2019 Mini PC [8th,6C,K] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-M2 (EXP GDC 9.0b) + Win10 [ChaiQi]
 
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ChaiQi
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System Specs
Model: Core i9 8950HK mini pc available here
CPU:  I9 8950hk
iGPU: Intel HD 630
EGPU enclosure: EXP GDC 9.0b
GPU: GTX 1070
Operating System: Win10

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I wanted to update my current system from the ASRock beebox-s 7200u to the I9 8950hk mini PC while keeping all my existing components. 
TechTablets used the ADT-Link R43SG enclosure while I used my old EXP GDC 9.0b. If i have to advise which one to use I would say the ADT-Link R43SG would be a better choice in this case since it was just plug and play.
For me and my 9.0b I had to play around with the bios settings in order to get it to work as well as use the NVME only slot.

My Bios came with CSM disabled so in order to boot i needed to enable it. Here are the setting i have in my CSM options

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2019 Mini PC [8th,6C,K] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-M2 (EXP GDC 9.0b) + Win10 [build link]  

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ChaiQi
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Update:

System Specs
Model: Core i9 8950HK mini pc 
CPU:  I9 8950hk
iGPU: Intel HD 630
EGPU enclosure: EXP GDC 9.0b
GPU: Asus GTX 1080 TI Turbo
Operating System: Win10

I recently got a Asus GTX 1080 TI turbo on ebay for pretty cheap so i decided to replace the 1070 on this build. 

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This setup will not work out of the box. The gtx 1080 ti will use more than the 220w power limit that the exp gdc has with the dell da-2 power supply. 
My system would immediately shutdown when using the stock settings.  In order to get the gtx 1080 ti working undervolting is needed.
I found that the sweet spot for me was .950 v at a frequency of 1912 mhz. I used MSI Afterburner beta to achieve the undervolting. So far My system is stable.
Will update after some more use and testing.

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Dimacus
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Much thanks for the info. also plan to do that kind of build. and also want to do it on EXP GDC 9.0

in case of socket HDMI cables 

do you have any problems with the signal transmit or other issues during further use?

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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ChaiQi
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@dimacus

Hey Dimacus,

Sorry for the late reply. So far I've had smooth sailing with my build. I'm currently using an Asus 1080 Ti turbo undervolted and slightly overclocked. If you want to use the 9.0b just remember that you have a power limit of 220W to the system. Other than that you should be good.

Just also be aware that some motherboards have issues with the 9.0b because of the way the m.2 ports are setup. I remember that my asrock beebox-s would throw some errors every once in a while about the PCI-E lanes. Currently with the 8th Gen mini PC I am getting no errors.

Planning on changing to a 1080 TI mini for better thermals and hopefully better undervolting.

2019 Mini PC [8th,6C,K] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-M2 (EXP GDC 9.0b) + Win10 [build link]  

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