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Needing some more opinions on a potential setup
 

Needing some more opinions on a potential setup  

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NewToComputers
(@newtocomputers)
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Joined: 10 months ago
 

Hi,

I have recently got a 2018 Dell XPS 13 2370 with i7-8550U, 16gb ram, 4k UHD screen and I am looking to create an eGPU setup. After using the various resources on this website and speaking to a couple of eGPU veterans, I have narrowed it down to two routes:
1) The Aorus / Gigabyte Gaming Box with a GTX 1080 ( About £700-£800 from what I can see )
2) The Razer Core X with either a GTX1070ti or 1080 ( I may be able to get this setup for as little as £650-£700)

The plan for this setup is to be able to play multiplayer games such as Rainbow 6 at 1440p or even 1080p at a frame rate above 60FPS if possible, but also perhaps more demanding games at lower settings. Any insight would be really helpful as I would like to know if I would need a better graphics card to get these values or if they are even possible with my laptop. I would also like to know about the reliability of both eGPU enclosures, especially the Gaming box as I have heard about issues with connectivity and stability.

Thanks

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Yukikaze
(@yukikaze)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

Check the pricing for the RTX2070 over there, it may make more sense than a GTX1080 price-wise.

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NewToComputers
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Joined: 10 months ago
 

The 2070 seems to be between £450 and £500 ( Looking at Ebay ) and the 1080 seems to be around £400. Is the 2070 compatible with the Razer Core X as I can't seem to find too much on it. Also, if it is, do I need to do anything to make it fit or do I simply slot it in like any other card?

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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Yukikaze
(@yukikaze)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

It should work just fine in the Core X. It just slots in, assuming it isn't too large to fit in the enclosure, but the Core X is large, so that should not be an issue (double check card lengths to be sure, though).

Want to output [email protected] out of an old system on the cheap? Read here.
Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."- Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love."


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