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Old 03-29-2010, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys i got a question here.

what is the ideal internet speed for gaming pc? im going to subscribe internet at charter communications. they offer 1mbps for $20.00/month 8mbps for $30.00/month 16mbps for $40.00/month. you think 1mbps is good enough for gaming? mostly play DOTA.

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1Mbps is probably sufficient, but i would get the 8 Mbps just in case...

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I am running Insight Broadband which is 10Mbps and I still get lag. Of course it could be on the other end and the fact that I am running wireless internet.

If you can afford it, I would get the 16Mbps. That is still cheaper than what we get charged for Insight.
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