Zotac AMP BOX Mini Review - Budget Friendly, Promise Aplenty
It's truly baffling how this enclosure is called "promise aplenty" vs the Lenovo Graphics Dock is called "dead on arrival". If anything, this box is the one dead on arrival: it's too big for the cards it supports (up to 1060) vs the Aorus which is smaller despite internal PSU and RX580/1070/1080 or the Lenovo Graphics Dock which is the most portable of the bunch even if at the price of slightly weaker GPU vs the Puck RX560. Really, not professional.
As for ripping out the card from it, the bare Aorus boxes you can find on eBay are even better for that purpose... not to mention the Akitio Thunder3 PCIe PCB Bizon is selling on eBay for $100. And it's 12V, too.
Lenovo ThinkPad 25 -- GALAX SNPR TB3 1060 -- Lenovo Graphics Dock -- Benq BL2411PT - - two PackedPixels - Dasung not-eReader backer
Hey @chx, I do see your point on why other enclosures would be a better purchase but I can also see the points on why someone would purchase one.
If say someone wanted a fairly cheap option with only needs of a 1050 Ti and didn't want an second hand enclosure ( warranty claims possibly), future mini-ITX cards upgradability, and had a fairly small size, this enclosure would be great for that niche market.
I would like to use one of those AMO Boxes with an RX 560 on my Mac mini late 2012 (16GB RAM) and a DELL U2515H. I am running El Capitan at the moment because Sierra does not support HiDPI mode. Would like to play thru windows (bootcamp) games like Vermintide 2 or Blood Bowl 2. Cheers
Especially, does it bless me to take full advantage of the USB 3.0 Ports in bandwidth read/write despite TB1 & onboard USB 2.0 limitation?
Any suggestions in powering the Gigabyte 2070 ITX with this? I've assembled PCs in the past but haven't hacked together something like a egpu power supply before
@dahiru_aliyu Thank you for sharing availability of a 230W option. At the time of the review, this enclosure didn't have eGFX certification and 230W didn't get the go-ahead.