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I'm looking to get faster download rates and better ping in Counter-strike 1.6 and Source.

Would this upgrade be worth it?

I currently have the Express Package...

looking to upgrade to the Extreme... is it worth the extra $10.00 a month extra?? Will I even yeild any noticeable results while downloading and gaming???

all advice appreciated!

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anyone?
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i doubt it. 7mbs is rather fast and i dont think it will lower your ping.

Also bump too often you will piss people off
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i have express and i love it. i was gonna go extreme, but i really dont see a need in the extra 1mb connection, my 7mbit connection lets me downlaod at fast speeds and i can enjoy online games without worrying about connection lag. i play COD4 and BF2 online and never worry about ping. in my opinion, if you can spare the ten dollars, go for it, but i dont see it as THAT much of a step up for an extra ten bucks per billing period. hope that helps.

EDIT: i think the main reason why people go for extreme is not for the tiny tiny bit more speed. i think its for the bandwith, if you think youll downlaod more then 60GB a month, then the extreme will allow you 100gb. i thought i needed the 100GB bandwith but i barely pass 30 gigs a month through downloading.
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post #5 of 10
Well your ping won't change any regardless of which package you have.

The speed difference is negligible honestly, the only reason I would choose extreme is if you are a heavy downloader and approach the 60gb / month limit. Other than that, xpress will do you just fine.
post #6 of 10
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Yeah, thanks for the input guys. I didn't think the extra 1 mbps would help much.

I would download more, but my download speeds are dismal as it is, so 100 GB per month would do nothing for me
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...people still have capped download limits?

Holy crap.

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post #8 of 10
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I'm not even so much as concerned about the download limits, more about speed.

sometimes I download getting 1-2 Kbps to 25 to 45 kbps,

it's rediculous.

I wish I could hit at least 1 mbps (and I have, but i don't know whats up)
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post #9 of 10
Go Shaw, for the same price you can get much faster internet.
    
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post #10 of 10
no its not worth it, it wont lower your ping. ping and bandwidth have small relation with each other, the 1mbps difference you wont even notice, what you will notice is the missing 10$
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