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lickwidsnake
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Can anyone confirm that this will charge a Razerblade Stealth? Bought a Node, but had to return it because it didn't charge the laptop while using.

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Dsntrgr8
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How big is the fan at the front of the case?

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itsage
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Posted by: Dsntrgr8

How big is the fan at the front of the case?

It's an 80mm fan.

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rushvora
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Posted by: lickwidsnake

Can anyone confirm that this will charge a Razerblade Stealth? Bought a Node, but had to return it because it didn't charge the laptop while using.

This supports up to 87W of power via passthrough charging, supporting all the 2016 MacBook Pros. If the Razer Blade Stealth primarily charges through USB-C, and requires less than 87W, the Venus will do the job!

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mklegend
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Can I connect an 80mm fan with PWM plug like the ARCTIC F8 PWM Rev.2 or the Noctua NF-A8 FLX Premium?

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Naylia
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I come here every day now hoping to see some news 😀

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lickwidsnake
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Looks like the wait is almost over..

 

 

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itsage
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Shipping starts June 8th-10th is projection from Mantiz.

https://twitter.com/Mantiz_John/status/867544024306958336

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Looking forward to the second group buy, and hoping we can get some space grey in that batch. 🙂

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Is there going to be another group buy for the Mantiz Venus eGPU enclosure? I seemed to have missed out on the last one :/

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I also come here on the daily to check for status updates. Very anxious for this to come out. 😀

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What are the differences between Mantiz Venus and Mantiz Saturn?

https://mymantiz.com/collections/shop/products/mz-01-saturn

That Satrun one looks pretty rad.

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Solidstate
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Hi.

Will there be another group buy? I'f like to get on the waiting list, please. 🙂

Best regards

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nelga
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Hey again, just two quick questions:

  • Is it easy to tell which cards will fit / be compatible? Will you provide a list or something like that?
  • Is there an ETA on the delivery of the first group buy order?

Thanks and great work with everything so far - really can't wait to try it out.

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adrianr
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Very good, if Mantiz should agree to another group buy, and I haven't jumped the gun by buying an inferior device, I'd be very interested in joining in!

 

I see some EU buyers in the list. How did postage work out, and what customs duty and charges do you anticipate having to pay?

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jefniro
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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... 

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Sky11
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Does any of Mantiz enclosures have Intel Thunderbolt Certification?

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itsage
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The last update from Mantiz is that they are in the process of getting the Venus enclosure certified. They anticipate June 8th-12th shipping of the first 100 units.

Mantiz is also working with Amazon to get its distribution sorted out.

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rob7697
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The Venus look very interesting, the aluminium look should suit a MacBook too..

Im concerned about the bandwidth of just one TB3 driving all that extra IO w/ the GPU, surely there's a bottleneck. Call me crazy but I would love something like this to have another TB3 port. It seems no-one has done it yet...

+1 on the second group buy, count me in if it goes ahead.

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frozenranger
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Thanks for the update itsage!

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frozenranger
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Theitsage,

 

I have a mbp 2016, 15", with touch bar and amd r455 graphics. I want to dual boot with win10 and macos. Do you recommend the mantiz venus or akitio node for best compatibility and performance.  

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ed_co
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Posted by: itsage

The last update from Mantiz is that they are in the process of getting the Venus enclosure certified. They anticipate June 8th-12th shipping of the first 100 units.

Mantiz is also working with Amazon to get its distribution sorted out.

Is the Amazon distribution plan for the group by?? Or will be in the future?? I think that this will decrease the cost a lot... but if is just in the future 🙁 we will not have that luck... This was a suggestion I made a long time ago here...

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goodyes
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Hello, I need to build a smallest pcie x4 card to thunderbolt 3., can you point me link ot those TUL small  boards?

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itsage
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@ed_co, the 100 unit group buy will be direct-shipped. Distribution through Amazon is in the works and will take some time is what I heard.

@goodyes, unfortunately the TB3 boards are not available separately. They're sold as part of the eGPU enclosure.

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SilveR316
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Posted by: itsage

Awesome news! And just in time for Apple to announce eGPU support in the next macOS.

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Yeah official support!!!!

italian  users please keep an eye on www.egpu.it


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

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switch
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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!

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Rycco
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There will be another group buy, I have faith. It can't be bad to sell 100 pieces from a just launched product at once to people that will talk/write about it (specially because its "cutting edge tech".

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Awesome! Count me in for the group buy! Wish i saw this thread much earlier! This Venus rig looks good 😉

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torncanvas
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Sign me up for a group buy. Would prefer this over my Node due to PD.

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Dsntrgr8
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@itsage What is the difference between the version that the 100 group buyers get and the one everyone else gets?

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Posted by: Dsntrgr8

@itsage What is the difference between the version that the 100 group buyers get and the one everyone else gets?

The $300 Mantiz Venus group buy was a limited promo. The first 100 got the enclosures for a discounted US$300. The price is now $389. The hardware is identical for both user groups.

itsage makes a point that these enclosures use the same TUL mainboard as the Sonnet Breakaway Box bundled with the Apple Dev Kit. This eliminates any compatibility issues. Those first 100 $300 Mantiz Venus group buyers being lucky to get these enclosures that double up as a docking station AND providing 87W charging power for such a good price.

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