External PCIe slot

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  1. Chris2k11 macrumors member

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    So playing around on the interwebs this morning I found this: http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echoexpresscard34thunderbolt.html

    Which then leads me to want to hook up an external graphics card to my thunderbolt port. Problem with that is that the cheapest external PCIe enclosure was about $400. Any ideas as to where I could pick up something for less than $100.

    Thanks in advanced,
    Chris
     
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    I looked for a bit and couldn't find a thing.
     
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    Tigerdirect? Frys?
     
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    Yeah and now about an hour on google. The only thing that I keep seeing is one that have 4 PCIe slots. Which are about $400-$1000. If only these people made one that just had one PCIe slot which would be cheaper.
     
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    Would you think an external GPU would work right out of the box like that? I think having an eGPU needs to be supported by Apple first..
     
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