Can a USB 2.0 to ExpressCard Adapter work for eGPU setup via GDC eGPU docking station for an Asus X555LA Laptop?
I am on an extremely low to nonexistent budget and have an Asus X555LA laptop. I have zero means of buying a desktop right now as it's out of the question. So I am trying to upgrade my laptop because I stream and Streamlabs OBS is not working with my capture card because I need more power (for consoles like the Switch, and PS3 that dont have streaming capabilities like the PS4). A friend of mine is mailing me his old Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050. So I am going to make an eGPU setup with my laptop.
The specs are here - Asus X555LA Laptop
only difference is mine has a full 12GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel 5th gen i7, 5500 integrated graphics. This laptop has no ExpressCard slot, nor thunderbolt 3 compatibility and it would be a pain in the ass to open my laptop and install it via the miniPCE slot. Now what I'm thinking is buying a USB 2.0 to ExpressCard adapter as shown here
That way I can just use this for my eGPU setup to save me the hassle of prying open my laptop. Obviously it will be the standard setup with a PSU, a GTX 1050, theexp gdc pci-e adapter via ExpressCard, and my laptop.
Will this setup work with a USB 2.0 to ExpressCard adapter? or will it not work, and I'm stuck with the option that I have to take apart my laptop and take out the wifi card to install the mini PCI-E cable as with most typical low budget laptop eGPU setups?
Help please. I can't find any information regarding this on google, or my laptop model
Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts
The answer is no. PCIe rather than USB is required for an eGPU. There is a US$7 eGPU adapter to keep costs low. Then consider a permanently threaded flat cable you can attach when docked to the eGPU, or detached and carried with you when mobile.