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  1. EpicBlob

    Acer Nitro V17 Nitro Black HQ + AKiTiO Node TB3

    Hey! First off congrats man!! I have the same laptop and am thinking about an e-gpu setup, have you tested it out with the laptop lid closed? I use my Acer with an external screen and when the lid is closed, the performance is greatly reduced because the nvidia card automatically limits itself (tried changing power settings, nvidia control settings, to no avail). I'm figuring the performance wouldnt be hurt because the GPU would be external and not the internal card, if you could confirm this that would be great Grats again!
  2. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Hey guys, selling my current monitor setup as I've decided to switch to the Ultrawide monitor life Both of these monitors have been amazing since I've bought them and are practically brand new (no bad pixels or anything). My gaming monitor is an AOC 24" G2460PG 1080p 144hz G-SYNC monitor, absolutely amazing for all of the games I play and ran great paired with my GTX 970. My second monitor is an LG 24" 24EN33 1080p 60hz monitor, pretty standard in terms of screens but acts as a great secondary monitor while gaming. The monitor mount is pretty standard as well, does its job great mounting to the back of my desk saving tons of space. I'll include the original stands for both monitors if you want. Even if you aren't interested, I'd highly advise in a similar setup, having two monitors as a student makes gaming, movie watching, essay writing, digital drawing, etc WAY easier with an additional screen. Looking for $450 with shipping included in that ($400 for local pickup, I live in Southern IL). Includes the two monitors, dual monitor stand, all necessary cables, and original monitor stands if needed. Let me know if you have any questions!

    450.00 USD

  3. EpicBlob

    Razer Core $499 eGPU dock TB3/USBC

    Hoping this will work with laptops that already have thunderbolt 3. My acer v15 nitro has a port but I guess I've gotta wait and see if Acer will update the BIOS to make it plug and play. Hits all of the criteria so crossing fingers ^^
  4. Been using this one for over a month http://www.amazon.com/Acer-VN7-592G-71ZL-15-6-inch-Notebook-Windows/dp/B015XBKY6U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455325120&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+v15+nitro Hits most of your criteria, has integrated igpu as well as 960m so you can switch graphics. Great build, solid battery life and crazy fast machine. I put a 120gb m.2 ssd as my boot drive. The weight is pretty solid for a machine this size and definitely looks sleek. Got mine off amazon for $850 which is a complete steal for what you get. Spec list: 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor 2.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.5GHz (6MB L3 cache) Windows 10 Home 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display 8GB DDR4 Dual Channel Memory 1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM Acer TrueHarmony Plus High-Performance Sound System Four Built-in Stereo Speakers and Built-in Digital Microphone Secure Digital (SD) card reader 802.11ac WiFi featuring MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz) Bluetooth 4.0 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port) 1 - Thunderbolt 3 (Full USB 3.1 Type C) Port 2 - USB 3.0 Ports (one with Power-off Charging) 1 - USB 2.0 Port 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP Support 3-cell Li-ion Battery (4605 mAh) Up to 6-hours of battery life
  5. Looking forward to trying this out with my Acer V15 Nitro! GTX 960m for gaming, thunderbolt 3 quadro card for solidworks
  6. The thunderbolt wiki actually has a pretty extensive list of thunderbolt laptops/products https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Thunderbolt-compatible_devices
  7. Info about the Razer Core From PC Gamer "There are no special graphics drivers required to make the system work—you’ll just be using the normal AMD or Nvidia drivers for the GPU you place in the enclosure. The one catch is the laptop BIOS. According to Razer, the laptop BIOS will need to properly support Intel graphics switching, so the system can recognize and utilize the dedicated GPU when plugged in, and operate on the integrated GPU when unplugged. Right now, the system only works with the Blade Stealth, but once the Core is released, nothing should prevent Dell or Lenovo or Asus or anyone else from supporting the hardware, too." This seems to mean that even if a laptop has thunderbolt 3, it may not have the proper support for an external TB3 chassis. Wondering if the Acer V15 Nitro Black Edition which is I believe the cheapest thunderbolt 3 laptop (6700hq processor, 1080p screen, 8gb ram, 960m for $850 on amazon and newegg) wouldnt work with a chassis unless they updated the BIOS.
  8. Thats awesome! I think my next system is going to be a razer stealth and some sort of TB3 enclosure for a quadro card. Hoping that with intels support, internal screen will be plug and play.
  9. EpicBlob

    DIY eGPU Macbook experiences

    Hey guys, So I'm planning on purchasing a 2013 Macbook Pro retina 13" (switched from a macbook air) and using with a AKitiO Thunder2 and Quadro k1200 eGPU. This would be used in my studio space and I'm wondering how optimus is working in windows and whether this is a reliable setup. I mostly want to make sure that Optimus would work essentially 100% of the time (os x or windows) while I'm in class. Used to use an expresscard/sonnet TB adapter setup that was 100% compatible with the internal display, but it seems that pure thunderbolt isn't always the case. If anyone has any tips with my setup and what kind of Operating system I need to get optimus working the most reliably, I'd be very grateful
  10. EpicBlob

    US$189 AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box (16Gbps-TB2)

    Ok I'll go with that. Will the 120w brick work as is or will I have to do any wire cutting?
  11. EpicBlob

    US$189 AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box (16Gbps-TB2)

    Alright awesome, I'll pick that up then. So long that I don't need to do any mods to the case itself and can keep everything in the box Using this as my design studio laptop, so for solidworks and adobe apps. Got the macbook for $450 (company I work near was liquidating) so should give me a pretty powerful little machine for less than $1000
  12. EpicBlob

    US$189 AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box (16Gbps-TB2)

    Hi, so I recently got a 13' Macbook Air 2014 with thunderbolt 1 and looking into getting a chassis. I plan to use the AKiTiO TB2 case with a nVidia Quadro k1200 SFF gpu and am wondering if I need to do anything to it or if the case has enough power by itself without any modding. The card is rated at max 45w and I plan on carrying this in my backpack to bring to class so the cleaner the solution, the better. Link to card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133587 Thanks!
  13. Would you sell it for a gtx msi 970 and $120?
  14. - - - Updated - - - Nah I would trade you my current gtx 970 and $100 for a 980 The 970 was on sale though for 140. Ended last week.
  15. Hey I'll seriously buy one for $330 if they can get one for me. My local stores won't do it
  16. Does it have to be in stock at a store? Or did you just show them the price?
  17. The whole idea is having one system instead of two separate computers. You would leave your e-gpu enclosure and monitor at home, bringing your laptop to work, school, etc. When you arrived home, you plug it in and your thing laptop all of a sudden turns into a graphics powerhouse. The price still needs to come down for this to make sense, but it is slowly getting there
  18. The new ViDock DIY supposedly has many different adapters to allow you to connect one enclosure to many different computers. They posted a picture on their facebook page yesterday about the setup. Here's a link if you wanted to check it out: https://www.facebook.com/VillageViDock (It's the second soonest post they had, the one with How ViDock DIY connects to any form factor computer).
  19. Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone has gotten their e-gpu setup to work with a 4k monitor. I'm thinking of buying a 28inch samsung 4k monitor for college (60hz aswell). For gaming, I wouldn't be playing native 4k (downscale to 1080p which after reading about it, looks exactly the same as a regular 1080p 28inch monitor because its 1/4 the pixels). I'd mostly use the extra screen real-estate for for windows, easier photoshopping and video-editing, and overall crispiness while browsing websites. How well would a 2670qm cpu, MSI 670 2gb gpu, and Opt. 1.2 handle the 4k monitor? I'm wondering if games still played at 1080p would offer me the same performance, or if the 500MB of bandwidth just isn't enough. I'm sure this is something thunderbolt would be a big benefit for. Any thoughts would be great!
  20. EpicBlob

    4K Monitor with E-GPU setup?

    Alright sweet, so essentially my gaming wont see a hit and it'll remain as it is, but a 670 should be plenty for other work and the 4k resolution will be used then. I'll probably be picking one up before I go to college so it might be a few months, but I'll do my tests once it's going.
  21. EpicBlob

    eGPU experiences [version 2.0]

    Does anyone have benchmarks of Battlefield 4 with 1.2Opt and Thunderbolt 1 (10Gbps)? Or a modern DX11 game. Want to see what kind of fps difference I would see with the added bandwidth.
  22. I believe the way to get it working again is to re-apply the kext edits from the files (posted on the first page). After every os x upgrade, the files reset themselves. Im wondering if someone can write a program to auto edit the kexts )
  23. EpicBlob

    Problems with crashes mid-game

    Interesting find on my end. So in windows 7 and windows 8, before my computer would crash the game would get extremely choppy (drop from around 60 fps to 10) for a few seconds then restart. After playing a while the other day, mid-game my framerate dropped to around 10 and I was ready for the restart, but after a couple of seconds it reverted back to normal and I was fine for the rest of the time. Still not sure, but it does seem like this is a software issue and windows 8.1 may have fixed it.
  24. EpicBlob

    Problems with crashes mid-game

    Have you upgraded to 8.1? Several hours of intense GPU usage has left my system running perfectly; I'll do it a bit more but maybe something in 8.1 fixed it.
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