Supermicro Motherboard MBD-X11SSL-F-O



  • I am in process of building new pfsense firewall.  I had purchased Supermicro Motherboard MBD-X11SSL-F-O  on accident. I am looking on recommendation of cpu for the motherboard.  I see that E3-1235L V5 will work well with this motherboard. I wonder if there other recommendation for cpu.  I have 1000/40 comcast internet  I want to use nat and traffic shaping, and maybe add intrusion detection. I have bought intel dual port gigabit network card as well .



  • Xeon E3's are great processors to have. A bit of overkill for a home network but might serve you well for IDS/IPS.