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August 18, 2012 7:36:14 PM

How do you use an eGPU with a laptop? Theres only a couple games id like to play and the only thing that is holding me back is the graphics card?

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August 18, 2012 7:49:30 PM

Well what laptop do you have? There are a number different connections to use depending on what you have. How much are you looking to spend? In most cases it is better to just get a new laptop/desktop.
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August 18, 2012 7:51:26 PM

k1114 said:
Well what laptop do you have? There are a number different connections to use depending on what you have. How much are you looking to spend? In most cases it is better to just get a new laptop/desktop.


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u need to have thunderbolt
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August 18, 2012 7:53:27 PM

Oops sorry all, forgot to read how to post. I have a toshiba satellite with an Intel Core2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, 4.0gb ram, Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family GPU, Windows 7 x64. Budget...no idea, i dont have any ballpark idea how much eGPU's are. I dont have any brand or website preferences. I pretty much just want to be able to play DayZ. Im not that computer savvy and i have no idea how eGPU's work or if theyre even worth it. Thanks for your help in advance!
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August 18, 2012 7:55:22 PM

get a new laptop,
end of story
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August 18, 2012 7:58:16 PM

really? :(  alright then. O and ive got it hooked up via hdmi to a 27in sansui hdtv 1920x1080
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August 18, 2012 7:58:29 PM

An egpu is nothing but a regular graphics card and psu. I need to know what exact model number to know what ports you have. Thunderbolt is not necessary although the other connections are only pcie x1.
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August 18, 2012 8:01:06 PM

ok its model number A505-s6980
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August 18, 2012 8:24:32 PM

You could use the mpcie(where your wifi card is plugged into on the bottom of your laptop), but it looks like you'll need a torx screwdriver instead of a regular screwdriver to access it. The adapter is $113 and then probably spend around $160 for gpu+psu. Was looking at 550ti and antec earthwatts 380w.
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August 18, 2012 8:27:02 PM

Best answer selected by bthackrey.
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August 18, 2012 8:27:10 PM

Awesome thanks, I just needed direction on where to begin looking. Ill be looking into that setup. Thanks so much! :D 
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August 18, 2012 8:30:40 PM

So youre saying id have to take the wifi card out? and just hardwire my internet?
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