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Can you use the 'Sonnet Echo Express SEL' as an eGPU?
 

Can you use the 'Sonnet Echo Express SEL' as an eGPU?  

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Brawl
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Hey, I am from the UK, and finding a case is pretty damn hard for some reason with most having unsure delivery times.

I found this:

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/sonnet-echo-express-sel-thunderbolt-3-edition-pcie-expansion-chassis-2x-thunderbolt-connections-40gb  

It doesn't mention that it will work as an eGPU but it is my understanding that most do not. Will it house a GTX 1060 mini and work?

 

Many thanks

 

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mcarver316
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Posted by: Brawl

Hey, I am from the UK, and finding a case is pretty damn hard for some reason with most having unsure delivery times.

I found this:

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/sonnet-echo-express-sel-thunderbolt-3-edition-pcie-expansion-chassis-2x-thunderbolt-connections-40gb  

It doesn't mention that it will work as an eGPU but it is my understanding that most do not. Will it house a GTX 1060 mini and work?

 

Many thanks

 

I had the SE 1 version. Sonnet puts the Thunderbolt controller board in front of the PCIe slot to ensure only single width cards can fit.

Under the single width PCIE slot is the Thunderbolt daughtercard. Sonnet brags this allows future Thunderbolt upgrades, unfortunately at the expense of installing double width cards.

If you're determined to use the SEL, you can get a x16 PCIe riser ribbon cable to install a double width GPU. However you will have to find your own way of putting the setup in a custom enclosure.

2015 17" MSI GT73VR-6RF 2xGTX1070 + [email protected] (AKiTiO Node driving Cubix Chassis) + Win10 > 365Gigahashes per second


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