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FricoRico
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Posted by: goalque
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Is anyone using this enclosure with Thunderbolt 2 equipped Macbooks? I wonder if anyone else is having any black startup screen issues?

For me the Macbook firmware is locking the startup when this enclosure is attached. Can't seem to get past that and it would be great to be able to reboot with the eGPU still attached.

Yep, I had similar issue with the Devilbox & Mid 2015 15" (M370X). The culprit was either complexity of multiple ports that the firmware couldn't initialize in EFI or the dGPU. I don't remember exactly.

This indeed seemed the case. eGPU can now be attached while rebooting after using the daemon to reset the NVRAM boot option, also got my hands on a Thunderbolt 3 Macbook Pro 15", it behaved normally without the daemon running.

Also concluded that the harddrive does not work under Windows on Thunderbolt 2 systems because of the complexity of multiple ports. Because that also works in Windows on the Thunderbolt 3 Macbook Pro.

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New Venus Italian video review


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Dsntrgr8
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I have had the Venus since the first group buy and it has worked fine up until around august last year where it started to randomly disconnect the gpu and hard drive I had in there. I have since tried swapping the graphics card with another one and also buying a new cable for it but nothing seems to work. It does it more often when I am gaming but also does it when I am doing nothing.

This is  what I have:
R9 280x and R9 380
Razer Blade Stealth late 2016 7500u

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ikir
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We pubblished Italian full review of Venus. You can check benchmarks no need to know Italian Smile
https://www.egpu.it/recensione-mantiz-venus-thunderbolt-egpu-box/


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my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
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Does anyone experience that there might be a problem with the power supply or the TB connector? my VENUS has an issue where when moved around it completely crashes (power off -on) don't know if its the issue with the PSU or the TB connector. 

right know my setup is unusable since with the egpu my Mac just instantly freezes. 

PLUS: moving the power cable makes some electric noises inside my box, like a surging sound - faulty capacitor?

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Is there any data on the impact of running a SSD inside the Venus? I have a Vega 56 set up with High Sierra now and I'm considering adding a SSD for game storage. Will it cause a drop in FPS?

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Italian guide to upgrade Venus PSU:


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Maven
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For those of you that are now starting to have connections...

Check your TB3 cable.

I have had two of the included cheapo .5m cables go bad now. (Razer and Mantiz)

Replaced with an Apple .8m TB3 cable and fixed the issue both times.

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schmaexx
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Just wanted to say thanks to the great support at Mantiz in terms of shipment and dealing with customs, I got mine today. Because I was following this (and other) threads, I was quite surprised about the Venus now featuring a larger fan (not the 80mm fan I was reading here a lot about).
So here is a picture of the larger fan.

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Received mine today as well and noticed the different fan (was going to swap the 80mm for something else). It's almost identical to the ID Cooling 120mm 15mm thick fans I have.

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ahendarman
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I ordered from Amazon and just got it last week. It still has a 80mm fan.  I’ve been thinking to change it to something quieter since I am in an office cubicles setting. 

I haven’t figured out how to remove the fan without disassembling everything. Looks like there is about 1” clearance from the bottom to open the screws. Looks like I need a low clearance angle screwdriver. Anyone has a guide on how to do this?

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dallasmcfly
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Is this 120mm fan quiet? Or are there quieter 120mm fans that are recommended?
I messaged their support and it seems like enclosures now ship with the 120mm fan

All of our inventory is 120mm now. Including AMZ

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PepeCZ
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Can we reach setup:
MantizVenus + AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Air Cooled 16GB?

Or is it same as standart Vega64, where have this gpu card very high peak?

LAPTOP = HP Spectre x360 13 Dark Ash Silver (i7-8565U, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD)
EGPU = Mantiz Venus MZ-02 Space Grey + PSU Corsair SF600 600W 80 Plus Gold
GPU = PowerColor AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2
DISPLAY = Samsung C27FG73 | ROUTER = NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S R7800
KEYBOARD = Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum | MOUSE = Logitech G305 Recoil Black
CHAIR = DXRacer Racing OH/RV001/N
PHONE = OnePlus 6T MidnightBlack (8GB LPDDR4X, 256GB UFS2.1)


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PepeCZ
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Guys if I have one Mantiz Venus, and we want buy into family second Mantiz Venus
but we want buy card Vega64 or better FrontieeEdition with aircoler from eBay

(Ofc we know, that we need switch default PSU)

In my county we can have for good price (for my country) one of these two PSU SilverStone (our eyes moving on company SilverStone for good quality), is it good PSU?
And is good choice for futureproof buy 800W or is okay only 600W (price is +- twice for version with 800W versus 600W)

* SilverStone SFX Gold SX600-G v 1.1 600W
128$
* SilverStone SFX-L Titanium SX800-LTI 800W
210$

Johny for Mantiz recommend PSU "Corsair SF600 600W"
and here on eGPU forum I found that next recommend PSU is Enermax 650W.
So what now 😀 Johny can switch PSU for additional 70$ so this looks as good variant which not cost many more bucks only for better PSU. What you mean guys?

LAPTOP = HP Spectre x360 13 Dark Ash Silver (i7-8565U, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD)
EGPU = Mantiz Venus MZ-02 Space Grey + PSU Corsair SF600 600W 80 Plus Gold
GPU = PowerColor AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2
DISPLAY = Samsung C27FG73 | ROUTER = NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S R7800
KEYBOARD = Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum | MOUSE = Logitech G305 Recoil Black
CHAIR = DXRacer Racing OH/RV001/N
PHONE = OnePlus 6T MidnightBlack (8GB LPDDR4X, 256GB UFS2.1)


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Rycco
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Hey guys, which of the fan connectors on the board is the high performance one? The left or the right? I don't care about noise, just wanna make sure the fans are as fast as possible.

mid-2017 15" Macbook Pro RP555 + [email protected] (Mantiz Venus) + macOS & Win10


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PepeCZ
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Guys I want look on mymantiz.com website, but without luck.
My devices cannot load website (laptop via optic fiber, phone via vodafone). Mantiz have website down?
I wrote message on mantiz facebook, that I cannot load website, but I received answer, that all is ok.

LAPTOP = HP Spectre x360 13 Dark Ash Silver (i7-8565U, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD)
EGPU = Mantiz Venus MZ-02 Space Grey + PSU Corsair SF600 600W 80 Plus Gold
GPU = PowerColor AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2
DISPLAY = Samsung C27FG73 | ROUTER = NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S R7800
KEYBOARD = Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum | MOUSE = Logitech G305 Recoil Black
CHAIR = DXRacer Racing OH/RV001/N
PHONE = OnePlus 6T MidnightBlack (8GB LPDDR4X, 256GB UFS2.1)


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Kelvin Tan
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Posted by: hr1bek

Guys I want look on mymantiz.com website, but without luck.
My devices cannot load website (laptop via optic fiber, phone via vodafone). Mantiz have website down?
I wrote message on mantiz facebook, that I cannot load website, but I received answer, that all is ok.

Website is working fine. On another note: any news about the supposed new firmware coming?

Still facing Mac sleep issues with a Vega 56 on it.

X1 Yoga Gen3, X1 Tablet Gen 3, MacBook Pro 15" 2018
Razer Core X / Mantiz Venus
Asrock Radeon VII, Zotac Nvidia 1080Ti Amp Core Extreme, Powercolor Vega 56 reference (flashed to V64 bios)


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PepeCZ
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Now I found that if I turn-on vpn so website works. So maybe mantiz website/store is blocked in some euro-countries. :-/

LAPTOP = HP Spectre x360 13 Dark Ash Silver (i7-8565U, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD)
EGPU = Mantiz Venus MZ-02 Space Grey + PSU Corsair SF600 600W 80 Plus Gold
GPU = PowerColor AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2
DISPLAY = Samsung C27FG73 | ROUTER = NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S R7800
KEYBOARD = Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum | MOUSE = Logitech G305 Recoil Black
CHAIR = DXRacer Racing OH/RV001/N
PHONE = OnePlus 6T MidnightBlack (8GB LPDDR4X, 256GB UFS2.1)


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Posted by: Kelvin Tan
Posted by: hr1bek

Guys I want look on mymantiz.com website, but without luck.
My devices cannot load website (laptop via optic fiber, phone via vodafone). Mantiz have website down?
I wrote message on mantiz facebook, that I cannot load website, but I received answer, that all is ok.

Website is working fine. On another note: any news about the supposed new firmware coming?

Still facing Mac sleep issues with a Vega 56 on it.

Still no news about the new firmware?


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64


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itsage
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I was updating the eGPU Buyer’s Guide and saw the Mantiz Venus is now $279 on Amazon. That’s a great deal for all the features it has.

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Eightarmedpet
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@itsage thats a cracking deal on the Mantiz! I'm super happy with mine, far better quality than I expected and all peripherals work a treat (unlike my Core V1). Oh and also set up and boot was easier than my Core V1.

Just gotta be patient for those macOS Navi drivers before I upgrade my Vega 56.

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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itsage
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Yes, Mantiz must be under pressure to provide more value in order to compete with Razer Core X/Chroma. This is great news for the consumers!

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ikir
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Sadly no new firmware ever materialized 🙁


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Phoenix2063
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Is it recommended to remove the plastic on the inside on the removable side panel? Not sure how blocking half the ventilation holes is helpful? 

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Mini i5
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@phoenix2063

Ha, ha. Yes 😆

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Phoenix2063
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@mini-i5

Why does it ship glued to the panel? 

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Mini i5
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You gotta learn to use a glue gun somehow! 😆

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Phoenix2063
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Can someone who has a Mantiz advise? 

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Mini i5
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@phoenix2063

On mine its vinyl with adhesive backing. I peeled it off by hand from the side air-flow panel in my PowerColor Gaming Station

(The Gaming Station is a re-branded Mantiz Venus with a dark gray - not too far from Space Gray - finish).

vinyl 2
vinyl 1

Some consumers and reviewers dislike the noise generated by the downward-facing fan mounted at the bottom front of the Venus/Gaming Station.

mantiz venus PIC

It doesn't bother me - with or without the... er, "thrifty" sound baffle solution they put in place.

To be honest, I'm not sure the baffle is anything more than psychologically comforting empty calories.

chips

 

But that's just me. I like fans. I'm definitely on the Pro-Cooling side of this issue! 😅

I'm taking a stance here - more air flow is better! 🤣

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I wondered if the plastic "baffle" on the side of the case was to force the air to go out the holes further from the fan. Perhaps all the air went out the closer holes leaving little air flow away from the fan? This way it forces air in at one end and out at the opposite end. At least that is my theory

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Phoenix2063
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Having a slight issue with the USB ports on my Mantiz. Half the time I plug into my MacBook Pro the keyboard & mouse aren't working? I have to disconnect and try again sometimes 5/6 times before they work, is this an issue others have had? 

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