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Wireless Adapter Help for New Build

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June 9, 2011 3:55:50 PM

Hello again all,

Need some help deciding on what wireless network adapter I should purchase that compliments the following system:

Corsair HX 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GH LGA 1366
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WD Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2 60GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS X58 Sabertooth
http://www.amazon.com/X58-CrossFir [...] 594&sr=1-1

Thermaltake Frio
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835106150

Corsair Vengeance 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 CL8 1.5v
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233145

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-DisplayP [...] 297&sr=8-1

Lite-On 24x DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106289

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116986

The wireless router I am working with is the following:

Linksys E2000 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm not sure exactly what extra details anyone would require, but hopefully I've provided enough to procure an answer. If not, please let me know. Trying to keep the adapter under $100, but if a case is provided for over $100; I will definitely consider it. I haven't done any preliminary research on these adapters, yet. I am doing the research now and looking for places to start.

I was unsure whether to post this thread in the "New Build" or the "Wireless Networking" forum. If it needs to move, please let me know and my apologies.

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 9, 2011 4:09:11 PM

Wireless would probably be the better section.

However, I can help you out a bit.
Since you have a Wireless N router (5GHz) you definitely want a wireless N card to make use of the speed.

I personally don't like the USB ones, so I'm gonna only suggest PCI and PCI-e X1 cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All of these will work. They are all 5GHz, and have good review. The Asus is a PCI-e X1, the others are normal PCI. Pick which one would be the most convenient.

What I CANT help you with is setting up your router :p 

By the way, did you already buy your rig? If you haven't bought it yet, there's some things that definitely need to be adjusted.
June 9, 2011 4:17:32 PM

Unfortunately, all of the components listed were purchased. Some alterations were pointed out, but that's what I get for not consulting the experts first and trying to do the research myself... oh well.

Thank you striker410 for the quick reply, I also am not a fan of the USB adapters. I think it's a psychological thing, but I just feel a card will perform better.

Can anyone else confirm/support striker410's response?

PS - I think I should be able to set up the router, since I have some experience in that department. Also, I'm only dealing with one desktop computer... for now.
a b B Homebuilt system
June 9, 2011 4:24:27 PM

Meaty said:


PS - I think I should be able to set up the router, since I have some experience in that department. Also, I'm only dealing with one desktop computer... for now.


Haha yeah, I was making a joke about the complexity of those damned machines. I still can't figure out how to set mine to run on the 5GHz band lol.
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