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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...33189002-L012C

Half off hmm.

BTW, my MoBo is a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R, the top pcie lane is blocked mostly by the north bridge, but it can fit small card, would this fit?
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I thought about it as well but after researching numerous articles, they proved that there were no significant gains over your motherboard's LAN ports as far as performance goes. Spend about 15 minutes on Google and you'll see what I mean. It's a cool concept, but not practical. Unless you got lots of money to waste, I'd spend it on something else.
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No, it's not worth it. Google the reviews, they're awful.
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True, but I have noticed that some people say it can be good for when you want to torrent and game, and it varies from card to card.

Regardless it doesn't seem like it will be worth it.

One interesting thing to note is some Sandy Bridge MoBos have these built in as their LAN ports.
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Do you transfer a lot of stuff at the same time?

If yes, buy it. If no, money could be better spent.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833189002&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL020311&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL020311-_-EMC-020311-Index-_-NetworkInterfaceCards-_-33189002-L012C

Half off hmm.

BTW, my MoBo is a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R, the top pcie lane is blocked mostly by the north bridge, but it can fit small card, would this fit?

Yeah, I thought about buying it at one time but decided against it. Save your money and spend it elsewhere.
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post #7 of 18
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Do you transfer a lot of stuff at the same time?

If yes, buy it. If no, money could be better spent.
as in upload stuff to other pc's? not really lol.
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post #8 of 18
I nabbed one from ebay for 50 dollars, then sold it a week later because my latencies were worse. It's just another one of those "i'm a gam3r" products; it's useless
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Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post
True, but I have noticed that some people say it can be good for when you want to torrent and game, and it varies from card to card.
They market it like that, but the reviews have shown that after a few minutes, FPS suffers the same as a regular network card.


LINK: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/rev...ce_card_review

GOOD REVIEW: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...network-card/5

6/10 = FAIL, save your money.
Edited by Sheyster - 2/3/11 at 6:17pm
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as in upload stuff to other pc's? not really lol.
just transferring data over lan in general.

Since it bypasses the windows network stack, it can arrange packets more efficiently, and prioritize traffic much better than any integrated lan.
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