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lifecom
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Posted by: itsage

The Mantiz eGPU enclosures use the same TUL board as Sonnet Break Away box. The first 100 group-buyers are the lucky ones!

But w/o USB, Ethernet and SATA board...

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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: lifecom
Posted by: itsage

The Mantiz eGPU enclosures use the same TUL board as Sonnet Break Away box. The first 100 group-buyers are the lucky ones!

But w/o USB, Ethernet and SATA board...

Yes, that's the strength of Mantiz Venus and also don't forget the nice design in full Aluminum with Anodizing and a IPC standard power supply ( We did spend a lot time & cost on this PSU ). And finally, we got Certification from Intel now!

 

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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: switch

Why so? Will the REST of the world receive different boards? 🙂

Here's to hoping that Mantiz will be able to arrange a normal supply and warranty chain for those of us that that never made the group buy!

HI;

We will first fulfill the group buy orders in the next few business day ( Intel Cert. is done ) then we will have enough stock in Amazon. stay tuned and we will update the latest status @ anytime.

 

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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: jefniro

What is strange is that in the entire Mantiz web site there are no mentions to Thunderbolt technology (that is different from a generic "USB-C" port) no logo, no specifications.. nothing! Also in the Mantiz Venus there is no thunderbolt 3 port reference... 

We specially remove it, before getting the Intel Cert. and with full respect of the Technology, we need to remove Those Patent wording for that time being, and now since the Product finally Certed. we are processing the Trade mark licensing now, then Website will be update again. Thank you for your point this out and let us have opportunities to explain the background and story.

 

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Posted by: Sky11

Does any of Mantiz enclosures have Intel Thunderbolt Certification?

Just get it done.

 

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Posted by: Mymantiz_John

HI;

We will first fulfill the group buy orders in the next few business day ( Intel Cert. is done ) then we will have enough stock in Amazon. stay tuned and we will update the latest status @ anytime.

 

As I jump off from the group buy and left my place I'll keep an eye open for another deal and I'll hope I'll be able stay on it then! 🙂

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lifecom
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Posted by: Mymantiz_John
...and a IPC standard power supply ( We did spend a lot time & cost on this PSU )...

What is special about IPC PSU?

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Rycco
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@Mymantiz will there be another group buy?

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@Mymantiz Does this mean that your plan for further sales is through Amazon, not through a second group buy?

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Posted by: lifecom

But w/o USB, Ethernet and SATA board...

The Venus has USB, Ethernet, and SATA. See below:

https://egpu.io/mantiz-venus-review-thunderbolt-3-external-gpu-docking-station/

 

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The PSU in the Mantiz is the best of the enclosures I tested so far. It’s 550W Gold. The most demanding GPU you can find atm is a Radeon Pro Duo. This monster requires three 8-pin PCIe cables. No enclosure except the Mantiz was able to handle this GPU.

I know it’s an extreme example. I brought this up because the 100 members who committed to the group buy nearly two months ago get rewarded for their support.

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Posted by: itsage

The PSU in the Mantiz is the best of the enclosures I tested so far. It's 550W Gold. The most demanding GPU you can find atm is a Radeon Pro Duo. This monster requires three 8-pin PCIe cables. No enclosure except the Mantiz was able to handle this GPU.

I know it's an extreme example. I brought this up because the 100 members who committed to the group buy nearly two months ago get rewarded for their support.

Will the duo pro work with a mac though I suppose would be the question, mainly for my own curiosity...

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@dslater Radeon Pro Duo does not in macOS. I tried with Mac Pro tower PCIe slots as well as eGPU. The dual chip setup is something too foreign for the OS.

When I tried it in Windows via eGPU, the GPU shows as two individual graphics cards. One was working while the other was having error 12. It was pretty wild. 😀

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I know that this is an old topic, and that I posted in this thread to be on the waiting list for any possible second group buy, but having considered this more I really do with TUL would sell the boards on their own. I've ordered a Spectre X360 13, but already have a perfectly useable compact tower with power supply in the desktop PC it will replace. Rather than effectively waste money on another set, it would be very efficient for me to remove the old mobo and create my own eGPU enclosure. There has to be a growing and eventually significant market for that, so it would make sense for TUL to get ahead of the game as someone will eventually do it, in my opinion.

Any hints of TUL considering doing that, or perhaps concerned they'd be undermining their sales agreements with other all-in-one eGPU vendors right now?

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Posted by: Mymantiz_John

We will first fulfill the group buy orders in the next few business day ( Intel Cert. is done ) then we will have enough stock in Amazon. stay tuned and we will update the latest status @ anytime.

I am in the UK and want to buy a mantiz venus asap =)

When do you think is the earliest date I could get my hands on one? Any ETA on when we can place new orders?

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Posted by: lifecom

What is special about IPC PSU?

it is DC/DC PSU, it means DC-to-DC converter is a class of power supply which converts a source of direct current (DC) from one voltage level to another. They can essentially step-up, step-down or invert a DC voltage. Those PSU is mainly to be used for Industrial or medial purpose, it means highly stable & also avoid unbalance situation ( 12V x 45A but 3.3 & 5V are ZERO , PSU may access to the protection mode then shut down.)

 

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@Mymantiz_John: Once the shipping has been arranged, are we going to get a tracking number for the parcel? And can you estimate how long shipping is roughly going to take to Europe (or Germany in particular)? I'm going to be away for the last week of June and I just want to make sure that I won't miss the Venus delivery.

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Can I use an r9 290 with the Mantiz Venus?

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Posted by: Dsntrgr8

Can I use an r9 290 with the Mantiz Venus?

You should be able to. 

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Posted by: itsage

The PSU in the Mantiz is the best of the enclosures I tested so far. It's 550W Gold. The most demanding GPU you can find atm is a Radeon Pro Duo. This monster requires three 8-pin PCIe cables. No enclosure except the Mantiz was able to handle this GPU.

I know it's an extreme example. I brought this up because the 100 members who committed to the group buy nearly two months ago get rewarded for their support.

Hi Sage,

can please provide PSU model and max current on 12V rail?

Does it have single 12V rail?

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itsage
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@Sky11 here’s the label from the Mantiz Venus‘ PSU.

 

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wingman9
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... I'm dying to get my hands on my Venus! Hope they ship soon...

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Dsntrgr8
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When will the shipping process begin?

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Posted by: Dsntrgr8

When will the shipping process begin?

June 14th at the latest. 

 

https://twitter.com/Mantiz_John/status/871610907993841664

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Does anyone know if the gtx 1080 ti ROG Strix fits? I couldn't find its width

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Lacin
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Posted by: Rycco

Does anyone know if the gtx 1080 ti ROG Strix fits? I couldn't find its width

The answer is no, according to mantiz site and the 1080 ti chart at the end of this article

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The size on the mantiz site depends on the exact form factor, as stated earlier in this thread. Wider cards CAN fit.

The ROG is probably the bulkiest card out there tho.

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Posted by: Lacin
Posted by: Rycco

Does anyone know if the gtx 1080 ti ROG Strix fits? I couldn't find its width

The answer is no, according to mantiz site and the 1080 ti chart at the end of this article

Great, I'll go with the Evga 1080ti FTW3 😀

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Pascal stability is very bad, I suggest all to switch to Radeon at least for now. I'm just talking for macOS but anyway I see many report of problems on Win side (not eGPU specific). Just buy a RX 580 then upgrade to Vega is you need 1080 performance level


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I hope there end up being more enclosures with the feature set of the Venus..

Knocked it out of the park IMO - I'm just worried it will be impossible to get one for most of 2017

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lifecom
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@itsage @Mymantiz_John

The PSU is always on? Or only when TB-cable is connected?

My question is related to interesting solution in magma expansions: they use +5VSB-line for powering TB-board, then connect TB-cable -> PSU turns on (via PsON).

I have an idea to implement this with Thunder3: Connect power to the TB-board with 12VSB and "catch" the signal for PsON (where) to turn on PSU...

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Jbrandtner
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Yea, Venus is now available on mymantiz.com!

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Rycco
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All we wanna know about is the group buy! 

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YXebsQme
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$80 for shipping is simply outrageous.

I really want one, but will have to wait until there is another group buy or they are at Amazon, NewEgg, etc

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Jbrandtner
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If you want to be one of the first, you have to pay teh price 😉 

Just got the information that my order shall be shipped within the next three buisness days...

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YXebsQme
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Also just saw on Twitter replies that there will be no 2nd Group Buy and we are probably 2 months from Amazon availability.

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