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Wookiestick
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A sparkle Geforce 650 GTX and an EVGA Geforce 1060 3 GB both work in Windows 10 rs3 and Mac OS 10.13.3 on my late 2012 i5 mac mini.

2012 Mac Mini [3rd,2C,M] + GTX 1060 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + macOS 10.13.3 & Win10 [build link]  

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Yukikaze
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Posted by: Wookiestick

A sparkle Geforce 650 GTX and an EVGA Geforce 1060 3 GB both work in Windows 10 rs3 and Mac OS 10.13.3 on my late 2012 i5 mac mini.

Thank you for the update. I added this to the opening post.

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Arthy
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@yukikaze could you please update your initial post with the following? Pretty sure that would help future enthusiasts Smile

Did work:
MBP13 TB (Late 2016), EVGA 1060 3GB

Did NOT work:
MBP13 TB (Late 2016), ASUS 670 Mini

Thanks!

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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malus_domestica
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Mac Mini Server (Mid-2011) has been successful using:

EVGA GTX 960 2GB
EVGA GTX 1060 6GB
MSI RX 560 ITX 4GB

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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summarit
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Razer Blade 2016 12" + EVGA 1050 SC 

I tried to connect the Gaming Box to my laptop without the 1050 and it acted identically to when the 1050 was seated.

2016 13" HP Spectre X360 [7th,2C,U] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Lite) + Win10 [build link]  

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comfycat
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Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but since yall are poking around inside the Aorus Gaming Box...

Is there any way to permanently disable the LEDs? I've seen fan mods, for the annoyingly whiny 40mm fans, but nothing to do with the LEDs. They're part of the circuit-board, so I'm at a loss. Maybe there's a pin or a small power cable somewhere? Any help would be really appreciated; hate those lights.

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Yukikaze
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Doesn't the software it come with allow control over the LEDs? I never actually tried it with mine since I don't mind the lights and I don't run a GB (or even an NVidia) GPU with it.

Want to output [email protected] out of an old system on the cheap? Read here.
Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

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comfycat
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Interesting, so @yukikaze you like the enclosure but use it with different cards? Did you mod the fans?

Well the software I think you mean is the Aorus Graphics Engine, and it isn't available for macOS, to my knowledge. In Windows it might give me control if I was using TB3, but with Tb2 the software only recognized the GPU (calling it a VGA).

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late-2013 13" MBP Retina + [email protected] (Aorus Gaming Box via TB3>TB2 adapter) + macOS10.13.3 & Win10

 
2013 13" MacBook Pro [4th,2C,U] + GTX 1080 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + macOS 10.13.3 & Win10 [build link]  


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Yukikaze
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I bought one of those empty and I am running it with a R9 285. I quite like it as the dock for a Spectre x360. I am yet to mod the fans, but it is on the list of things to do. And if the USB hub in that thing was reliable, it would be a perfect small dock, but even without it, it is a solid enclosure. You are right about the software only being available for Windows, I did not realize you were on a Mac, sorry!

I can't really come up with a permanent solution for you aside of physically destroying or removing the LEDs and hoping that their part of the circuit is not somehow responsible for something else (it probably isn't, as it would not make much sense, but I can't be sure). Can't you cover the LEDs with electric tape or something?

Want to output [email protected] out of an old system on the cheap? Read here.
Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."- Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love."

 
2012 14" Lenovo Thinkpad T430s [3rd,2C,M] + RX 550 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (Atto Thunderlink) + Win10 [build link]  


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comfycat
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Oh alright! I saw the empty ones online. They're a great design and barring the lights and fan problems (maybe not problems for some), AND the USB through-put problems, it's perfect! I have considered de-soldering the LED lights; they're those super slim ones, so it'd be tricky. And like you said, I'd risk some unexpected failure. So yes, the mechanical solution comes next... some light barrier.

I'll be honest. This case HAS worked for me; I mean, it ran 4k gaming content in Win10 boot camp, and I've maybe played a hundred hours of various games (mostly Ghost Recon Wildlands). But the learning curve has been steep. And even when it was working I can't tell you how many times I've had games crash on me (due to my inexperience, other faulty hardware, or mysteries yet unsolved). Combined with the issues I mentioned earlier, not to mention the tens of hours learning how to get it detected and installed... I've had enough for now. I unplugged it, put it in the closet, and ordered myself a PS4 Pro.

Don't worry, I'll be back at it! Maybe when I have a TB3 computer...

You've been warned.
late-2013 13" MBP Retina + [email protected] (Aorus Gaming Box via TB3>TB2 adapter) + macOS10.13.3 & Win10

 
2013 13" MacBook Pro [4th,2C,U] + GTX 1080 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + macOS 10.13.3 & Win10 [build link]  


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