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skatephoto
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Hi. Looking to build a eGPU for rendering in Davinci based on Akitio Node and Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti card. A bit overwhelmed with a diversity of 1080 Ti cards. Looking for the best option that can fit into the Akitio Node box. Price can be any, looking for the best compatibility and performance.

Beforehand thankful, Nikolay.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Jaye
 Jaye
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Hi, I've changed my Strix 1080 to Strix 1080 Ti - this new card larger of course.. It will fit into Akitio, but it will be very tight - higher noise and temperature level if enclosure closed. I did some modifications to cover - made some "stylish" circular holes on side - now it works awesome. I'll post pictures soon. 

 

P.S. without cover strix 1080 ti works perfectly fine. 

2017 13" HP Spectre 13" x360 + [email protected] (AKiTiO Node) + Win10

 
2016 13" HP Spectre X360 [7th,2C,U] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [build link]  


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DANgerous25
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Posted by: skatephoto

Hi. Looking to build a eGPU for rendering in Davinci based on Akitio Node and Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti card. A bit overwhelmed with a diversity of 1080 Ti cards. Looking for the best option that can fit into the Akitio Node box. Price can be any, looking for the best compatibility and performance.

Beforehand thankful, Nikolay.

Hey Nikolay, I'm using The MSI GeForce GTX 1080TI. It fits perfectly (with or without Node cover). I prefer to leave the cover off because the LEDs look pretty cool in the dark!

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2017 27" iMac Pro (Vega64) [7th,10C,W] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.13.2 [build link]  

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skatephoto
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Posted by: DANgerous25
Posted by: skatephoto

Hi. Looking to build a eGPU for rendering in Davinci based on Akitio Node and Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti card. A bit overwhelmed with a diversity of 1080 Ti cards. Looking for the best option that can fit into the Akitio Node box. Price can be any, looking for the best compatibility and performance.

Beforehand thankful, Nikolay.

Hey Nikolay, I'm using The MSI GeForce GTX 1080TI. It fits perfectly (with or without Node cover). I prefer to leave the cover off because the LEDs look pretty cool in the dark!

Capto Capture 2017 08 05 12 31 58 PM

Is it MSI GTX 1080 TI GAMING X Video Graphic Cards? Is it enough space with the lid closed for ventilation?

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DANgerous25
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Yep and yep.

2017 27" iMac Pro (Vega64) [7th,10C,W] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.13.2 [build link]  

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psychoboy852
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Fits fine for me, see the last post. ASUS ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/macbook-pro-retina-15-inch-early-2013-akitio-node-1080-ti-external-monitor/#post-17019

2013 15" MacBook Pro Retina (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.12.5 & Win10 [build link]  

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av2006
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You can easily fit a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini in the eGPU box as it is a compact graphics card with small form factor.

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drax392
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EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Gaming in my Node, no fitment problems whatsoever.

Intel Skull Canyon NUC (NUC6i7KYK) - 1TB Samsung 960 EVO NMVe SSD, 32GB memory
Apple Mac Pro 2013 - Deca-core 3GHz Xeon, 32GB memory, 1TB Apple SSD, D700 dGPU, eGPU shared with above NUC.
AKiTiO Node - EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC2 Gaming, Corsair SF600 PSU, Cougar Vortex HDB 120 case fan

 
2013 17" ASUS G750JS (GTX870M) [4th,4C,Q] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [build link]  


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plato
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Posted by: DANgerous25
Posted by: skatephoto

Hi. Looking to build a eGPU for rendering in Davinci based on Akitio Node and Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti card. A bit overwhelmed with a diversity of 1080 Ti cards. Looking for the best option that can fit into the Akitio Node box. Price can be any, looking for the best compatibility and performance.

Beforehand thankful, Nikolay.

Hey Nikolay, I'm using The MSI GeForce GTX 1080TI. It fits perfectly (with or without Node cover). I prefer to leave the cover off because the LEDs look pretty cool in the dark!

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Hi,

Sorry to resurrect this post, but in Akitio's website it says MSI Gaming 1080 Ti 11G is shown as not compatible with a note:
"When under heavy load, the overload protection of the Node kicks in and cuts off the power."

Did you see this problem? I bought an Akitio Node without checking there.. I also have a GTX 780 Ti, which I think would work without problem but I really want to use 1080 Ti in this case when I need it.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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richard10250
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Plato -

From the photo it seems obvious that the installed power supply is not the original unit. Thus I don't think the Akitio website caution applies.

I am currently in the midst of changing out the power supply in my Node to lower the fan noise. Later today I will be installing a Corsiar SF600 small form factor power supply.

Just my two cents.

2016 15" Lenovo Thinkpad T570 [7th,2C,U] + GTX 970 @ 16Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [build link]  

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