I need assistance selecting an EGPU...
Hello all, I'm a long time reader of this form, first time post-er and I had a question for this community:
Through a very lengthy process; I acquired a 3080 MSI SUPRIM X OC through luck and I have been trying to fit it into an eGPU, however I'm running into some hard size limitations and I was wondering if any one had any solutions for me on an eGPU that would support something that size.
Yes, I know, "I would get better performance with it while its in a desktop" But, I have my reasons. At this moment, I gutted my Razer Core X and have it sitting in a NEXT case and it looks terrible (took a lot of spare parts but it works...).
Does any one have a solution for me? I was looking at the Powercolor Devil box which can be modified to fit a 14.5 inch card but, those are a little hard to come by.
Thank you for your time.
Other than making a custom enclosure or running the Core X naked, you could try modifying the front panel. While running the system without the case is ugly, you could always hide it under your desk through the use of a bracket.
Any ideas on what I should use for material?
@tom_b, What to use for material is going to basically come down to what you are capable of working with. Sheet metal is excellent for making a high quality enclosure, but it can be horrible to work with without the necessary building and cutting equipment. Wood is extremely easy to work with, but if not done correctly can look cheap.
Consider what tools you have or will have to buy and what you are willing to sacrifice to achieve what you want.
Personally I would mount the device underneath your desk. This makes room on your desk, muffles the sound of the eGPU and means you can get away with having an open enclosure that doesn't need to be beautiful. I made a simple bracket for my Aorus Gaming Box here.
So, I found a akitio node Titan on ebay for a good price, reassembled my R Core X and it works, it just fits into the Akitio Node Titan with less than a millimeter of space. I'll submit some photos later today.
Now to deal with that noise.