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February 5, 2013 8:01:40 PM

Hi, I'm building a new PC for myself, and I was wondering if i needed a NIC for my computer. I don't know a lot about them, so I thought i'll just ask. I do have a Wireless Router on my old PC in my basement, but my new PC is going to go in my room, upstairs. So, do i need a NIC? No, i'm not moving my Router. Is there an NIC build in to the motherboard or what?
Heres what im getting:

CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-3220 3.30 GHz 3MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155

Motherboard: [CrossFireX] ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 3 PCI (Extreme OC Certified)

If I need one, will this work?
NIC: PCI Wireless 802.11n 150Mbps Network Interface Card


So again, what do I need to get wifi on my new PC.

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February 5, 2013 10:08:40 PM

Yes you will need a wireless NIC if you want to use Wifi.
The card you have chosen will work just fine.

Lets just hope you have enough signal strength in your room.

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February 6, 2013 1:08:21 AM

I have had to use similar set ups to yours, Narwhal. If you are gaming I would recommend these http://www.netgear.com/home/products/powerline-and-coax... they're so much more reliable. Especially if your signal strength isn't too good on wireless. Just plug one into an outlet in your room and the other into an outlet near your router and you essentially have a wired connection.
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February 6, 2013 1:47:15 AM

Ok thanks you two!
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February 6, 2013 1:47:26 AM

Best answer selected by Mr_Narwhal_99.
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