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Eightarmedpet
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@itsage, you're not going to give us pics of it all fitted? 😉 

I've been looking at cooling mods for my 5700XT (Red Dragon, I got rid of my Anniversary edition, those blowers are too damn loud) and I've seen a good few SFFPC folks putting slim Noctua fans on the original heatsink - might be a good option for GPU users too. Only problem is I can't see how to take my cooler apart - it should be simple...

 

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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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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itsage
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@eightarmedpet, It was really late and I shoved all the cables in wherever they would fit. I'll redo now that I know the aftermarket AIO is working well. The 90mm fan produces more noise on idle but I don't mind it.

There are only 6 spring-loaded screws holding the Red Devil cooler in place. All accessible from the backplate. I left the backplate on because there's plenty of clearance. I found a photo of the RX 5700 XT Red Dragon showing its backplate view [link]. You can see the six recessed openings with screw heads (one with sticker). Remove those and the cooler will come off.

 

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littleNewton
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Hi.

I am a China eGPU user and I have bought a Mantiz Saturn Pro. I have use it on my

with AMD Radeon VII.

I published a VLOG about this product on bilibili.com,you can see it here. This video is in Chinese.

MacBook Pro 2018, 15inch
ThinkPad X1 Extreme, 2nd generation
Mantiz Saturn Pro + AMD Radeon VII
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Gigabyte GC-Titan Ridge
ASUS Thunderbolt EX3

I will finish my desktop PC in a few months. I only need one motherboard now. ASUS X299 Deluxe II and Gigabyte X299X Aorus master are the target motherboards.


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Eightarmedpet
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@littlenewton, welcome aboard! Looks like a great Vlog (I see you've dived into details around the different TB3 chips and build quality vs the Node Pro) but my Chineese is a bit too rusty to understand all the details (any). Is adding Englishh subs an easy task? I would guess there are plugins/an app that do it automatically?

 

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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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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littleNewton
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Posted by: @eightarmedpet

@littlenewton, welcome aboard! Looks like a great Vlog (I see you've dived into details around the different TB3 chips and build quality vs the Node Pro) but my Chineese is a bit too rusty to understand all the details (any). Is adding Englishh subs an easy task? I would guess there are plugins/an app that do it automatically?

 

Thank you so much for your reply!

  1. I love Thunderbolt 3 technology so I read a lot web materials. Unfortunately I did not find enough official electrical details about the implementation of Thunderbolt3. All the information I know are learned from the Internet, especially  from the eGPU.io forum (I love this forum)!
  2. At the moment of the final exam, I may not have much time to do subtitle translation. Although natural language processing technology can automatically translate, the effect may not be so ideal. If I have time for the test, I will try my best to translate and proofread. I am very eager to have technical exchanges with international netizens!

Smile

MacBook Pro 2018, 15inch
ThinkPad X1 Extreme, 2nd generation
Mantiz Saturn Pro + AMD Radeon VII
---
Gigabyte GC-Titan Ridge
ASUS Thunderbolt EX3

I will finish my desktop PC in a few months. I only need one motherboard now. ASUS X299 Deluxe II and Gigabyte X299X Aorus master are the target motherboards.


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itsage
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@eightarmedpet, No pictures of the rat nest that is inside but here are the Mantiz Saturn Pro + RX 5700 XT + ID Cooling AIO working with 2019 13-in MacBook Pro running macOS 11 Big Sur. I also tested Boot Camp and it remained working.

The eGPU is running nice and cool. I will eventually replace the 90mm from this kit for something more quiet. The water pump has backlit logo to indicate it's running. I also had an SSD installed through the eGPU enclosure and connected an SD card from the camera.

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Eightarmedpet
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That looks super nice! And great to hear its all still working with macOS 11 and bootcamp. I suspect given the number (2% IIRC) Bootcamp will die a death but we've got a few years more to eek out of it. It's going to be an interesting end of year, not that the first half of the year hasn't been a wild ride...

 

Reg disassembly, noticed the screws on the back but feared they were backplate and/or heatsink related and I defo don't have the skills to start messing with the later.

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

---

LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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I am running an XFX 5700XT in my trusty 2017 Mantiz Venus.  I use it with a 2019 MacBook Pro 16, 2018 Mac mini, and after diddling around with Bootcamp and getting annoyed, I got a Zotac mini-pc (M1572) and it runs games great (all I will use it for, really).  I didn't have the patience for Bootcamp, and since Apple will be going ARM now I figured I would be ahead with the cheap (quad-core i7) Zotac.

I just got a Razer Core X for my son running a 5600 XT on his Mac mini.  Even though its built like a tank, I was not thrilled withe Razer Core X with the magnet switch and 15lb weight.  The slide-out install was one thing I did like.

I travel and live part time in South America (no thanks to Covid-19 haven't been in almost a year); I have carried the Mantiz Venus and would likely do the same with the Saturn.  That is why the 15lb Razers seem silly to me.

The Zotac was running Unigine Superposition on high settings at around 78+ fps.  The Mac runs great with it too, but I have not yet done much in Pro tools with the 5700 XT.

I am very interested in the Mantiz Saturn; I will want to be part of a group buy when it happens.  My someday Big Navi with need a home, after all!

 

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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itsage
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@loci, The Mantiz Saturn Pro is not that much smaller than Razer Core X. It is lighter for sure.

 

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BarrettDotFifty
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Looks great. Although I can't find it anywhere, not even Mantiz official website. Was this ever announced?

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