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Do I need a wireless adapter for my Pc?

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December 29, 2013 9:11:33 AM

Might be a dumb question, but I'm a newbie to pc and looking for help!:) 
I'm building my first gaming pc and am wondering if I need a network adapter? I'm using the z87 GD65 mobo and a haf 912 case, so if I do what one should I get, or does it really matter? Also does wireless vs wired really matter? My computer is going to be a bit far from the router so it would be hard to go wired?

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a b 4 Gaming
December 29, 2013 9:16:25 AM

Err do you want to run cable to you pc or do you want wifi
i highly recommend using cable (ethernet) since the connection is a lot better and faster and you wont have dropouts or loose speed through walls and stuff.

If you run cable you wont need one ;) 
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December 29, 2013 9:22:55 AM

Krishna Moorthy said:
Err do you want to run cable to you pc or do you want wifi
i highly recommend using cable (ethernet) since the connection is a lot better and faster and you wont have dropouts or loose speed through walls and stuff.

If you run cable you wont need one ;) 


Ok so do I just need a cable? How much better will it be than wifi?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 29, 2013 9:24:37 AM

Noodlebuster said:
Krishna Moorthy said:
Err do you want to run cable to you pc or do you want wifi
i highly recommend using cable (ethernet) since the connection is a lot better and faster and you wont have dropouts or loose speed through walls and stuff.

If you run cable you wont need one ;) 


Ok so do I just need a cable? How much better will it be than wifi?


If you can run cable it is a lot better
but how far away are you form your modem/ router is that an issue?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 29, 2013 9:24:41 AM

Noodlebuster said:
Krishna Moorthy said:
Err do you want to run cable to you pc or do you want wifi
i highly recommend using cable (ethernet) since the connection is a lot better and faster and you wont have dropouts or loose speed through walls and stuff.

If you run cable you wont need one ;) 


Ok so do I just need a cable? How much better will it be than wifi?


Unless the PC is right next to the WiFi source, potentially a LOT better.
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December 29, 2013 9:40:45 AM

Krishna Moorthy said:
Noodlebuster said:
Krishna Moorthy said:
Err do you want to run cable to you pc or do you want wifi
i highly recommend using cable (ethernet) since the connection is a lot better and faster and you wont have dropouts or loose speed through walls and stuff.

If you run cable you wont need one ;) 


Ok so do I just need a cable? How much better will it be than wifi?


If you can run cable it is a lot better
but how far away are you form your modem/ router is that an issue?


I'm at least 2 rooms away from it. So maybe a bit of a problem.

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a b 4 Gaming
December 29, 2013 9:52:20 AM

Noodlebuster said:
Krishna Moorthy said:
Noodlebuster said:
Krishna Moorthy said:
Err do you want to run cable to you pc or do you want wifi
i highly recommend using cable (ethernet) since the connection is a lot better and faster and you wont have dropouts or loose speed through walls and stuff.

If you run cable you wont need one ;) 


Ok so do I just need a cable? How much better will it be than wifi?


If you can run cable it is a lot better
but how far away are you form your modem/ router is that an issue?


I'm at least 2 rooms away from it. So maybe a bit of a problem.



If you have the skills it is fairly easy to run the cable through your roof (if you have access all it take is 2 holes drilled) otherwise you can run it along the corner on you walls and make it look tidy by using clamps.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 29, 2013 9:53:46 AM

If you have the skills it is fairly easy to run the cable through your roof (if you have access all it take is 2 holes drilled) otherwise you can run it along the corner on you walls and make it look tidy by using clamps.
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December 29, 2013 9:57:39 AM

Krishna Moorthy said:
If you have the skills it is fairly easy to run the cable through your roof (if you have access all it take is 2 holes drilled) otherwise you can run it along the corner on you walls and make it look tidy by using clamps.


Ok thanks, I might just try one of those. :D 
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December 29, 2013 9:58:54 AM

USAFRet said:
Noodlebuster said:
Krishna Moorthy said:
Err do you want to run cable to you pc or do you want wifi
i highly recommend using cable (ethernet) since the connection is a lot better and faster and you wont have dropouts or loose speed through walls and stuff.

If you run cable you wont need one ;) 


Ok so do I just need a cable? How much better will it be than wifi?


Unless the PC is right next to the WiFi source, potentially a LOT better.


Ok thanks:) 
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a b 4 Gaming
December 29, 2013 10:01:25 AM

Noodlebuster said:
Krishna Moorthy said:
If you have the skills it is fairly easy to run the cable through your roof (if you have access all it take is 2 holes drilled) otherwise you can run it along the corner on you walls and make it look tidy by using clamps.


Ok thanks, I might just try one of those. :D 


Yup thats what i do with my tv antenna cable it looks slick :) 
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