Aorus Gaming Box (1070) or Akitio Node with used 1070?
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Aorus Gaming Box (1070) or Akitio Node with used 1070?  


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I'm looking to get an eGPU setup for my 2017 15" Macbook Pro, and I've been looking at these two eGPU enclosures. The Aorus is small, and is a great value for the price, but it's not upgradable. If I got an Akitio Node with a used 1070 off r/hardwareswap, the price is roughly the same as an Aorus GB at $560 ($300+ for the 1070 used). With the Akitio Node, I have the option of upgrading the GPU in the future, but the enclosure is much larger. 

What do you think? Which one would you pick?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.