Embarking on IE now that Sandy Bridge is out

spiderjerichospiderjericho CCNA, CCNP Enterprise, CISSP, CASP, SEC+, Pentest+, CYSA+, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CISM, VCP 6.7San DiegoRegistered Users, Member Posts: 869 ■■■■■□□□□□
Hello all. I've been contemplating on how to tackle the R&S IE, whether physical or logical routers.

Right now, I have 4X 3560 and 1X 3750G switches. (and a massive 3845 router). I also tracked down a Dantrak rack (not a huge fan, doesn't seem sturdy).

Anyways, I'm going to try out GNS3/Dynamips a whirl with the switches.

With the release of Sandy Bridge, I decided to buy:

Processor: Core i7-2600K
Motherboard: Gigabyte H67A-UD3H
Case: NORCO RPC-470 Black 4U Rackmount Server Case
Power Supply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Videocard: NA (onboard video)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB

and bought three Adaptec X4 RJ-45 10/100 64-bit NICs from Ebay.

The idea for this has obviously been around for awhile, but I was inspired by:

https://ciscofun.wordpress.com/

His journey to CCIE definitely inspired me. And he has definitely provided advice and correspondence whenever I needed it.
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