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2 GPUs, 2 Mabook Pros, 1 case?

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I have two 2015 Macbook Pros for which I am considering building eGPUs.

 

I had an interesting idea, though - could I use 1 PSU, 1 Cougar Case QBX, and put two graphics cards inside, then hook both Macbook Pros up through it, to external displays?

I'd also like to put 2 SSDs in the case and boot through them, if possible.

 

Cheers, and thank you in advance!

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Thanks for the reply! I meant I'd put the 2 GPUs and SSDs in the case. MacBooks stay on the desk. Sorry for the confusion!

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No, you can't do that. A Thunderbolt connection transfers a PCIe connection and those are bound to one host. You'd need to buy everything twice if you want to use it simultaneously, obviously.

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Thank you! So - follow up - could I buy two Akitios, two gpus, and use one, bigger PSU to power everything? 

 

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Yes, in theorie that should be possible. Its just the same process as with one. One small downside is that the second unit will also be running if you only need just one at that moment. But other than that, I don't see any major hurdles of getting that to work.

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19 hours ago, smohkie said:

Thank you! So - follow up - could I buy two Akitios, two gpus, and use one, bigger PSU to power everything? 

 

Yes! Will work for sure. With a bigger case you can also mount both cards.

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