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  1. I had no time... But I´m trying to find an i7 with good price... maybe 2012 but first I´ll try to find the difference of using TB1 or TB2 with my GTX 970. I´ll post any news and conclusions.
  2. Interesting, Do you have minis to sell right now? I just realized that third Heaven Benchkmark picture i posted yesterday is from your thread jejeje Do you thing is possible to pass again the benchmark with 1080 resolution and no aa? Thank you!
  3. ikir, thanks for your advice, i did´t know 2014 mini has an option tu upgrade the drive with a pci ssd, I asume you are talking about this, don´t you? http://www.applecomponents.com/items/carrier-hard-drive-with-flash-storage/0000006001?pn=10&cat=Service Parts: Cables&per_page=30 About 2014 Mini, I know that RAM is faster than 2012 but it´s really cheap to upgrade the 2012 with 16gb and it´s really difficult and expensive to find a 2014 with 16 GB of RAM, about the thunderbolt again is faster but in terms of using my 970 GTX eGPU I don´t know exactly the difference. I wold like to compare but i´m can´t find similar eGPU configurations with similar CPU & RAM 2012 and 2014 minis to see real differences. Thank you
  4. Thank you for your reply!! Do you have any pictures or results in benchmarks like Heaven? Would be great... I have a GTX 970 and it looks like is more powerful than your 960 , in your opinion, Would be a big difference or more an less like your case? Thanks again errin!!
  5. Hi again, it looks like in terms of CPU the 2014 i5 CPU´s are a little bit faster than 2012 in single core but slower on multicore proceses. 2014 models starting in 2,6 Ghz goes with Intel Iris Graphic 5100 with is twice faster than Intel 400 on 2012 models. So: 2012 PROS : RAM upgrading, Better CPU´s (4% slower single core, 46% faster in multicore) CON: iGPU Intel 4000 90% Slower than Iris 5100 , Thunderbolt 1 2014 PROS : Iris 5100, Thunderbolt 2 CONS: RAM Soldered, slower CPU´s in Multi Core With these data I would choose 2012 model, but I´m not sure if Thunderbolt 2 would be a great improvement to my eGPU... I tried to find real cases but all of them are with really different Mac Minis configs, RAM and eGPU´s so I´m still little confused. Anybody? UPDATE I´m trying to find different benchmarks results for different Mini´s with different configurations and see the differences. Mini 2012 i5 2,5 GHz + 16 RAM + 970 GTX i5 2,5 GHz + 16 RAM + 960 GTX Mini 2014 i5 2,8 GHz + 16 RAM + 970 GTX
  6. Hi guys, I´m planning to buy Mac Mini to have a second setup with my 970 Zotac + Akitio Thunder 2. I would like an i7 Mac Mini but prices are still high so I´m going to an i5 processor, so I´m trying to decide between to models 2012 i5 2,5 Ghz Thunderbolt 1 or 2014 i5 1,4 Ghz. In one hand the 2012 model is the most upgradable Mac Mini being possible to use 16 GB RAM but it´s Thunderbolt version is 1 on the other hand the 2014 model is not RAM upgradeable but it´s Thunderbolt is version 2. What do you thing? Go to 2012 or 2014? Does anybody can help me? Any benchmarks? Thank you so much!
  7. Thanks, I´ll try post all pictures about construction process and explanation in a couple of days, but as you can see in the pictures fan only take fresh air from the exterior, and the push the warm air to the hole into the upper part. Without the pipes fans took air from everywhere, some fresh air but also warm air from the card. Next step is finish all the electric cable inside the case (GPU, PSU switch, maybe extra fans) and design a top part cover.
  8. Hi Dschijn I´m finishing my build, it´s objetive is to improve the cooling of the egpu, at the moment I´m really happy about the results but I realized after playing for long periods of time that the akitio´s board gets little hot. My intention is to use those fans to canalize fresh air directly to de board and as you know there is no much free space inside the case so I need really small fans and those Noctua are in my opinion the best (size/noise/air flow) I´ll try to start a new post this weekend with all the work and steps I did in my not yet finished build and maybe you can give me your oppinion, I´m going to post a couple of pictures (I can´t wait xD) As I said before is not finished but you can start to see the finish design.
  9. Thank you kos, It´s a good idea, I thought before but now I´m trying to find enough space to place the fans inside and maybe I´m not going to do it. Need to think about it
  10. Hi guys, Did anybody applied underbolt CPU on MBPr MID 2012? I´m trying to find info, but find nothing concrete, just some advises about undervolting but nothing concret. Please, Can someone expain a little bit what I would have to change? Another thing is that in my Intel XTU - Advance Tuning I have no many options to set: While loking for information in google, on some other people screen captures I can see more optinos in Advanced Tuning: Are different setting options related to the CPU model? I´ll be really please If someone explain this a little beat. Thank you
  11. What I did to resolve my kernel panics: 1- If you have dGPU: Disable automatic changing graphic card in settings/energy 2- Dissable go to sleep 3- Don´t reactive SIP In my case works 100%
  12. The performance is great!! I´ve been playing XCOM-2 like a charm, with my MBP2 Mid 2012
  13. Hi none, it looks strange you get high performance playing games in OS X than WIN I have also MBPr Mid 2012 and works better when playing games in WIN, not huge but you can see the difference. Those temperatures are really high, I strongly recommend you change thermal paste and use Mac Fan Control Software, I can´t remember the exact temperature before i changed the paste. Could you compare your temperatures with mine please? This is my MBPr 2012 just with Safari, some mail, just regular use.
  14. XD Relax... I´m just trying to learn and take care of my eGPU implementation, this forum is about that, Isn´t it? Thank you again.
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