SFF - Mini eGPU Chassis by Aibohphobia
SFF Forum is currently designing a small Mini eGPU chassis.
No name as of yet. But it supports cards up to the Mini GTX 1080, and can be either powered internally or via an external brick. It uses a donor inXtron board as the TB3 controller and HDPlex parts for power.
Input from eGPU fans during this design process is welcome. Today's livestream here.
thanks OP. love the discussion posted there and the implementation, etc.. but a TB3 controller card alone for that proposed build is $280. That is if you aren't pulling it from another egpu case like node or thunder3, etc. Kinda makes me less interested in going the DIY case route. Maybe the prices will come down?
Livestream is live again right now.
Yeah, it's still not economical. To do this, you basically require a donor inXtron HDK TB3 board + Chassis + PSU. So out of pocket is just as much as a razer core, albeit much smaller.
However, after the project is done, we'll have the design. The first purpose built Mini eGPU.
Hi its look great, i think you must make the size at least for:
ϟ AKiTiO Thunder2 + EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC Gaming (macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and Windows 10)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Later 2013) 3.2GHz Quad Core Intel i7-4750HQ / 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 / 256GB SSD + 1TB
✪ mini eGPU ● PCI Express vs. Thunderbolt ● Mac CAN game ● Gaming Laptops vs. MacBook Pro with eGPU
Yes, the Zotac GTX 1080 Mini will fit inside the SFF eGPU. 🙂
A case that really is small and yet can hold different sized cards would be great!
Present: 2012 Mac mini + PowerColor RX 56 Vega Nano @10Gbps-TB1 +
PowerColor eGFX Mini 180F via TB3->TB2 adapter + macOS Mojave
I wish I had read this post earlier, too bad he couldn't finish the design. I found a power supply may be used in this project:
It's 30mm thick, will save 10mm compare to Flex I suggested in the other post. It is possible to arrange the power supply and the video card back to back, so the size of the chassis could be controlled under 80x150x240mm, with Zotac 1080 Mini inside.
I'm not a big fan of the design he left over, the HDPlex power supply blocks the front air intake to the video card.