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Stéphane Betzi
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I finally ordered it... I just hope it was not a mistake. I will keep you posted to see how it works with my xps13 from Dell (4x thunderbolt-c)... And how it feels (build etc...)

Dell XPS 13 v2018 - 1To SSD - 16Go RAM
KFA2 GALAX SNPR NVIDIA 1060 egpu
Belkin - Thunderbolt 3 cable USB-C 3.1-40 Gbit/s, 5K, 100 W - 2M

 
2018 13" Dell XPS 13 9370 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Galax SNPR) + Win10 [build link]  


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Eightarmedpet
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Thats a cracking price! May have to order one myself (have French family so can get delivered to them). Cheers for the link!

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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Stéphane Betzi
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They even have a refurbished one for 250 but only with 6 month garanteeg so I passed on that one.

Dell XPS 13 v2018 - 1To SSD - 16Go RAM
KFA2 GALAX SNPR NVIDIA 1060 egpu
Belkin - Thunderbolt 3 cable USB-C 3.1-40 Gbit/s, 5K, 100 W - 2M

 
2018 13" Dell XPS 13 9370 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Galax SNPR) + Win10 [build link]  


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Eightarmedpet
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Damn! Pick it up for me and post it over? I'll send proper Tea and HP sauce in return?

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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Stéphane Betzi
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Lol, maybe you want first to see if I am happy with it once it's at my place :p

Édit: link for the refurbished one. What is strange is that they already have 5 of them... Scary.
https://www.rueducommerce.fr/produit/kfa2-boitier-graphique-externe-snpr-avec-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-32183144/offre-77479636

Dell XPS 13 v2018 - 1To SSD - 16Go RAM
KFA2 GALAX SNPR NVIDIA 1060 egpu
Belkin - Thunderbolt 3 cable USB-C 3.1-40 Gbit/s, 5K, 100 W - 2M

 
2018 13" Dell XPS 13 9370 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Galax SNPR) + Win10 [build link]  


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Stéphane Betzi
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I received it today...  They were fast.
I took some picture of the unboxing. Will post later. Its is pretty small (size of a PC PSU).

I was very scared at the beginning bcz it would not start (no green light). Then it took a very long time for the laptop so see it. It seems I have trouble with the thunderbolt driver, but will check that later.

First information :
- Not powerful enough to charge the DELL XPS13
- Performances : I am not a big gamer so I did not run benchs, but here what I can say about league of legends for example : Before 80 FPS with Mid settings in Full HD. Now 80 FPS 4K High Settings, and 125 FPS in FUll HD High settings.

Dell XPS 13 v2018 - 1To SSD - 16Go RAM
KFA2 GALAX SNPR NVIDIA 1060 egpu
Belkin - Thunderbolt 3 cable USB-C 3.1-40 Gbit/s, 5K, 100 W - 2M

 
2018 13" Dell XPS 13 9370 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Galax SNPR) + Win10 [build link]  


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Stéphane Betzi
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In addition to my previous comments, I can add :

- the TB3 cable is VERY short. Maybe 50 or 60 cm...
- The machine is quiet so far (idle) and is barely warm.
- I don't have the GALAX logo written on the black space on the left top.
- Seems pretty cheep because the front face is  made of plastic and because of the chosen design. The rest is better but feels like a 1980 PSU. However the small  size makes that acceptable.

Here are the pictures of my unboxing (that I also posted on a french forum) :

Dell XPS 13 v2018 - 1To SSD - 16Go RAM
KFA2 GALAX SNPR NVIDIA 1060 egpu
Belkin - Thunderbolt 3 cable USB-C 3.1-40 Gbit/s, 5K, 100 W - 2M

 
2018 13" Dell XPS 13 9370 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Galax SNPR) + Win10 [build link]  


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Posted by: John Chang

5. Lenovo Graphics Dock (cons: I heard lots of compatibility issues along with can't update the NVIDIA drivers.) 

Outdated info. You can now update your drivers and it works. I actually updated my drivers twice already.

Every (passive) Thunderbolt 3 cable is like that. It's 50cm. 100cm and 200cm long cables exist, they cost over 50 USD because it's active. This is a very nice price for a GTX 1060...

Lenovo ThinkPad 25 -- GALAX SNPR TB3 1060 -- Lenovo Graphics Dock -- Benq BL2411PT - - two PackedPixels - Dasung not-eReader backer


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Stéphane Betzi
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Here are a few benchs I tried yesterday night.
Wanted to run a 3Dmark, but did not know it was not free xD
A friend advised me to use Unigine.
Here they are 1) Enclosure OFF FUll HD 2) Enclosure ON Full HD 3) Onclosure ON 4K :

Dell XPS 13 v2018 - 1To SSD - 16Go RAM
KFA2 GALAX SNPR NVIDIA 1060 egpu
Belkin - Thunderbolt 3 cable USB-C 3.1-40 Gbit/s, 5K, 100 W - 2M

 
2018 13" Dell XPS 13 9370 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Galax SNPR) + Win10 [build link]  


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Stéphane Betzi
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Posted by: chx
Posted by: John Chang

5. Lenovo Graphics Dock (cons: I heard lots of compatibility issues along with can't update the NVIDIA drivers.) 

Outdated info. You can now update your drivers and it works. I actually updated my drivers twice already.

Every (passive) Thunderbolt 3 cable is like that. It's 50cm. 100cm and 200cm long cables exist, they cost over 50 USD because it's active. This is a very nice price for a GTX 1060...

It is exactly 50 cm.
I was surprised because I have a Dell Thunderbolt 3 dock for which the cable is approx 110 cm (and is much thicker). You can see the cable on my picture with my laptop. Front is the Galax and the rear cable is the Dell's. But for the dell on the dock end it's directly attached unfortunately.

Dell XPS 13 v2018 - 1To SSD - 16Go RAM
KFA2 GALAX SNPR NVIDIA 1060 egpu
Belkin - Thunderbolt 3 cable USB-C 3.1-40 Gbit/s, 5K, 100 W - 2M

 
2018 13" Dell XPS 13 9370 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Galax SNPR) + Win10 [build link]  


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