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2018 15" MSI GL63 8RC (GTX1050) [8th,6C,H] + RTX 2070 @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG-TU) + Win10 2004  

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aleksv1114
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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

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2018 15" MSI GL63 8RC (GTX1050) [8th,6C,H] + RTX 2070 @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG-TU) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

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Alex NIEDZ
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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
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@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-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG-TU) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

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