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Posted · Original PosterOP

I know, I know, hardline or a cable is better then WiFi. I know I don't always have that convince, so having WiFi in my computer is a need. My question is, would I be better off getting a motherboard with on board WiFi, or getting a PCIe WiFi adaptor?

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Just now, BluJay614 said:

I know, I know, hardline or a cable is better then WiFi. I know I don't always have that convince, so having WiFi in my computer is a need. My question is, would I be better off getting a motherboard with on board WiFi, or getting a PCIe WiFi adaptor?

Depends on which mobo you have but in most cases PCIe are the best 

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1 minute ago, BluJay614 said:

I know, I know, hardline or a cable is better then WiFi. I know I don't always have that convince, so having WiFi in my computer is a need. My question is, would I be better off getting a motherboard with on board WiFi, or getting a PCIe WiFi adaptor?

You should get a usb wifi adapter as it does not block your GPU if your building in a small mobo and onboard can be affected by the case and reduce performance.


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1 minute ago, Billy_Mays said:

Depends on which mobo you have but in most cases PCIe are the best 

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They all are PCIe

 

Right now, I'm planning on getting a mobo with X370 because I want the option of SLI or Crossfire should I decide to go multi-gpu at some point.

 

1 minute ago, richardwei6 said:

You should get a usb wifi adapter as it does not block your GPU if your building in a small mobo and onboard can be affected by the case and reduce performance.

I'm planning on having a full tower case with a full ATX mobo in it.

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2 minutes ago, richardwei6 said:

You should get a usb wifi adapter as it does not block your GPU if your building in a small mobo and onboard can be affected by the case and reduce performance.

no those have the worst performance


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1 hour ago, Billy_Mays said:

Depends on which mobo you have but in most cases PCIe are the best 

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They all are PCIe

 

So, in the case of, say The Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming haveing dual band AC WiFi, and BlueTooth 4.2, vs a mobo with the same chipset and form factor that doesn't have on board WiFi, or BlueTooth, but uses a PCIe AC WiFi adaptor, it may be better to go with the WiFi adaptor?

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37 minutes ago, BluJay614 said:

So, in the case of, say The Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming haveing dual band AC WiFi, and BlueTooth 4.2, vs a mobo with the same chipset and form factor that doesn't have on board WiFi, or BlueTooth, but uses a PCIe AC WiFi adaptor, it may be better to go with the WiFi adaptor?

No that's the one case the Mobo's wifi is fine


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