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2018 15" MSI GL63 8RC (GTX1050) [8th,6C,H] + RTX 2070 @32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG-TU) + Win10 2004  

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aleksv1114
(@aleksv1114)
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Joined: 1 year ago
 

Hello everyone!

Sharing my first build based on MSI laptop. This laptop has a good CPU but pretty slow dGPU - 1050 2 GB. So I thought it would be nice to use something more powerful without moving to desktop (and save money).

I ordered all the spares (had to move storage from nvme to SATA) finally assembled it in two days - feel no bottleneck, the system works like a charm, and provides high performance even in 4k gaming.


System specs

  • MSI GL63 8RC with i7 8750H; GTX 1050 2GB dGPU; DDR4-2666 16 GB; Crucial MX500 SSD SATA III; Windows version 2004 (May 2020)
  • VIZIO M-Series Quantum 65" M658-G1 as a monitor


eGPU hardware


Hardware pictures

front
back
side
interior

I used Ikea KNARREVIK and everything fits perfectly. Also I cut out a notch to ease gpu-m2 flat cable management.


Installation steps

I interconnected everything and did DDU in safe mode. After a restart I disabled dgpu + pcie bridge (turned off internet to prevent drivers autoupdate). Then, I tried to install nvidia drivers 451.48 but got BSOD (nvlddmkm.sys; PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA; SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION). I tried an older version 445.87 and it worked! Error 43 appears after the restart and was solved easily using Nando4's nvidia-error43-fixer. Then I updated it to 451.48 without any issues.


Benchmarks

CUDA Z
geekb cuda
geekb vulkan
Superposition Benchmark v1.1 6605 1593899006


Comments

I want to thank @nando4 and @sabrefv for guiding and all the help!

 

Thanks,

Aleks

2018 15" MSI GL63 8RC (GTX1050) [8th,6C,H] + RTX 2070 @32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG-TU) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

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Alex NIEDZ
(@alex_niedz)
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Joined: 1 year ago
 

Hello Alkes,

I wanted to know if you had changed parameters in the bios or that your eGPU was directly recognized by Windows

Cordially,
Alex

MSI GP73 Leopard 8RE i7 8750h @66W, 16Go Ram @3200 Mhz, GTX 1060 @120W


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aleksv1114
(@aleksv1114)
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Joined: 1 year ago
 

@alex_niedz, Hello. Windows recognized it right away, so that was the easy part.

 

2018 15" MSI GL63 8RC (GTX1050) [8th,6C,H] + RTX 2070 @32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG-TU) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

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Hồ Thiên Trường
(@ho_thien_truong)
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Joined: 8 months ago
 

Hi, 

I want to ask you a question. After modified this laptop to use Egpu, is it possible to use the laptop as a portable laptop or the laptop will become a fixed Desktop. If possible, will it be easy like unplug and go or it need modification.

If those isn't clear enough, here is what i mean. I intend to upgrade my laptop like yours, so buying those, modify the bios, shut down the dgpu (1050ti), then plug the egpu(3060) in and use it as a gaming destop. The question is can i just unplug the egpu and take it to my work place and use only intel graphic to do light job. And when i get home, i just have to plug the egpu back in and use it without install the driver. 

How do you use it when you need to use it outdoor or you just use it as a gaming desktop

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Cheesenugget
(@cheesenugget)
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Joined: 2 months ago
 

@aleksv1114

What did you connect the egpu by?

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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