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. 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? Related resources Regarding egpu / vidock or any other alternative for my laptop ... - Forum EGPU help please? - Forum Thunderbolt eGPU - Forum DIY Thunderbolt eGPU ? - Forum Remove Ethernet Card and replace with eGPU - 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? 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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumRMBP eGPU ForumIs the Vidock 4 plus ( eGPU ) Compatible with my HP dv6t 7000 quad? ForumIncreasing laptop performance with eGPU , ViDock, etc? Forum$600 budget-ish gaming rig ForumExternal GPU through ExpressCard slot? ForumIs the term "gaming laptop" really an overstatement? ForumUsb to pci-e adapter ForumWhich graphics card under £ 200 ? New build ForumWHICH GRAPHICS CARD TO BUY $ 200 -$350 ForumWhich card is the quietest and which is fastest under $ 200 ? ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken Forum[Solved] Which GPU is better? ForumWhich 680 guys!? ForumNeed Graphics Card suggestions for 420W PC Forum[Solved] Which GPU and witch CPU 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 !