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Aquinus

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I do have a spare PCI slot but would the NIC be bottlenecked by the PCI bus?
Gigabit PCI cards I've used tend to top out at about 40MB/s as opposed to gigabit's theoretical maximum of 140MB/s. If the NIC is for the outside, then it should be fine as it's very unlikely that you will exceed 300-400Mbps for the internet. PCI has the potential bandwidth to satisfy more than this so I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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If that is all that is on your network and you had issues with routers you were buying the wrong routers.

My router at home I paid $60 for, and it has currently been running 165 days straight, and it would be a lot longer but the power went out and shut the router down, now it is on a battery backup.
I do alot of FTP/fileshare/P2P and it seemed to kill the routers I have used which were all lower end around 30-40$ a piece. Each one would choke out if loaded up too much.
 
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I do alot of FTP/fileshare/P2P and it seemed to kill the routers I have used which were all lower end around 30-40$ a piece. Each one would choke out if loaded up too much.
Like I said, you were using the wrong routers.;)

I do heavy torrenting, often maxing out my 60Mb/s connection, and my router has never let me down.

How about this switch:
TP-LINK TL-SG1008D Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbps Unman...

Its on sale for $23 with promo code: EMCXWVV72

Is the rosewill one worth the extra $5?
Yes. Gigabit switches in plastic cases overheat during large file transfers and transfer speeds suffer and drop off. That is why a lot of people think home networking equipment can't handle sustained Gigabit speeds because the cheap ones in plastic cases usually can't. I only buy switches in metal housing now.
 

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Like I said, you were using the wrong routers.;)

I do heavy torrenting, often maxing out my 60Mb/s connection, and my router has never let me down.
I know exactly what routers I am using tekie. I have tested several along with some Dlink gaming routers. You have may just gotten a really good router.
 
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Like I said, you were using the wrong routers.;)

I do heavy torrenting, often maxing out my 60Mb/s connection, and my router has never let me down.



Yes. Gigabit switches in plastic cases overheat during large file transfers and transfer speeds suffer and drop off. That is why a lot of people think home networking equipment can't handle sustained Gigabit speeds because the cheap ones in plastic cases usually can't. I only buy switches in metal housing now.
Metal it is then.