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Honsta

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  1. Consider this build by Phantron: http://forum.techinferno.com/implementation-guides-apple/8882-2014-13-macbook-pro-gtx970%4016gbps-tb2-akitio-thunder2-handle-win8-1-%5Bphantron.html He used a GTX 970 4GB from Zotac and was able to fit it completely inside the Thunder2. Hope that helps with your hunt!
  2. Hi bsohn, I'm also in the process of making this build. Just got the GPU and PSU in the mail today, still waiting on the Thunder2... I've googled GTX 960 2gb vs 4gb and also saw some comparisons on youtube. For gaming at least, it looks like the 4gb model doesn't have as much of a substantial improvement as you'd think. I'd check it out for yourself though, I'm not sure how a 3 monitor set up uses resources differently than a single graphics intensive screen. @elfxmilhouse Awesome build! Good to see that the EVGA card fits snuggly. What do you think you'll do about the cooling? I'm trying to stay on a budget so I might just use it with the case open and only close it to transport it for the meantime, until I can find a way to cut open the side and probably install a fan or a mesh screen for more airflow.
  3. Thanks Tech Inferno Fan. I might be somewhat confused. Does this mean the GPU draws power through the PCIe slot and also through the 6/8pin plug from the PSU? My probably incorrect understanding is that: GPU is powered through the 6/8pin PSU plug, Thunder2 is powered through barrel adapter. With a molex->barrel, the PSU powers the GPU through the 6/8 pin, and powers the Thunder2 through the barrel. Am I missing something? And what does using a Molex->Barrel adapter change in regards to the 75W maximum?
  4. I plan to make a Molex to barrel adapter but could I power the Thunder2 with the power cord it comes with, then my GPU with a separate PSU, hypothetically?
  5. Thanks! I'll probably go ahead an order the EVGA card, fingers crossed! What is the Dell DA-2 mod?
  6. Thanks for the input. I'm aiming to base my build off benchallenger's build here: http://forum.techinferno.com/implementation-guides-apple/9074-2014-13-mbp-gtx970%4016gbps-tb2-akitio-thunder2-tb-display-win8-1-%5Bbenchallenger.html or Phantron's build here: http://forum.techinferno.com/implementation-guides-apple/8882-2014-13-macbook-pro-gtx970%4016gbps-tb2-akitio-thunder2-handle-win8-1-%5Bphantron.html They were both able to close up their cases all the way. I do plan on adding some fans like him to increase cooling efficiency. So as far as the "width" problem goes, does this mean, for example, this EVGA card wouldn't fit due to the part I highlighted in red? Can someone post the internal measurements in 3 dimensions of the internal Thunder2 case with the outside case on?...
  7. Hi everyone, I'm getting ready to purchase parts for my build, which I am hoping to fit completely inside the Thunder2 enclosure with the outside black case included. I've decided to get a GTX 960, and EVGA, ASUS, and Gigabyte all have ITX cards which will definitely fit, but the ASUS Strix GTX 960 is more powerful and I'd prefer to use that instead. The ASUS website states that its length is 21.52cm (215.2mm), and I've seen the other post about the AKiTiO enclosure being 217mm in length. Do you guys think I could fit the Strix card inside the enclosure completely? And does anyone know if the 217mm measurement includes the Thunder2 fan or not? Ideally I'd like to be able to close the entire box back up. Thanks for the input, Honsta
  8. I've been learning a lot from this community and am getting ready to finally put together an eGPU setup for myself! My goals for my build are: Budget friendly Clean/Compact Portable I plan to post an implementation guide eventually once I have completed it but I have a few uncertainties and I'm hoping to get some feedback from the community before I purchase everything. Proposed hardware: AKiTiO Thunder2 EVGA GeForce GTX 960 Superclocked Corsair CX430M (Modular, for cleanliness) Plan to power the Thunder2 with a Molex to Barrel cable I chose the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 Superclocked, as opposed to the SuperSC models because the Superclocked model is smaller and can definitely fit completely inside the Thunder2 enclosure. Also, the GTX 960 is fantastic value. My biggest problem currently is that I'm also considering the ASUS Strix GTX 960, which has better cooling by not being an ITX card and has higher clock speeds. I'd like to get this better performance if I can fit it inside the enclosure. On the ASUS website, it states that the card is 21.52cm (215.2mm) in length. I've seen the post about the internal space of the Thunder2 being 217mm, meaning this card would potentially leave 1.8mm. I've seen posts of the ZOTAC (GTX970?) card fitting inside this enclosure by removing the shroud and was wondering if anyone thought I'd also be able to do this. Keep in mind that I'm hoping to close up the entire enclosure after installing the card, which means I'd like to slide the whole setup back into the larger Thunder2 case. So basically, my questions are: 1. Could I fit the ASUS Strix card into the Thunder2 enclosure and close it all back up? Does the internal 217mm measurement include the AKiTiO fan or would I have to remove that too? 2. Am I missing anything important to my setup / any other advice? Thanks in advance!
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