Where to get a cheap External Graphics Card

October 19, 2012 at 10:21:52
Specs: Windows 7, intel 13-2310M CPU / 6 GIGs RAM
I have seen some external graphic cards online and was wondering which one i should get for gaming. My laptop has 6 gig ram, IntelĀ® HD Graphics 3000. so i assume i cant game without lag on my laptop, but i am not going to buy a new one, but thats to expensive so i would simply like to buy a external graphics card for an usb. Any suggestions, also sites wit the cheapest price please.

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#1
October 19, 2012 at 13:01:00
forget USB graphics adapters if you want to run games without lag or poor frame-rates.
USB is much slower than internal PCI or PCI Express. Certainly too slow for gaming with. Quite likely it will be worse than what you have now.

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#2
October 20, 2012 at 05:54:26
"I have seen some external graphic cards online and was wondering which one i should get for gaming"

If you wanted a laptop for gaming, you should have bought a gaming laptop. External graphics solutions do not connect via USB, they connect via PCIe. Here's a DIY external system you can build for about $250. Is this what you want to lug around with you?

http://www.notebookreview.com/share...

http://lifehacker.com/5851902/turn-...

This will cost you over $300:

http://www.eteknix.com/articles/ext...


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#3
October 21, 2012 at 03:19:30
There are external graphics adaptors that connect via USB, but their performance is not good; probably worse than your current on-board video. They are mainly used to provide dual-monitor support for non-demanding applications.

A cheap desktop is the best solution for gaming.


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