Best NIC card

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Weaksauce
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Hi guys,

I been having an issue with my integrated Atheros Lan port and I want to replace it with a NIC card. What would best the best NIC card for reasonable price. The only thing the NIC card would do is connect to the internet. I won't be moving large files from one computer to another.

As for uses, I will be playing games online, streaming, etc...
I heard Intel makes reliable NIC cards. What would you guys suggest?
 

Jesse B

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Intel's cards are fantastic. They just work. Anything they make will work just fine for you.
 

Protoform-X

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For your application you could get away with about any NIC- Whether Intel, Broadcom, or something else. Since you're not transferring any files, you'll never push the NIC to its limits.

My advice: If you can find an Intel NIC in your price range, get an Intel. If not, just get something that works.
 

YeOldeStonecat

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Pet peeve...just "NIC"....which stands for Network Interface Card
Saying "NIC Card" is like saying a "Network Interface Card Card"

Yeah a couple of people use NIC for Network Interface Controller..but they're a wee tiny minority.

Back to answer...Intel..you can find good desktop Intel NICs at newegg for under 20 bucks.
Although pretty much anything will be an upgrade from that Atheros....gawd do I dislike Atheros..especially their wireless chipsets.
 

GotNoRice

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