Building an eGPU? Which card for $200? Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Product Last response: January 17, 2013 8:43 PM in Graphics & Displays Share zehnman2 January 16, 2013 3:18:54 AM I might be building an eGPU for my Lenovo y480 with an i7 processor and 8gb ram. What card should I get to play games (looking at planetside 2 and some other modern shooters). Also: If someone could suggest a desktop for an equivilent price (minus the PSU, the case and cooling mechanisms, which I have) for 500$, that would work too Thanks More about : building egpu card 200 Pyree a b U Graphics card January 16, 2013 5:21:15 AM No point. Your eGPU is not going to out perform your GT 650m by much in the Y480. m 0 l zehnman2 January 16, 2013 4:03:44 PM Ok... Well I found a GTX 460 on ebay for 40 bucks... if I upgrade my desktop GPU (its really old like nvidia 9800) what kind of processor would I need to play games? m 0 l Related resources Thinking of building and EGPU/Vidock, but I have some questions. - Forum egpu no express card slot on my laptop - Forum Which graphics card under £200? New build - Forum Which would be the best graphics card b/w 150-200$ range? - Forum Building my own e-gpu, can't find mini PCIe - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Pyree a b U Graphics card January 16, 2013 7:19:20 PM What CPU do you have now? m 0 l zehnman2 January 17, 2013 2:34:18 PM Not sure, but it's something antiquated for sure. The sticker on the front says AMD athelon X2 and I'm too lazy to turn it on to check... so yeah m 0 l Pyree a b U Graphics card January 17, 2013 8:43:02 PM I think instead of buying the GTX460 for $40. you should use your $500 budget to get a new build. But wait for Haswell, Nvidia 700 and AMD 8000 series since you already have a capable laptop. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Which Graphics Card Would You buy in the $200-$300 range and why? Forum SolvedWhich graphics card for under $200? Forum SolvedCan I replace this $600 build's $200 graphics/video card for a cheaper one? Forum SolvedIm building a computer, and the video card im using is the nvidia gtx 770, which requires a 12v rail at 42 amps. The power sup Forum SolvedBuilding a new PC. Which card should I get Forum SolvedI'm confused as to which video card to buy.. What's the best gpu for my build Forum SolvedBuilding PC for mom, needs to be quiet. $1,200 budget. Forum SolvedBuilding a new PC, not sure which graphics card Forum SolvedWhich router to buy to support a maximum of 200-250 hotel clients? Forum Hey was wondering which graphics card is good for gaming for 100 to 200 dollars Forum SolvedBuying new Card $200 to spend Best bang for your buck? (Canada) Forum SolvedSuggest Me a Good Graphics Card for 200$ Max Forum Building a new rig, which Nvidia card to go with?? Forum Which $200+ card shall i upgrade to? Forum SolvedGraphics card recommendation for $200 that also pairs good with an AMD FX-6300? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !