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post #1 of 6
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Hey guys,

I found a review on Tom'sHarware.com which i find really interesting.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/turbobox-na255a-pci-express,3430.html?

It's basically an External Hub for Graphics cards, it has a built in power supply and cooling.

Now personally i quite like this idea, it would be great for folding and great for boosting a friends PC temporarily so you can proove to him that graphics are better on PC tongue.gif

I'm quite interested to see what everyone else thinks about this piece of kit and if it would be a viable purchase??
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post #2 of 6
been around for ever, now people are looking to make one with thunder bolt.
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Didn't realise this had been out a while, this is the first i've seen or heard of it.
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post #4 of 6
Looks awesome but I dont think the price is worth it. Maybe if it was a grand max then but I suppose they are targeting businesses anyways.
 
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post #5 of 6
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Yeah at $2200 it is very expensive for what it is, It's basically half a motherboard, psu, mini case and a couple of fans lol.
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post #6 of 6
Vi-Dock has been around for a while NBR forums have thread for DIY docking stations. they more known in the laptop world sense laptops lack in the GPU area.
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