Well the router is upstairs along with a different desktop and downstairs is a laptop. I don't believe that I can get a wire from my living room to my upstairs without the wire running everywhere so what's this wireless card? Will it act like my laptop in terms of recieving an internet connection wirelessly?
Here's a definition I found.
Wireless Ethernet cards are installed like their wired counterparts, but rather than a port for an Ethernet cable, the card features a small antenna. The card communicates with the central wireless switch or hub via radio waves. Wireless LANs may have some restrictions depending on the material the building is made from. For example, lead in walls can block signals between the network interface card and hub or switch.
With a wireless ethernet card (NIC), you'll be able to connect to the other computers in your household (providing you have a router) and internet (providing you have a router that supports wireless connection) without using ethernet cable. However, there are some routers that aren't very good for wireless connection as their signal does not travel far enough.
Well the total with a 1 year replacement on everything comes to $1083.79. The link is below. And I am surprised at myself for actually making a decent build for gaming, thanks.
If that $1083.79 includes the XFX 8800GT that you have listed above, you still have some money left to upgrade to a better video card, however if you can wait two more weeks, the prices may
drop down a little bit because of the new graphics card that will be released. If you cannot wait, get the 8800GTS 512MB as it costs about $50 or more than the 8800GT.
Go with either of these cards based on what price you want to pay. EVGA
costs $244.99 with a $30 Mail-In-Rebate, however this XFX
costs $229.99 without a rebate.
There's two better cards than the 8800GTS 512MB right now however the prices are too high for little fps gain that you'll get in Crysis. There's 9800GTX
that costs ~$300 and the 9800GX2
that costs ~$500.
I am under the impression that Ultimate is the best for gaming, or does it even matter that much because Home Premium really does seem to be pretty good itself.
I believe it doesn't matter which version you get as the only difference you'll notice between Utimate and Home premium are back-up, data protection, remote access to your applications and resources, and fax and scans. I would say that it might affect your gaming if you have 64-bit than 32-bit. Don't quote me on this though as I am still using XP Pro.