Good network speed for gaming?

Hello, I'm in the proccess of building my first computer for gaming and i don't know what kind of network interface card to get. What speed should I get and is there a brand you would suggest?

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  1. It doesn't realty matter, any motherboard that can handle games will usually have a on board NIC that will do just fine, some even have 2 nic.
    If it doesn't then just buy one that is at least 100 Mbps, witch it is tough to find one that doesn't go the fast or faster. I would get one that supports Gigabit my self, there at newegg for like $30.
  2. ok, thank you =)

    I have one other question though, how do you find out if the motherboard has a NIC?
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    it should tell you, some where on the specifications,
    something like "on board LAN"
    and then tell you a speed rating
    such at
    I always like pitcher of the board, and if it has a big phone jack looking thing the it has a lan
    But like I said it is getting very rare to find a motherboard that doesn't have a on board NIC
    Where are you buying your Motherboard? Or do your have it already?
  4. this is my computer build that I will be buying off of Newegg(unless I find better price):
    --Intel Core i5-750
    --ASUS P7F7-E WS SuperComputer LGA 1156 Intel 3450 w/ NVIDIA NF200
    SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    --G.SKILL PIS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
    Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL7D-4GBPIS
    Hard Drive:
    --Seagate Constellation ES 500GB
    Graphics card:
    --MSI N260GTX Twin Frozr OC GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3
    PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    --Antec NeoPower 650 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready
    CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    --Antec Six Hundred Black / Silver ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  5. Is it the LAN chip set? the LAN chipset is Realtek 8112L
  6. Nice
    Yeah your have 2 built in NICs on that board, So you are all set
  7. ok thank you XD
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  9. Xuvea said:
    Is it the LAN chip set? the LAN chipset is Realtek 8112L

    Yeah that is the nic
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