Interested in External GPU for both laptop and desktop

Mastefosho

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I currently have a Sager gaming laptop which tends to run games at about 30 fps, 720p on medium settings. I'm in the process of building a gaming desktop but if possible I would love to get an external GPU that could connect to either my desktop or my laptop. I do need to move around some and it would be great if I could bring some extra power with me when I'm hauling my laptop to a different location.

My laptop has an intel i7-4700MQ @ 2.4 GHz processor with an Nvidia GTX 765M.

The desktop that I'm building will have an Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz and I'm looking at the new 1060-1070-1080 for the GPU.

Would something like the Razer Core to house one of these new Nvidia cards be worth it here or would it simply be wasted when paired with my laptop's CPU?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I'm already blowing ~1600 on the desktop + monitor so I won't mind blowing a few hundred more for some sort of gaming docking station as long as I benefit enough from it.
 

hang-the-9

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Well, if you want to increase your chances of killing your video card while moving it around, you are going about it the right way.

External video cards are never a good idea unless they are specifically made to be used as such like the Razer Core, but that may or may not work with your current laptop, you'll have to contact Razer for that. If you want a faster laptop, I'd spend less on the desktop, sell your current laptop and use the money saved on the desktop to buy a newer laptop as well.

Using an external video card that you move around between systems is just asking for something to break or not run well. And you'd need an external monitor to run the thing with your laptop anyway, so you may as well not use your laptop at all and use the desktop.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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Well, if you want to increase your chances of killing your video card while moving it around, you are going about it the right way.

External video cards are never a good idea unless they are specifically made to be used as such like the Razer Core, but that may or may not work with your current laptop, you'll have to contact Razer for that. If you want a faster laptop, I'd spend less on the desktop, sell your current laptop and use the money saved on the desktop to buy a newer laptop as well.

Using an external video card that you move around between systems is just asking for something to break or not run well. And you'd need an external monitor to run the thing with your laptop anyway, so you may as well not use your laptop at all and use the desktop.
 
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