I'm getting ready to upgrade my network. I'm starting from scratch and want to build the fastest network possible using the newest specifications and technologies.
Information: There will be 2 PC desktops, 1 PC Laptop, 1 Macbook, and one gigabit NAS on the network. For simplicity, lets assume that the 2 desktops which will be hardwired will be used for the final benchmark.
How would you build the network if you had the opportunity and a generous budget?
Please let me know if you need more information to make a proper suggestion.
I would build a Win2k8R2 box with RAID6 and SSDs, drop a 10gbit NIC on it, get a good managed gigabit switch with 10gb port, still use my Netgear 3700 to NAT to the i-net and get a Motarola 3.0 cable modem so it has a 1gbit port.
So everything would be gigabit, but my NAS would be 10gb.