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Pci-e x1 Wireless N card (or sound card)

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  1. n-ster

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    So my 5850 arrived and covers one of my PCI ports... which I need for my wireless G card or my Xonar DS... I am more satisfies with the DS than the Wireless G card though, but it was a cheapo 18$ card so yea...

    I need either a good PCI-E x1 Wireless N card or a great deal on a pci-e x1 sound card... any of you guys care to help? :)

    pricecanada.com can be used to estimate the price in Canada or its availability, but I can do that myself

    Hoping to spend ~50$... 100$ max
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    n-ster says thanks.
  4. n-ster

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    newtekie: a bit in the high end of my price range but looks nice...

    I have a wrt160n if that changes anything... and packet monitoring or wtv mode would be a nice plus

    I like ASUS... and 27$ :eek: 30$ wtv lol

    distance from router is about... less than 50 feet and no walls to 1 wall/door in the way
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    are USB receivers any good?

    btw the ASUS I can get at 24.xx$ + 10$ ship (can be waived since I will be build a comp for a cousin) + 5% tax

    the D-link same thing but with 74.XX$


    I heard it's best to stick with the same company? so I should get a linksys receiver?
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    Theres no point with sticking with the same company, just think about laptops.

    Besides, even in identical models, it may use different chip-sets, in the end, only like 4 major companies make them (Intel, Ralink, Atheros, Broadcom) AFAIK.

    On USB adapters, I've had horrible luck the 2 D-links I had, it kept on dropping signals no matter what I did. So I personally prefer internal ones.
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    al;right thanks for the help :) I am pretty set on that ASUS one :D
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    I'm using a USB stick and it's rockin'. No speed difference than an ethernet cable or Linksys PCI card. All 3 were wireless N adapters, same for the router.
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    but pci cards should have better range right?

    imana get probably 15MB/s with a single band router anyways lol
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    I have a X-fi MB(X-fi software soundcard riser) audio card that came with my Crosshair III I'll never use if you want it. I'm not 100% sure it will work in a regular x1 slot so that will give me a reason to try it out tonight and report back to you if interested.
    Crunching for Team TPU

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