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Thank you I went with this eGPU enclosure instead of the razer core that was my 1st choice but this one support a sata sad inside the enclosure, also have gigabyte ethernet and can charge the new MacBook Pro for only $50 more than the razer and it comes in space gray as the Mac mini.

also I mention NVIDIA not only because they are my preference but because I actually have 1 1080ti that I only use for 2 month before I pull it out of my gaming pc, it would have been great been able to use that. But that's A sacrifice to be able to run MacOs as primary OS.
Yes good choice. I have the Razer Core X and the Mantiz as well - both are very nice.

I found an anandtech review that shows 460 W consumption for Vega 64 for e.g. Battlefield 1, so I don't know that AMD's number of 295 W that I quoted before is accurate (sorry about that). https://www.anandtech.com/show/11717/the-amd-radeon-rx-vega-64-and-56-review/19
 
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Thank you I went with this eGPU enclosure instead of the razer core that was my 1st choice but this one support a sata sad inside the enclosure, also have gigabyte ethernet and can charge the new MacBook Pro for only $50 more than the razer and it comes in space gray as the Mac mini.

also I mention NVIDIA not only because they are my preference but because I actually have 1 1080ti that I only use for 2 month before I pull it out of my gaming pc, it would have been great been able to use that. But that's A sacrifice to be able to run MacOs as primary OS.
I just connected a SATA SSD to my Mantiz and noticed the Mantiz controller is actually USB (via a bridge) not native SATA. The problem with that is you can't enable TRIM support. I put a SATA adapter in the Mantiz PCIe slot and now TRIM is supported - but obviously you can't also use a GPU with that configuration.
 

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But I don't think that we will be putting our chips to that level of stress those are synthetic bench marks which I think sometime are overkill for real time usage
In the video the thermal throttling was caused by simply exporting a video in FCP X or Premiere Pro. He didn't run any benchmarks to cause this.
 
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In the video the thermal throttling was caused by simply exporting a video in FCP X or Premiere Pro. He didn't run any benchmarks to cause this.
You are right but that was until he changed the thermal paste "I'm not defending apple for not using a good one". Like I said let see I still have my Mac mini in it's box with plastic wrap, don't want to use it until I get everything. LOL
 

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You are right but that was until he changed the thermal paste "I'm not defending apple for not using a good one". Like I said let see
With the new Thermal Paste it was still hitting 90C quite easily and that was with a 4 core i3. I would never want to run my 6 core i7-8700 in a mini at those temperatures as it would shorten the life of the CPU quite dramatically. It's simply a compromise you have to accept with the closed off, low airflow mini case. It looks beautiful and elegant but it's not practical for heavy use professional work.
 
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With the new Thermal Paste it was still hitting 90C quite easily and that was with a 4 core i3. I would never want to run my 6 core i7-8700 in a mini at those temperatures as it would shorten the life of the CPU quite dramatically. It's simply a compromise you have to accept with the closed off, low airflow mini case. It looks beautiful and elegant but it's not practical for heavy use professional work.
Agree.
 
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I just connected a SATA SSD to my Mantiz and noticed the Mantiz controller is actually USB (via a bridge) not native SATA. The problem with that is you can't enable TRIM support. I put a SATA adapter in the Mantiz PCIe slot and now TRIM is supported - but obviously you can't also use a GPU with that configuration.
I wish I had known that would had go with the razer core x instead, well better research next time lesson learned.
 

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I wish I had known that would had go with the razer core x instead, well better research next time lesson learned.
So far I'm thinking most of the external SSDs are useless because they are USB (no TRIM). I also don't really like the TB3 SSDs (e.g. Samsung X5), because they're hot and can't be upgraded. An M.2 to TB3 bridge is $170 and so it seems the best approach is to just buy a second TB3 enclosure (e.g. $200 Akitio node lite or a second Razer Core X) for the external SSD - which is what I've now done. This will keep the SSD cool and allow TRIM support.

Edit: My second Razer Core X arrived today. It was sold out everywhere but Razer.com had them in stock. My external SSD is hitting full speed. Having a Mac mini with two TB3 enclosures is fairly silly, but it definitely works really well. The Samsung X5 is basically the same thing with a 970 EVO inside.
 
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