bronze is shit, so we should just use it as a LAN switch and get a replacement gigabit switch for the core. The Linksys SRW2024 seems to be pretty good, and costs $616.

(Adrian) The HP Procurve switches are pretty shiny. I'll get prices next week.

1800 series: care available for $560.

2800 series: going to be more expensive, but they have a -nice- CLI and I've never had one die one me: however they cost $2400.

SC-LC cable for manbo: (see )

Gigabit cards are now $12 each for realtek 8169 ones - pick up some for the various machines as well? The thinterms will require PXE support, which means using a Marvell chipset which cost a bit more.