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Old 09-13-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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well srry i havnt been on lately guys ive been in the prossess of moving i just got my internet hooked up its comcast its either a 6 or 8 meg connection and my computer will be in my room and my grampas downstairs and comcast wanted 14 bucks more a month to run some cable up to my room and my gramparents wont pay it the comcast guy said about wireless routers and this is the only choice i have so i was wondering will i notice any speed loss and what about connection qualty and what kind of router is recommended oh my pc will be upstairs
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:33 PM   #2
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The speed difference isn't noticeable at all. If you're an extreme gamer, you won't want wireless, but for a casual gamer it doesn't make that much of a difference.

The Linksys WRT54G is probably the best router out there for the price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...010&Tpk=wrt54g

You'll also need a wireless adapter for your computer if you don't already have one. Here's a good internal one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124115

If you'd rather have an external USB one, I have this and it's awesome for being so cheap:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833130111
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:36 PM   #3
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I hated wireless when I used to have it. maybe we just had alot of interference but every ten minutes it would cut out. Now, I'm not wireless and love it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127215

I have that, and its absolutely amazing, my moms computer is wireless and it never looses connection and it always full.
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well the pc im building is for gaming for instance im using a e6850 cpu a evga 680i mobo a 8800gts 640mb version thats just for starters um the games i play are mostly first person shooters i have no idea what kind of interferance ill have and i dont know what u consider a hardcore gamer im i play everyday almost but not for really long
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what is the best FASTEST most realiable wireless router and wireless card adapter thing combo out there im not worried bout price i just want the best
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:39 PM   #6
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It won't make that much of a difference. Instead of wasting $100+ on a crazy router, just get the WRT54G and spend that money on upgrading your PC.

If you game online a lot and are really worried about your ping, then you'll want to consider having a wired connection.
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Old 09-13-2007, 05:08 PM   #7
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i do game online but i caint run wired my granparents wont let me its 14 bucks more a month were already paying 69.99 a month i have my build to basicly the max
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Old 09-13-2007, 05:48 PM   #8
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Post your build here. I bet it's far from the best.
Just get the WRT54G. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:51 PM   #9
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ok fine ill post my build i think its gonna be a beast

1.antec 900 case

2.OZC gamer xtreme 700 wat psu

3.evga 680i a1 version mobo

4. intel core 2 dou E6850 3.0ghz 1333mhz fsb

5. tuniq tower 120 hsf

6. OZC platnum PC2-8500 ram 4 gig

7. evga 8800gts 640 mb version

8. vantec spectrum fan card

9.logysis liqud plasma blue light kit 12 inch 2 of them

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11. samsung sync master 19 inch widescreen 2000:1 contrast ratio 2ms responce time

12.windows xp home SP2

13.logitech g15 usb gamer keyboard

14.logitech g5 usb gamer mouse

15. logitech z5500s speakers

16. a sound blaster sound card undecided on wich one yet

17. razor barracuda head set and mic



theres my build if it aint the best i think its close im spending round 2000 bucks or more and i aint skimping on anyrhing i want the best
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:00 PM   #10
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Alright you're getting an OCZ PSU it's not the best. I didn't even read the rest.

Anyway, seriously, I guess it's up to you, but I wouldn't waste my money on a super expensive router right now. They use something called 802.11n. It's not an official standard yet, so it's not really very smart to get one until it becomes official.
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