- Jun 8, 2011
- 12,584 (3.11/day)
- Somerset, UK
|System Name||Not so complete or overkill|
|Motherboard||Asus Crosshair 8 Hero (Non Wi-Fi)|
|Memory||Patriot 3200MHz 64GB|
|Video Card(s)||2 x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition|
|Storage||1 250GB Crucial SSD for OS/Programs, 2 500GB Crucial SSD for Steam and Epic stores|
|Display(s)||3 x 23" LG IPS panels (can't remember model!!)|
|Case||10mm thick MDF on plastic risers.. It's kinda a case??|
|Power Supply||EVGA P2 1200w|
|Benchmark Scores||I've actually never benched it!! Too busy with WCG and FAH and not gaming!! :( :(|
I can't agree more with this having just got a 10Gb network setup in my home Running on Cat5E without any issues.Are you guys just not interested in old gear? Or just like it from brands you can find at Walmart? Serious question. 10G has been around far longer than 2.5/5 and you can get single mellanox cards far cheaper on something like eBay, than the fancy anodized red asus cards. Likewise you can get Cisco broadcom, HP, etc etc etc 10G sfp and Ethernet switches for a few hundred. Which is on par in price with most ubiquity or mikrotik stuff.
I have seen an odd amount of hate on the forums for the better part of a year on 10G networking in general but I can’t help but wonder if it stems from simple ignorance, maybe unwillingness to believe it is a viable option, or maybe they just see a name like “Arista” and get nervous.
I think that's more of a reason to have a NAS and a good intranet It was one of the reasons I made that choice a few years ago and I've never looked backMy internet barely hits 1Mbps and I don't have a NAS so nope.
As I started above, I had recently managed to have my home internet upgraded and made into a monster and when I was looking and thinking about it, why have a 1Gb download, to then only have a 1Gb network at home. Transferring data and downloading at the same time, not going to work without slowing things down (can't have it, unacceptable.... ) so I decided to give something a try and try to find some bits and pieces that would work how I wished it too.
So with a Threadripper system that had a 10Gb network LAN adaptor and I thought hang on, so I grabbed a 10Gb Asus card and away we went. I had recently thought I should have gone for another card but still Having also found a couple Enterprise cards that have dual ports, it was just a dead cert to do stupid things
Much to learn about it and the 8 port 10Gb TP Link switch I have is annoying as the fan is terribly loud even without anything connected but as soon as funds allow, I'll be switching it out for a 24 port model instead. I know that's completely overkill in my current network setup with about 24 cables around the house but I guess at least I have expansion, not to mention only a few devices have the 10Gb LAN connections... Onto complete overkill network upgrade soon
(Apologies, hopefully not too much 'talking' there I'll leave now )