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July 18, 2010 8:52:46 PM

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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July 18, 2010 9:40:48 PM

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.
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July 18, 2010 9:54:41 PM

ok, thank you =)

I have one other question though, how do you find out if the motherboard has a NIC?
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July 18, 2010 10:07:06 PM

it should tell you, some where on the specifications,
something like "on board LAN"
and then tell you a speed rating
such at
10/100/1000Mbps
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?


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July 18, 2010 10:49:00 PM

this is my computer build that I will be buying off of Newegg(unless I find better price):
CPU:
--Intel Core i5-750
Motherboard:
--ASUS P7F7-E WS SuperComputer LGA 1156 Intel 3450 w/ NVIDIA NF200
SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM:
--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
Power:
--Antec NeoPower 650 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready
CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Tower:
--Antec Six Hundred Black / Silver ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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July 18, 2010 10:52:50 PM

Is it the LAN chip set? the LAN chipset is Realtek 8112L
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July 18, 2010 10:55:33 PM

Nice
Yeah your have 2 built in NICs on that board, So you are all set
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July 18, 2010 11:58:19 PM

ok thank you XD
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July 18, 2010 11:59:25 PM

Best answer selected by Xuvea.
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July 19, 2010 12:59:18 AM

Xuvea said:
Is it the LAN chip set? the LAN chipset is Realtek 8112L


Yeah that is the nic
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