In the above thread (first video), it was mentioned that a big part of eGPU price is because of the custom housing that it needs. I came up with the idea of a “do it yourself” style board that could be put into whatever box you want, maybe a compact form factor PC case. It would have mount holes that match the ATX (or ITX) standard so it would fit into any standard PC case, as a motherboard.
Now, I just want to see if the community is interested in it.
So, let’s imagine a situation.
Let’s say there is an eGPU box that costs $350, and it includes a few USB ports, Ethernet, full-size GPU slot - something like Razer Core. And then, someone develops a board that has all the same features, except that it comes without a case so you need to find one yourself.
How much would you pay for this bare board, given that the same thing with a case included costs $350?
A note about power supply: let’s assume that the price you selected above doesn’t include a power supply - you’ll need to find that yourself, too. Of course, there can be some recommendations on the website, so you don’t need to research on what fits and what doesn’t.
- Up to $50
- Up to $75
- Up to $100
- Up to $150
- Up to $200
- Up to $250