Overlooked power delivery on this build: 2016 Razer Blade Stealth + ADT-Link R43SG-TB3 + Dell DA-2 PSU + GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660
To keep it short, I thought I would save money by using an ADT-Link R43SG-TB3 + Dell DA-2 PSU for my egpu, but I just assumed that my setup would charge my Razer Blade Stealth laptop while plugged into the only tb3 port. Turns out I was wrong (I'm pretty new at this) and now if I want to use my egpu, which seems to be working properly (I just set it up today and I haven't encountered any issues specifically related to the egpu), I have to forfeit charging my laptop.
A workaround this I thought might be to buy a thunderbolt 3 dock with two tb3 ports and take the performance hit. Is this the best solution? If so, what are some good recommendations for docks? If not, does anybody know a better way?
Any advice would be much appreciated!
@itsage, thanks for the reply! I'm definitely considering selling it to a friend and going for the Mantiz or Akitio. But what do you think about using something like an HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 Dock or a Dell WD19TB? I saw a few relatively cheap ones on eBay.
@rdpixel, They work but it's a mess and eGPU should always be connected directly to the TB3 port rather than daisy-chained.