Desktop WiFi Adapter?
As an avid PC gamer my desktop has always been hardwired via Ethernet. However, after just having bought a new home, I've sadly come to the realization that the best space for my mancave/battlestation is in the basement, which has no options for hard-wiring. Now the issue that I'm having is... is it even worth it to move my entire setup down there only to be hooked up to the internet via WiFi? I don't want to throttle my internet to essentially half speed which I feel may occur. Why?
I live in a standard two story home, the modem is in the upstairs loft, so essentially I will be two-stories away from the modem and I'm not sure how strong (or weak) that signal is going to be. Will it be vastly noticeable? I like to watch a lot of videos/streams/and game. I know a lot of it will "depend on your ISP/internet speed" but lets just throw that out the window for the sake of simple discussion. I've never been connected to the internet via WiFi (when considering my home desktop), am I going to notice a massive decline in load times etc?
If I go through with the move, what are my best options for a wifi adapter? Is it as simple as plug and play? I've seen pictures of wifi adapters plugged into the mobo on the back of the PC. Is there an actual difference between a $20 adapter and a $100 version?
CPU: Intel i7 6700k
GPU: EVGA 1080 FTW
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1 Gaming 7
Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H115i
Case: NZXT H440 Red/Black
Monitor: LG 34" UC88-B