ok i think i got it. tell me what you think about this setup.
my new condo came 'pre wired' with a single cat5e line running from the leviton patch panel to each of the rooms.
in my patch panel, i'll have all the cat5e lines that are running to the rooms connected to a router (or a switch, does it matter?).
in our office, i'll have another router (or a switch?) connected to the sole rj45 jack. connected to the router will be 2 computers, a network printer, and a cable modem that's connected to a sole coax F connector cable jack. (i was going to go w/ dsl, but that would've required an extra phone jack and w/ gigabit networks using all 4 pairs, i would've had to run a wire from another room)
in our 2nd bedroom, i'll have a readynas gigabit server connected to the sole rj45 jack. (i could connect the readynas directly to the router in the patch panel in our master bedroom closet if you think that would really help performance)
in the living room, i'll have another router (or a switch?) that will connect the Tvix M4000, a Denon receiver, and a PVR.
*i'm a lil confused as to where to use routers or switches in this setup. since all these components in different rooms will have there own static or dhcp ip addresses, does this mean i should put a router in the patch panel, and switches everywhere else?
*if i put the router in the patch panel, should i just put the cable modem in there as well?