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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    Quote Originally Posted by madhatter256 View Post
    Why would you need cat6 if your internet connection might not even reach a true 50Mbps?
    I wired my basement in Cat6 because it didn't cost that much more than Cat5 and I felt like it would be a little more future proof.
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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    The cat6 is much less problematic with interference. I originally did my house with cat5e avaya systimax cable. It could support gigabit negotiation but I had poor network utilization. Did a rewire job to cat6 and throughput is easily 100mb better pc to pc. I suppose if you only have one pc or multiple pc's that do not need to communicate it is a waste. I know I backup to a nas and me and my son play on the lan sometimes so it is worth it for these things.
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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    Bump to the top because they're doing this again!
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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    I can't believe it. I just placed an order for a couple of IDE cables from PCMicroStore and decided to try the "30%PCMSCAT5TechBargains" mentioned in the first post and it worked. 30% off of my order on top of their already low prices and free shipping, and I didn't even buy any Cat5 cable. You can't beat that with a stick. I don't know how much longer that code will work, but it's worth a try if you need to order anything from them.
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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    Timely bump for me. I need to buy some CAT6 to wire my upstairs.
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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    Haha, cool. I was surprised to see this thread bumped. I'm using some Cat6 (only a 1' section from the modem to my router) from PC Microstore and it's working great. Lenny, keep in mind that the Cat6 is quite a bit more rigid than the Cat5e cable. It doesn't take as well to bending at tight corners. I don't know if this is just PCMS's brand of cable or just Cat6 in general but I thought I'd just pass that along.

    PS, you might also try this code "TechBargains50%Keydex" for any of the Keydex brand Cat6 cables. This one gives 50% off and free shipping on any length under 50', but only on Keydex products.

    Before you ever buy anything from PCMicrostore, always go to techbargains.com and search under the store name for special deals. PcMicrostore almost always has a good deal going with Techbargains.
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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    Quote Originally Posted by kbohip View Post
    Haha, cool. I was surprised to see this thread bumped. I'm using some Cat6 (only a 1' section from the modem to my router) from PC Microstore and it's working great. Lenny, keep in mind that the Cat6 is quite a bit more rigid than the Cat5e cable. It doesn't take as well to bending at tight corners. I don't know if this is just PCMS's brand of cable or just Cat6 in general but I thought I'd just pass that along.
    Cat 6 in general is more rigid than Cat 5. It's primarily due to the heavier shielding in Cat 6. I've purchased two different brands of Cat 6 and one is as rigid as the other.
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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    I wired by finished basement in Cat6 from deepsurplus.com and the rigidity wasn't a problem so I think I'll be ok but thanks for the warning.
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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    They're having another new sale now. 35% off Cat6e cables and free shipping for 1'-50' lengths. 1' is .65 cents shipped! Amazing considering a stamp alone is .41 cents. Use this code:

    TechBargain35%A+CAT6

    Code expires 7-3 they say but as Mr. Novi has found out, YMMV.

    http://www.pcmicrostore.com/CBC.aspx...1598&kbid=1237
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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    Excellent. After discount that makes them a little cheaper than deepsurplus.com and the free shipping is an extra bonus. I need to get my list together for what I need to wire my upstairs before PCMicro changes their mind
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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    Quote Originally Posted by kbohip View Post
    They're having another new sale now. 35% off Cat6e cables and free shipping for 1'-50' lengths. 1' is .65 cents shipped! Amazing considering a stamp alone is .41 cents. Use this code:

    TechBargain35%A+CAT6

    Code expires 7-3 they say but as Mr. Novi has found out, YMMV.

    http://www.pcmicrostore.com/CBC.aspx...1598&kbid=1237
    Okay, how do you find out about these special discount codes?
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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    This post is another vote for Deep Surplus.

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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    Quote Originally Posted by MrNovi View Post
    Okay, how do you find out about these special discount codes?
    Judging by the name of that code I'd say it came from techbargains.com my favorite bargain site.
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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    Yep, Techbargains.com, like I mentioned in the first post. If you're going to buy some cables, be sure to check Techbargains first.
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    Re: Cheap Cat5e and Cat6 cables. 30% off and free shipping!

    Thanks, I guess I missed that part.
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