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Old May 25, 2007, 11:54 PM
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I'm having corruption problems with my built in nvidia card, thus I'm looking to get a new NIC card. Just need one for basic gaming/above average downloading
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Old May 26, 2007, 07:42 AM
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What kind of budget are you looking at? they go anywhere from 10 dollars to 300 dollars. Not that you'll be buying a $300 card, but the ten dollar ones would even be an improvement for you.

Here's a D-link for 16 bucks
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Old May 26, 2007, 12:19 PM
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I guess I'm just looking for a cheap decent one.

What really are you getting more of when you pay more?

EDIT: Your link seems to be broken
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Old May 26, 2007, 03:30 PM
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Expensive NICs can supposedly give you a more direct and instantaneous response during network gaming, and can free up some CPU resources from network related tasks. Truth be told, the difference isn't that great, and people who spend $270 on cards like the Killer NIC are insane as there is hardly any advantage- but I always enjoy seeing a fool parted with his money.

Here's that link: D-LINK DFE-530TX Fast PCI 10/100 - DirectCanada
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Old May 27, 2007, 11:55 PM
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just get a cheap'o PCI nic card man. The only bad NIC card is one that doesn't work. Unless you need a gigabit nic, then it's Intel FTW.
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