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Alex Noël
(@alex_noel)
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System: Aero 15x v8 with dead DGPU
Expected purchase?? : Razer Core X Chroma (powerful) + EVGA GTX 1660 (cheapish while I save)

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My Aero 15x 8V's DPU fried away, but the machine seems otherwise OK and it's got other expensive parts I don't want to replace. Fortunately, it looks like a good host for eGPU from the get go.
I want a powerful and future-proof box to fill with a moderate GPU while I save for a top GPU.

So the Razer Core X Chroma seems like the way to go to enclose a top GPU in the future.

Is there an actual reason why I should buy a GPU from the same brand (Gigabyte) rather than another one? Seems like a non-issue to me but I'd like to confirm.

It seems to me that a currently "cheap" but still strong GPU is the EVGA GTX 1660 XC, also found similar GPUs for other brands but not sure if I should just go with it or if I am missing something.

Any tip would be greatly appreciated.

This topic was modified 2 weeks ago

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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@alex_noel, Any brand would do. Make sure you have an external monitor to get the most performance out of the eGPU. 

 

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