- Aug 1, 2014
I know this may be out of some home gamer budget's but the cloud router switch 317-1G-16s+RM is pretty cheap 370$ on amazon. I do not use it as a router just as a 10Gb switch. Also I use Mellanox connectx-2 cards they are great. You can find these cards for under 45$ for 2, they work with Freenas/FreeBSD Drivers. Mellanox say's these cards are not supported for Win on there web site. I am about 90% sure this is to push you to buy there newer cards. As you can use the connectx3 driver's and it works the same. I tested it in 4 different machines and it worked fine. I have all options for tuning in Windows ones the drivers where Installed, the drivers you need for the connectX-2 are 5.10 or 4.95. The cards are listed in the .inf so it's supported (unofficially).