2012 Intel NUC D33217CK + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + Win10 [Yukikaze]^  

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Yukikaze
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March 14, 2017 5:11 pm  

Figured I'd put together a guide for my (now deceased) NUC so that there is a record of it in the implementations database. I no longer actually have this setup as the Thunderbolt controller on the motherboard died a while back (the NUC itself works, but the Thunderbolt functionality is dead, so I cannibalized the eGPU, SSD and memory for a T430s as a replacement since).

  • CPU: CPU: i3 3217U
  • Motherboard: Intel DC33217CK NUC Board
  • Case: Silverstone PT14 Aluminum NUC Case
  • Memory: 2x4Gb DDR3 1333Mhz
  • Storage: BP4e V2 120GB mSATA SSD
  • Power Supply: FSP 65W NUC PSU + Dell DA-2 (w/5.5x2.5mm plug) adapter for the eGPU
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • eGPU Enclosure: Akitio Thunder2
  • eGPU: Gigabyte Low-Profile OC GTX750Ti 2GB

How to get it running:

  1. Put everything together and connect the eGPU to the NUC via the Thunderbolt cable.
  2. Power up the NUC, the eGPU should power up as well.
  3. Once you hit Windows 10, either let it install the nVidia drivers, or do it yourself. Reboot when prompted.
  4. I ran into no Code 12, or any other issues with this setup. It was plug and play.

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theitsage
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March 14, 2017 5:15 pm  

This is a nice tribute to the dead Thunderbolt board. I love velcro strap! 😀

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Yukikaze
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March 14, 2017 5:16 pm  

Yeah. That's also where that Thunder2 died on the altar of my stupidity 🙂

I really liked that little box. It was sad to see it go.

My eGPU Zoo - Link to my Implementations.
Want to output [email protected] out of an old system on the cheap? Read here.
"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."- Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love."


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