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2018 13" Lenovo Yoga S730 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [Boltoway]  

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Boltoway
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System Specifications
Lenovo Yoga S730 (IdeaPad 730S)
13.3"Full HD IPS Display
Intel i5-8265U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8GB Dual Channel RAM
1TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus
Intel Wireless-AC 9260

BenQ GW2870H Full HD 27" VA Monitor
PreSonus Eris 4.5 Studio Monitors
Cerwin-Vega XD8S SubWoofer
FX-Audio DAC X6 
BeyerDynamic DT990 Pro 250Ω

Orico 9528U3BK Dual 3.5" HDD Enclosure
2 x Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB 3.5" HDD

eGPU Hardware
ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Dual OC @ 2000 MHz Core & 4250 MHz Memory 
Razer Core X + Nvidia 419.67 WHQL Drivers + Latest Thunderbolt Software + Stock 50CM Cable.

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Installation
Installation was more or less straight forward. Install Thunderbolt 3 Drivers > Plug in Razer Core X > Set to 'Always Connect' in Thunderbolt Software > Let Windows Automatically Install Drivers > Restart PC > Install latest NVIDIA Drivers > Done. 

Benchmarks

Unigine Valley 3462
Unigine Heaven 1990
NVIDIA Inspector
Cuda

Comments
My entry into the eGPU world was a way transitioning into a more 'minimalist' style. Getting rid of my Custom PC and multiple laptops into one device. So far I have enjoyed the process and couldn't be happier with my setup.

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Dell XPS 13 9380 (i7-8565U, 16GB RAM, 1TB Samung 970 Evo Plus) + Razer Core X + AMD RX VEGA 64 Limited Edition + Acer Nitro 27" VG271UP

 
2019 13" Dell XPS 13 9380 [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  


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itsage
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What an excellent desk! Would you mind sharing more hidden devices? Don't get me wrong the visible devices are amazing too. 😀

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Boltoway
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Thanks itsage! I built the desk myself. It is made from a piece of 30mm joint pine, stained with a traditional spirit based proof-tint in walnut and topped with a glass finish epoxy resin. I am very happy with how it turned out.

I have used a Volans VL-HJ45-C which connects the DAC X6 and AT9934USB microphone, as well as extension cable to the front right of the desk, giving my a USB-A 3.0 port for alternative devices, such as a phone or USB Drive.

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On the front left underside of the desk I have mounted the FX-AUDIO DAC X6, which decodes digital audio from the laptop and feeds both my speakers and headphones independently. 

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Dell XPS 13 9380 (i7-8565U, 16GB RAM, 1TB Samung 970 Evo Plus) + Razer Core X + AMD RX VEGA 64 Limited Edition + Acer Nitro 27" VG271UP

 
2019 13" Dell XPS 13 9380 [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  


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Amazing work! Thank you for sharing the details.

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2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  


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motoic
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Happy to see people are still using the GTX 1070. Personally I think it has been the best value card for a really long time. It was my first eGPU I built a couple of years ago and I'm still using it despite the lack of support in macOS. Makes me a little nostalgic!

2018 15" MBP w/ Radeon Pro 560x
Nvidia GTX 1070
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macOS Mojave, Bootcamp Windows 10

 
2015 15" MacBook Pro (R9 M370X) [4th,4C,H] + GTX 1070 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [build link]  


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Jeremy Yan
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Hi thank you for sharing this built! i am planning a similar build with the same laptop (core i5, etc) but except i am planning to use a gtx 1660 ti, do you reckon this will give reasonable fps to AAA games?

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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