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Best network adapter for downloading torrents?

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Assuming a good ISP has something to do with it (the bigger the bandwidth pipeline the better) but when it comes to downloading is there a certain network adapter for Windows that stands out and does a lot better than the rest?
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When it comes down to torrents it depends on 3 things.

Your download rate (regulated by the ISP)
The server your downloading it from (their ISP)
and the amount of people trying to download said file (traffic) depending on how quickly said file downloads.

All you need to worry about is if your ethernet port supports 10/100/1000 which most modern motherboards do and make sure that your router supports it too.
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I'll add something to the above post. Unless your running a tunnel of some kind, your router will have to deal with maintaining all of those BitTorrent connections, depending on how many torrents you're downloading and how many upload slots are available.

30 torrents downloading at 100Kbit/s each will cripple a domestic router far quicker than say 5 torrents consuming 10Mbit/s of bandwidth.
Edited by parityboy - 9/15/12 at 6:41pm
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A NIC will be fairly irrelevant to your requirement.
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