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Sometimes, You Just Want to Break the Law...

Eschaton
  • 70 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3470S 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor $160.10 @ Micro Center
Motherboard Foxconn H61AP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $53.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $43.66 @ NCIX US
Storage Crucial V4 32GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.95 @ Amazon
Case Apevia X-Master Black/Silver HTPC Case w/500W Power Supply $63.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DVD-E818AAT/BLK/B/GEN DVD/CD Drive $18.66 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150PCx 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter $10.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150PCx 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter $10.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150PCx 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter $10.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150PCx 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter $10.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150PCx 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter $10.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150PCx 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter $10.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Lamptron PFB1212UHE-F00 252.8 CFM 120mm Fan $37.99 @ Newegg
Other 4 PORT USB 3.0 Hub PCI-e PCB Card to PCI-E Express Card Adapter $13.95
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $523.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 13:24 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not get some usb WNAs?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing they're not as powerful; also they might cost more. That is only my guess; I don't know.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Most of the time they are more powerful, but also most of the time they are more expensive.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

really? can you link me to the data?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hm, one other thing to consider, do such wifi chips generally have good support in linux? Had some trouble getting the one I bought to play nice with a raspberry pi, but that might just be a function of the Pi not having the best support...

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be golden:

https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800pci

Although maybe I shouldn't be helping. ;-)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

do all USB wireless devices use that ralink chip?

EDIT: you showed me a page of PCI devices, lol.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Just that one. The link states:

Ralink RT3060

But the usual suspects also make wireless chipsets suitable for USB: Broadcom, Atheros, etc.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Umm...

I'm thinking this is not your average build.

I must be missing something. Would it be for wardriving or something? But it's not portable so...

You've got me curious!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Wardriving, maybe, but that's neither illegal or especially suited to large desktop setups, as you say... this is for gaining access to WPA networks on a large scale, from a static position.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh!

Darn glad you're not in reception range...

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Just one question, where do you live? So I can turn off my WIFI and use wired connections.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Also make sure you're not using ethernet over powerline.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Jee-eeez.

<puts tinfoil hat on>

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

What is this PC for?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Gaining access to multiple wifi WPA-enabled networks simultaneously.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

But why?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe you're a hardbitten criminal looking to steal personal data. Maybe you're tired of getting reamed by the only cable game in town by funding their continued malfeasance. Maybe you're paid to pen-test.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Lolz, the next Watch Dogs guy...

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