I am currently finishing up my new computer build and just need a few more parts. I need to get a NIC but dont know what to get and was wonder if you guys could help me out here is the info i think you guys will need.
I have a asrock z77 extreme 4 motherboard and a Motorola router that i am using from charter.
If there is other info you need to know just tell me and i will let you know.
Any ethernet adapter is better than wifi. You could also use powerline adapters which are pretty good too and don't suffer from the wifi signal issues. If you play a lot of fast action games move the internet gateway (cable modem/DSL) and plug it directly to your computer via a cable because that is more or less the best combination. Sometimes it's just easier to move the cable modem to the computer instead of the computer to the cable modem.
Just get an PCIe Gigabit adapter from Intel. I've had one for about 4 years and it has been like a rock (I went with a dedicated NIC because I got tired of messing around with flaky onboard NICs). Should run you around $35. Intel's driver support is outstanding, as well.
I know it says for servers but you can also use it for the desktop and it gives you some really good software and if your really the type that wants to go all out you can get two of these and have them set up in teaming mode.Teaming mode is where yo use two nic cards and one is for download and the other ids upload and there are other ways to set them up as well.
The other nic card that you can use and this is the one that I use is this;
It comes with software that lets you control the access to the internet from the programs on your computer so that you can give priority to games over any other processes that are open on your computer and it also bypasses the Windows stack for faster internet access.