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BarrettDotFifty
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Any news on this?

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BarrettDotFifty
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Looks like it's available now on the German, British and Italian amazon, including some German online stores, with only the RTX 2060 bundled version available. The pricing seems rather decent, though I'm wondering what kind of 2060 is in there. Could it be the Founders Edition?

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Posted by: @barrettdotfifty

Looks like it's available now on the German, British and Italian amazon, including some German online stores, with only the RTX 2060 bundled version available. The pricing seems rather decent, though I'm wondering what kind of 2060 is in there. Could it be the Founders Edition?

569 euro at the following URL, available 10th-August with poster showing a RTX 2060 Founder's Edition:

https://www.campuspoint.de/lenovocampus-82ca000hge.html

 

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BarrettDotFifty
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That's a good deal. Did they mention anywhere that it's a FE card, or did you just assume it from the poster?

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Amazon Germany has one in Stock (for about 615 Euro) and I just ordered one directly from Lenovo Germany for 551 Euros (they had supposedly 10 in Stock and a 10% off coupon). I had planned to go with a Razer X Core Chroma + GTX 1660 Super but the overall price for the BoostStation incl. the RTX 2060 seemed nice enough to at least give it a try and look.

However, as I intend to run it on my desk, I'll also try to check if the power supply (a LITEON PS-8501-2VB supposedly) can be replaced with a quieter one and same goes for the fan inside the chassis.

 

I also found that the German Lenovo site has a bunch of documents and videos available i.e. for replacing the individual parts (see https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/se/de/products/accessory/docks/lenovo-legion-booststation/documentation / https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/se/de/products/accessory/docks/lenovo-legion-booststation/solutions/HT510828-REMOVAL-AND-REPLACEMENT-VIDEOS-LENOVO-LEGION-BOOSTSTATION-82CA

Ahh.. same support site is available in English as well: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/accessory/docks/lenovo-legion-booststation

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BarrettDotFifty
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Please let us know of your experience with it. There's still no info to be found on whether the bundled RTX 2060 is a Founders Edition card, or whether there's a TB3 cable included and if so, what's the cable and how long it is. I'd appreciate it a lot if someone can answer these.

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@jbattermann, Thank you for sharing those links! Hopefully this Lenovo BoostStation eGPU enclosure will be available worldwide soon and without a bundled graphics card. I tried to identify whether the mainboard contains a secondary Alpine-Ridge Thunderbolt 3 controller but could not tell. 

@barrettdotfifty Based on the RTX 2070 Super card in the how-to video, my guess is the bundled RTX 2060 is not Founders Edition.

 

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BarrettDotFifty
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@itsage Looks like it does have a 2nd TB3 controller: https://egpu.io/forums/postid/80713/

 

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Based on the RTX 2070 Super card in the how-to video, my guess is the bundled RTX 2060 is not Founders Edition.

The thing is, based on their official page listing, the enclosure does not come bundled with the RTX 2070 Super in any sort of form. They only have RTX 2060 & RX 5700 XT bundles.

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@barrettdotfifty, Ha! It's been a bit a I completely forgot about seeing that mainboard photo and spotting the two TB3 controllers.

 

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BarrettDotFifty
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Looks like there's a customer review already on the German Amazon listing. It is claimed that the included TB3 cable has a length of 20cm. A bit disappointing, but the price speaks for itself TBH.

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