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    Question USB or Ethernet??

    Ive herd Ethernet is the best, but also that usb is good to??
    Can some one tell me any differences, side effects it could coz on both sides??
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    USB if you ABSOLUTELY CANNOT use ethernet

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    if your lookin to hook your modem up.. Ethernet!!!!!!

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    USB because I want to mislead you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    USB if you ABSOLUTELY CANNOT use ethernet
    what he said ^
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    Quote Originally Posted by agustintorre View Post
    Ive herd Ethernet is the best, but also that usb is good to??
    Can some one tell me any differences, side effects it could coz on both sides??
    thanks!
    Best for what?

    If you're talking network performance..honestly, quite similar. Yes a good quality PCI or AGP based NIC will have lower CPU utilization and higher throughput across the LAN. But for online use..internet access, you won't notice a difference. I've sat there and watch a USB based NIC go toe to toe with a 3COM 905 PCI NIC (one of the best) on a 6 meg DSL line..both of them banging downloads at near all 6 megs. On the same PC..this was a direct comparison.

    For hardcore online gamers..you want good hardware controller based peripherals, so yes a good PCI or AGP based NIC is preferred..frees up CPU for the game. But for the average user..no difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Best for what?

    If you're talking network performance..honestly, quite similar. Yes a good quality PCI or AGP based NIC will have lower CPU utilization and higher throughput across the LAN. But for online use..internet access, you won't notice a difference. I've sat there and watch a USB based NIC go toe to toe with a 3COM 905 PCI NIC (one of the best) on a 6 meg DSL line..both of them banging downloads at near all 6 megs. On the same PC..this was a direct comparison.

    For hardcore online gamers..you want good hardware controller based peripherals, so yes a good PCI or AGP based NIC is preferred..frees up CPU for the game. But for the average user..no difference.
    Ok thanks, I was talking about gaming,etc thanks for the info
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    Quote Originally Posted by agustintorre View Post
    Ok thanks, I was talking about gaming,etc thanks for the info
    Yeah..that case..I'd go with a good hardware controller based PCI or the onboard NIC. USB is a bit more CPU intensive.
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    Hey YeOldeStonecat can you tell me if this is a good nic??
    NVIDIA nForce MCP networking controller
    Also I have this other one but I have it disabled becouse I dont know what its for?? 1394 Net Adapter
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by agustintorre View Post
    Hey YeOldeStonecat can you tell me if this is a good nic??
    NVIDIA nForce MCP networking controller
    Also I have this other one but I have it disabled becouse I dont know what its for?? 1394 Net Adapter
    Thanks!
    i'm pretty sure that 1394 one is a firewire adapter

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    The 1394 one is indeed a Firewire connection

    The NVIDIA nForce MCP networking controller is, or rather sounds like it`s an onboard NIC, Dunno where this stands with what has already been said regarding using a PCI NIC.

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