Best fanless MiniPC: Atom E3845 with Intel NICs or Celeron N3150 with Realtek NICs?
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I'm looking to buy a mini pc from Aliexpress (or similar) to run a pfsense gateway setup (I don't have too much bandwidth to manage, acqually my DSL connection is 20/1, may increase at max to a fiber connection 100/20 in the near future...no more here)
I have seen different proposal, what kind of setup do you think will best fit?
- Atom CPU is quite old (2013) and 22nm, but this setup is proposed with Intel NICs (4 * I211AT GbE) at an affordable price (130€, 32GB ssd disk, ram to be added)
- Celeron N3150/3160 is newer (2016) and 14nm, it's proposted with Realtek NICs (2 * 8168E) at a good price (140€ with 4GB ram and 64GB ssd disk) and has probably a better TDP (6W)
would you go for the second even if it has Realtek NICs? or do you have other suggestions?
I know Intel ones behave better (even if the one proposed are older)
I know there are also Qotom boxes with i3 and Intel NICs but price raises up to 200€...too expensive..
Thanks for help :)