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I just bought all the parts to upgrade my rig (in signature) to an R5 2600 and I bought this little PCIe card:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HF8K0O6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

It's a nice looking little card and even has bluetooth 4.2 support. 

 

I'd get that over a cheap usb dongle. 

 


Laptop: 2016 13" nTB MacBook Pro Core i5 | Phone: iPhone 6s Plus 64GB Wearables: Apple Watch Sport Series 2 CPU: R5 2600 | Mobo: ASRock B450M Pro4 | RAM: 8GB 2666 | GPU: Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 4GB | Case: Apple PowerMac G5 | OS: Win 10 | Storage: 480GB PNY SSD & 2TB WD Green HDD | PSU: Corsair CX600M | Display: Dell UZ2215H 21.5" 1080p, ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED 23.6" 1080p, Samsung SyncMaster 940BX 19" 1024p | Cooling: Wraith Prism | Keyboard: G610 Orion Cherry MX Brown | Mouse: G303 | Audio: Audio Technica ATH-M50X & Blue Snowball

 

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On 2/16/2019 at 12:25 PM, DrMacintosh said:

I just bought all the parts to upgrade my rig (in signature) to an R5 2600 and I bought this little PCIe card:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HF8K0O6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

It's a nice looking little card and even has bluetooth 4.2 support. 

 

I'd get that over a cheap usb dongle. 

 

I have a friend with one of those (that hes trying to replace right now)
Its essentially an Intel 7260 (Mini pci version) on an adapter. For whatever reason that chip is REALLY hit or miss with some people. Its annoying cause its like the only AC wireless chip anyone recommends, even though 1 quick google shows it has a million issues with connectivity (Why my friends replacing it) DPC issues, or whatever.

Right now we are looking at this thing:
https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-PCI-Express-Wireless-Archer-T6E/dp/B016K0896K?tag=pickmyrouter-20&th=1
Which according to some Wiki is a Broadcom BCM4352...

*side rant* WHY do wireless cards almost NEVER list what chipset they use? Imagine trying to buy a graphics card purely based off the "Gaming X" "Super Clocked Edition" and whatever board partners call their cards rather then telling you what kinda card it is. That card you bought because it was called a "Super Mega Ultimate OC Nitro Turbo Gaming X Lightning Graphics card With 8GB of VRAM" - Turns out  was an RX 570. - Well thats wireless cards, and I hate researching them to find ones that wont suck.

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9 minutes ago, Sypran said:

I have a friend with one of those (that hes trying to replace right now)
Its essentially an Intel 7260 (Mini pci version) on an adapter. For whatever reason that chip is REALLY hit or miss with some people. Its annoying cause its like the only AC wireless chip anyone recommends, even though 1 quick google shows it has a million issues with connectivity (Why my friends replacing it) DPC issues, or whatever

I’ve been using it for about a week and haven’t had any issues with connectivity. This card is also one of the only cards with Bluetooth. Even if you might not use it, having it is always better than not. 


Laptop: 2016 13" nTB MacBook Pro Core i5 | Phone: iPhone 6s Plus 64GB Wearables: Apple Watch Sport Series 2 CPU: R5 2600 | Mobo: ASRock B450M Pro4 | RAM: 8GB 2666 | GPU: Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 4GB | Case: Apple PowerMac G5 | OS: Win 10 | Storage: 480GB PNY SSD & 2TB WD Green HDD | PSU: Corsair CX600M | Display: Dell UZ2215H 21.5" 1080p, ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED 23.6" 1080p, Samsung SyncMaster 940BX 19" 1024p | Cooling: Wraith Prism | Keyboard: G610 Orion Cherry MX Brown | Mouse: G303 | Audio: Audio Technica ATH-M50X & Blue Snowball

 

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