Hi! I'm a lurker who recently purchased some parts to start building it rather than reading stuff for hours and on. I've read ver 2.0 sticky as well as Agent 9's setup with 2730p laptop which is very similar. The information seems just so fast 900 + pages of Forum posts.... + archived 1000+ posts. I think I'll do much faster if I get some precise pin pointed answers regarding specific models to narrow the choice.
So here's some specs.
I have HP Elitebook 2740p
I switched motherboard to corei7 620M 2.66GHz
4GB RAM, going to upgrade to 8GB (will pci be ok or something?)
Has expresscard slot just like any hp Elitebook series.
I bought this thing off kijiji which is some Canadian site
Apparently it's a PE4L v2.1b
I bought GTX 670 MSI OC version
you can see pictures and some specs here
MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com
I'm wondering though, will this card fit onto the picture shown above? It seems like the connector above seems too short to be able to connect the gpu on there.
Another question is, how do I know what type of PSU do I need? It doesn't say on the box or in the manual what the wattage or Voltage is.
Thanks for reading such a noob post... I was reading and reading and reading and I just kind of still had no idea what PE4H PE4L and what they were, I know PCIe is but not sure what those mean... Hopefully everything somehow comes together in the end...
Going to play APB when I finish the set up
Oh also, I want to use an external screen for this, Don't want to go through the hassle of reducing my performance. Do I need an HDMI cable for this? Or will normal screen not enough. I think I'd need to buy another monitor if it needs HDMI. Thanks.