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Thinking about getting a network PCI Network Card

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May 24, 2013 12:00:58 PM

I was thinking about getting a networking card. I'm not very educated along the lines of networking cards so I was wondering, what would be a good choice, and if you can explain to me, why?

I was looking at this; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 24, 2013 12:04:48 PM

Whats wrong with your on-board RJ-45?
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May 24, 2013 12:07:20 PM

a pci-e x1 will work in a pci-e x16 slot. I got an intel nic card too, about a year ago, when my on-board nic failed for some reason.
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May 24, 2013 12:15:06 PM

rex4235 said:
Whats wrong with your on-board RJ-45?


NOthing, but I hear that the Realtek onboard cards are actually quite junk. I heard that Intels network cards were much much better, along with their drivers.
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May 24, 2013 12:16:02 PM

rgd1101 said:
a pci-e x1 will work in a pci-e x16 slot. I got an intel nic card too, about a year ago, when my on-board nic failed for some reason.


Alright thanks. I'll have to look. I wanted something that will possibly give me better speeds that won't burn a hole in my pocket.
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May 24, 2013 12:22:59 PM

Define much better? Even the "pro gaming" NIC's only reduce ping/latency by about 1-5%

Not trying to rain on your parade, just trying to save you money.
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May 24, 2013 12:24:09 PM

rex4235 said:
Define much better? Even the "pro gaming" NIC's only reduce ping/latency by about 1%


I mean much better by more stable drivers, better packet transfers and as you said, better latency, though not by much. It will probably even let a little bit of load off my CPU to have a networking card.
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