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itsage
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Competition is heating up. Today ZOTAC announced a compact eGPU enclosure. It uses an external power brick to achieve the small form factor. You can use an mini-ITX GPU [upto 150W and 200mm/7.8in]. There are also 4x expansion USB ports.

https://www.zotac.com/product/accessories/amp-box-mini

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Eightarmedpet
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OH BOY! Now we are getting somewhere... this looks, dare I say it, nice? They also have their AMP box on that link which also looks nice, now when can I buy one?

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itsage
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No word on pricing and availability yet. I hope ZOTAC brings these new enclosures to CES 2018.

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Eightarmedpet
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I'm thoroughly excited by what may appear at CES. I'm redecorating/arranging my studio/study in Jan so a new eGPU could fit in well with all that, something smaller and neater than my current Sonnet. 

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 560 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Lite) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 [build link]  


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 chx
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3.9"/99mm and external PSU? What's the allure of this vs the 212x96x162 Aorus box which has the PSU inside? What am I missing?

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Eightarmedpet
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Didnt notice it was actually a little bit bigger than the Auros, but it appeals as you can change the GPU easily and it should be priced accordingly (just a box and no gpu unlike the Auros.).

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 560 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Lite) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 [build link]  


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nombrescreeno
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I like the looks. Bigger than the AGB is surprising, especially with external PSU, but 150W switchable GPUs should be nice, especially if AMD gets ITX lower powered GPUs in there for us Mac guys.

Any word on power delivery?

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henrygrins
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Finally someone GETS IT. Give us an easily transportable, decent-looking eGPU. If I hadn't just purchased an AGB 1080 I'd consider this in a second. Thanks Zotac!

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pushthelimit
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@itsage would you like to review the AMP BOX MINI? MSG ME.

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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@pushthelimit Thank you for reaching out. I sent you a PM.

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