Let's figure out how to make a DIY eGPU (previously DIY ViDock)

Discussion in 'e-GPU (External Graphics) Discussion' started by moral hazard, Jul 9, 2009.

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  1. ViciousXUSMC

    ViciousXUSMC Master Viking NBR Reviewer

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    This would maybe work, not sure.

    Also the pci-e slot is probably better than the express card slot that the ViDock uses.

    Would be cool just to find a long extension so you can use your laptop to troubleshoot desktop hardware, plug your laptop into there desktop card.
     
  2. moral hazard

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  3. vinceboiii

    vinceboiii Animals are friends, not food.

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    try this yourself and let us know how it works! :]
     
  4. moral hazard

    moral hazard Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I will definatly try this when I get my new job, right now I can't afford a PCI express 1x video card.
     
  5. MexicanSnake

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    I guess by using the PCI-e 1x bus to 16x Socket Extension Card you could use "normal" video cards, I understand this... Is to see if its possible and also show that the vidock2 is somewhat expensive.


    Also LOOK at this:

    http://www.bplus.com.tw/Adapter/PE3.html

    This is for express card like the real vidock.

    Here is my idea :S :D:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. moral hazard

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    Wow, I believe you have just reverse engineered the vidock.
     
  7. brunoroc

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    wow thats a good idea but im pretty sure u wont be able to take all take stuff everywhere u go

    so if its supposed to stay on a desk all the time its easier to get a desktop :p

    but anyways that a amazing idea and creativity ...

    reped for the intention
     
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    Do you guys think this would actually work. We need people to test this.
     
  9. JohnnyFlash

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    Everyone says this, but when you're on the move a lot, it's much less hassle to have all your files on one computer. The ViDock is clearly meant to sit on a desk.

    As for this idea, getting the drivers to work would be the tricky part.
     
  10. MexicanSnake

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    Lol yep I guess the vidock is basically just this...:cool:

    Also I spoke today with my electronic circuits teacher at the university and he told me that vidock2 or vidock4 are just the same, only that the vidock4 uses a more powerful PSU than the vidock2, basically you could (in theory) simulate the vidock4 psu in a vidock2 and somehow trim it to fit a bigger card by using a normal PSU from any computer and redirect the voltages.
     
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