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Collecting Ideas / Wishes for a DIY Thunderbolt 3 > PCIe3.0 x4 (eGPU) Mini-ITX Board  


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I'm a little bit unhappy with what's available on the market in terms of eGPU / external TB3 enclosures as none of them be flexible enough / come with many caveats so I was thinking (for a very brief amount of time so far TBH) what would/could somebody want if they could spec their own DIY TB3 > PCIe 'boards' by taking the ADT-Link R43SG-TB3 as a template and modify it to our / my needs. I've started the discussion at /r/eGPU but wherever anyone wants to chime, here or there, I'd be happy for any ideas, wishes etc and we'll see where this goes, if anywhere beyond some thoughts.




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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@jbattermann, Other than low cost and flexibility, the combination of R43SG + TB3 is the worst of both worlds. A Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure provides the convenience of hot-plug and charging expansion eGPU dock while an M.2 eGPU adapter provides the best eGPU performance. You haven't really refined the benefits of what you have in mind. I don't think a larger box without the strengths of either solutions would be something people want.


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