Which hardware do i need for LAN setup?

what kind of hardware do i need to buy to setup a local area network for LAN gaming?
I read that u simply have to use a crossover cable if u want to setup network between 2 pc's/laptops.
what do i need to buy in order to setup LAN gaming for like 5 pc's?
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    A router or switch with enough ports as there are computers and your good to go. Set up one computer as the server and others can connect to it. You will have to manually set settings on each computer if you go with a switch.

    1. Router/switch
    2. Ethernet Cables
    3. NIC for computers
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