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Comment reply on manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

There is no doubt that Cat5e cabling is the best option for connecting in the home for gaming and video streaming. However, unless you're a licensed cabler who can install network cabling safely (there are power cables in them walls too!), it's not an option (unless you can run under carpet etc.) Some solutions: 1) Stick to 2.4GHz as it is better at penetrating walls and stuff, (but this frequency is more crowded). 2) Buy a really good WiFi card with antennas, then use extension cables on the antennas to get them out of the clutter at the back of the PC. 3) Try a WiFi Range Extender. This will essentially re-transmit the router's existing WiFi SSIDs from a point closer to your pc. Choose a dual band one. 4) Try powerline network gear. You buy a pair of modules that plug into power points and they talk to each other over the ac power cabling. Plug one into a powerpoint near the router and the other near your pc. Then connect with Cat5e patch leads. Should be plug and play. The best option depends on your individual circumstances; no magic bullet, unfortunately. One last thing, the safety issue with doing your own wall/ceiling cabling is real. Life and death stuff. Don't do it without the training and qualifications.

Comment reply on manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I've built 10 or so machines over the years but this site reduces a lot of the research needed. This build is very similar to a build my stepson and I put together for my daughter. A couple of points to note: - Paying 5 lots of freight to 5 different suppliers can add a lot of extra cost. Also, some vendors charge outrageously for freight. It might pay to look around to optimise the freight costs; perhaps compare 2-3 vendors as a rule. - Prices change very quickly so check regularly between build planning and buying. - Look for specials. My recent build took advantage of great deals on a Cryorig Cooler and an RX 580 card, which saved $100's.

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