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I need some ideas for some PC speakers and wireless card please.

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February 11, 2012 11:04:20 PM

Hey again everyone,

I just made a build for my nephew (from his parents) and they just let me know they also want a set of speakers and a wireless card (or maybe USB plug in receiver?).

I know a bit about hardware components, but I'm totally unfamiliar with speakers and wireless...could you offer me some place to start please? I google too, but I like to also filter my searches through you guys 1st.


Oh, this is for a roughly $750 system (including OS, keyboard, mouse, and monitor). I would imagine they would like to keep speakers under $100 and closer to under $50 if possible.

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February 12, 2012 6:03:23 PM

I don;t use external speakers on any of my systems...headphone for let's see what we can find on Newegg:

Price range? Here's a link to Newegg using the Highest Rating choice: You can see the best is $80 and the next best is $300+. This assumes 5.1 sound.

As for wireless I use USB wilress dongles for almost everything. Do they have G or N? They are simple to use (plug into any open USB slot), easy to set up, don't need a card slot. Lots of brands and prices can range from the mid $20's to $50 unless you buy refurb.
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February 12, 2012 6:13:44 PM

Some people like to stick with the brand of their router. I've had the best results with Linksys/Cisco; Dlink; Netgear. They all can be found on special all the time so never pay retail. G or N?
February 12, 2012 6:31:15 PM

Sorry, working on the g or n...haven't got in touch with him yet.

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February 14, 2012 9:04:02 PM

TopGun said:
This is what he has...

and this is what I planned to get for him...

It looks like that would be OK right?

Sorry about slow response...was catching on on threads. The adaptor you chose is N so that's good. However, it's a 150mbps and the modem/router looks like it will support 300mbps. If you are trying to max wireless speed then you need one that does 300mbps.

Here is a link to Newegg's USB wireless adaptor page:

300mbps does cost more.
February 14, 2012 10:53:40 PM

I already ordered the other. I'm sure it will be fine for what they're using it for. Thanks for the help though. :) 
February 15, 2012 1:06:15 AM

TopGun said:
I already ordered the other. I'm sure it will be fine for what they're using it for. Thanks for the help though. :) 

Glad to help. I assume the thread is closed.
February 15, 2012 11:27:34 AM

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February 15, 2012 1:59:09 PM

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