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Haha, this is getting a bit silly.

No, it's not possible.
post #1442 of 2136
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Originally Posted by WayTooCrazy View Post

Might be a setting on the NAS. I use a Synology and my Roku 3, PS4, tablet, phones, pretty much anything I have has not had any issues streaming videos, music or pictures.

Side note: Congrats on the Alpha and enjoy!

I also use a Synology. Its the older ds211j. I thought Plex would do it all but it didn't. I created my plex account on my roku. Launch plex and it cannot see anything.

back on topic... does anyone recommend a small portable monitor/tv that will work with the Alpha? It will also be used for travel.
post #1443 of 2136
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Originally Posted by THEROTHERHAMKID View Post

Is it possible to use a more powerful external graphics card with the alpha?
I'm guessing it's not?

You have to use an M.2 to mPCIE adapter. Then an mPCIE to PCIE adapter. You'd lose your internal wireless card.
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something like this will let you upgrade GPU. You just have to find a way to mode the case or add an external case to attach it

post #1445 of 2136
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Originally Posted by ravicc View Post

something like this will let you upgrade GPU. You just have to find a way to mode the case or add an external case to attach it

Where do I get one of these in the UK?
Any ideas of where to get external case?
Other items I would need? And how to put it together?
Thanks Mark
post #1446 of 2136
No ideas on the case yet
But here are a few things to consider

This is a pci-e x4 socket
So you need to make sure your graphics card fits
Most should fit and run with x4 lanes
Also need to make sure it physically fits without getting in the way for heat sink
You also need an extension for m.2 like this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/M-2-NGFF-Extender-Cable-for-M-2-NGFF-B-M-Key-SATA-SSD-/291203947744?hash=item43cd1b9ce0:g:ewwAAOSw4HVWFBFb



Here is a link
http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCI-Express-PCI-E-4X-Female-to-NGFF-M-2-M-Key-Male-Adapter-Converter-Card-/121658192168?hash=item1c5364b128:g:ILIAAOSwpdpVXt9A


Really cheap one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCI-E-4X-Female-to-NGFF-M-2-M-Male-Adapter-Key-Converter-Card-with-Power-Cable-/291528376857?hash=item43e0720219:g:f0cAAOSwPcVVuxND

Not sure what the difference is


I have not tried any of this
But would not hesitate to once I get my alpha
Edited by ravicc - 2/13/16 at 4:25am
post #1447 of 2136
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Originally Posted by kornedbeefy View Post

I also use a Synology. Its the older ds211j. I thought Plex would do it all but it didn't. I created my plex account on my roku. Launch plex and it cannot see anything.

back on topic... does anyone recommend a small portable monitor/tv that will work with the Alpha? It will also be used for travel.

What about this for a monitor?
http://www.amazon.com/Vanguard-Personal-Environment-consoles-playstation-4/dp/B00H0R9DSG

Hit me up on the Synology front, I run a DS212J. Love it to death. Hint though, Plex is evil running off of the 211 and 212. The Marvel processor on those NAS boxes is just too wimpy (yours is 800Mhz and mine is 1.2MHz... way too slow for server side decoding).
post #1448 of 2136
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something like this will let you upgrade GPU. You just have to find a way to mode the case or add an external case to attach it


That won't work because it's 2260. The adapter will have to be 2242 to fit. See my original comment. I've done some research on it.
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post #1449 of 2136
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Originally Posted by ibanezbass View Post

That won't work because it's 2260. The adapter will have to be 2242 to fit. See my original comment. I've done some research on it.
Thanks I'm happy with my alpha loving gta v I'm playing @ the minute
Played it on ps4 but alpha is better
I want a decent game desktop now where in the UK is cheapest to go I'm wanting a 980Ti set up
post #1450 of 2136
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Originally Posted by THEROTHERHAMKID View Post

Thanks I'm happy with my alpha loving gta v I'm playing @ the minute
Played it on ps4 but alpha is better
I want a decent game desktop now where in the UK is cheapest to go I'm wanting a 980Ti set up

Go straight for the Titan X and run it at 900p!
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