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Adding an eGPU to the OWC Mercury Helios FX

It's quick and easy to add an external GPU to the OWC Mercury Helios FX eGPU case.
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The OWC Mercury Helios FX

See it now: Helios FX enclosure at Amazon

The OWC case is sleek, if a bit large. Fortunately, it's nearly silent.

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Opening the case is easy

Just remove the three screws on the back to pop the case. Then undo the screw over the card cage to provide space for the card to be installed.

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It's a big card

The Vega 56 is a big card, which is why the case also needs to be big.

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Another view of the Vega 56

Here's the other side of the Vega 56. That's one powerful board.

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Installing the eGPU

Here's where you install the eGPU inside the case.

Also: Do you really need an eGPU with a 2018 Mac mini?

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Top view, with card installed

There's plenty of room for air flow and cooling inside the case, even with the card installed.

Also: Do you really need an eGPU with a 2018 Mac mini?

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The case with the card installed

Here's the eGPU installed inside the Mercury Helios FX case.

Also: Do you really need an eGPU with a 2018 Mac mini?

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