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Ray
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The SFF PC case will be on Kickstarter in November. No word on the eGPU. 🙁

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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I'd love it if you'd add a USB to SATA III interface so I can have my gaming OS/files on a separate disk from my work MacBook Pro.

Nothing yet. :


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THORZONE
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Hey guys! Yeah still working on the SFF case (releasing on KS tomorrow). As for the eGPU, we'll have to check it out after MJOLNIR. Hopefully the manufacturing side of things isn't as restrictive now as it was a few years back? That is, is it still impossible for indie companies to get hold of Thunderbolt licensing?

Edit: @eightarmedpet the first one was a mess indeed, buuuuut also learned quite a lot of thing for this new one xP

Another edit: Have learned a lot from MJOLNIR, if it's possible to get Thunderbolt licence we have some awesome reworking to do for THOR! Make it more attractive and perform better.

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We are a Swedish tech startup aiming to create minimalistic — but not boring — PC hardware. Some of us even like console gaming, but let's keep that a secret 😉


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there is nothing easy about bringing products to market. I spent 5 years at UL (Underwriters Labs) and saw the rigor and annoyance of certification. Perhaps TUV or ETL will be easier to deal with but imagine a company that acts like a government too...  each time you add a new feature, it potentially starts the whole clock over again.

I wish the team the best of luck in all it is trying to do. It's why I saw a lot more COTS approaches... 

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jangoloti
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This project has been stopped right?

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Eightarmedpet
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@jangoloti_1, yeah sadly, they turned their attention to a SFFPC version of the case and have made one batch so far. Looked fantastic though. 

 

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Posted by: @joevt

Maybe there's a market for more compact eGPUs but I am disappointed/underwhelmed that this will use an existing PCB which won't differentiate this product enough from other eGPU's.

A PCB using a Titan Ridge controller that has DisplayPort inputs, a USB-C with DisplayPort alt-mode output, and an extra Thunderbolt 3 port would make it better than any existing eGPU.

It's a shame to see no updates on this. I'd say the enclosure itself can sell for self-build enthusiasts.

Further to that (and if @thorzone is ever reading this), like said enclosures with TB3 PCBs is currently the main market. After looking up on M.2 it seems this is superior to TB3 due to controller issues. There's currently zero enclosures that cater for self-builders who'd want to use M.2 to PCIe x16 adapters (from ADT-link or whatnot), I think people 3D print their own.. or not.

I understand that TB3 is more accessible and maybe more prevalent in laptops, I think since the way you're making the mITX case is modularity/options maybe this can be your differentiating USP if you make an eGPU case. So people can choose:
1) enclosure only
2) enclosure + powerful slim PSU only (an option I'd be interested in)
3) +options for PCBs (TB3 or M.2/PCIe)
4) +options for cooling (like you are already doing)

I'm currently playing around with these connector ideas:

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 Maybe you can find a solution of how to integrate the first M.2 to PCIe x4 female adapter to retrofit M.2-containing laptops so it looks more robust like a tiny plugin hub?

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ikir
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Posted by: @eightarmedpet

@jangoloti_1, yeah sadly, they turned their attention to a SFFPC version of the case and have made one batch so far. Looked fantastic though. 

 

THOR is a very interesting project and I really hope they continue to work on it, I would probably buy it as soon as it is released.

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