I'm planning on hosting some personal sites from my home. Here are NIC optons available to me as I consider purchasing a Dell PowerEdge SC440 package:
1) On-Board Single Gigabit Network Adapter [0$]
2) Intel® Pro 1000PF Single Port Copper Gigabit PCI Express NIC [$139]
3) Broadcom® NetXtreme 5721 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Cu, PCIe [$59]
Can someone help me make an informed decision about what to pick? As I said, the box will be primarily a web server connected to my 2Wire gateway/router. Apart from http, the box shouldn't see much action other than me uploading to it from time to time.
Please advise and let me know why one would be much preferred over the others (if that's the case).
Note: I've read that I should try to get a NIC that impacts CPU performance as little as possible.