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10 minutes ago, shactheorb15 said:

That would probably work great, but Bluetooth is also a priority and I'd like to avoid taking up 2 USB ports if I can

this is for bt + wifi ...

 

they basically never say bt... but it indeed does bt also.

 

and yeah it takes up 1 usb, but thats worth it, wifi cards use up a slot on the mobo and possibly disrupt airflow,  not much better imo. 

I'm building a budget computer as a surprise for a friend and I'm just about finished. I'm really happy with the whole thing, especially for $325 (so far).

 

Used:

i7-4790

Asus Matrix GTX 980

16gb ddr3 2333

MSI Z97 Gaming 5 motherboard

 

New:

1tb m.2 Teamgroup MP33 SSD****

Zalman CPU cooler

Thermaltake 650w semi-modular power supply

 

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The thing is I'd like to make sure this works with their current setup, so I'd like to make sure it has all of the functions they would expect, such as Bluetooth and wifi. I'm looking for a budget wifi/bluetooth card and was wondering what you all would recommend. I'm looking at this Ubit wifi and bluetooth card but I'm not sure about it.

 

Also I was wondering if the SSD I chose would be fine since I haven't ordered it yet (using a temporary one for now). Opinions? Thanks

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intel wifi cards are the best and cheap. 

 

but actually i recently bought an asus usb wifi stick for 8 euros and it works incredibly well, no drivers needed for win 10 (except the generic ones i guess)

 

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still available,  good luck! 

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43 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

intel wifi cards are the best and cheap. 

 

but actually i recently bought an asus usb wifi stick for 8 euros and it works incredibly well, no drivers needed for win 10 (except the generic ones i guess)

 

526111803_Screenshot_20221204-192333_SamsungInternetBeta.thumb.png.fa4cbf8ef00cdc5a8bc27d39111d6aa7.png

 

still available,  good luck! 

That would probably work great, but Bluetooth is also a priority and I'd like to avoid taking up 2 USB ports if I can

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10 minutes ago, shactheorb15 said:

That would probably work great, but Bluetooth is also a priority and I'd like to avoid taking up 2 USB ports if I can

this is for bt + wifi ...

 

they basically never say bt... but it indeed does bt also.

 

and yeah it takes up 1 usb, but thats worth it, wifi cards use up a slot on the mobo and possibly disrupt airflow,  not much better imo. 

The direction tells you... the direction

-Scott Manley, 2021

 

Softwares used:

Corsair Link (Anime Edition) 

MSI Afterburner 

OpenRGB

Lively Wallpaper 

OBS Studio

Shutter Encoder

Avidemux

FSResizer

Audacity 

VLC

WMP

GIMP

HWiNFO64

Paint

3D Paint

GitHub Desktop 

Superposition 

Prime95

Aida64

GPUZ

CPUZ

Generic Logviewer

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

this is for bt + wifi ...

 

they basically never say bt... but it indeed does bt also.

 

and yeah it takes up 1 usb, but thats worth it, wifi cards use up a slot on the mobo and possibly disrupt airflow,  not much better imo. 

Alright, thanks! I don't see it available on Amazon here in the US but I'll check out alternatives that include USB and Bluetooth

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6 hours ago, shactheorb15 said:

I'm building a budget computer as a surprise for a friend and I'm just about finished. I'm really happy with the whole thing, especially for $325 (so far).

 

Used:

i7-4790

Asus Matrix GTX 980

16gb ddr3 2333

MSI Z97 Gaming 5 motherboard

 

New:

1tb m.2 Teamgroup MP33 SSD****

Zalman CPU cooler

Thermaltake 650w semi-modular power supply

 

IMG_9134.jpg.5d128f76a2a4802d3f20a86d4b39498c.jpg

 

The thing is I'd like to make sure this works with their current setup, so I'd like to make sure it has all of the functions they would expect, such as Bluetooth and wifi. I'm looking for a budget wifi/bluetooth card and was wondering what you all would recommend. I'm looking at this Ubit wifi and bluetooth card but I'm not sure about it.

 

Also I was wondering if the SSD I chose would be fine since I haven't ordered it yet (using a temporary one for now). Opinions? Thanks

SSD is fine, but I usually go with WD or Samsung for my drives.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8dVR8r

Edited by GeorgeMKane
original wifi card in list didn't have bluetooth in it.

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