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November 20, 2010 2:47:11 AM

I'm not sure if i posted this in the right section since i spend most of my time in the CPU/GPU section lol. But anyways i would like a Wi-Fi card (Internal would be nice) that is VERY cheap but will play online games (ie Wow) and stream HD :) . This will be for a gaming system and the only reason I am going wireless is i would have to buy a 300ft cable which would be more expensive than getting a wireless card and by the time it gets that long i assume the signal isn't as good... :) 

1.) 10-15 USD w/ rebates/discounts
2.) Play Wow (Im building a gaming machine so i want to max out the settings :lol:  )
3.) Stream HD Video
4.) Be able to last... :lol: 

Thanks Ahead

:hello: 

Edit: I didn't mean any confusion when i labeled it PC card... :)  I meant PCI, since its going to be a desktop :p 

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November 20, 2010 3:57:20 AM

Tried but cannot find anything in you price range. Due to the distance you are trying to over come, you should stay away from fixed antennas in case you need a booster antenna to up you range

PCI card: $28
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PCI card with free extender antennas: $33
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


PCIe card:$28
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 20, 2010 4:16:15 AM

The cards I proposed are all N Standard cards.

If you only have a G Standard router, sure that would be fine.

However, should you have a N Standard router, I would recommend to spend the extra cash to get the best speed possible to play WOW.
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November 20, 2010 4:23:12 AM

Would you see a large difference in performance?

I need to see how my budget plays out... Planning on buying almost to the limit of my budget already...
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November 20, 2010 5:19:26 AM

Well the max distance for indoor usage for the G standard is listed at 125ft and could be less the more walls are between the router and the PC.
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November 20, 2010 5:22:12 AM

mmm Sounds like I want a N standard then.... Well ill see how much more money it comes out to next friday... :) 

Do you know how much newegg drops prices on stuff on black Friday?? Do they have sales on everything (Or most) as in a store such as Walmart or Best Buy?
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November 20, 2010 6:08:51 PM

Best answer selected by gidgiddonihah.
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