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Old 12-02-2010, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi again,

I have another question for making a pc for general gaming and some media things. My question is whether it's possible to combine an desktop cpu with and notebook gpu, i.e. and core i5-760 with and mobility radeon hd 5870 for example. I do know that notebook gpu's do perform lower then normal desktop gpu's but I really need to know this. I would like to build an desktop that's very small but also powerful enough to handle the things I throw at it.



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Not unless you can find a mobo with a mini pci-e port.

How small and powerful do you need it? They make many low profile gpus that might work.

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Well aslong as you keep other components small i can't see why you couldn't fit a standard desktop GPU in the case, whatever the size. What case are you thinking of buying for this build?
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I was thinking of the antec ISK-100, I found it pretty cool:

The dimensions of this case are as follows:
- 248 mm (H) x 70 mm (W) x 212 mm (D)
- 9.8" (H) x 4.3" (W) x 8.3" (D)

BUT, I was also thinking of an ALL-IN-ONE Desktop, but they are very expensive and most of the time I don't find the right specifications in the desktops, so that's an negative I suppose.
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