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Originally Posted by LiLChris;13017901 
Kinda kills the portability part for me.
Going to show this to my folders. smile.gif

We're your folders now, lol.

First thing I thought of when I saw this.
post #42 of 110
I remember when ASUS was going to come out with one of these a few years ago...

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ces-asus-xg-station,4679.html
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post #43 of 110
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Originally Posted by The_Punisher;13018658 
The DIY option would be awesome, minus the bulky psu. I'm thinking 12V 7A power brick for something like a 5770.
Power bricks are unregulated PSUs.... you definitely do not want one powering a GPU directly.
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post #44 of 110
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if your going for a small PSU I would say this would be the way to go! Its only 300w but its only powering a graphics card

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CPIVEK/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00062JCOW&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=169SKMEXQ9DKYY6XHV5T"]Amazon.com: Shuttle PC50-PW 300W Power Supply for XPC: Electronics[/ame]
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post #45 of 110
ah damn. just having a look, my G73 doesnt have the required slot.
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post #46 of 110
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf;13019467 
I remember when ASUS was going to come out with one of these a few years ago...

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ces-asus-xg-station,4679.html

I thought it did come out.
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post #47 of 110
This is super old tech, but its not surprising a lot of members dont know much about laptops.
Anyways, this is the best place to research a DIY Vidock:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/418851-diy-vidock-experiences.html
post #48 of 110
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Originally Posted by s-x;13021762 
This is super old tech, but its not surprising a lot of members dont know much about laptops.
Anyways, this is the best place to research a DIY Vidock:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/418851-diy-vidock-experiences.html

yup, i did that a while back on an old laptop at work. its been around for years.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13019494 
Power bricks are unregulated PSUs.... you definitely do not want one powering a GPU directly.

I've seen some that are switching power supplies, aren't those regulated?
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post #50 of 110
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Originally Posted by The_Punisher;13021967 
I've seen some that are switching power supplies, aren't those regulated?

no, they switch on and off as needed but they dont actually regulate the power like a good power supply would on each rail. like using a corsair or antec will actually make sure the ripple is ok on each rail but some cheap noname will just fry your video card rather than power down.
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