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Poll Results: Recommended brand based on what I am looking for?

 
  • 11% (1)
    Cables to Go (aka C2G)
  • 11% (1)
    Tripp LIte
  • 77% (7)
    Either are about the same
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post #11 of 16
Use the cheapest gigE capable cable that's snagless and flexible - 6e is silly for this, unless it's on sale/ cheaper.

as for snagless:
evil:


less evil:




not evil:
http://www.gruber.com/GruberInd/pg.asp?FeatureID=700


probably the "best" for your use (stranded wire, tough, very flexible):
http://www.l-com.com/item.aspx?id=9068
Edited by u3b3rg33k - 12/4/12 at 12:05pm
 
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Originally Posted by wgman003 View Post

Well, it's a preference really. When you have to remove patch cables from a stack of 4x 48-port Cisco switches, your fingers start to hurt.... very badly.

I completely agree. The only snagless varieties I like are the ones that have little pressure to them or the ones like Tripp Lite which have no effect as the top is open.
post #13 of 16
You could always simply put the snagless boot on the client end of the cable and keep the server end as a normal jack to get the best of both worlds.

Making your own is easily the most cost effective and flexible solution if you need a lot of cabling.

My box of cat5e is like 3 years old and there's still a couple hundred feet of it. It really comes in handy if you have projects like "Hey I need a 75' run to wire my floors together", or other random shenanigans, as well.
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I would say that they all largely fulfill the same purposes. Obviously higher bandwidths for corporations and servers are needed for those situations. However, that doesn't mean that I don't have preferences when it comes to how a cable is constructed, it's connectors, flexibility, etc.
I can tell right now that I have several cables and if everything were the same then I would not be bothering to switch up cables. As it is I simply don't like the stiffness and low flexibility with my current crop (Geek Squad brand). Plus these have to be easy to use and snag free as they will be often used for LAN parties, etc. This isn't something I am just throwing up and calling it a day.

When you put it that way, yeah.
I meant as a functional cable, for most non specific uses its all basically the same.

I second the vote for the monoprice brand.
They are sturdy but flexible and they dont bind up often.
If you are using them for lan parties(wish I could get some going in my area), I would say you could even go as far as to sleeve them to prevent binding even more and to make them easier to keep track of if they are in short(ish) lengths.

For your uses I would say that in many ways the switch/router you are using would have more impact on performance than the cables, but yeah.
Monoprice.
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When you put it that way, yeah.
I meant as a functional cable, for most non specific uses its all basically the same.
I second the vote for the monoprice brand.
They are sturdy but flexible and they dont bind up often.
If you are using them for lan parties(wish I could get some going in my area), I would say you could even go as far as to sleeve them to prevent binding even more and to make them easier to keep track of if they are in short(ish) lengths.
For your uses I would say that in many ways the switch/router you are using would have more impact on performance than the cables, but yeah.
Monoprice.

Yeah, I was looking at the flexible hood version of those Monoprice cables. And I bought four gigabit Trendnet (metal housing w/ green tech) switches. The next thing I aim to upgrade is the router which drop signal every now and then anyway to my gaming consoles.
post #16 of 16
Don't know if you're still looking for input, but I'll give some more love to the Monoprice cables. Nice and soft/flexible but very sturdy
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