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  1. We're Building a Gaming LAN Center!!

    @GabenJr Saw that Linus was getting the new Dell switch setup to the point for web management, very cool. One word of caution, don't allow the switch IP address to communicate with the internet. Best security is to not route that IP (create a management vlan maybe?). It doesn't matter what the vendor is, built-in webUI's always have known vulnerabilities. Thanks for your time.
  2. We're Building a Gaming LAN Center!!

    A Dell S4048T-on. Nice switch. 48 10gig copper ports and 6 qsfp+ 40gig ports. I wonder if Linus will through a few 10gig copper links into a LAG or if he has enough qsfp mods to get a backbone LAG of 80gbps...............apple news had to get in the way of this....(says the network guy xD).
  3. We're Building a Gaming LAN Center!!

    VLSM was created to allow extemely large companies to conserve IP space. Not needed for LMG. Also, a LAN Center is for LAN gaming (Layer 2), not for routing gaming (Layer 3).
  4. We're Building a Gaming LAN Center!!

    One thing to keep in mind LTT, switchports are full duplex. Meaning, there can be 40Gbps of traffic going both ways at the same (upstream/downstream or send/receive). So, for example, if multiple people are downloading content (equalling 20Gbps down) and uploading video (equalling 30Gbps up) over the backbone link, no performance will be lost and no bottlenecking.
  5. We're Building a Gaming LAN Center!!

    LTT crew, I'd like to give some insight to the network situation. Props to "vermicryx" for the Cisco 3850 recommendation. But, you probably want to keep switch vendors the same on any network (not doing so can cause configuration nightmares to force switches from different vendors to communicate). Plus, Cisco is pushing the Catalyst 9300 model now, which is cheaper and newer than the 3850. vermicryx's 40Gbps recommendation is also on point. If 40 Gig modules are out of scope, then 4 10Gig modules can be teamed together to acheive the same speed. I would NOT recommend pulling numerous data runs back to your switch closet. Also, from reading previous comments, I can see numerous different types of servers popping up. This is another reason to have a "access" switch in the LAN center. With a strong backbone between the "Access" switch and your "core" switch, servers can be kept where they belong.....IN THE SERVER ROOM! Additionally, after game updates have been downloaded/applied to PC's, gaming traffic should be local to the "access" switch (unless there is a game server in the server room, then a VERY small percent of the backbone will be utilized). Connecting the switches...... Fiber is the best solution for connecting multiple switches together across a building. It also will not be affected by electric conduits (unshielded cable is not able to protect data signals from high current, but I doubt you have that issue). When you bond multiple links between two switches together for greater throughput/redundancy, you are putting the links into a "port-channel" group or "LAG" group (terms differ between vendors). I re-watched your video on "10 Gig Networking" and saw that you were using Netgear at the time. I am unsure if you can move forward with that switch platform. Cat6A copper cables can operate at 10 Gbps speeds up to 100M (330ft). If the distance to the LAN center is under that number, GREAT! If not..........................new switches? (I know, $$$). (Side note). I also saw a Cisco 3800 router in the rack above the Netgear......PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me that the 3800 is not there anymore! (it is extremely outdated and was end-of-lifed back in 2016). If the idea of upgrading the network is a bit daunting (price wise), there are companies that sell "equal to new" at a lower cost.....some even offer their own life time warranty on the equipment (switches/routers/cables/SFP modules). Community, please feel free to add to this or ask any questions. I will attach a ROUGH sketch of what I talked about. Hope this helps Linus! P.S. PLEASE DO NOT CREATE A UNIQUE VLAN/SUBNET FOR EACH PC!!!!! Thats idiotic. If someone is scared to death about getting hacked by a friend, CUT THE CABLE! Or, turn on windows firewall.......
  6. Just wait, ebay and craigslist will be full of those RX cards when this mining phase comes to a close. MANY near death cards. (lol)
  7. I agree. The article states how many people use steam, but it didn't mention how many actually took the survey. I also just attached the photos to go with.
  8. Source: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4086817-steam-paints-different-picture-intel-amd-nvidia Source: http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/ Even though this article isn't written by the most tech savvy person, I still found it interesting to read through. I am hesitant to believe Intel regained some of the user space (CPU wise) with recent events. I am not surprised that nVidia is reclaiming user share (since new AMD cards are hard to get right now at a reasonable price). It wasn't included in the original article, but I included Steam's "Most Popular Hardware" list as well. I think its cool to see what is most common between all of the different builds. As for AMD Vega, I will believe it when I see it IRL.
  9. AMD Ryzen HEDT leaked

    Sweet! The intel i7 6950k uses 140W, I wonder what these CPU's will use....
  10. The legendary Nokia 3310 is returning to market

    If I am not mistaken, some 2G networks have already been abondoned or phased out. Will this phone operate on 3G and/or 4G?

    It would be AMAZING to win the Blade 14! Cool giveaway guys, congrats on 3 million LTT!
  12. AMD Polaris Giveaway

    It would be awesome to win either of the two graphics cards! I currently have a desktop that's still running on a amd 6870 at home that would sure love an upgrade! (=
  13. I am curious to know what type of fiber cable was used in this test? (single mode or multi mode). Right now, the max bandwidth achieved on multimode, over multiple strands, is 40 gigabit. I could be slightly off in that fact, but this leads me to think they pushed multimode or just used single mode.
  14. Broadwell-E Leaked

    i'm gunna asume that it will be around the $1500 mark for the 10 core
  15. Broadwell-E Leaked

    right, broadwell-e also uses the 2011-v3 socket.