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post #121 of 256
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Originally Posted by spoonablehippo View Post

So, I Bidded on the Graphics Amplifier on ebay but missed out. The seller contacted me directly afterwards saying he had several open box ones and they were £100 each plus £8 p&p!

Sounds dodgy I know, but yesterday I text him back and went for it!!!redface.gif

Well today it arrived as promised! Box is open, but all cables still sealed and the unit still has the protective wrapping! In absolute MINT condition :-)

Unfortunately my R9 390X is too chunky to fit inside with the lid closed lol rolleyes.gif
So had to test with the lid off.

It works perfectly :-) biggrin.gif

Did a firestrike ultra test, and its just a bit less then my old 4790K - GTX 980 combo, so im very happy!



The seller has more if anyone in the UK wants one?

Sounds amazing. Sadly i'm in Denmark, so no go for me.

What does the R2 sound like when using external gpu? Still like a small jumbo?
post #122 of 256
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Originally Posted by Magnusson2004 View Post

Sounds amazing. Sadly i'm in Denmark, so no go for me.

What does the R2 sound like when using external gpu? Still like a small jumbo?

No, the Alpha's own GPU effectively turns off! You have to plug the HDMI cable into your Graphics card in the amp.

The only fan noise from the actual Alpha was a low noise from the CPU fan during stress testing.

The Amplifier is also great as it's a USB hub!
It Has 4 x USB 3.0 ports on the back, so can have all my accessories (and eventual VR headset) plugged into it all tucked away thumb.gif
post #123 of 256
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Originally Posted by spoonablehippo View Post

No, the Alpha's own GPU effectively turns off! You have to plug the HDMI cable into your Graphics card in the amp.

The only fan noise from the actual Alpha was a low noise from the CPU fan during stress testing.

The Amplifier is also great as it's a USB hub!
It Has 4 x USB 3.0 ports on the back, so can have all my accessories (and eventual VR headset) plugged into it all tucked away thumb.gif

Dang, now I want one..need more AW gadgets😮
post #124 of 256
Bought an AW amp from a uk seller. Should be on its way.
post #125 of 256
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Originally Posted by Magnusson2004 View Post

Bought an AW amp from a uk seller. Should be on its way.

Sorry if I've made you spend money lol :-)

What card are you going to put in?

I'm ordering a GTX 1060 as soon as I sell my R9 390X!
post #126 of 256
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Sorry if I've made you spend money lol :-)

What card are you going to put in?

I'm ordering a GTX 1060 as soon as I sell my R9 390X!

Well was going to get one at one point..why not now haha😀

Have an EVGA 980ti sc acx to go in it
post #127 of 256
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Originally Posted by Magnusson2004 View Post

Well was going to get one at one point..why not now haha😀

Have an EVGA 980ti sc acx to go in it

Very nice!
Check the dimensions though to make sure it fits! Sounds like a beefy card lol
post #128 of 256
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Very nice!
Check the dimensions though to make sure it fits! Sounds like a beefy card lol

Yeah would be very sad if it didn't fit😞 I have seen a few other posts online where people have the same card in it. The dimensions are at least smaller than your MSI 390x..but let us see when the breadbin arrives😀
post #129 of 256
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Originally Posted by Magnusson2004 View Post

Yeah would be very sad if it didn't fit😞 I have seen a few other posts online where people have the same card in it. The dimensions are at least smaller than your MSI 390x..but let us see when the breadbin arrives😀

Ah good :-)

Also, don't underestimate the size of the amp, its HUGE!!!

I've seen pics and videos of it etc, but its only when you physically hold it for yourself you realise what a monster it is!!!




Forgot to say when you asked about fan noise, the amp itself is quite noisy.
It has a fan in the front, but it is a standard fan type, so replacing it with an aftermarket quiet fan should be simple.
Edited by spoonablehippo - 7/19/16 at 10:50pm
post #130 of 256
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Originally Posted by spoonablehippo View Post

Ah good :-)

Also, don't underestimate the size of the amp, its HUGE!!!

I've seen pics and videos of it etc, but its only when you physically hold it for yourself you realise what a monster it is!!!




Forgot to say when you asked about fan noise, the amp itself is quite noisy.
It has a fan in the front, but it is a standard fan type, so replacing it with an aftermarket quiet fan should be simple.

It does look large😊 but if one has had a mini itx tower then that should be nothing compared to it.

I have bought an F9 Arctic case fan..have had good experience with that type of fan before.
And it is silent.

I am just wondering where I should store the breadbin...using the R2 at my tv.
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