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NoahL
(@noahl)
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I’ve ordered my MacBook Pro 2018 13” core i5 with 16gb ram and I have some questions about diy external enclosures. 

1. Would I get better performance using a GTX 750ti or an r9 380?

2. Would I be able to get a PCIe to m.2 adapter, then an m.2 to thunderbolt 3 adapter?

3. If this is feasible, would I be able to power the setup with a dedicated desktop PSU?

m.2 adapters I’m considering:

https://egpu.io/external-gpu-buyers-guide-2019/#m2-interface

m.2 to tb3 adapters:

https://www.amazon.ca/External-Converter-Adapter-Enclosure-Support/dp/B07C5XMLB8/ref=asc_df_B07C5XMLB8/?tag=googlemobshop-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=292981412351&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4067631821739023413&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9000664&hvtargid=pla-768780168432&psc=1

https://www.amazon.ca/QNINE-Enclosure-JMS583-Included-Samsung/dp/B07JC2ZTNV/ref=asc_df_B07JC2ZTNV/?tag=googlemobshop-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=292981412351&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4067631821739023413&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9000664&hvtargid=pla-602014779801&psc=1

Thanks, Noah

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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nando4
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

Yes, can use a x4 3.0 M.2 eGPU adapter + NVME to Thunderbolt adapter. The expensive part being the M.2 Thunderbolt adapter that allow PCIe functionality on a Thunderbolt port. eg:

ADT-Link R43SG M.2 eGPU adapter
M.2 to Thunderbolt adapter

 

Though here it has (at most) 15W power delivery & requires your own PSU. When calculate the cost, is it worth it? The Razer Core X is ready to go with enclosure and PSU costing US$299.

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