I don't mind the power usage because I want to dual purpose this as NAS and pfsense box.It can also work as a 10GB switch for my rack servers.I'm really not sure right now. My early thinking is that it's more power than I want to devote to a router and my primary reason for buying was because honestly the case wasn't worth much less. My problem is a severe lack of 10GBaseT infrastructure - I've got a copper SFP+ on the way; right now its limited to gigabit - but I can work around that.
It seems like windows server has built in capabilities to work as a switch but I am not sure:
SDN with Windows Server 2016 » ADMIN Magazine
Btw, I completely get it I won't get agg speeds of 100Gbit/sec like a purpose build switch but I don't need that. 20Gb/s is probably the most I would need, even that is questionable since most of my data is on spindles.