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Building an eGPU? Which card for $200?

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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 :) 

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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.
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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?
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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2013 7:19:20 PM

What CPU do you have now?
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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
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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.
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