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Question Should I buy the "ASUS PCE-AX3000 WiFi 6" or the "Asus AX3000 (Pce-AX58BT)" Wifi-6 Adapter to go with my ASUS AX11000?

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Hello all, i recently got a new Wifi 6 Router from Asus (AX11000):
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-GT-AX11000-Tri-Band-Aiprotection-Compatible/dp/B07MRD1LDZ

My current MotherBoard is a MSI Z390 Godlike which does not support WiFi-6 by default.

I am planning on buying a new Wifi-6 adapter from ASUS to plug into my motherboard so I can have faster download speeds and less latency for my Verizon 940MBps internet.

I cant decide which one of these 2 ASUS Wifi-6 Adapters I should get:

First:
https://www.amazon.com/Pce-AX58BT-Next-Gen-Wireless-Adapter-Bluetooth/dp/B07XLP199J/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=asus+PCE-AX3000&qid=1594351597&sr=8-1
Second:
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-PCE-AX3000-Antennas-Supporting-Bluetooth/dp/B08BHHRV5Q/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=asus+PCE-AX3000&qid=1594351597&sr=8-2

According to the ASUS website, the cheaper one AX3000($49.99) is the same thing but it has more features than the more expensive AX58BT ($69.99).
https://www.asus.com/us/Product-Compare/?products=hhzqtue33fivr5no,iqwrfxr4uud1y8xl&b=0

However, I am confused with the price difference. The one which cost $20 less has more features.
Is the $49.99 adapter better because it has more features?
Is the $69.99 adapter better just because of the mere fact that it cost more?
 
I strongly suspect the only difference is that the more expensive device has the extra antenna mount and extension cables. Asus for many years has charged a premium for this little bit of plastic and the cables. Microwave cable is expensive but it is not that expensive. I think they both use the same intel ax200 chipset.

Still for many people the ability to extend the antenna away from the computer case makes a huge differenec in performance.

I was laughing at who ever wrote the ad for one of the cards.

"Next Gen Wi-Fi 6 - future proof your PC with the next-gen Wi-Fi 6 technology, providing up to 2.7x faster speed than the previous Wi-Fi generation"

Ya "future proof" proved wrong again. Wifi6e has already made all current generation wifi6 cards obsolete. No way to upgrade them you must replace them when wifi6e becomes available.
 

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