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Hey guys! :hello:

I've done as much research as I can on my new pc build, but there's one question I've never seen the answer to. My current PC (a 7 year old dell) required a wireless network card to connect to the internet without using network cable. Would I need one for a new build as well, or does this come built into the motherboard? If so, what would you recommend? Many thanks!

Don
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    There are a couple motherboards that have this built-in, but as a general rule you'll still need a PCI/PCIe card for this.
  2. Beautiful, thank you so much! I can't "best answer" here at work for some reason, but I will as soon as I'm home.

    BTW - can you recommend an Asus board for somone looking for SLI/CrossFire and only perhaps very modest overclocking?
  3. dcointin said:
    Beautiful, thank you so much! I can't "best answer" here at work for some reason, but I will as soon as I'm home.

    BTW - can you recommend an Asus board for somone looking for SLI/CrossFire and only perhaps very modest overclocking?


    As a general rule, I stay away from recommending anything, even when asked. Kind of a slippery slope, and once you start recommending things once or twice, it gets easier every successive time. I don't want to have to make the poor Tom's Hardware mods have to delete some of my posts because they seem like spam. :non:

    So, just make sure you read the product specs carefully with Asus boards. Sometimes there might be two boards with the same chipset, but only one will do SLI/CrossFire. That's probably true for the competition, but I don't really make a point of keeping up with what they're doing.
  4. Use somthing like this, its cheap and easy to use:

    ASUS USB-N53 Black Diamond Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter $37
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320089
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  6. I understand, many thanks again for the responses!
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