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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

I am looking to fit an Nvidia GTX 1080 FE to pair w/ my MacBook (bootcamp). 

I have a Razer Core V2 for $320 and was wondering if there were any other good options? 


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MFL (My First Laptop) - 15 inch Mac Book Pro w/ Touch Bar 
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I believe the only Razer Core compatible with Mac is the Razer Core X. However is there a specific reason you need the extra GPU power on your Macbook?


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If you ask for a Mid Tower case recommend, I will 90% of the time recommend the Fractal Design Meshify C or S2.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, SpookyCitrus said:

I believe the only Razer Core compatible with Mac is the Razer Core X. However is there a specific reason you need the extra GPU power on your Macbook?

Looking to game w/ it. I'm headed off for college and can't bring my tower w/ me; however, I have a 1080 FE in there and with an eGPU could link them up. I will lose about 30% performance if I feedback into the internal display, but the 1080 should be able to handle that loss. I am looking to purchase a Razer Core V2 for $320, but I'm not sure if that's entirely worth it. 


MFP (My First PC) - Mobo: MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON | CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 X | RAM: Team T-Force Vulcan 16 GB 3000 | STORAGE: Crucial MX500 M.2 500 GB | GPU: GTX 1080 | CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C | FANS: 3 extra Noctura NF-F12 PWM 120mm | PSU: EVGA 750 W Semi-Modular 
MFL (My First Laptop) - 15 inch Mac Book Pro w/ Touch Bar 
OD (Old Desktop) - 5k iMac 27 inch

 

 

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2 hours ago, D3monw3st said:

Looking to game w/ it. I'm headed off for college and can't bring my tower w/ me; however, I have a 1080 FE in there and with an eGPU could link them up. I will lose about 30% performance if I feedback into the internal display, but the 1080 should be able to handle that loss. I am looking to purchase a Razer Core V2 for $320, but I'm not sure if that's entirely worth it. 

Keep in mind most PC games don't have a mac version so you might want to check and see if the games you play are capable of being played on MacOS. 


Main Desktop: CPU - I9-9900k @5ghz | Mobo - Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master | GPU - Asus ROG STRIX 2080ti OC RAM - G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB 3200mhz | AIO - H100i Pro RGB | PSU - Evga 850 GQ | Case - Fractal Design Meshify C White | Storage - Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 512GB / Sabrent Rocket 1TB NVME SSD / Samsung 860 Evo Pro 500GB / Seagate 2TB Firecuda Hybrid Drive |

 

TV Streaming PC: Intel Nuc CPU - i7 8th Gen | RAM - 16GB DDR4 2666mhz | Storage - 256GB WD Black M.2 NVME SSD |

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S10+ - Ceramic White 512GB |

 

If you ask for a Mid Tower case recommend, I will 90% of the time recommend the Fractal Design Meshify C or S2.

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3 hours ago, SpookyCitrus said:

Keep in mind most PC games don't have a mac version so you might want to check and see if the games you play are capable of being played on MacOS. 

As I stated in the title I will be using Bootcamp to go onto Windows. Mac OS doesn't support Nvidia due to Apple's prior disputes w/ Nvidia... Anyway, I have an offer for a brand new Razer Core V2 for $300 but the warranty is about to run out, or a used HP Omen Accelerator for $160. Form factor is something I need to consider as I will be traveling and storing it in luggage and putting it in my dorm. 


MFP (My First PC) - Mobo: MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON | CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 X | RAM: Team T-Force Vulcan 16 GB 3000 | STORAGE: Crucial MX500 M.2 500 GB | GPU: GTX 1080 | CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C | FANS: 3 extra Noctura NF-F12 PWM 120mm | PSU: EVGA 750 W Semi-Modular 
MFL (My First Laptop) - 15 inch Mac Book Pro w/ Touch Bar 
OD (Old Desktop) - 5k iMac 27 inch

 

 

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