I am building a new home (construction should begin next January 2015). I plan to run all the low voltage wiring myself. I am trying to decide if I will use Cat 6, or Cat 7 cable. This would really just be a matter of future proofing the home, so I know it would not really be necessary
to do it,. It looks like it would cost me several hundred dollars more to do it this way now, and there are no negative effects, then I will have to decide if the up-front cost is worth it.
I was considering this bulk cable:
Cat 7 - $589 per 1000 ft
Cat 6 - $287 per 1000 ft (currently on monoprice)
My new home will be about 4700 sq ft, so not sure yet how many boxes I would need, hopefully 2 or less would do it. So so that is either an extra $300 or $600 for Cat 7 depending on how much I use.
I will be pre-wiring for home automation, though I have not decided exactly what I'm using yet. I may use the new VeraEdge controller, or I might end up with Control4. I have a friend that used to be a Control4 dealer and he will help with planning my network regardless of which system I choose.
Thanks in advance for any input you may have!