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Joined: 2 weeks ago

Hey everyone, newb here.

So I'm about to purchase a decent laptop and I have a dual monitor setup at home already with an outdated PC, 4th gen i7, ddr3 ram, etc but has a 1080ti.

I'm thinking about scraping the PC or selling for cheap and keep the GPU.

How I'd go about setting my laptop with my setup with 1 cable connection only? I like the simplicity of having it all docked and tucked away but I hear a lot of compability issues that concern me so I'll list out ALL the components I need connected to the laptop.

-Keyboard USB

-Mouse USB

-27" monitor HDMI or DisplayPort

-29" monitor HDMI or DisplayPort

-USB Hub (has it's own power supply)

-Sound Card*

*This sound card I have is firewire connected so here I either get a new one with USB connection or maybe a eGPU enclosure with a second PCI extension for a firewire connection? 
I'm not sure what issues I may run with connecting it all like that but it sure would be sweet. Anyone using an eGPU as docking for all this like the Core v2 or Akitio Node Duo? Would any of these 2 work at all or would I need to daisy chain it to a specific dock station? In other words, what you guys reckon are my options here?

For a laptop I'm looking at a Clevo PC50DD2:
i7-10875H, RTX 2060, 16GB DDR4 2933 Kingston HyperX, 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe

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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Joined: 4 years ago

@ricardorbc, What I've learned is to never use a USB hub (powered or not) when you have an eGPU enclosure connected. If you're after a one-TB3-cable solution, buying an eGPU enclosure with dual TB3 controller and expansion ports is the best route. At the moment, Mantiz Saturn Pro is the best option. The sound card may need to be an external USB for it to work through the eGPU enclosure.


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2013 Mac Pro (FP D500 x2) [3rd,12C,E] + RX 5700 XT @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Mantiz Saturn Pro) + macOS 11 [build link]