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#59264 31-Mar-2010 10:41
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Hi All 
Ill cut right to the point, i have a venue for a 24h 100+ lan party that i want to hold a every month, is it possible to get gigabite switches and cables wired and ready to go for $5000 or under 2nd hand is fine, i all ready have a server rack and some cable's already done, power is not a problem. any help would be appreciated and if people want to get involved in the setup or helping out in any way to get this monthly 24h 100+ lan party going they will have free entry to all lan event's held at the FUN FACTORY in the future, so please get in contact 

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  #313405 31-Mar-2010 10:50
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Location ?




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  #313561 31-Mar-2010 17:31
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Auckland Ellerslie and have over 100 free car park's available as well 

 
 
 
 


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  #313586 31-Mar-2010 19:03
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If it's going to be semi permanent and you have space in the rack:
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=79956

Get 8x of these @ $300 each :) = $2100
If you need a rack to hold them budget another $200-500
Then cables

Damn, if only you were in Wellington, I would've been keen to help with the setup and have a few mates I do lans with that would be keen too




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  #313794 1-Apr-2010 11:36
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If there is 100 people, you need to think about your cable lengths as well.
And rather than have all the switches in a rack in the middle, you will want to spread them out because most people dont have network cables longer than 10m (i think)

I would use 5x 24 port gigabit switches, all uplinked back to a 16 port gigabit switch in the middle of the room. On the 16 port switch, you can attach your game / file servers.
This means you will have 115 ports for the users, and 11 ports for servers / more users.

Netgear JGS524 24 port gigabit switch ($700)
Netgear JFS516 16 port gigabit switch ($500)

With these two models, the bandwidth avaliable to each group is probably in excess of 20 gigabits total around the switch. To the centre or other switches there would be 1 gigabit of capacity.  

That is pleanty of bandwidth. I was going to suggest using switches with sfp ports and linking them using fibre but that is going to break your budget.

With 5x 524's and a 516, you have spent around $4000. That leaves you another $1000 for buying cat6 cable, a crimper and rj45 plugs.

I would suggest going to your venue, setting up the tables and then pre-cutting and cable tieing the cat6 cable. That way you can easily unroll the big bundles that would be all pre-cut with a cat6 cable going to each station with 1.5m loose for the gamers to connect their pc's. This will make it tidy and easy to roll up at the end - because I hate having to spend ages tidying up after a fun weekend.





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  #313859 1-Apr-2010 13:34
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I was going to suggest using switches with sfp ports and linking them using fibre but that is going to break your budget.


And gain nothing.

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  #313995 1-Apr-2010 19:29
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cyril7:
I was going to suggest using switches with sfp ports and linking them using fibre but that is going to break your budget.


And gain nothing.

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I think you can get 10gbit sfp units for the netgear ones but still 1gbit is pleanty of bandwidth




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  #313997 1-Apr-2010 19:48
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Exactly, and in the distances you are talking (<35m) cat6 will also to 10G if you have the appropriate interfaces, but I dont think that was the original spec, it was only GigE.

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  #314170 2-Apr-2010 15:15
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hi all 
thanks for all your input so far, the venue that we have is ours, we own a dance school and a bouncy caste business with i lot of wide open space, so thought we could utilize all this space to hold a 100 people monthly (same date and time every month) 24h lan event at our place, The setup can be semi permanent but as we run a dance school here we cant have cables and cords ruining everywhere where the kids can touch them all post some pic of the warehouse so people have a better idea of what im planing to do. Im not a tech head but know my way around a computer to fix them and setting up basic small networks its really just a Hobie for me, but i enjoy a good lan party and fingered i have the space so why not, so if you have anymore ideas, or can set the hole thing up of $5000 let me no Thanks
Bronson  
 

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  #316239 8-Apr-2010 15:30
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Anyone heard back from drfta about this ? I pm'ed him and had no reply... seems to have gone very quiet.




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Problem with this layout is that you bottleneck the transfer between users on each edge switch. If you used trunking this would reduce to a certain extent (10GB uplinks would be out of your budget)
Linux ISO transferring is something that happens allot at lans....

Im not sure if gig is really needed, for gaming its not, so I would look at a BIG 100 port core switch. (like this http://cgi.ebay.com/Extreme-Networks-Alpine-3808-Switch-45014-45110-45210_W0QQitemZ370362882306QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCOMP_EN_Hubs?hash=item563b591902#ht_3622wt_939) You can then run cables to patch panels on each desk. 

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Hay guys, Sorry iv been very very busy and dont check this site very often, running 4 company's takes up a lot of time!!  at the moment im waiting for my brother to get his a*s in to gear so we can sort out the power to 100+ pc's , not an easy task when your waiting for family! the floor has just been polyurethan'd so it's a usable space now(it was bare mdf, it turn's into weetbix's if it get's wet or a drink spills on it). So once i get the power all sorted then i will get back to organizing the switches and cables to be done (raytaylor i will let you know closer to the time if in need your expertise in setting it all up) it aint going to happen overnight but it will happen. and XPD thanks for your interest i will let you know closer to the time when we are ready to set up.
Thanks
Bronson Reardon 

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