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US$234 HighPoint RocketStor 6361A Thunderbolt 2 PCIe (16Gbps-TB2)
 

US$234 HighPoint RocketStor 6361A Thunderbolt 2 PCIe (16Gbps-TB2)  

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enjoy
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  • Rugged, Ultra-Slim Aluminum Enclosure
  • Dual Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Supports one full height, up to 7.87" length x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCIe card
  • Dual Ultra-Quiet, High-Efficiency Cooling Fans
  • Easy Plug and Play design
  • Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt devices
  • Supports Mac Platforms and OS X 10.8. and later
  • Dimensions: (HxWxD) 6.5 x 2.3 x 10.3" / 164.8 x 57.9 x 261.4 mm
  • Weight: 4.0 lb / 1.8 kg approximate

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I found this PCIe expansion box - its the best to fit inside:

  • Zotac GTX 1080 MINI (Power Consumption: 180W / Card Length: 211mm x 125mm )
  • Zotac GTX 1070 MINI (Power Consumption: 150W / Card Length: 210mm x 122mm )

 

With this, GTX 1080 Mini and DA-2 220W external power - you will get the best and the most powerful mini eGPU!


User from Amazon:

What an excellent device for a good price, used it to set up an eGPU for my 2015 MacBook Air. It worked like a charm and I love its slim design. Currently running a Zotac gtx 1070 mini which fit inside this unit perfectly. Able to play all the newest games at 60FPS on high settings for nearly every game.

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itsage
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This does not add up. The Zotac GTX 1070 MINI GPU is double wide and 8.27"/210mm long. The space inside this enclosure can accommodate upto 7.87"/199mm long.

Unless you modify the enclosure, I don't see how it would work.

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enjoy
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@itsage - I think he removed the fans (they are at least 2cm) and also not so quiet from what i read!

I really think to use this PCIe case in future, i also make my "idea project" via Photoshop, its look amazing and with Zotac 1080 Mini inside will be beast + DA-2 220W!

edit: i also think that Zotac give us the full size, but RockerStor give us the space so:

ϟ AKiTiO Thunder2 + EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC Gaming (macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and Windows 10)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Later 2013) 3.2GHz Quad Core Intel i7-4750HQ / 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 / 256GB SSD + 1TB
mini eGPUPCI Express vs. ThunderboltMac CAN gameGaming Laptops vs. MacBook Pro with eGPU


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Yukikaze
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The Rocketstor enclosures do not allow dual-slot cards. So while removing the fans might make the card fit length-wise, you still can't close the enclosure over it. They make good donor boards for self-built enclosures, but they are not good if you want to use them as-is.

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enjoy
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lol i missed that it's just - 57.9mm lol, yes we can't close it 🙁 

ϟ AKiTiO Thunder2 + EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC Gaming (macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and Windows 10)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Later 2013) 3.2GHz Quad Core Intel i7-4750HQ / 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 / 256GB SSD + 1TB
mini eGPUPCI Express vs. ThunderboltMac CAN gameGaming Laptops vs. MacBook Pro with eGPU


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 chx
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Any laptop with the Alpine Ridge LP controller won't have more than 20Gbps bandwidth anyways. And physically this is the smallest device at least so I think. The only question is that if someone were to feed this with a 12V 8A power supply, would it run a 75W card? Single slot RX 460 or similar.

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