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theitsage
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October 10, 2018 5:29 pm  

@steve500 Take a look at this post where @nando4 detailed the steps to replicate @dope's success.

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October 10, 2018 5:43 pm  
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@steve500 Take a look at this post where @nando4 detailed the steps to replicate @dope's success.

Thanks sir

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October 11, 2018 11:08 am  

RX580 gaming box with mbp13 2015 works fine with patch from mac_editor

A. 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb

B. 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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October 18, 2018 9:54 am  

Hi all, I just got a GIGABYTE AORUS GTX 1070 Gaming Box for a very good price as it was at a shop display, anyways i didn't know that nvidia gpu's aren't working out of the box with macOS , i tried to set up purge-wrangler but when my mac switches to the dedicated AMD gpu built in the mac display goes off (  https://ibb.co/hcueqf  ), but when i load up windows via bootcamp everything seems to work just fine, anyways i would like to ask if i where to get a Sapphire AMD R9 NANO Mini-ITX and swap it with the 1070 would it work ?

Thank you for your help 

Matthew

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October 19, 2018 4:10 am  

See my latest post here.  https://egpu.io/forums/psu-cables/power-up-rx-580-mini-itx-with-aorus-gaming-box/

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October 29, 2018 10:50 pm  

When an "incompatible" card is in the egpu box, what happens when you force-power-on the PSU via the PWR_ON pin to ground of the 24pin power connector?

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November 6, 2018 2:14 pm  

A little different from the current convo but would the new Zotac 2070 mini fit in an Aorus? (Link below.) The specs say 8.3 inches long and 5 inches high, which is right at the size of the box I think. Powerwise, it's a 170 watt so the box should be able to handle it (it can do up to 220 watt correct?) Currently running a few generations old 750 (non-TI) so looking to leap forward rather than just do a 1000 series. 

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November 6, 2018 2:22 pm  

@veriestvarlet The Zotac RTX 2070 mini is longer than the space available inside the Gaming Box.

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November 6, 2018 2:30 pm  

Dang. Might still pick one up though and see how much physical modding will be needed and report back (whenever they come out.)

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November 6, 2018 2:51 pm  

That's a good plan. The biggest hurdle is the vertically placed 24-pin power plug. I've seen mods that replaced this with a horizontal one. Gigabyte is also working on RTX Gaming Boxes.

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November 7, 2018 5:15 pm  

Im new in this field. Can I have a question? 
Does the aorus gaming box with MSI gtx 1070 aero ITX OC work on dell xps 13 9350?

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December 8, 2018 2:41 pm  

Hi,

I have brought a AORUS Gaming Box (without the 1080) for my 2017 MBP 13 base line. I believed MSI Radeon RX 560 Aero ITX can be used with this enclosure. I am waiting both to be arrived next week. So, basically all I need to do is to install EFI automate-eGPU solution by Goalque, and I am good to go?Am I right? I can't with to play some DOTA 2 with max settings!

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December 21, 2018 9:41 am  

Would someone confirm if AMD Vega 56 can be installed in Aorus Gaming Box? Any step by step modding guide?

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December 21, 2018 5:06 pm  

Here's @irev210's build guide using the RX Vega Nano in the Gaming Box. It's a nice pairing. Soon there will be another option for mini enclosure to build ITX-sized eGPU. I bought a prototype off eBay a couple weeks ago and here are some photos.

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December 22, 2018 12:28 am  

Thanks Eightarmedpet and the itsage! Anyone know if there is difference between the Aorus 1080 and 580 gaming box? Internal chips are the same for Vega 56 to work?

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December 22, 2018 2:23 am  

@user99999 Most Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box left the factory with a firmware that limits Host-to-Device speed. This was done to help stability of the expansion ports. You can update/flash the firmware to a different version but it's not a trivial task especially on a Mac. Other than that the all components are the same.

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January 5, 2019 8:11 pm  

Can anyone confirm or deny that a Zotac 1050 ti mini will work in the Aorus Gaming Box?

There is one for sale near me and I'd trying to decide if I should get it for use the gaming box.

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January 13, 2019 5:30 am  

Does the aorus gaming box with MSI gtx 1070 aero ITX OC work

I would like to know this as well. The card is 175mm but all the cards listed here are <=173mm.

Thanks!

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February 8, 2019 3:17 am  

I can confirm the gigabyte rtx 2060 mini works great in an AGB that originally had a 1070.  The H2D firmware for the 1070 also worked great.  I used this setup on both a matebook x pro and 2019 razer blade stealth.  For $470 it is a powerful mobile gaming setup ($350 for 2060 and $120 for AGB).

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February 12, 2019 9:22 am  

I was able to successfully install and make work Sapphire Radeon RX 570 ITX.

All I had to do, thanks to @dope, is put a wire between PRSNT #2 of 16x (side B, pin 82) and PRSNT #2 of 8x (side B, pin 48). I don't know why it works, but it does, any insight why is it needed @dope?

At first I tried putting a wire into the slot itself to test it (green wire).

Then I soldered it on the bottom side of the pcb. Connected these two pins with a wire.

Now it works on mac mini 2018 with Mojave and Windows 10.

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February 12, 2019 1:01 pm  

@sergey_lerg Thank you for sharing your success in getting the the RX 570 Pulse ITX to work inside the Gaming Box. Nice work identifying and soldering the two pins on the Thunderbolt board bottom side. Here's an explanation why this power modification is required for certain GPUs when installed in the Gaming Box.

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February 15, 2019 7:26 pm  

The post you mentioned shows how to supply additional power to the slot, in my case I didn't have to do it. PRSNT pins don't deliver power, they just indicate what size does a board have. By connection 16x and 8x PRSNT pins I indicate that the board is effectively 8x size and that somehow makes it work. That's what I am asking about.

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