Nics

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bigbacon, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Bigbacon

    Bigbacon [H]ardForum Junkie

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    So had a power surge today which killed my onboard nic. I need to get a PCI nic to get it up and running again.

    Does it really matter what i buy? Will some 5 dollar card work just as well as a 30 dollar card?

    I was looking at 27 dollar intel card.
     
  2. auntjemima

    auntjemima Hand Jobs Legend

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    Yes. Grab something with gigabit and move on.
     
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  4. Bigbacon

    Bigbacon [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I ended up buying some cheap star tech. Windows installed a driver and it worked.

    Now to hope it doesnt conflict with anything. Last time i used a pci card in this computer with sli running the pci co flicted with something and would lock up the machine sometimes. My pc.has every slot filled now.
     
  5. SamirD

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    You won't find much difference in cost for PCI NICs these days, so why not get one that used to be uber expensive like a server NIC? That's what I did. In iperf tests these seem to squeeze out anywhere between 3-10Mbps more on a gigabit link. Does it matter? Probably not. But when you're spending the same money, why not?