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Originally Posted by Hueristic View Post
Does it has a Large cache? Sorry too lazy to research but that would be my guess, Sounds like that NET card EVGA is pushing minus the teamspeak stuff.

Thx for the clarification, I seem to be more forgetful everyday.
It's ok. It's a bit of a specialty of mine. I've owned most of the HD2000 cards.

As for the Broadcom NetXtreme II, it has 128mb cache. I'm not sure what type of RAM that is.

The card that EVGA is pushing out, is a much nicer card, but not for the $$/Performance.

My third NX II should show up tomorrow. I currently have 1 in my sig rig, & 1 in my file box.

I'm going to add the NX II to another box of mine.
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Tator, that price is ridiculous. We have to buy "brand" new so the price for us is...well much higher then that

Good luck with the drives, hope they arrive when working order!
IIRC, they are 80$ + shipping for the PCIe x4 version?

I try to get Dell Server stuff second hand when I can, because it's usually 50% cheaper.
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Tator, that price is ridiculous. We have to buy "brand" new so the price for us is...well much higher then that

Good luck with the drives, hope they arrive when working order!
Sorry don't quite understand what you mean by this. Who is "us" and why do you have to buy brand new?
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Sorry don't quite understand what you mean by this. Who is "us" and why do you have to buy brand new?
IIRC, He works for a company that uses dell server equipment, so the "us" is the company he works for. And obviously, most companies won't buy second hand.
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IIRC, they are 80$ + shipping for the PCIe x4 version?

I try to get Dell Server stuff second hand when I can, because it's usually 50% cheaper.
Tator, we usually go with the Intel PRO 1000PT Dual Port cards. They are about $130 a piece. Dell part number 313-4439. Not sure how hefty they are but they seem pretty reliable. VMWare (with us) usually uses the discrete NIC's for Windows load balancing.
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Tator, we usually go with the Intel PRO 1000PT Dual Port cards. They are about $130 a piece. Dell part number 313-4439. Not sure how hefty they are but they seem pretty reliable. VMWare (with us) usually uses the discrete NIC's for Windows load balancing.
The Intel PRO 1000PT DP NIC's are very nice.

Performance wise, the NX II is actually a bit better. But it's only a single port. And the Intel PRO cards come in LP as a standard. So it's much easier to use.
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Here's 3 for $30 a pop, If I still gamed I'd grab them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Broadcom-5708-Ne...3%3A1|294%3A50
post #15888 of 28751
If you do big downloads, I would grab one.

They've helped my torrenting a large amount.

I used to get some high/er CPU usage when I was downloading Ubuntu RCs (around 4gb ISO's)

But with this thing installed, it's nothing. The difference was 5% CPU usage, down to 0%.

Which is much nicer.

It also increases the speed of your internet, in a sense atleast.

It bypasses the windows default method of packet transfers, normally windows will try to assemble 8 packages, and then allow you to process them.

Most dedicated NICs actually allow you to process each packet individually.
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What is the advantage to using one of those as compared to the integrated NIC on the motherboard?
     
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What is the advantage to using one of those as compared to the integrated NIC on the motherboard?
Lower CPU usage. Better packet management. Faster/More Responsive internet. Reduced ping in some games.

It's all relative to what you are doing, but the performance difference can be from 5-30%.

In large torrented files, I can see a performance difference of almost 30% in speed increase. And a drop in CPU usage from 5% to 0%
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Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
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Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
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Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
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FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
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AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
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SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
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Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
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Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
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