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Regarding egpu / vidock or any other alternative for my laptop ...

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November 9, 2012 7:33:59 AM

hey guyz .... just wanted to ask that will an egpu or vidock work on my old laptop which is "compaq nx7400" ..... i also heard that u can remove the wifi card and install the vidock or something ?? please help ..
thnx :D  :) 
a c 198 U Graphics card
November 9, 2012 9:57:53 AM

Honestly, its probably not worth the money. Its like $100-$200 for the dock WITHOUT the video card. It would be more expensive than putting off the money for a new laptop or an upgradeable desktop.
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November 9, 2012 10:03:46 AM

ok thanks !! :D  !!! do u think i can get a good gaming rig under $500 with a HDMI monitor (dont include keyboard,mouse,speakers, and OS) ??
thnanks !
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a c 198 U Graphics card
November 9, 2012 10:12:37 AM

With a monitor? That's pretty tricky.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($111.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.43 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($148.77 @ NCIX US)
Total: $489.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-09 07:11 EST-0500)

I have a similar build, and I play many games on it and they run very well (actually this one is better than my other build)

If this comes out to be too much, you can go down in price a couple of bucks, but this build is already cutting alot of corners. Should get the job done very well though.

What games are you looking at playing?
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November 9, 2012 1:57:37 PM

thanks a ton man !! :)  !! am looking at playing mainly fifa 13 , mw3, metro , etc.... kinda all the new upcoming games !!! thanks man :)  very helpfull !! :)  .... also, if possible, could u cut down costs somewhere and tell me about the amd phenom x2 or x4 processor ... and the motherboard having atleast one usb 3.0 ? i can extend the budget uptil $600 ... ?? thanks :D 
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November 9, 2012 2:12:37 PM

rdude42 said:
thanks a ton man !! :)  !! am looking at playing mainly fifa 13 , mw3, metro , etc.... kinda all the new upcoming games !!! thanks man :)  very helpfull !! :)  .... also, if possible, could u cut down costs somewhere and tell me about the amd phenom x2 or x4 processor ?? thanks :D 


Phenoms are long outdated. The celeron/pentiums are the best super budget processors at this point. $500 isn't alot though, and most new games coming out are starting to require a quad core, which would mean downgrading the monitor, and graphics card to get an i3-3220 (with HT) or an FX-4300.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n3nd

Slightly edited. It's either a better monitor or better performance. You choose. (And as soon as you can, buy another 4gb ram stick)
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a c 198 U Graphics card
November 9, 2012 6:29:03 PM

^The i3 is a pretty solid processor. That's a good future proofing build.
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November 10, 2012 9:39:25 AM

oh k thanks people ... im ready to cut down on the monitor... i'll find some other one .. how about the intel i3 3rd gen ?? is it good enough for gaming ?? thanks :) 
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a c 198 U Graphics card
November 11, 2012 6:16:27 PM

The i3 is great for gaming!
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