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tilli
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Posted by: nando4

The simple solution is to just buy the mPCIe ended HDMI cable for the EXP GDC:

http://www.banggood.com/EXP-GDC-HDMI-to-Mini-Pci-e-Cable-p-968884.html?rmmds=search

   

That would be the simplest solution indeed. But then I would lose the advantage of having  2X HDMI lanes

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The Baron
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Hey all, inspirational work. I'm trying this with the GTX 1080 (Gainward Phoenix) on the Asrock Deskmini (i7-6700t). As I posted on the guide, I can't get the powerbrick to turn on (green light rather than amber). Does anyone know how to activate the ATX PW switch, and which way I'm supposed to switch it? As far as I can see it's just a flat space on the PCB with two tiny holes above it, so I'm not sure how to toggle it. 

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Gulash
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Hello all. Inspirational work indeed. I tried such setup with Intel NUC6i3 and GTX 970 and it works perfectly. This was expected as Asrock Beebox 6100 and NUC6i3 is basically the same HW configuration. The only difference is there's no need to disable iGPU, no such switch in BIOS anyway, as it disables itself and video switches to graphics card.

I used that setup for one week until I pushed HDMI connectors into Beast while my NUC was turned on. Holy mother! GTX 970 burned, NUC burned, luckily Beast didn't even notice. GTX is dead completely and PCIe part of NUC's M.2 port died. Thanks God these devices were still covered under warranty. Anyway be carful with your toys.

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tomihomi
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Hey guys,

I'm looking for a cheap solution for my Spectre x360. I do have TB3 but I don't wanna pay for a Razer core or even Aktito Node (which isn't even available in Germany). I came across this post and I'm excited. But using the M.2 slot for egpu leaves the problem with the ssd. But I just came across a Thunderbolt 3 to dual HDMI adapter on ebay, could this possibly work with the EXP GDC 9.0? Just plug in 2 HDMI cables between adapter and EXP? Thanks for your replies

http://www.ebay.de/itm/StarTech-com-Thunderbolt-3-auf-Dual-HDMI-Adapter-4k-30Hz-/112479329823?epid=1172200526&hash=item1a304a5e1f:g:XRwAAOSw42JZL482 (sorry link is in german)

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nando4
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@tomihomi, the TB3 to dual-HDMI adapter does not transmit PCIe signals, so is not equivalent to the EXP GDC's dual-HDMI input.

To attach an eGPU to the TB3 port requires a TB3 enclosure containing a TB3 controller than sets up a link with the TB3 controller in your Spectre:
https://egpu.io/external-gpu-buyers-guide-2017/#tb3-enclosures

As you are looking for a cheap solution, if you have an accessible wifi port, then can try a lower bandwidth x1 M2 eGPU using it instead:
https://egpu.io/external-gpu-buyers-guide-2017/#m2-interface

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
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tomihomi
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Thank you for your response. Yes I can get to the M.2 wifi slot. Is this always x1? So 8Gb/s? Where do you find out such things, also like which slots share which lanes and whether TB3 has x4 or x2 lanes? Seems like I didn't find the right keywords for google yet.

Another idea was to plug in the egpu in the pciex4 m.2 and use an external sata ssd on one of the usb 3.1 gen2 slots. Any possible issues with that? (other than nvme ssd doesnt work with sata interface)

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maxwell87
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Posted by: ChaiQi

Hey guys I don't think hotplug will be an issue. I just did the same setup as stulowe but with two changes. First I used the new AsRock Beebox- 7100u and second is that I used a GTX 1060 with the latest drivers. Like Stulowe said, you have to disable the built in  intel graphics before you can use the HDMI from the 1060. Below will be the same programs used to test and benchmarks that Stulowe used. 

 How the heck did you manage to install latest drivers (in your case 381.65) without hot plug enabled?

2015 15" Clevo N150RD (GTX960M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-M2 (EXP GDC 9.0b) + Win10 [build link]  

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ChaiQi
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Hey Maxwell sorry for the late response. What I meant by my post before was that the drivers at the time no longer brought up the hotplug errors( error 43). My system is a windows 10 professional. I have upgraded my gpu to a 1070 founders edition since then and everything has been smooth.

 

Originally when i was doing the same setup as Stu , around early April, the drivers at the time did give me the errors so after some searching i found that every 3rd nvidia driver update managed to work without the error. Since the update in April till now i haven't ran into error 43 so I assumed that Nvidia patched it up.

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

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Aaron Davies
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I jumped on the gdc 9.0b  because of this thread. But I've had nothing but trouble getting it to work.  The first day I spent hours just trying to get a detection. Then I did and I had a code 12 which magically fixed itself. I managed to get 2 gaming sessions out of the system before the error code 43 kicked my ass and I'm back trying to work out what I did to anger the gods ever since. Every hour I now spend trying to get this thing working now convinces me more that I should have just bought an akito node.

I need help.

System.

NUK Skull canyon

GDC Beast 9.0b

GTX 770

450w atx psu

 

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