Best switch for 130 units internet gaming cafe

zealotz

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130 units of gaming client pc and 3 servers:

I will be building a 130 units internet gaming café, here my network switch options:

Please help me choose and explain why… anybody can comment other brand and other model of switches it's fine...


Option A ( battle station )

Dlink DES-1026G - 24 ports with 2 gigabyte lan 6pcs.

Dlink DGS - 1008D - 8 port 1gb Lan



Option B
3 units - Dlink DGS-1248T

http://www.dlink.com.ph/products/dlhome.asp?sec=&pid=368

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=17-111-041&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&SelectedRating=1&PurchaseMark=&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&Keywords=



Option C

3 units - 3Com Baseline Switch 2948-SFP Plus 3CBLSG48

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16833105139



Option D

6 units - D-Link DGS-1024D 10/100/1000Mbps 24-Port

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817111031








 

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lyleb

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Based on the newegg reviews I would eliminate the D-Link DGS-1248T.

I have always leaned toward NETGEAR myself.

10/100 ports should handle the gamers.

Price is usually the top consideration in most purchases, so see what bang you can get for your buck.
 

riser

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Whatever you get, make sure it has 2 gigabit ports on it. These are used to connect switch to switch, switch to server.

I've never been a fan of D-Link and I've found NetGear to be still under quality. I prefer Cisco switches first.
 

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I agree with Riser about using Cisco switches. Not only are they rock solid but they can operate in less than ideal environments if needed. Another benefit of Cisco is that you can purchase an additional warranty called a smartNET which gives you many levels of support, including step by step set up if needed.

The downside is that they are pretty expensive. A 48port 3560G with 2-Gb uplinks will cost you roughly $3500 before any smarNETs are applied.

good luck to you.