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Have you taken a look at the cheap Dell servers?

Customized, they are quite cheap, and most importantly you will get the warranty.
    
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Ya...I agree with hatesfury. Run gigabit from the server to a gigabit uplink port on the switch. Then run the 4 clients to the lan ports of the switch. You sound like you don't have a high budget and running full gigabit on everything is pointless especially in a lan setting. Our school is going full gigabit only because we remote image all 654 machines and it's easier on the ghostcast server.
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Have you taken a look at the cheap Dell servers?

Customized, they are quite cheap, and most importantly you will get the warranty.
Well...if you can get a quad core 2.4ghz, 4gb ram, 640gb in raid1 for $800 or less I might be interested in Dell. I would be happy to have a warranty, however.

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Ya...I agree with hatesfury. Run gigabit from the server to a gigabit uplink port on the switch. Then run the 4 clients to the lan ports of the switch. You sound like you don't have a high budget and running full gigabit on everything is pointless especially in a lan setting. Our school is going full gigabit only because we remote image all 654 machines and it's easier on the ghostcast server.
If I get this switch will I have to worry about gigabit uplinks? I believe all ports support gigabit speeds.

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I'm astounded that most everyone here is not suggesting gigabit... people its not that much more expensive now a days. Look where you are, an overclocking forum, and yet you say gigabit is overkill?

I just bought a Smart 8 port Netgear gigabit switch for 89.00 try and tell me thats too expensive, and remember thats a managed switch. You can get a cheap 8 port gigabit switch for $15.00!

Gauvenator that switch you posted will work fine, but you might want to consider an 8 porter for future growth. Plus that trednet I found supports larger jumbo frames than does the 5 port Netgear and is cheaper to boot.

Sorry for the small rant, but there are just some technologies I don't understand people embracing. Gigabit is one of them, all the equipment is so marginally more expensive for a 10 fold increase in throughput.
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^^^^I think we all were trying to say that for his budget/needs he would be just fine with less than gigabite,but if he can afford it then by all mean go for the faster speed.
 
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What's a managed switch?
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A managed switch has an interface to configure it, it gets assigned an IP address so you can connect to it, and this allows you to setup VLANs, MAC filtering, other security features, QoS, and a ton of other stuff I'd be lying if I told you I knew what it all did. Unless you know you need a specific feature on a managed switch I wouldn't bother, they'll just be harder to setup. Only reason I bought this one was to play with VLANs
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