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HP Spectre eGPU setup via Akitio thunderbolt 3 pcie box

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Published on Dec 6, 2016

I have seen a lot of people online lately asking questions and wondering if it is possible to have an external graphics setup via thunderbolt for an HP Spectre (Product name:HP Spectre Notebook Product number: W2K28UA#ABA). In general, i want to show an eGPU setup via any thunderbolt 3 connection. In this video i will show how to successfully setup and run an eGPU with 3 main components. Keep in mind that if you are going to use the Akitio PCIe thunderbolt 3 expansion box like i did, you WILL NOT be able to fit full length graphics cards, they must be half length and up to full height double width. 

Akitio Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion box: (around $260)
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...

EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Graphics Card: (actually around $200 - i said $300 in the video so thats a plus)
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https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-C...

Power Supply EVGA 430 w: (around $25)
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https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-WHITE-War...

Also, here is a link below to download the Geforce Experience for driver installation and updates.
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http://www.geforce.com/geforce-experi...

Grand total, just shy of around 500 bucks give or take shipping costs. A bit steep considering that the majority is spent on the expansion box however, it is good to have the freedom to expand upon mobile hardware. Its also important to note that when i clocked the stock GPU it barely ran on the same program. it scored a mere 2400 as compared to the eGPU setup which scored over 9000, equating to roughly a 450% increase in raw graphics capability.

If you have any questions please ask away.

 

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