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Thanks so much! The rest of the components/models are as follows:
I wanna say the SSD is a Samsung 850 EVO but I’m not home to confirm for sure at the moment. I’m also not sure if this is relevant or not to the motherboard, but I don’t have access to Ethernet and am using this WiFi card [link]
I was expecting things similaire to this. Is that hard to setup? I'm asking before watching a tutorial doing my research.
I'm guessing thats only an extender of the current wifi? It's better because of the speed / stability you can get?
(copied my comment since its the same topic :D )
I'm guessing thats only an extender of the current wifi? It's better because of the speed / stability you can get?
For the price this TP-Link - TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter is a really good buy. I have these on 3 gaming computers in my house and they work really well. Easy set up and never drop signals. Look here: [link]
For a Bluetooth connection you would want to use a USB dongle. They really don't sell aftermarket PCI-E boards for Bluetooth because Bluetooth is a very low powered signal that usually only works for 20 to 30 feet from the source. (The dongle)
I use the TPLink TL-WDN4800 and works OOB since OSX 10.10 and still working fine in High Sierra (10.13.3).
However, /u/marcushe 's answer is better because you get WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 and it's actually an Apple card. Nothing will work better than that.
Is something like this not advisable because you can't extend the antenna?
Whats the difference?
Is this wireless? here
my house is around 18-20 years old and in terms of wiring quality im not sure its prob avg?
my laptop wifi speed is 36 and download speed is 9. is that considered fast? i was pretty close to my router when i took this test if that helps.
would i really gain much more speed from the ethernet cord?
As in a USB to connect to wireless? Not really.
Most people building a PC put an internal wireless card, example. Some motherboards have this built in also.
Do you mean PCI-E? If so, the TP-Link N900 is a good chip for consumers.
If you actually meant PCI, the much older and now unsupported standard, I had a TP-Link TL-WN851ND 2.4Ghz single band card in an ancient desktop that worked good. If your system is any less than about a decade old, you're running PCI-E.
I would recommend just buying a wireless adapter then, Ethernet can be annoying [link] but you can download it from a separate computer onto a usb, then plug the usb into your pc with no internet connection, then install it that way. But I would just try to get a wireless adapter, the link I posted is the one my friends use. Hope I've helped!
currently using (cheap wifi adapter)[[link]] should I upgrade this since i am currently planning to upgrade other parts of my build? and what are some good adapters/options?
No. The motherboard in the above build is an ATX mobo. It does not have built in wifi. Only ITX boards have built in wifi. You can go with the MSI mobo chosen and add a wifi card to the PC for wifi.
Will this wi fi card plug into a PCI-e x1 port? I have a free x1 and a free x16 port so it's fine if it doesn't, but I sort of just want to know.
Also, my CPU supports 16 PCI-e lanes. If I put this wi-fi card in, the GPU will use 8 PCI-e lanes, correct? If so, will I see a hit in performance and so should I look into those USB ones instead?
the other guy hasnt responded yet so heres one i personally use, i linked it below. easy installation of the antenas. and it works right out of the box, no need for extra software.
In terms of cards, this is what I use:
It’s only 35 so it won’t break your bank. If you’re gonna look at another card though, pci-e cards (I have found) work better than USB
The processor will come with a stock fan but if you're going to be putting any pressure on it then you will definitely want to switch it out. The 212 I linked you to will do the job and it's excellent value for money.
People will tell you to opt for watercooling but if you ask me it's more hassle than it's worth and will only benefit you if you're constantly putting your rig under serious pressure
This is what i use, its pretty damn good and its got a small form factor so it will fit even in mini ATX PCs: [link]
Thank you so much! The first setup looks great. I'm not huge fan of the white case though. Do you know of any alternatives perhaps in black that would also fit all of the internals?
Oh I also forgot to mention that I'll be needing a wireless adapter as well. I found this online. It seems like it would fit the job well.
This card works really well. TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCI Express Adapter,2.4GHz 450Mbps/5Ghz 450Mbps, Include Low-profile Bracket [link]
Make sure not to install the packaged software though. Just install the part, ensure that youre connected via Ethernet at first, then start up and let windows do the automatic hardware install. Works like a charm.
So I got this [one] ([link]}
it's basically the same as yours but with a higher speed and dual band, my reckoning was to go from £8 to £25 is nothing compared to the build so why not
And a new adapter, I had the one she's got, it worked okay for a week then slowed down to a crawl doing basic internet browsing, get this one it works a million times better
That's a very low end wireless card. You probably have corrupt drivers. I'd wipe them and reinstall from the latest from their website. If that doesn't do it. At least move up to a better brand, you can get a cheap TPLink that I've had good experiences with.
And look to the future of your network and go ahead and grab a dual band for 5Ghz.
It's only $35.
Unless you plan on overclocking, you don't need the "K" series of your processor, unless you plan on video editing a lot you don't need 16 GB of ram. Save the money from there and get a 970 or 290x.
Ninja Edit (?): UNless you have shit internet, do NO go skimpy with the wireless adapater, do NOT make the same mistake I did, go with this one: [link]
I can't help you on the build rundown, but as for a wireless card, I would suggest a PCI-E one like this TP LINK card, given that you are not using 802.11AC. I would certainly not recommend purchasing USB ones simply because they overheat often. It should be fine in the back of the computer, mine's under a desk and still gets roughly 40 dBm (5 bars). If it isn't cutting it, you can use standard RP-SMA coaxial antenna extenders (basically extension cords) to run out of a basement if that were the case.
Hope that helps.
One more question, are there any compatibility things I should keep in mind or are PCIe Wifi cards pretty much universal and will be compatible? Im willing to spend a bit more if it means improved performance/connectivity etc. I'll browse around. This one seems like an impressive one [link]
Thanks again for the help, too
Best I can say is I know for a fact that
works perfectly on CentOS 6.4 on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks. Plug and play. Given that CentOS 6.4 runs a much older kernel than Ubuntu 14.04 would, I'd say that's a good bet.
Also there are high reviews from people running it on 14.04.
How is this one.
My belief is that you don't really have to spend much on a fancy Wifi card because most of us don't have gigabit wifi anyways. I would just use something like this. Its cheap, has AMAZING reviews and 3 antennas and supports up to 450mbps. If that isn't enough speed for you, I'm jealous of your internet :)
I would go with this. Its better than a USB dongle because it connects directly to your motherboard.
I know it's a little more expensive but I have this one and I recommend it.
Here's the one I recommend.
IF your router is dual-band, this is amazing since it runs off of the 5Ghz frequency. If your router is not, well, it is still a very nice adapter :P
there could be a very large chance that he was running watercooling and needed all the extra fans to put on the radiators? Im just saying that fan setup might be a little extreme given the build you've got going. as far as wifi card compatibility, im not sure, really sorry :/ judging by the amazon reviews it should be fine just plug it in, have drivers installed, and you're good to go [link]
edit: i take that back, after looking at an image of the motherboard it does not have the PCI Express slot you need so no, I do not think that motherboard will work.
i completed my first build last week and everything was working fine, till about 2 days ago when my internet started lagging terribly. skype was laggy and especially my ping in LoL was 1-200 higher than what i'm used to. i use this wifi card. i did speedtests (normal), and on my laptop (same wifi signal), everything runs normally.
i haven't changed anything about my new pc, i don't have access to an ethernet port and i can't move my desktop significantly closer to my router.
Generally motherboards don't come with wifi built in unless it is specified. Most of the time you have to buy a wifi card that will go into one of the pci slots on the motherboard. The motherboard in my suggested built does not come with built in wifi so you would have to get a card. This is an example of a wifi card. You would have to check for compatibility with your router and motherboard though.
Edit: I'm not the most knowledgeable on wifi cards, so you might have to do some research to find the right one.
That card has some issues with drivers on Windows 8 and 10.
If you need something with a 5 Ghz band this is available and this is what I use. Works out fine in my case.
Well, a usb wireless adapter is pretty much as bad as it gets for network performance. USB 3 probably wouldn't help, since 1) your computer has to have a USB3 port and 2) a big limitation of USB is the small antenna size and power which USB3 won't fix.
If you HAVE to go wireless, then I would suggest a PCI wireless card. [link]
That will get you a decent signal, at least, but no guarantees that it is going to be sufficient for streaming.
Lastly, unless your house is prewired for ethernet, you aren't going to be able to utilize any wall plates for a connection unless you are on DSL. The best this can do for you is act as a pull string for CAT5/6 cord to be run instead, but unless you're hiring someone for that I doubt it's really feasible for you.
I personally have this one, and it was super easy to install.
I'd recommend a PCIe one over a USB one.
I jut returned a TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 for this one, and I strongly agree it's the way to go. I was getting 10-25 Mbps down and 55 Mbps up with the TP-LINK. I spent tons of time troubleshooting it and came up with nothing other than to try a new card. With the Gigabyte I am now consistently getting 60/60.
TL;DR DEFINITELY go with the Gigabyte
That depends on how strong the signal of your router is. You might be better off getting a wifi card and installing it on your PC. USB adapters tend to say they give a certain speed but they usually don't live up for it. If you can't manage to use a cable, I strongly advise you look into something like this.
Ethernet is probably the fastest way, but you can buy a wireless connection card that will allow you to connect to wifi. I use this one but any number of them work.
This one is a very solid wifi nic. I've had a great experience with the few I've purchased. Though if you are going for high throughput between workstations an AC setup would be more useful
I used powerline with my build for about 3months before switching to this wireless card. I experienced about 20-30% slower speeds with the powerline adapter, and would frequently lose internet access for 15 seconds or so. With that wifi card, everything is fast and flawless. Having said all that, I have seen lots of people on here who have had vastly different results with powerline adapters.
tl;dr Your mileage may vary, but I can vouch for that PCI Express adapter.
If you're looking to get gaming, generally speaking, anything more than a quad core CPU is not really any more useful since most games don't have multicore support. I'd get the i5 since Intel CPUs in my opinion have better architecture that allows it to perform better despite having lower clock speeds and cores.
Having said that, I have an AMD FX8350 and it works great.
I don't know how fast your wifi is, but if you have pretty good internet, I'd invest in a more capable wifi adapter like this one, only because I found that my old USB 2.0 adapter was a massive bottleneck to the speeds I was getting.
I've never had good results with usb adapters. After doing all the basic troubleshooting (e.g., power cycling router and modem, uninstalling/ reinstalling drivers, trying ALL usb ports), I would just hardwire your (desktop?) until you can afford getting an internal wireless card.
I've used this in over 6 builds. No complaints so far.
Best of luck!
First off, you need to understand that Wifi will never be as good as Ethernet is, you'll always be slower.
But if that's the only choice, this is a higher end card. You can get them for about 10 bucks, but the quality degrades
Well I'm not sure on this kind of thing, it's my first build. are they better? Theres this one, which is a best seller....
TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 N900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter [link]
Great Performance on the cheap just make sure you have an open PCI-E slot for it on your Motherboard. Much better than USB-dongles.
the relevant part is "802.11b/g/n" .. any wireless card or usb adapter you get nowadays will work with this modem-router. a quick search on amazon lists this card as their best seller:
Wold getting a better wireless adapter help, like this one? [link]
Because my brother has a wireless adapter too and his internet is fine but his is in his computer similar to this one i think.
That seems to be a mini-pcie card, mostly those are for laptops, and, most full-size motherboards won't have a slot for it.
Your old card is PCI, you could just get another PCI card? (You could even get the same one if you were happy with the lifespan of the old one)
Alternatively, you should have some regular PCIe slots that probably aren't already taken, if so, this is an actual desktop card that is a step up: [link]
You could also just get something to plug into USB but, it might not perform as well.
EDIT: Gilded? Thank you mysterious redditor! I wonder who it was :D.
bought this one and waiting for it to arrive, good reviews.
there is also a newer version
I'm currently looking at getting this one
1) you only need a non-stock cooler if you are going to overclock your cpu or if you want a quieter cooler. The stock is known to be a little louder.
2) when shopping for mobo's, look for things like, how many usbs or video outputs, pci-e 16 slots, ram speeds, slots, stuff like that. Mostly everything else will be the same with regards to the same cpu in two different mobos (in terms of chipsets and such)
3) 2 sticks vs 1 stick is the same. most mobo's have 4 slots so if you ever want 16 you can do 4x4. up to you.
4) not sure about this one. if you google R7 370 vs R9 380 you can see how much better the 380 is in terms of FPS in specific games or technical specs.
5) I have this and it works great. I am not sure how "bad" your $13 one you picked is, but for anything but gaming im sure they are all equatable.
wow 5 mbps is so bad, I cannot imagine this, sounds like a nightmare.
Well, I'm actually thinking its not as the same issue happened when I was trying to get HDMI Audio to work and editting kexts. Had to do a fresh instal, all worked well, until Nvidia drivers installed then it wouldn't boot no matter what bootflag I used. Also cant boot OS X from USB anymore. Tried making new USB's and wiping the whole drive with Windows USB instal but that appears to have left enough of OS X on for the problem to persist. Using an SSD so cant use DBAN to nuke. Don't reallllly have any use for OS X in the living room (iMac steams to Apple TV for most media consumption) but it would have been nice. Annoyingly, everything went so well first couple of times around, no hitches or issues, until I got to getting a GPU working. Have also checked BIOS settings as Windows wouldn't work at first but was fine after I switched from Intel graphics.
Annnyway... yep, PCI card.. this one. Works perfectly.
OS X seems to be fairly picky about what type of WiFi card is used. I'd get this one. TonyMacX86 recommends it since it works perfectly with OS X right out of the box (no added kext).
Your other option is to use ethernet (assuming you've installed the correct ethernet kext).
Yeah I have wireless. At the moment I'm sitting on 4 bars on my connection strength, although it does commonly sit at 3. I only built my PC six months ago, so I doubt it's malware. When I built the PC however I bought quite a cheap wireless network adapter (this one to be exact [link]). My internet is at around 30 mbps upload and download, with fibre optics which i'm happy with. If I upgraded my adapter do you think that could be the solution?
How are you getting on with your build? I'm also planning an oculus / hackintosh machine and I think this sounds like a great build - I'm probably going to base mine or your design here (downgrading to just a GTX 970 though) so thanks for sharing this!
The only thing putting me off a mini ITX build is the Tony Mac X86 reccomendation of this PCIe card for native wifi bluetooth - but for this build the PCIe is used up by the GPU. How are you planning on getting wifi/bluetooth under OS X? I've never built a hackintosh so there's probably loads of solutions I don't know about...
1: I used this, it worked out of the box, no tinkering or drivers, if you have room... [link]
2: I didn't disable my iGPU but set my Primary Display graphics to PCIe rather than iGPU. Same results I guess. Oh, and plug your HDMI into your GPU obvs, use your "About this Mac" to check its displaying correct info.
3: As said, the hard part may be getting a proper UEFI instal. (see side bar).
4: Clover doesn't boot my W10 instal as its legacy, despite my attempts at making it EUFI, I'm happy just to boot from the bios menu though (f12 on start up).
That's what I figured, but how do you do that with two hard drives running two different operating systems?
Here's what I was looking at getting btw:
What kind of internet speeds are you getting?
2.4 vs 5 Ghz is unlikely to make a difference unless if you live where there is a lot of interference on the 2.4 Ghz frequency.
I would ditch the external USB wireless adapter and opt for a PCIe wireless card. Something like this
Im kicking myself for not upgrading to a pcie wifi card sooner, not so much for maximum speed output but low/stable pings and no more dropped connections. You can notice a slight difference in web browsing/streaming but where you really notice it is in gaming or any applications that require a consistent connection. Using remote ubuntu boxes I would get disconnected a few times a day but now I can keep the connection open overnight and when I wake up it's still there. I don't have this particular card, I have this one from tp-link: [link] but I used to dismiss these cards as just an alternative to free up a USB port, not anymore.
This is also the only wifi adapter that has ever given me 5 bars, I used to max out at 3 even when I used amplified adapters or that grey one wardrivers use for finding wifi spots.
What is the capabilities of your current wifi card?
Get something like this
Distance is important factor though, you cannot expect to maintain a reliable wifi connection. You will probably get something close to 90 mbps.
I reinstalled windows a few months ago. I'd say it's 4 months old or so
At school I have no problem connecting, and I had no problem connecting before we changed modems at home
I haven't recently installed anything, no.
I have not tried using a cable to connect because it's very inconvenient due to the layout of my house, but that will be a last resort for me if all else fails.
I built the computer myself, so it has no model. The network adapter is this guy
I don't know what model the modem is. It doesn't seem to have a name on it. It's got a Verizon logo and is thin and angular.
One of my friends had the same issue, but his WiFi to the room in his house that his PC was in was utterly terrible. He used a Power Line Adapter which might be of more use to you?
Otherwise something like this I guess would do.
I forgot to mention that he wont have a convenient way to get a ethernet cable to the room where the PC will be in. I use this wifi adapter and gave me no problems, but it does require a pcie x1 slot.
You could update and get something like [link]
and run the 5 ghz.
If you already on 2.5 ghz it could be that you have some interference on there but you never know either if the wireless router supports 2.5 and or 5 ghz.
I would report the issue to your land lord too because it could be there equipment and if you paying for it, might as well look at their end of it as well.
You have to buy one for a desktop unless you bought a special motherboard with WIFI preinstalled - You obviously didn't. Buy one of these and stick it in one of the small PCI slots next to your GPU. [link]
I see. The only issue with the power line is the fact that it will be cumbersome since it has to go through a bunch of rooms and across the ceiling, etc. I think I'm going to buy this high quality wireless adapter for now:
and see if that gets me close to the speeds I want. If it doesn't then I'll return it and either settle for the ethernet power line or ask Verizon to move the fios box/router to my room. Thanks a lot for the help!
some motherboards have WiFi built in, but not the one you linked..
so you'd have to buy something like this, which goes into the PCI slot in your motherboard.
Yep, I'm looking to increase my speed if possible. Also, stability could be improved (sometimes speeds go down).
This is my wireless adapter- [link]
I have an Xfinity Gateway 3 (which is 802.11ac). It's downstairs. Since it's far away, my connection is using 2.4Ghz. 5Ghz is not usable at this distance. Therefore, I think I should stick with my current adapter. An AC would basically be a waste of money since I can't even take advantage of its main feature (high speed 5Ghz speeds). I may be wrong, IDK.
Gonna get this one for my Pc which ima build in a coupole months. Really good reviews, Gets the job done. [link]
The link isn't working for me but I'd recommend this one. I have a 150 down internet and it gets around half that considering that it's on a different floor and on another side of the house. It also manages the band some things use so the 5Ghz channel isn't being used for everything.
I use this [link]
I don't know if its the best, but it works great for me. I play games pretty competitively (csgo, battlefield,dark souls), and have never had a problem. I sit rather close to the router, not sure if that makes a huge difference. I recommend.
TP-Link makes good wifi cards. This is the one I have and I recommend it.
If your wifi is strong enough from where you're planning to put your computer, I'd recommend getting the wifi card. You don't 'have' to use it if you end up moving your computer closer later on.
Thanks for your input! That build is looking in better shape than mine lol. Also, the wireless adapter I have is a TP-Link-900 (Amazon link here) and I have a full size bracket and mini size bracket. I think it can get the job done for basic web browsing and online gaming! (Doesn't beat an Ethernet connection buuuuuuuut for the moment I think it is OK)
This will do just fine.
I am currently on the bottom floor of my house and the router is on the top floor, soon I am going to be even further away, I always get good speeds when I test them and when I download things, but I get random ping spikes when I play games, making it unplayable in all sorts of games, even getting kicked for too high of ping.
The current adapter I am using is this one: [link]
I noticed that this doesn't have the ac for the super fast speeds like you mentioned, and I have seen the powerline adapters get good reviews before so I am really not sure how they work. I have tried a wifi extender for a short time, with it being much more reliable then wifi and much lower speeds.
Something like this. There are also usb sitcks but I remmoned pci express cards. (I believe its more stable).
Well, any branded USB card would work ine.
But a pci one has better performance and are more reliable. Just check your motherboard to see if you have free slots available.
Like these one
I have this one
It works well, no driver installation needed (windows took care of it easily). Also especially good if you ever want to hackintosh your build since its plug n play there too (at least it was for me, that's actually the reason i upgraded to this one).
Now that I say that, I'd probably get an AC variant at this point.
Yes, it's this one, I believe.
If you search around the subreddit, you should be able to find this exact one mentioned a lot.
I've personally had this tp link card for years, 0 problems. I know of several other people with the same story. I've had a good history with tp link, not sure why your experience has been so bad. Have you mostly gone for the cheaper cards? I've always gone for mid-high tier wireless cards, I've had quality issues with cheaper cards from every company across the board. If aesthetics are a big deal, the t8e or t9e would be my typical recommendation.
~~I am assuming you're using an MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon? If you are, then you can just put it in the M.2 slot below the CPU socket and above the first PCI slot. Or in the other M.2 slot near the bottom. The low-profile M.2s will actually fit against the board and will not interfere with any of your PCI cards, including your 1080s, so you can put it in any M.2 slot on your board.~~
Edit: Wait a minute... your GTX 1080s should go on the metal-clad PCI slots, which leaves you two open PCIe slots, the small one between your 1080s and the bigger one at the bottom... why do you say you can't get just a regular PCIe wifi card like this one that will fit between your 1080s?
/u/arorarohan907's suggestion is solid
For the wireless adapter, I can recommend this one, it's served me faithfully for about 3 years now with no issues
In regards to Windows 10, just buy it from Amazon, better safe than sorry, you can get the Windows 10 Home OEM disc with key for about $99, I believe
While this isn't the absolute cheapest way to hook up to a wifi (you could get a $10 USB adapter that would be ok-ish), it's probably what you're after if you're not in the same room as the router. This $35 card is PCIe, meaning it hooks into your motherboard inside your case like a graphics card for the best performance.
The $80 AC variant supports the latest wireless standard, but you need to have a newish router to take advantage of that.
If you don't have AC (if you don't know, you probably don't) This card supports MIMO and Dual Band, the important features for a decent WiFi card.
I have that exact same adapter and I finally ended up just running a 30 foot ethernet cable any time I wanted to hard wire. It worked great for a couple of weeks. It had fantastic speeds. The only annoying thing was that anytime I put my computer to sleep, the adapter would fall asleep as well and the only way to wake it up is to unplug and replug it in (obviously not the end of the world, but very annoying over time). But after two weeks it started randomly cutting out. I'd be in the middle of a Rocket League match, get the red disconnect triangle, and get kicked from the game. I'd look underneath my desk and the adapter lost it's powerline connection. Replugged it back in and all was well for another 30 minutes or so before I got kicked from another game. I definitely will not use it anymore - it's not even worth the time.
I recently bought this wifi card after I gave up on the Powerline adapter and I've had good luck with it so far. No issues in game at all. I looked at some of the cards that you listed with bluetooth built in as well and I kept getting sketched out by the reviews.
Oh yeah I've just seen that. I might go with the ASUS considering the average reviews are much much higher.
I think just N. It's this card in my main computer. Then we have Macbook and my mum has a new Dell XPS
Im not sure, I was under the impression its called a PCI adapter, here's a link showing what Im referring to
An addendum to my reply:
Wifi is wifi, desktop would be just as reliable (if not better, depending on the card you get) as laptop wifi
I've used this card for a couple years now, and have had no problems with it: [link]
There's better, more recent models out there, but I don't recommend what I haven't used.
Onboard vs dedicated card: depends on what your motherboard. If it's m-ITX, then you're going to use the onboard, since the single PCIe slot will be full of raw GPU gaming power; if it's an m-ATX or ATX motherboard, it's up to you, both will work fine, though I think only high-end expenive motherboards of those sizes come with onboard wifi, and for the most part it is cheaper to get a dedicated card
Will this pcie wireless network card work with my GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming mobo, because on the amazon page for the network card it says it only uses ddr3 ram?
What's the best way to boost my pc's wifi signal? My laptop works at this range, but my desktop doesn't. I have this wifi card, but it just isn't cutting it. Does the tinfoil system work? Do wifi antenna's help at all?
Moving my rig to a different room and need to buy a PCIE network adapter, anything i should look for in particular? I just need wifi capability.
Im currently looking at this but its pretty expensive...
PCI has enough bandwidth for wifi adpaters. The difference is pcie has more bandwidth, but PCI has gigabit speeds, so like I said doesn't matter in this case.
And yeah, tplink is something i'd recommend. But i would recommend this instead. More antennas will provide better connection, and you're not going to be able to us 802.11ac through multiple floors.
hey just a follow up, I ordered all the parts and now I need to get a wireless network card (unfortunatley there is no way for me to do a wired connection) any recommendations on that end?
(this is one I was looking at currently [link])
I built my first PC in December and using this network card does the job for me. I know on the Amazon page where it talks about compatibility it only goes up to Windows 8 but I've had no issues with it on my PC running Windows 10 worked right out of the box. It came with an installation disc but I didn't even need it Windows recognized it and I was able to connect to my internet.
I will say though I don't play too many online games but the few I have it's been solid and games from Steam and Origin download pretty fast and I watch YouTube, Twitch, Netflix all in HD just fine.
If the motherboard comes with integrated Wi-Fi then in most of the cases Windows 10 is installing the drivers on its own.
But usually only mITX mobos have integrated Wi-Fi, otherwise you have buy a Wi-Fi card. Something like this for example [link] USB stick versions are also available but not recommended.
I'm sorry, I'm not very informed on all the specifications of WIFI Cards, but I use the [link]
It works fine for me, but its PCI-E, not usb
I might suggest this one. It's a bit more than I'd want to spend, but at least it'll be reliable.
We don't use wired connection, we both only use wifi using this wifi adapter. However, I've never had any ping spikes and we use the same wifi connection and adapter.