Migratory GPUs

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  1. Chalupaku

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    Hello helpful folks!

    My Skyx4c motherboard just gave up the ghost, and I'm thinking about building a desktop out of the components it left behind.

    I was wondering about the feasibility of moving the (desktop) 1080 to an aftermarket cooler and installing it in a desktop motherboard.

    Would this work with a VBIOS flash?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tech Junky

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    I'm assuming you're talking about a 1080 GPU. As long as it has a PCIE connector on it I don't see why it wouldn't work in a desktop MOBO. Finding a bracket to support it would be a good idea. Adapting the 1080 to desktop mode might not be worth the expense though vs buying / trading for one that's made for a desktop install.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback!

    Given the GPU market, my hope was to convert and use it for a few years before upgrading. It looks like even used 1080 FEs are going for $300-$500 on eBay.
     
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    You need to adapt something for the aux power input however.
     
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    The 1080 in the laptop looks like this:

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    It's MXM.
     
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    My mistake, and sorry about the confusion. I'll check out the Eurocom solution.

    Thanks!
     
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    The aux power connector is the big issue, that adaptor is only shipped with standard mxm cards with no connector. You would have to make a circuit for it yourself like those who modded it in on the original p870.
     
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    I'd say you can sell the MXM 1080 for a similar price. Get a desktop 1080 and save yourself the trouble plus enjoy the extra bit of performance
     
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