eGPUs - Thoughts? - Skull Canyon NUC with Thunder3 PCIe Box.

imagios

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Nice the more of such items the better :) just I would really love to get a mini ITX case, preferably in the footprint of my NUC, as well I they could use the small pcb power supplies (something like thishttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mini-Box-pico-PSU-12V-150W-24-Pin-Mini-ITX-Power-Supply/32629797512.html?spm=2114.40010308.4.9.zrdHyl - they make it as well in 250W) that would manage a gtx 1070 and that is the best mini itx so far. but still the more options will be the better the price and driver support :)
 

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Here might be a small game changer for eGPU with at GPU demanding a max of 75W, and powered only from the PCI Slot
http://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-gp107-gpu-specs/
The gtx 1050 is rated at 75W, this looks interesting since it would make our life easier on the power supply part.
The http://www.inxtron.com/products/thunderbolt3-hdk can provide 75W power in the slot with the right power supply.
So what do you think?
Sure the 1050 is not a high end card, but still looks quite decent, I have a 2560x1080 screen so I dont need a top of the line GPU, my competitive gaming days are any way gone, so for me this looks interesting, because of the ease to power it.
 

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Update from benjaminlsr. Looks like he's wired two Noctua 60mm fans into his Thunder3 and GTX 1060 box.



I believe he's tied them to the PWM signal on the GPU fan, so all three spin up and down in tandem.
 

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That project screams for a good horizontal flow heatsink 2,5 slots thick.
 

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Update from benjaminlsr. Looks like he's wired two Noctua 60mm fans into his Thunder3 and GTX 1060 box.



I believe he's tied them to the PWM signal on the GPU fan, so all three spin up and down in tandem.

Is the thunder3 working for him, asking because a guy on YouTube said on kernel level thunder3 is not supporting Egpu.
 

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And AKiTiO just released their eGPU enclosure. The Node.
Anandtech has the news, here.



At $299 this is sure to steal some market share from Razer and Powercolor, but man...
This thing is huge! C'mon guys, where are the mini eGPUs?
 

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Looks like Asus is also throwing their hat into the ring with the adeptly named ASUS ROG XG Station 2



AnandTech has a good comparison of all of the eGPU options now available.



Unfortunately, all of these are still too large for my tastes. I should probably stop holding my breath for the Mini eGPU, eh?

That's a very good table by anandtech, apart from the fact that all those "proprietary" internal PSUs are 1U or Flex.
 
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I guess I'll repeat my offer in the space inefficiency thread here: If anyone is willing to pay for the TB3 to PCIe adapter and the sheet metal work, I'll do the CAD for free just to prove the point that a GPU dock that's actually smaller than a full SFF computer is indeed possible.
 
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Really that's it. It's just I need a TB3 to PCIe board to measure and I have no use for it, so I'm not going to buy one myself.
 

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I guess I'll repeat my offer in the space inefficiency thread here: If anyone is willing to pay for the TB3 to PCIe adapter and the sheet metal work, I'll do the CAD for free just to prove the point that a GPU dock that's actually smaller than a full SFF computer is indeed possible.

Aibo, If you're still interested, I'll take you up on the offer to work on a Mini eGPU chassis. We all know you do exceptional work. I'm in no rush, but I do want to see the Mini eGPU AiboBox become a thing.

On hand, I still have the Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini and HPLEX 160W AC-DC. I could order an AkiTio Node from here and then ship all the parts to you? Were you thinking internal PSU or external power brick?
 
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