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a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2012 1:48:26 PM

I'm thinking of building a DIY ViDock for my bro (he only has a laptop) for D3, but the cheapest card I see with x1 is http://www.ebay.com/itm/HIS-H545H1GD1-Radeon-HD-5450-Si... which seems pricey considering I saw a x16 for $25 after rebate on newegg a month ago. Any suggestions? I could go with a pe4h but it's $40 more than the pe4l.

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a c 175 U Graphics card
April 2, 2012 3:07:46 PM

Well I sorry to say this, but upgrading a laptop is actually very very annoying.

You know that x1 cards are not very good by price-to-performance. I think you'd better take a PE4H and get something like this which is must faster.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2012 8:37:49 PM

I know it's super annoying and inefficient but my bro needs d3 =)
I guess the pe4h might be the only option then. Know of any other cheaper products for expresscard to pcie?
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a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2012 8:52:11 PM

So you got room in the laptop for a full fledged 1x pcie card?
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a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2012 8:54:19 PM

Oh nvm, I saw what the Vidock is, pretty snazzy lol
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a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2012 8:55:02 PM

No. Just google pe4h and you'll see what I mean. It's an expresscard to pcie converter, for the expresscard slot on the outside of the laptop. Then you get a psu and a graphics card and run them externally.
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a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2012 9:05:34 PM

It looks like the pe4h has some kind of dc jack on it, like on laptops. If I powered that using a laptop power brick, and the card I was using didn't have any 6 or 8-pin jacks, would that work? Then I wouldn't need to buy a psu...
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