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I don't know where to post this, so I'll leave it in here for now. So in my other thread, I shared the bad news that I possibly fried my ethernet port. Is there a reasonably cheap NIC that is as fast as the OEM one on my motherboard? Should I just not even settle for a NIC and buy a new motherboard all together? It would be much better if it was the first solution.
    
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Any particular reason you want this specific chipset?

You won't notice a difference in general usability even with a generic 10/100 NIC.
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Really? Can you care to explain? (I'm a noob here. Not trying to sound arrogant or anything in any way.)
    
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Think about the speed package you pay for for internet, it's measured in megabits.
The same goes for a network card.

The standard for LAN cards has been 10/100 for a number of years now, and with the last few harboring the 'new' gigabit chipsets.

10/100 and gigabit will be exactly the same speed when using your internet. You will only notice a difference when doing LAN transfers to another PC (which also must have gigabit, use at least Cat5E cabling and have a gigabit capable switch).
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http://cgi.ebay.com/INTEL-PRO-1000-G...item2eab856eab

$15.99 Brand New, Free Shipping. Kind of hard to beat. Everything on the Egg for Intel NICs are like $30. If you want some third party NIC's they're cheap around $15 but can't really count on support or anything else if it goes wrong.

Anyone remember the days we had to actually buy a NIC for our PC instead of having it come with an integrated NIC?
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interested in a killer 2100 by anychance?
    
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interested in a killer 2100 by anychance?
Too expensive.

It wouldn't matter even if I bought the maximum package?
Edited by NguyenAdam - 1/25/11 at 10:48am
    
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