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2018/04/18 01:15:24 (permalink)

Thunderbolt add on

So I have a windows based system with a MSI motherboard that has the thunderbolt addon connector and says it is thunderbolt capable. However i think I'm blind as I have read through the manuals and contacted msi directly to get more information with not much success. Msi has stated they don't sell them and that I could purchase a generic thunderbolt addon from new egg. Has anyone tried a generic thunderbolt addon and would it work?
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Z370-A PRO
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Re: Thunderbolt add on 2018/04/18 13:53:39 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby highlandermak 2018/04/19 12:35:00
Your motherboard has a Thunderbolt header (right beneath the second full-length PCIe slot).
 
You can try a different brand Thunderbolt-3 add-in-card:
  • Asus ThunderboltEX 3
  • AsRock THUNDERBOLT 3 AIC
  • GC-ALPINE RIDGE
This should work... but it's not guaranteed.
Best case scenario is to the same brand motherboard and TB3 add-in-controller.
 

Best Regards,

Jim Roseberry
jim@studiocat.com
www.studiocat.com
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Re: Thunderbolt add on 2018/04/19 00:11:28 (permalink)
I know, very odd that msi sales would not have one. I tried 3 times to contact them at different times thinking maybe they were incorrect. Thanks for the insight.

Computer: CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8140A Gaming PC
OS: Genuine Windows 10 64 bit (Most current updates)
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core | Intel Z370 Express Chipset
Graphic: NVIDIA GTX 1080 8GB
USB: 6 x USB 3.1 | 2 x USB 2.0 | 1x RJ-45 Network Ethernet 10/100/1000
Storage: 240GB SSD+2TB HDD
Application(DAW): Studio One 3 Pro and SONAR PLATINUM - Version (Most current update)
Audio Interfaces: PreSonus Studio 192 and Focusrite: Scarlett 6i6 (Most current updates)
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