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Old 11-27-2009, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I pulled the trigger and bought the follow componants:
OS
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
RAM
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory
OS/Program drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital RE3 WD2502ABYS-01B7A0 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
PSU
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
Mobo
Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Proccessor
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Optical
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners
GPU
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH5770/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Storage Drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS 1.5TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CPU Cooler
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

With the Asus Mobo, would there be a need for a dedicated NIC for online gaming? If so, any suggestions?

Thank you in advance,
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None at all, the Gigabit Controller that comes standard is good enough.
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None at all, the Gigabit Controller that comes standard is good enough.
So I can safely assume that all these nic manufacturers are FOS with their claims of lower latencies? Common sense tells me it has a lot more to do with your ISP than a nic. This is what I get now from CT to NY and back.

Speed Test #82640393 by dslreports.com
Run: 2009-11-28 10:28:56 EST
Download: 12140 (Kbps)
Upload: 1007 (Kbps)
In kilobytes per second: 1481.9 down 122.9 up
Boost: 14594
Latency: 19 ms
Tested by server: 9 flash
User: anonymous
User's DNS: charter.com
Compared to the average of 460 tests from charter.com:
* download is 47% better, upload is 25% worse

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I don't know what FOS means.

But ya, you'd be better of paying that money towards a different ISP rather than a NIC.
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FOS Full Of Spoop
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I don't know what FOS means.

But ya, you'd be better of paying that money towards a different ISP rather than a NIC.
FOS = Full Of S%#T

Stuck with charter at this time. Geographically, I am in what is considered the boondocks of eastern CT. Gosh darn it, we got areselfs one of them there new fangled wind mills!

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