Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › Motherboard and NIC
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Motherboard and NIC

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hey Guys.
I am going to be upgrading my computer here very shortly (in about 2 weeks or less) and I do need some advice on what to do. I have enough money lying around so thats not an issue. I wanted to get a new motherboard and NIC card. Now Here is what I thought would be the best mobo to get imo. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136158 this is just an idea so let me know what you think. I am willing to spend up to about $150 + shipping (I really like DFI). Now I wanted to get a NIC card. I don't know why but I just do . I was looking at the NIC Killer Card and heard some positive and negative reviews. I don't know if its worth the $250. I am a big gamer. Are there any other really good NIC cards out there for gamers besides the Killer card. Or is it even worth it to upgrade and just use the integrated card in the mobo? I just want the best ping and performance from my network. Let me know what you guys think. (I don't want to spend more than $200 on the NIC card) or let me know if I can get something else besides the NIC card. (Not going to buy a GPU until DX10) Thanks
post #2 of 5
I've been using an older NIC card, my onboard stops working everyonce and a while. I haven't really noticed a difference between pings- just make sure you don't use wireless network. My friend was using wireless one he paid 80$ for and I don't even know how much the router was, he couldn't get anything lower than 70 ping, used his ethernet port and was down below 30ms.

IMO thats a good board, stay away from wireless network cards, go hardwired an you'll be fine.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by accskyman View Post
I've been using an older NIC card, my onboard stops working everyonce and a while. I haven't really noticed a difference between pings- just make sure you don't use wireless network. My friend was using wireless one he paid 80$ for and I don't even know how much the router was, he couldn't get anything lower than 70 ping, used his ethernet port and was down below 30ms.

IMO thats a good board, stay away from wireless network cards, go hardwired an you'll be fine.
yeah I have wireless card and I am not to satisfied with it. It does the job but I try not to use it very often. I have a nice router so I just wanted to see if maybe a nice NIC card would optimize my gaming
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
anyone else have any comments on the motherboard. any better options from dfi? or for the nic card. is it worth it to get one.?
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Sorry to bump this thread so early but I guess I have no patients. I want answers now, haha. Which DFI board overclocks the best and performs the best with AMD Dual-Cores? Also will the G.Skill Extreme ram work fine with the DFI boards? I heard that DFI boards are picky about RAM and PSU. Will my PSU be fine? (I am going to upgrade it very soon).
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD - General
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › Motherboard and NIC