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ATX PSU IN A LAPTOP/POWER BRICK STYLE.

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Shiozaki

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Apr 13, 2014
Building a eGPU dock and it needs its own psu, i want something a bit more tidy then having a full sized atx psu sitting behind my tv.
 

Lochekey

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Sep 13, 2015
Do you need all of the voltage rails of a normal psu or would you just be using the 12v rail?
 
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Shiozaki

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Apr 13, 2014
I'll just be powering a gpu, the dock itself takes power to bit not much.

I'll probably get a gtx970
 

NiHaoMike

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Mar 1, 2013
I suggest waiting for a 1070. The 970 was awesome when it first came out and is still a very nice GPU, but it doesn't make sense to buy a new one.

HP 1U PSUs go for about $15 for a 750W unit, far more than what any GPU will ever use. (Or get a 1200W unit for $20 and have loads of power to run a nice subwoofer amplifier!) Some new GPUs don't use the 3.3V rail. If the 3.3V pins on your GPU don't go anywhere, you don't need to supply them. Otherwise, a small buck converter will do the trick.
 
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Shiozaki

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Apr 13, 2014
I suggest waiting for a 1070. The 970 was awesome when it first came out and is still a very nice GPU, but it doesn't make sense to buy a new one.

HP 1U PSUs go for about $15 for a 750W unit, far more than what any GPU will ever use. (Or get a 1200W unit for $20 and have loads of power to run a nice subwoofer amplifier!) Some new GPUs don't use the 3.3V rail. If the 3.3V pins on your GPU don't go anywhere, you don't need to supply them. Otherwise, a small buck converter will do the trick.

Was probably going to pic up a used 970.