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Old 11-06-2018, 07:16 PM
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Since the Mac Pro is not available until next year what is the cheapest single slot PCIe TB3 chassis available or is it better to build a Hackintosh with motherboard slots?
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:12 AM
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Since the Mac Pro is not available until next year what is the cheapest single slot PCIe TB3 chassis available or is it better to build a Hackintosh with motherboard slots?
this is a Pro Tools forum and you are asking a question explicitly about the price(s) of PCIe TB3 chassis and building a hackintosh.

you should be doing you own price comparison shopping. also I am sure you would get more detailed feedback from a forum for Mac Pros and/or Hackintosh builds
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:54 PM
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Many not all who use PTHDX use a external chassis and a percentage use Hackintosh and the question is not explicitly on price but info on what people are using with experience. Only people with experience should post.:roll eyes:

Magma, Sonnet, other...........
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:21 PM
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You can always ask, but not many here know about hackintoshes or are willing to share the information of not-so-legal things...
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:34 PM
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Many not all who use PTHDX use a external chassis and a percentage use Hackintosh and the question is not explicitly on price but info on what people are using with experience. Only people with experience should post.:roll eyes:

Magma, Sonnet, other...........
Yeah, Hacks are a touchy subject around here. Mentioning them only tends to ruffle feathers and bunch up undees...

I just recently moved from OS X back to Windows after many years using Macs and Hacks. I never used an external chassis with my Hack at home, but I use a Magma chassis on my office iMac at my day job. It works extremely well, and I haven't had any issues with it. I work in Post, so we also have a Blackmagic Intensity Pro card, along with our HDX cards in our chassis. Again, it all works great.

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Old 11-07-2018, 07:15 PM
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Thanks tg.
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:06 AM
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To answer your question there is a Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box (eGPU Expansion System) priced at $ 199.00 Hope that helps.

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Old 11-11-2018, 05:41 AM
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The Sonnet looks like it might work for HDX, eventually.

Has Avid removed the caveat against 10.13.4? (See 4/19/2018 technical alert.)

And the Sonnet breakaway box is not currently compatible with the 2018 15" MBP.

D'oh!
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we all keep hearing rumours, but that's just what they are... rumours until confirmed
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