Need input on a NUC build
I have a NUC7i7DNHE I want to recase into a CM Elite 110 and add an eGPU. The NUC will be removed from its case and mounted inn the new one, and eGPU mounted to line up with the GPU opening. A fully modular PSU will power the NUC and eGPU. I'm planning on using a Zotac GTX1660 Super and probably an EXP GDC 8. I've found newer versions of EXP GDC, but unsure the differences, or any better.
So, what I'm wondering is, if I connect the PSU to the GPU power connector, does the GPU adapter still need power?
Does this project seem feasible?
So I'm thinking I might sell my NUC in order to buy one with a USB port, With the EXP GDC, can I use a USB C to HDMI cable instead of it's included adapter?
Are eGPU adapters available alone, without a case?
The EXP GDC beast must connect to a port that has PCIe signals. USB ports do not have PCIe signals.
There are many ways to connect an eGPU. Usually only Thunderbolt eGPUs have a case.
Is there a Thunderbolt eGPU without a case?
I tried searching for one but only case ones came up and rather pricey to buy and remove board from.
As I said in the first post, I want to mount the board inside a mitx case.
You can buy a Thunderbolt device with a PCIe or M.2 slot and connect an eGPU to it. They probably all have a case that you can remove or replace.