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What kind of Ethernet cable is best for a wired connection?

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August 6, 2014 10:03:06 PM

I heard of Cat 5, Cat 5e, Cat 6, and more. My router is in another room so i will connect the Ethernet cable to my PC, run it through the floor, to the other room, coming up into the room and connecting it to the router so no one will trip over a long cable going everywhere from room to room, lol. I just want to know what kind of Ethernet cable do i need for the best and fastest connection my PC and can handle? My mother board says max LAN speed 10/100/1000Mbps.
My Motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3. I need around 20-30 foot just to be safe, 50 is the most lenth get if needed or if cheap enough. I found this one below but i dont know if i need Cat 6.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 6, 2014 10:08:54 PM

Unless you're using 10Gb/s, any cat5e or cat6 should be fine.
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August 6, 2014 10:30:14 PM

Any Ethernet cable is rated to 100m (328 ft) maximum for runs. As far as speeds go:
Cat 5/e supports up to 1 Gbps, which is what most consumer networks run at.
Cat 6/a supports up to 10 Gbps, with the primary difference being that only 6a is rated to 100m for 10 Gbps
Cat 7 really isn't used
Cat 8 is being designed to support 40 Gbps
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