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May 13, 2019 8:16 am  

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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Lenovo Yoga S730 (i5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 1TB Samung 970 Evo Plus) + Razer Core X + ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Dual OC + Ben CG2870H 27" Monitor


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May 14, 2019 1:07 pm  

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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May 14, 2019 10:07 pm  

Thanks theitsage! 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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Lenovo Yoga S730 (i5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 1TB Samung 970 Evo Plus) + Razer Core X + ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Dual OC + Ben CG2870H 27" Monitor


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May 15, 2019 3:55 pm  

Amazing work! Thank you for sharing the details.

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