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Razer Core X eGPU is a little less stylish but a lot cheaper

Razer's new eGPU cuts some frills off of the Core v2 but retains its essential design sense.

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Basic box

It's not plugged in here, but even if it were it wouldn't have any of Razer's Chroma fancy lighting schemes. 

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Slide-out tray

Razer incorporates a slide-out tray and thumbscrews for easy card swaps.

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Wider

It's about 2 inches wider on the outside than the slim Core v2.

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Vents everywhere

To accommodate the heat generated if there's two or three cards in the box, there's airflow everywhere.

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Power

The Core X has a 650-watt power supply to handle the load.

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Slide out

The handle pulls the tray with the card slots out of the box.

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Slide-out tray, redux

Imagine how much pet hair this thing can accumulate.

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Unobtrusive

If you're using the eGPU for work rather than play, its low-key design won't draw any attention.

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USB-C/Thunderbolt 3

The Core X connects via Thunderbolt 3, and can provide power to charge a laptop as well.

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