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tune-fg
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Hey guys,

i just want to share my custom build of my eGPU chase which i have made of aluminium.

It fits to my mac design 😉 and houses all regarding components

IMG 1236
IMG 1234
IMG 1233
IMG 1237
IMG 1229
IMG 1228

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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ddqp
 ddqp
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nice work

 

Late Macbook Pro 2016 13' touch bar + AKITIO node + GTX 1050TI 4G Windows


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Username
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Nice work done there!

Present: 2012 Mac mini + PowerColor RX 56 Vega Nano @10Gbps-TB1 + PowerColor Mini eGFX 180F via Apple TB3 to TB2 + macOS Catalina 10.15.4

Previous: 2012 Mac Mini + GTX1070 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder3 via Apple TB3 to TB2 adapter) + macOS

 
2012 Mac Mini [3rd,4C,Q] + GTX 970 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.12.4 [build link]  


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enjoy
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Great case, clean design....

You can also make it mini and with great front if you use external PSU, but this is the best Thunder2 custom case with big PSU inside Smile

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Later 2013) 3.2GHz Quad Core Intel i7-4750HQ / 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 / 256GB SSD + 1TB
mini eGPUPCI Express vs. ThunderboltMac CAN gameGaming Laptops vs. MacBook Pro with eGPU

 
2012 13" MacBook Air [3rd,2C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12 [build link]  


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ed_co
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Looks awesome!! Much better than an external brick!! Have you used something as a base, or you build it from scratch?

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

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mcarver316
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Whoa! Nice.

Very professional looking. You could make some nice change with this. Smile

2015 17" MSI GT73VR 6RF Titan (GTX1070-SLI) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti x4 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [build link]  

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igerard
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Something I don't understand, the case that you build, are they mod of an existing commercial enclosure ? If not, where do you get the necessary electronic board, PCIe slots and TB3 card ?

Regards

MBP 2018, Touch Bar, i7 2.6 GHz, 32 GB RAM, 1T SSD, Radeon 560X... very nice!
eGPU : Akitio Node + RX 580 + GTX 980 Ti + Vega64


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nando4
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Posted by: igerard

 

Something I don't understand, the case that you build, are they mod of an existing commercial enclosure ? If not, where do you get the necessary electronic board, PCIe slots and TB3 card ?

Regards

   

The AKiTiO Thunder3 PCBs were removed and then mounted in this custom chassis with it's own internal PSU. This is a slimmer enclosure than what the eGPU-specific enclosures offered by AKiTiO/Sonnet/Mantiz/Asus : https://egpu.io/external-gpu-buyers-guide-2017/#tb3-enclosures

While the Thunder3 is cost effective to allow such mods, it's TI82 firmware does not allow non-eGFX certified hosts to allow eGPU detection.  The aforementioned TI83 firmware enclosures do have firmware updates allowing eGPU detection on non-certified hosts.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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igerard
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Thank you for the answer.

I was believing that having some PCIe board with two slots, one with a TB3 pcie card and the correct power supply would work... Something I don't understand in fact is a need for a specific additional electronic...

With the price I will try the last Akitio Node with the TI83 chip then... I believe

MBP 2018, Touch Bar, i7 2.6 GHz, 32 GB RAM, 1T SSD, Radeon 560X... very nice!
eGPU : Akitio Node + RX 580 + GTX 980 Ti + Vega64


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igerard
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And the setup shown here would be perfect for me :  https://egpu.io/akitio-node-review-the-state-of-thunderbolt-3-egpu/

I am a programmer and need to test some stuff with Cuda, does not need the most powerful and expensive card Smile

MBP 2018, Touch Bar, i7 2.6 GHz, 32 GB RAM, 1T SSD, Radeon 560X... very nice!
eGPU : Akitio Node + RX 580 + GTX 980 Ti + Vega64


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