Hi guys! I'm new at posting but have been visiting the forums long before launch. Man i wanna play this game!!!!
Problem---bought a decent laptop w/ crappy gpu (hp pavilion dv6 1050us)--899 at the time
CPU-Intel R core 2 duo CPU p7450 at 2.13 GHz (not the best but meet the min)
GPU-9200m integrated w/ 512mb----found out that it sucks after i bought it..ran ffxi fine...so...didn't bother until i found out about ffxiv T_T---huge regret (1.5 years beyond returnable lol)
4 gb ram
Thanks to Black Friday's shopping mania I bought myself a PS3 in anticipation (way cheaper than a new computer)
--just returned it on account I'm not very interested in the system other than for ffxiv and it was delayed until ???!!! ****!!!!!
I came across this thing called external GPU! Anyone heard of it or using it? more specifically its called ViDock.
Anyways, I was more interested in the DIY option. (cheaper) Here is the link:
What do u all think? viable? can anyone make some sense of it? whats the difference between the options and which grahpics cards are compatible. What I got was that you can plug in a gpu through the express slot of your laptop using the adapters mentioned in the forum/link above. Then connect the gpu to an external power suppy.(have a old dimension 8300 psu...can i use it?). Finally video out to a lcd monitor.......
For the tech people out there! How viable is this? will i electrocute myself? Is it worth all the effort? etc
Give me your thoughts!