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Maiiikell
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@joevt

Thanks for the advice!

The reason i went with electrical tape and the original PCB was the hole placement to screw it in at the right place and I didn't want to drill any new holes. 

The R43ML might be a nice upgrade in the future for when i decide to upgrade the GPU to something new.

 

- Macbook Pro 16" 2019 | 5500M 8Gb
- HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini with Thunderbolt 3 flex i/o
- AMD RX 570 4GB
- Case & PSU of a Mantiz Venus EGPU + PSU jumper
- JEYI LEIDIAN M.2 NVME Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure
- ADT-Link R43SL M.2 adapter


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saltynerd
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@maiiikell or anyone manage to get the build running on Windows? I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon 8th Gen and looking forward to building this myself 🙂 !

2018 14" Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen [8th,4C,U] + GT 740 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ADT-Link R43SL * M.2-TB3) + Win10 [build link]  

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Maiiikell
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@saltynerd

My HP Elitedesk 800 G4  I use my homemade EGPU with works like a charm. Latest updates are installing without any problem. But keep in mind my HP Elitedesk is a mini dekstop. So i dont know if windows laptop encounters problem like the macbooks do on bootcamp. Unfortunately i can not test on a Windows laptop since i dont have one with thunderbolt 3.

 

- Macbook Pro 16" 2019 | 5500M 8Gb
- HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini with Thunderbolt 3 flex i/o
- AMD RX 570 4GB
- Case & PSU of a Mantiz Venus EGPU + PSU jumper
- JEYI LEIDIAN M.2 NVME Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure
- ADT-Link R43SL M.2 adapter


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saltynerd
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@maiiikell, thank you very much for getting back to me, I can't wait to build mine! 😀 

 

2018 14" Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen [8th,4C,U] + GT 740 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ADT-Link R43SL * M.2-TB3) + Win10 [build link]  

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Maiiikell
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@saltynerd

 

Which components are you gonna use in your build?

 

- Macbook Pro 16" 2019 | 5500M 8Gb
- HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini with Thunderbolt 3 flex i/o
- AMD RX 570 4GB
- Case & PSU of a Mantiz Venus EGPU + PSU jumper
- JEYI LEIDIAN M.2 NVME Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure
- ADT-Link R43SL M.2 adapter


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saltynerd
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@maiiikell, I am planning on following your build and hopefully it will work on my x1 carbon

 

2018 14" Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen [8th,4C,U] + GT 740 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ADT-Link R43SL * M.2-TB3) + Win10 [build link]  

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saltynerd
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Hey guys, I got good news and bad news. The parts finally came! However, after wiring everything up, my GPU is not powering up.

What I've done:

  • Grounded my PSU to let it boot up without the motherboard
  • Connected power source to ADT-Link R43SL  M.2 adapter
  • Connected GPU to ADT-Link R43SL  M.2 adapter
  • Connected power source to GPU
  • Connected ADT-Link R43SL  M.2 adapter to JEYI
  • Connected JEYI to laptop

Here are possibilities I've eliminated the following possibilities:

  • It's not the JEYI since my laptop detected its signal
  • It's not my GPU, since I've tested it with my desktop
  • It's not my power supply, since its fan is running

I suspect its ADT-Link R43SL  M.2 adapter not able to power up my GPU.

What do you guys think?

 

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2018 14" Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen [8th,4C,U] + GT 740 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ADT-Link R43SL * M.2-TB3) + Win10 [build link]  

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saltynerd
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Ooopsies guys, that was fake news xD. The order of powering up things mattered. I have to disconnect the the TB3 cable from my laptop. Then power on the PSU first, and then insert the TB3 cable into my computer in order to kick start the GPU. The laptop was able to recognize the GPU (GT 740) and install the appropriate drivers. Currently, the GPU's display ports don't work, only the laptop ones does. @maiiikell or anyone with the same build, is this normal?

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2018 14" Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen [8th,4C,U] + GT 740 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ADT-Link R43SL * M.2-TB3) + Win10 [build link]  

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Jack Lo
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@saltynerd,

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https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z0k.6846577.0.0.3ab95a2eemb52n&id=585605406662&_u=t2dmg8j26111  

so i actually found this on Tabao. It is like already a combination of the m.2 to pcie 4x slot plus the TB 3 to M.2 NVME slot. Anyone wanna try it out? It also has stands preinstalled.

 

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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timginter
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Really cool mod/hack 😀 Can you post some benchmarks? I wonder how this compares to "bare" TB and "bare" M.2

Clevo N141ZU + Win10 + M.2 ADT R3G + Zotac RTX 2070 8GB Mini
Clevo N141ZU + Win10 + M.2 ADT R3G + Asus GTX 1060 6GB STRIX OC
Lenovo x230 + Win8.1 + EC PE4C V3.0 + Asus GTX 1060 6GB STRIX OC
Lenovo x230 + Win8.1 + EC PE4C V3.0 + Asus GTX 950 2GB STRIX OC
https://egpu.io/forums/psu-cables/dell-da-2-to-any-output-adapter

 
2018 14" Clevo N141ZU [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 // 5cm NVME extender used to create pluggable NVME port [build link]  


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