[Solved] I just want to ask before I purchase questions
I have a MSi GE60-2QD Apache with specs:
Core i7 4720HQ
Nvidia GTX 950M 2gb GDDR5
1tb 7200rpm HDD + 240gb Sata3 SSD
The CPU are still fairly decent for today's game requirements but the GPU already feels insufficient due to the vram only 2gb (GDDR5 nonetheless). So I really want to use the EXP GDC v8.0 via mini PCIe for my gpu upgrade, but I have some questions:
1. Can I use the SSD Msata slot? My laptop still has 1 empty msata (not m.2) ssd slot since I can't find msata ssd with a reasonable price. I know it wouldn't be as fast as Nvme slot for display driver but it would be nice if it could use it considering it's the same mpcie slot and I don't have to sacrifice wifi & bluetooth connectivity
2. Which GPU should I use? I need something with 4gb or more Vram, I've been seeing other people has some issue with 1050Ti so I don't want to take any risks going for that card. However I want to go for 1060 6gb but sadly they've been replaced with 1660's. Should I go for that 1660 or go for the alternatives like RX570 & 580's? since they're lot cheaper, better performance and has more vram. and which one that Don't require external display? I still want to use my laptop display because it's still a decent IPS 60hz panel and I don't want to spend extra money for monitors
3. If I go for GTX card, will it be possible to switch between egpu & my dedicated gpu when I'm traveling with my laptop? I know it seems unnecessary but kinda cool if it can, so I can still gaming while traveling. And that's the part of my hesitation to choose AMD cards because I want that switchover ability with Nvidia card (if possible). But If that's not going to work, I might as well go for AMD cards and use my Integrated gpu when traveling (which by the way I'm still totally fine)
4. How much wattage will my power supply need in order to make any of your gpu suggestions to work? I am planning to get the Corsair VS450 as the power supply, will that any good?
That's all my questions and hesitation about this whole eGPU thing, other than that I think I'm ready. However if you guys have any tips regarding all my plans and what should I do please write down and I appreciate any of it. Sorry for the (too) long questions, cheers! 🙂
MSI GE60 2QD Apache
Intel Core i7 4720HQ
Nvidia GTX 950M
Hey guys, so I’m really sorry if this is in the wrong area but I’m pretty sure I’m ok, but anyways, I have been wanting to get a eGPU and was wondering if there’s any helpful tips or knowledge that will help me to buy what’s right. Right now I am currently looking at a Beast EXP GDC V8.0 with a 750 watt PSU and a GTX 1060 3gb. My laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad z710 with an i7 4300MQ(I believe) and a GTX 745m. Is there anything I should know or take into consideration? Will my parts be compatible? Anything helps and thank you for your time! 🙂
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