Converting desktop into eGPU for GS66 i9
My home built desktop died last year and I’ve been waiting to replace it. I’ve decided to get a i9 laptop instead of a desktop since I travel for work. The cost vs time of use favored a laptop in the end.
I want to convert my desktop into a eGPU. I have a PSU that is modular and a 1080 GTX. Here is a link to my desktop build.
what parts do I really need to complete this project?
If there is a completed thread on the forum of this subject matter I would appreciate the link. I have been looking.
@joseph_szpak, It looks like your GS66 laptop has two M.2 NVMe slots. I would recommend using one of those slots for an M.2 eGPU adapter. ADT-Link R43SG is the best option. You can then connect the GTX 1080 and PSU from the old desktop. Here's a build I put together with Alienware 13 R3 + RX 580 using this adapter [build link].
@itsage, thank you for the info. I have been considering that interface. I have been drawing out designs for a new office table and if I go with that interface I plan to build a dock and fans for cooling.
are there any preferred tb3 adapters that are best these days if I go with thunderbolt?
I plan to look further into the M.2 interface. My first gs66 was damaged in shipping and am still awaiting the replacement. The thermals are a concern for max performance and the M.2 solution would allow me to step up to a slightly thicker chassis laptop with better stock cooling.