Wireless Adapter Help for New Build

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=N82E16817139010

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GH LGA 1366
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

WD Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2 60GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550

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=N82E16833124386&cm_re=E2000-_-33-124-386-_-Product

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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  1. 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=N82E16833156054

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166038

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320048

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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