of discussion is the fit of the part or my craftsmanship 😀

I can pull the chassis out and take some better pictures, and I'll double check my work. But sitting in front of it, it looked solid.

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@dlpasco

Do you at least see the gap I am trying to point out and understand how it might be a problem? Maybe the gap is not sufficiently large enough to cause a problem.

I'm just worried you might be torquing/twisting the card because of that gap. There's some strange angles in your second picture that I show in red. Maybe they are caused by the angle of the camera.

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I am also wondering if the third DisplayPort connector is usable? Maybe DisplayPort connectors are longer than the gap.

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