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2021 15" Lenovo Thinkbook 15 Gen 2 [11th,4C,G] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (ADT-Link R43SG * Orico TCM2T3-G40) + Win10  

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Sajid Ahmed
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This is my first TB3 eGPU Setup, the first being a EXP GDC Beast v8 Expresscard used alongside an HP 2570p.

It's barebones at the moment, I have a Mini ITX case, PSU on the way to create a < 7L case for it. I will update the post when it arrives.

 

System specs:

2021 15" Lenovo Thinkbook 15 Gen 2 ITL i7-1165G7

Internal LCD: 1920x1080

External Monitor: Samsung S27F350 27 Inch via HDMI (via a HDMI Switch)

8GB Ram (Onboard) @ 3200 Mhz

2TB 2.5in HDD @ 5400 RPM + 1TB Sabrent 1TB ROCKET Q NVMe

Windows 10 20H2

 

eGPU hardware:

ADT-Link R43SG * Orico TCM2T3-G40 + .5m Thunderbolt 3 Cable

EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SSC

Dell DA-2 PSU

Pro Tip: If you don't ever plan or see yourself using the ADT-Link R43SG as a M.2 to PCIe Adapter on an M.2 slot in the future, just get the TU version, as that will give you a much neater setup with the thunderbolt port facing the other way instead of how it usually is, i.e right under. I made that mistake, but you don't shouldn't need to. Yes, I can bend the cable backwards. I will decide when I build a case around it. It's okay for now.

Hardware pictures

PXL 20210518 135013778

 

Installation Steps

Plug-In, wait for it to detect, NVCleanstall, Reboot, log-in, replug the TB3 Cable, Profit.

 

Benchmarks

gpgpu
CUDA Z 0.10.251 64bit A058ov8Rim

 

Comments

Right off the bat, the performance difference from Expresscard vs TB3 is very visible. I like my stuff neat so I can't wait to add on a case to this.

I play FH4, Warframe, Destiny 2, so I'm pretty happy with what the setup has to offer.

2021 15" Lenovo Thinkbook 15 Gen 2 [11th,4C,G] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (ADT-Link R43SG * Orico TCM2T3-G40) + Win10 [build link]  

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