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Network Card for Christmas?

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I have 100$ to spend on christmas stuff. I'm a heavy TF2 player and one thing that seriously annoys me is jitter and lag. Looking at the amount of network cards on newegg, are these things worth it? Do they lower ping and decrease packet loss?

I know they dont boost your fps or anything like that
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Snake oil more or less.
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A dedicated network card for gaming would only be useful if you had loads similar to that of a major file server. At points like that the card could actually be of use. Gaming does NOT entail a major file server load. So no.
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Okay thanks. Network card isn't needed then
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