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Need laptop advice 2080ti  


brendon 7358
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I need a portable computer, I am going to take the 2080ti out of my desktop and use it as an egpu.  I bought a razer core x.

I want a laptop with the following specs

i7 10875H (or better I9 10980HK) 

16GB RAM (or better 32gb+)

1080p 144hz display or Oled 4k I haven't decided 

17" screen but I would consider 15"


I am going to install my own ssd so ssd doesn't matter. 

Gpu doesn't matter obviously. 

Needs to have thunderbolt 3 obviously 

Budget $1000-$2000 depending on specs 


So far the best I have found is gigabyte Aero 17 / gigabyte aorus 17 / msi creator 17.




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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@brendon_7358, I've seen the Gigabyte Aero OLED laptops at CES20 and they are very nice. The only downside is that most of the H-CPU laptops route their Thunderbolt 3 connection through the PCH rather than direct attachment to the CPU. If you would consider a U-CPU laptop, take a look at LG Gram 17 with i7-1065G7. Regardless of the host laptop you decide to go with, it's best not to run eGPU loopback to accelerate the laptop display. Gaming through an external monitor is better.


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