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Old October 12, 2012, 03:27 AM
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Any recommendation? Or a good PCI solution?

EDIT: PCI/PCIe, Z68/Z77/H77, mATX/ATX

EDIT 2: So basically I'm helping my friend build a new gaming system but he's on a tight budget. I can't seem to find a mid ranged mobo that comes with wifi. & I have no experience in wifi solutions.

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Old October 12, 2012, 05:09 AM
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Get an Alfa, why are you limiting yourself to onboard or pci-e?
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Old October 12, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Have you looked at any of the Z77 itx motherboards?
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Old October 12, 2012, 08:24 AM
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Get an Alfa, why are you limiting yourself to onboard or pci-e?
No idea, more reliable perhaps?

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Have you looked at any of the Z77 itx motherboards?
Nope I'm looking for either mATX or ATX mobo
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Old October 12, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Why don't you just buy a regular mATX or ATX mobo and then add a usb/pci-e/pci wifi device? It would come out cheaper since you then have any choice based on price.

That's what I'd do. Check shopbot.ca out and buy the cheapest Z68/Z77/H77, mATX/ATX board out. Asus, Biostar, MSI,

E75 - $70: Newegg.ca - ASRock B75M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

B75 - $80: Newegg.ca - BIOSTAR B75MU3+ LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

TZ75 - $110
Newegg.ca - BIOSTAR TZ75B LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Asrock Z77
ASRock Z77 EXTREME3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 DVI HDMI D-Sub USB3.0 Motherboard

But, go on shopbot and compare. I think they'll all be relatively the same (similar enough) and for just (budget) gaming, you need a decent video card and fast cpu.
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Don't base your decision of a motherboard on the WiFi functionality!

USB WiFi is really cheap. I have a pair of MSI USB Wireless N adapters that were $8 bucks each and work very well. Literally just plug and play to the USB port, no drivers needed. No WiFi experience needed too (just WiFi signal).
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Don't base your decision of a motherboard on the WiFi functionality!

USB WiFi is really cheap. I have a pair of MSI USB Wireless N adapters that were $8 bucks each and work very well. Literally just plug and play to the USB port, no drivers needed. No WiFi experience needed too (just WiFi signal).
Plus the fact that the tower might not be in a place that facilitates good reception... really get a 1000mW Alfa, pair it with a usb extension/repeater cable, and add an antennae if you want.
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