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jim_survak
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Sure, when I get home. At work presently.

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JD77
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Can't wait for the update to see how it performs with a macbook pro/High Sierra. 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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volinator
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I'm posting to be entered into the draw, but I'm also delighted to have found this site! I was about to embark down the hackintosh route, but now maybe what I really want is an external GPU and a fast laptop - best of both worlds!

Thanks for the hard work Smile

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Dare
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Did we ever determine why the USB ports on the Core are so flaky? Based on an earlier post here, or possibly on Reddit, I wonder if instead of sending USB 3.1 properly over the USB-C/Thunderbolt-3 connection, Razer instead chose to do software emulation of USB and transmit it over the PCIe channels that are shared with the GPU. I dunno -- that's just a stab in the dark. I know nothing about lower-level hardware/connection stuff. Smile

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mattlee
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Long time lurker. Finally created an account to participate in the draw. Thank you so much for all the helpful reviews!

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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switch
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Uhm, I'm rather new here, actively looking for an eGPU enclosure. For me, the Razer isn't a viable option as the driver support suggests that I need a TB software which accepts eGPUs by default. If anyone has any input on this, please let me know (clarification: my TB software says "External GPU Supported : NO").

 

Still, having a GPU for my as-of-yet-undecided enclosure will would help a lot Smile So I'd like to sign up for the draw, if that's ok. Thanks.

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itsage
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@switch which computer model do you have? All TB3 enclosures with the newer TI83 controller should work even if the Intel Thunderbolt Software shows "External GPU Supported: NO".

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covert67
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Wow.  Nice looking enclosure.  Pity there is not the mac compatibility.  Thanks for doing the give away comp! Smile

 

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Snorex
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So glad I found this website! Looking to invest in my first eGPU and the graphics card would be a great addition! Thanks for running the competition!

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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