2018 13" Lenovo Yoga S730 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [Boltoway]
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts