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Old 09-26-2008, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Turning notebook into gaming machine? HELP

Lately, ive been trying to upgrade the graphics card on my fujitsu s6110.
and ive been looking into external graphics cards?
At the moment, ive only managed to find Magma external pci-express card boxes, but they are slightly out of my price range.
Any help on this subject would be welcome


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Most of the external graphics cards cost more than a decent gaming pc. There really isn't a cost effective way to make an existing laptop good at gaming.

I was in the same position a while ago and finally just when ahead and built a gaming desktop. You can build a pretty good gaming system for $600.


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