HI, new user with the obligitory hardware question



  • So, here it goes, sorry to be that guy.  ;D  So I'm looking at some ebay parts and was wondering if they would work with pfsense.  I would use it to learn and then get another NIC use it as a router/firewall/VPN…

    Supermicro X7SBL-LN2
    Intel Xeon X3360
    8 Gigs of ddr2

    The chipsets are, Intel 82573V and L

    Edit http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon3000/3200/X7SBL-LN2.cfm

    Thanks for any help
    Athos


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Just about anything will run pfSense.

    Without any requirements it's impossible to give you any meaningful feedback.

    That's a 95W processor running full-tilt.



  • Hello,

    Supermicro X7SBL-LN2 ~200 €
    Intel Xeon X3360 ~80 €
    8 Gigs of ddr2 ~40 €
    Total = 320

    • A case with psu on top all in all you have to pay something around ~400 €

    Why not going to the pfSense Shop and buy a appliance pre installed with pfSense?
    All in one option is mostly better then fiddling all together and it is also on top
    saving much more time and comes without problems.



  • Because on ebay I can get all that for under $250.  I guess the only requirement is that it runs pfsense, not sure what other requirements are needed.  There is no end goal other than learning and then maybe using it as a router/firewall/vpn. :)  Also, I was thinking it wouldn't run anywhere near full tilt.

    Thanks for the replies.



  • Because on ebay I can get all that for under $250.

    Here is an Alix APU complete bundle and an ideal choice to start with pfSense!
    Alix APU Bundle and they are shipping world wide! ~230 €

    [Qute]I guess the only requirement is that it runs pfsense, not sure what other requirements are needed. 
    And not so easy to answer, but power saving and able to upgrade with something likes a
    modem, mSATA or a WiFi card would also be a good option on top, or?

    There is no end goal other than learning and then maybe using it as a router/firewall/vpn.

    Then buy the Alix one it is an ideal beginning choice and has in my eyes also a high grade
    for reselling if at one day you must buy something else to fit your needs, but with the saved
    power, you will be able to have mSATA and a WiFi card easily get out of this "game".


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