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 Post subject: Recommend gigabit switch?
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:05 am 
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Hi Scott,

I am in the market for a Gigabit switch and was wondering if you recommend one or are they all pretty much the same nowadays? I already have a netgear router if that makes any difference. All my PC's have or will have gigabit NICs.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommend gigabit switch?
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:37 am 
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There doesn't seem to be much difference between them these days. Just be sure you are looking at switches that feature gigabit on all ports, not just on uplinks. I do recommend newer designs as some of the earlier gigabit switches ran hot. These days I recommend most of the name brands including 3Com, D-Link, Linksys, NetGear, and SMC. The biggest choices are the number of ports, and whether you want them front or rear mounted: http://tinyurl.com/5zxpqo

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Thanks Scott, it just so happened that I received an email today from Newegg with a promo code for $13 off on this switch: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6833127082 along with free shipping and a $10 mail in rebate. Final cost $31.79


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That looks like a great choice! How about posting the promo code so others might get the same deal? <g> Scott.


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Yes, I forgot to do that. Here's the main offers page including the switch: http://tinyurl.com/4e4byx

Promo code for the switch: EMCAHABCC

They also have an offer on the PC Power & Cooling 610 PSU


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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:45 pm 
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Thanks for posting that code and the link. $80 for the PCP&C Silencer 610 is an excellent deal, a total of $35 off combining the $10 promo code and a $25 rebate. Hopefully anybody seeing this who needs a high quality PSU will click on that link and take advantage of that deal... Scott.


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Definitely a good deal, I got the 750 Silencer through a similar deal for $99 after promo code and rebate although I'm pretty sure that code has expired.


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