OMEN by HP Accelerator Shell - External GPU chassis £199 using code (£299 before code) @ HP
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OMEN by HP Accelerator Shell - External GPU chassis £199 using code (£299 before code) @ HP

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Found 12th JanEdited by:"Guardsmon"
Cheapest external GPU enclousure from a major brand I've seen at this point. Probably helpful for those who have new laptops (needs Thunderbolt 3) and want to add GPUs + 2.5" drives
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deleted5795912th Jan

Would these work on a macbook?



Says it is compatible with windows based PC's.

I'm sure someone will get it to work eventually but probably not without hassle.
deleted5795912th Jan

Would these work on a macbook?



In theory yes, but as Coek said, it might not be as simple as most Windows boxes.
voted hot because I love this stuff but in reality what is the purpose!! Can build a small gaming pc with £199 and take it with me when needed. Would buy @ £99 for the privilege to perform some tests even so is wasted money. This is only a shell, everything needs to be added
Edited by: "miaomiaobaubau" 12th Jan
deleted5795912th Jan

Would these work on a macbook?

[1] Compatible with Windows®-based PCs with Thunderbolt™ 3 port.
In overview at the bottom
this might cure the steam issue with games on my laptop problem is what graphics card would I use to make it compatable.
Cheapest external GPU from a major brand I've seen at this point.


Not really true, it's a enclosure to install a Graphics Card, but there is no GPU inside, it will be upto you to supply the Graphics card.

Another point to make is this is for those with a laptop that has a Thunderbolt 3 connector, and we still have a way to got for this to be the standard, specially in the cheaper laptop market.
Sadly my old ivy bridge based laptop doesn’t have thunderbolt 3 port otherwise this’d have been great to upgrade from an integrated 650m!
Thunderbolt 3 connectort that's this out of the window...........
Harryisme3 m ago

Cheapest external GPU from a major brand I've seen at this point.Not …Cheapest external GPU from a major brand I've seen at this point.Not really true, it's a enclosure to install a Graphics Card, but there is no GPU inside, it will be upto you to supply the Graphics card.Another point to make is this is for those with a laptop that has a Thunderbolt 3 connector, and we still have a way to got for this to be the standard, specially in the cheaper laptop market.



Fair point. My wording was wrong. I'll update the description.
Am I missing something......why not buy a PSU and a cheap small form case, and a thunderbolt compatible riser and hey presto.....external GPU case for about £100?
deleted5795912th Jan

I was just curious as not many Windows Based Laptops out there with …I was just curious as not many Windows Based Laptops out there with Thunderbolt..



There are loads of laptops with thunderbolt 3, it just seems like there aren't because so many come out still without it.
miaomiaobaubau36 m ago

voted hot because I love this stuff but in reality what is the purpose!! …voted hot because I love this stuff but in reality what is the purpose!! Can build a small gaming pc with £199 and take it with me when needed. Would buy @ £99 for the privilege to perform some tests even so is wasted money. This is only a shell, everything needs to be added


Gaming PC for £200?! Please point me in that direction
Does anyone know if you could make your own external gpu rig? This is a good deal btw voted hot
deleted5795912th Jan

This isnt a gaming PC for £200.00 its a PCIe to Thunderbolt adaptor …This isnt a gaming PC for £200.00 its a PCIe to Thunderbolt adaptor basiccally. no CPU, no Ram, no GPU!



The person he quoted said you could build a small gaming PC for £199
romieuk26 m ago

Gaming PC for £200?! Please point me in that direction


Again let’s see your spec of a gaming Pc that you can build for that price.
htfc9920 m ago

Again let’s see your spec of a gaming Pc that you can build for that price.


Again; that’s not what the poster was saying. You’re quoting the wrong person.
KiwiGuap39 m ago

Does anyone know if you could make your own external gpu rig? This is a …Does anyone know if you could make your own external gpu rig? This is a good deal btw voted hot


Yes for around £100, can do much less if not bothered about a case
£199 for some plastic and a bit of soldering?
romieuk58 m ago

Gaming PC for £200?! Please point me in that direction



there is plenty around with an in build GPU. Obviously a good gpu of your choice needs to be added but also this HP accelerator does not come with a GPU
Marekj17 m ago

Again; that’s not what the poster was saying. You’re quoting the wrong per …Again; that’s not what the poster was saying. You’re quoting the wrong person.



Mabe I quoted the wrong person, but I quoted a person I was in agreement with. romieuk

miaomiaobaubau clearly stated........

Voted hot because I love this stuff but in reality what is the purpose!! Can build a small gaming pc with £199 and take it with me when needed. Would buy @ £99 for the privilege to perform some tests even so is wasted money. This is only a shell, everything needs to be added.
Edited by: "htfc99" 12th Jan
This will work on a MacBook with Thunderbolt 3, under Windows.

Bootcamp will allow you to dual boot Windows 10 and OS X.
htfc991 h, 3 m ago

Again let’s see your spec of a gaming Pc that you can build for that price.


The point was made a little clumsily, especially as this is just an enclosure, so you'd be comparing the price of a gaming PC minus GPU against this.

However, I'm not sure you'd match the performance of a decent gaming laptop with a £200 PC, happy to be shown wrong on this, but I just don't think you'd match the CPU + RAM performance, whilst getting a case, motherboard, capable PSU, etc, all for under £200.

Still probably a better investment for most to put the £200 towards a gaming PC, but this thing must have it's uses. Probably couldn't pull your £200 gaming PC out of your rucksack, chuck it on the desk, plug into your laptop, and utilize it's GPU, without an awful lot of perserverance.
deleted5795912th Jan

But will it work on paraelles?


I believe it won't work on Paraelles or Parallels.
sneakybifta27 m ago

The point was made a little clumsily, especially as this is just an …The point was made a little clumsily, especially as this is just an enclosure, so you'd be comparing the price of a gaming PC minus GPU against this. However, I'm not sure you'd match the performance of a decent gaming laptop with a £200 PC, happy to be shown wrong on this, but I just don't think you'd match the CPU + RAM performance, whilst getting a case, motherboard, capable PSU, etc, all for under £200.Still probably a better investment for most to put the £200 towards a gaming PC, but this thing must have it's uses. Probably couldn't pull your £200 gaming PC out of your rucksack, chuck it on the desk, plug into your laptop, and utilize it's GPU, without an awful lot of perserverance.


This is quite niche device, but it dropping to £100 would make big difference. In my particular case, I have laptop with powerful CPU which I use for development and photo editing, but it only has integrated GPU. So to play video games I need to buy full PC and I will only use it for handful of hours a week. For the same price as laptop, eGPU and GPU you can build way better desktop, no doubt about that. But in my case I would leave eGPU connected to TV and bring my laptop when I want to game.

Also think about all people who has powerful laptops from work! No doubt eGPU will be great thing in couple of years, when all laptops will have thunderbolt 3 connection and 8th gen Intel processors having 4 real cores, which is another wall dropped for using mobile CPU for gaming.
miaomiaobaubau1 h, 3 m ago

there is plenty around with an in build GPU. Obviously a good gpu of your …there is plenty around with an in build GPU. Obviously a good gpu of your choice needs to be added but also this HP accelerator does not come with a GPU


So you can build a PC for £200, everyone knows that, it won't be very good but it is doable.
jaydeeuk11 h, 7 m ago

£199 for some plastic and a bit of soldering?


You just described a lot of consumer electronics.
jaydeeuk11 h, 10 m ago

£199 for some plastic and a bit of soldering?


Isn’t that most things?
Marekj3 m ago

Isn’t that most things?



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Looks decent for £200. Obviously you don't get everything in the image
zebz0012 h, 57 m ago

[1] Compatible with Windows®-based PCs with Thunderbolt™ 3 port.In ov …[1] Compatible with Windows®-based PCs with Thunderbolt™ 3 port.In overview at the bottom


If gaming on a Mac you would use bootcamp any way. I would say this will work fine on a MacBook if running windows.

I plan to in the future (once I sell my MacBook Air) is to purchase a pro with an EGPU device like this then sell my Desktop PC and use only a USB-C dock for when I need big screens and a keyboard etc.
This would result in having less hardware and then I can have one device that can truly do all.
Edited by: "croz123" 12th Jan
croz1233 m ago

If gaming on a Mac you would use bootcamp any way. I would say this will …If gaming on a Mac you would use bootcamp any way. I would say this will work fine on a MacBook if running windows.I plan to in the future (once I sell my MacBook Air) is to purchase a pro with an EGPU device like this then sell my Desktop PC and use only a USB-C. I have less hardware and the one device can truly do all.



As long as your Mac has thunderbolt 3, it will work.

I have one - it's natively supported in High Sierra. I use mine with an AMD Vega Frontier, which works out of the box.

Nvidia cards can be trickier in OS X though.
rev614 m ago

[Image] Looks decent for £200. Obviously you don't get everything in the …[Image] Looks decent for £200. Obviously you don't get everything in the image



£200 for a 500w power supply in a box with a usb3.1 - pci-e adaptor.

Still, I suppose if you have a modern laptop with TB3/USB-C and it only has igpu then this could be used to expand it, sticking a 1080 in it would be nice, if a little pricey in the end.
I’m tempted. My XPS 9360 is out and about with me all day, and I’ve been considering an upgrade to our ageing Phenom/6850 gaming PC, which resides in our playroom, hooked up to a 43” tv.

If I were to have one of these sat next to the tv, I could just dock it in the evening and away I (or more specifically, my son) go. £200 + £200 for a 1060 is a lot cheaper, small and neater than another gaming pc under the tv.
Picard12358 m ago

Which is better? This or the Gigabyte …Which is better? This or the Gigabyte Aorus?https://www.techspot.com/review/1440-gigabyte-aorus-gtx-1070-gaming-box/


or sonnettech.com/pro…tml ?
There is also such product by Asus.
Edited by: "mtodak" 12th Jan
mtodak5 m ago

or http://www.sonnettech.com/product/egfx-breakaway-box.html ?


All over £300 in the UK. Doesn’t seem to offer anything over and above this.
The gigabyte gaming box is currently 520 from Newegg UK.
That is possibly a slightly better deal right now on the basis that buying a 1070 will cost you more than 320 new
That said im not sure what cards that unit will take as a later upgrade.

Either way there are options...
Edited by: "alexrose1uk" 12th Jan
mtodak25 m ago

or http://www.sonnettech.com/product/egfx-breakaway-box.html ?


The Sonnet seems a bit overpriced at £350 without the GFX:

scan.co.uk/pro…v=c
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