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Internet Connection for a PC Build

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December 4, 2012 6:39:51 AM

This is my first time building a pc and I'm having trouble finding information on how to make sure I have the appropriate hardware for internet access. Can anyone tell me if there's ethernet built in or how I would install it? Also, what's a good wifi card? This is my build so far:

Processor
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3

RAM
CORSAIR Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) CML8GX3M2A1866C9B

System Drive
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB

Video Card
Double D Radeon HD 7870 Core FX-787A-CDFC

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1

Power Supply
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze

Fan
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2
December 4, 2012 7:03:24 AM

All motherboards have Ethernet ports and pretty much any wifi card will do as long as you have the right expansion slot.
December 4, 2012 7:16:27 AM

Yeah, all you do is plug the Ethernet cable into the motherboard. You'd be very, VERY hard-pressed to find a motherboard that doesn't have at least one Ethernet controller of decent quality. Some motherboards even have on-board wifi.

The one you have built in has a good ethernet controller, but I can't help you with a wifi card - I just use my onboard. What you're looking for is "N"-band wifi.
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