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  1. Aquinus

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    Gigabit PCI cards I've used tend to top out at about 40MB/s as opposed to gigabit's theoretical maximum of 140MB/s. If the NIC is for the outside, then it should be fine as it's very unlikely that you will exceed 300-400Mbps for the internet. PCI has the potential bandwidth to satisfy more than this so I wouldn't worry about it.
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    I do alot of FTP/fileshare/P2P and it seemed to kill the routers I have used which were all lower end around 30-40$ a piece. Each one would choke out if loaded up too much.
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    Like I said, you were using the wrong routers.;)

    I do heavy torrenting, often maxing out my 60Mb/s connection, and my router has never let me down.

    Yes. Gigabit switches in plastic cases overheat during large file transfers and transfer speeds suffer and drop off. That is why a lot of people think home networking equipment can't handle sustained Gigabit speeds because the cheap ones in plastic cases usually can't. I only buy switches in metal housing now.
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    I know exactly what routers I am using tekie. I have tested several along with some Dlink gaming routers. You have may just gotten a really good router.
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    Metal it is then.

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