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best mobo with wifi

Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:33 pm

hi this sort of continuation of my earlier post - please recommend me reliable, budget intel, LGA 1151 mobo with wifi (300kbps). thnx.
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Re: best mobo with wifi

Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:03 pm

Okay, you specified LGA 1151, so that takes one variable off the table. But do you already have a list of other new or existing components that you want to use with this build? Those could limit your choice of motherboards and layouts, particularly how many peripheral cards you intend to add (if any), space for extra storage hard drives or an optical drive, specialty cooling...?
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Re: best mobo with wifi

Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:50 pm

it's going to be a budget computer i have a few things in mind - i will start with a mobo and go from there - 8gb ram, 1tb hd, budget video card and enclosed in a 50-50 dollar case with 400psu.
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Re: best mobo with wifi

Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:12 pm

If you want onboard 802.11ac WiFi and want to keep the motherboard price under $100, you're typically going to be looking at Mini ITX:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductL ... 026%204027

If you're willing to go over $100, still lots of Mini ITX options, but you also start to get ATX options as the price gets closer to $150:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductL ... ageSize=36

ASRock usually gets good reviews, but at this price point it's mostly a difference of trivial features and bling. Main thing is to verify is whether the board will support your preferred processor without needing a BIOS update first (a problem I encountered on my HTPC build). Most new 1151 boards will boot a Skylake part out-of-box but some may not boot a Kaby Lake (such as the very popular Pentium G46xx series) unless booted with a Skylake first, then updated.
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Re: best mobo with wifi

Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:58 pm

well no offence i did the same same search and filtered by wifi, price range, bows and whistles... i was looking for more specific recommendation. thanks for your time
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Re: best mobo with wifi

Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:13 pm

2x4 wrote:
well no offence i did the same same search and filtered by wifi, price range, bows and whistles... i was looking for more specific recommendation. thanks for your time

None taken. But you can't really just build a computer based on "tell me which motherboard to buy." That's basically like asking for a road to drive, without indicating your destination. What do you want to use this system for, and about how big is your overall budget?
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Re: best mobo with wifi

Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:59 pm

Is there any particular reason why you don't want to just buy a decent USB dongle? That's going to be easier, probably cheaper, and it can be replaced if/when it goes bad. Some boards will let you do that too, but typically only the high-end ones and it's an expensive and proprietary accessory. If you really care about performance, there's PCI adapters...internally, most boards with integrated wifi are doing it as PCI or occasionally USB.

Like ludi said, we really need more info in order to make meaningful recommendations. A motherboard has little to do with system performance and usability, it just holds the important bits together. And if this is as you say a budget machine, the board is usually an afterthought anyway.
 
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Re: best mobo with wifi

Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:45 pm

This thread was created based on one asking for USB and everyone said get one built-into the mobo. :lol:
 
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Re: best mobo with wifi

Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:04 pm

mobo size? ATX, mATX, mITX?
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