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What's a good wireless adapter for a desk top?

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I'm looking for a good one to enhance my online gaming and internet browsing experience. Right now I'm using a USB adapter but I don't think it's that really good because my other devices are faster. I'm looking for a good one that connects to my mother board. Money isn't an issue either. My mother board is a GA-Z68AP-D3
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I'm looking for a good one to enhance my online gaming and internet browsing experience. Right now I'm using a USB adapter but I don't think it's that really good because my other devices are faster. I'm looking for a good one that connects to my mother board. Money isn't an issue either. My mother board is a GA-Z68AP-D3

Ok ive a few options for you. i know you say money isnt an option but i still fancy a few choices when im looking for something. First option is the Asus PCE-AC55BT at 35$ US, its a PCIe adapter with a intel wireless card onboard, ive always had super solid performance with intel's AC wireless cards and with it being removable you could upgrade it in the future if you so wanted. Next is the best all around option, Asus PCE-AC56 at 62$ US, This is a PCI card that is covered with a red heatsink, it has 2 antennas and a movable antenna option, This should give you the best performance with your router, im assuming you are running a regular wireless N router, if you run a AC router you would get better performance but it would end up being more limited by your internet speeds haha. Last and most expensive/balls to the wall is the Asus PCE-AC68 at 95$ it is the most expensive, but it has 3 antennas and the overall most performance, though truth be told the extra bandwidth wouldnt really be used haha. This is pretty much Asus's highest tier offering. I know these are all Asus but ive had nothing but good results from their products personally so i do highly recommend them. Personally id go with the middle option but it is all your choice. i do hope this helps a bit though.

1st Option
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320293&ignorebbr=1

2nd Option
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16833320181

3rd Option
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320173&ignorebbr=1
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what type of wifi router are you using? i'd say get the new 4x4 mu-mimo one asus just released but your router might not support it. first ones supporting it were released in like december this past year
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