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Need help choosing the better Pci Express NIC Ethernet card Please Help me choose!

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Hey guy's what's up Zothos here and i am online right now looking at a few different Pci Express Ethernet Adapter's and i wanted to know which one of these NIC card's is the best out of all of them. Thanks in advance!! smile.gif

1) TP-Link NT TG-3468 32-bit Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Product Features and Technical Details

Product Features

* 10/100/1000Mbps PCIe Adapter,32-bit PCIe interface, saving the finite chassis space Wake-on-LAN, convenient to manage over LAN
* Wake-on-LAN supporting,Auto-Negotiation and Auto MDI/MDIX
* Supports IEEE802.3x Flow Control for Full-duplex Mode and backpressure for Half-duplex Mode
* Supports IEEE 802.1p Layer 2 Priority Encoding and IEEE802.1q VLAN tagging
* Supports power down/link down power saving

Technical Details

* Brand Name: TP-Link
* Model: TG-3468
* Hardware Platform: PC
* Form Factor: Plug-in card
* Connectivity Technology: Wired
* Networking Feature: Network adapter
* Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
* Network Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gigabits Per Second

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Link--> [ame="http://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-NT-TG-3468-32-bit-Gigabit/dp/tech-data/B003CFATNI/ref=de_a_smtd"]Amazon.com: TP-Link NT TG-3468 32-bit Gigabit: Electronics[/ame]



2) StarTech 1 Port PCI Express 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter


Features:

* Automatic MDI/MDIX crossover at all speed
* Feature full duplex mode that doubles the network connection speed
* Auto-sensing, self-configuring 10/100/1000 Mbps performance
* Can be used in x1, x4, x8 and x16 PCI Express buses
* Compliant with 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3 specification
* Designed to meet PCI Express Base Specification Revision 1.0a
* Dual brackets allow this card to fit in both standard and low profile/small form factor computer cases
* LEDs indicate the status of data transmission
* Single-lane (or x1) PCI Express throughput supports rates of 2.5Gbps
* Supports Jumbo Frames - reduce overhead of large file transfers by enabling larger packet size instead of standard Ethernet packet size

Specifications

StarTech.com PCIe 10/100/1000 Ethernet Card
*Interface: PCI-Express
*Port Type: RJ-45
*Number of Ports: 1
*Data Transfer Rate: 10Mbps/100Mbps/1000Mbps
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Link--> http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4624368&SRCCODE=GOOGLEBASE&cm_mmc_o=VRqCjC7BBTkwCjCECjCE

3) Intel GigaBit CT Ethernet Adapter PCI-E RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T Internal EXPI9301CT

Interfaces/Ports
# Host Interface : PCI Express
# Number of Ports : 1
# Interfaces/Ports : 1 x RJ-45
Media & Performance
# Twisted Pair Cable Standard : Category 5e
Network & Communication
# Network Technology : 10/100/1000Base-T

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Link--> http://www.compuvest.com/Desc.jsp?iid=1628381
    
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In this order:
1. Intel
2. Tp-link
3. StarTech
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You'd likely not notice a difference over an integrated NIC.

Intel should be the first option.
The others are all likely Realtek or generic chipset based.
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