Heat wont be a problem while it is used as a firewall as it will be mounted in a nice looking Micro ATX case.do you really need a 120gb hdd?
you could go for a 1-8gb CF to IDE/SATA adapter for about the same or a bit more and get no noise and no moving parts to fail, faster boot times, and much smaller size as well as less heat.
What software will be on it? I'd throw an intel NIC on there instead of a netgear. Intel NICs are pretty much the best nics out there.
Depending on what firewall software you are using, I would suggest either getting a hdd with 60GB-80GB.I'm looking to build my first low power mini firewall and have specced up a few parts in case anyone is interested in the same and I wouldnt mind some assistance
This looks to be a good compromise for cost, size, power consumption, features and CPU power.
It also needs 1GB DDR2 and a case which doesnt matter for now.
Prices are inc vat (UK)
Intel Little Falls 2 with Integrated Intel Atom 330 Processor i945GC onboard VGA 6 channel audio mini-ITX Motherboard, 2xSATA
(1.6GHz Dual core @ 8W, board itself uses 32W peak I believe)
Western Digital WD1200BEVS 120GB 2.5" SATA Hard Drive 5400RPM 8MB Cache
(new higher data density)
(110W power brick + 12V DC-DC) - useful if I convert to a car PC anytime
Netgear 10/100 Mbps PCI Fast Ethernet Adaptor
(Low height network card to complement the onboard network adaptor)
I've toyed with using a 1U 200W (or thereabouts) rackmount PSU which will cost less than the power brick+ DC-DC converter and probably will have less power loss too.
The build is designed to be future proof by having SATA and a lot of CPU power but still remains very low power consumption.
Has anyone got any thoughts on this build, could I choose better?
iGamer, looks good
rofl I got quite a chuckle out of his picture.
Its a scutty old AMD badged PC case with a pair of nailclippers and gloves on an untidy desk.
Nothing is aligned and there are wires everywhere.
Nowhere can the hardware in question be seen and there are supposed to be pictures but there is only one
Quick question for folks running pfsense.
I came across a few Checkpoint based VPN/Firewall 1u appliances and want to move my pFsense to one of them. They are a Intel Celeron 650M (Ultra low voltage) 256k/512mg/40gb/CF slot with 6 10/100 intel ports (4 onboard, 2 on card). Will this handle pfsense?
Mind sharing a link where you found those?
I'd wager a truckload of Guinness stout that they would run PFSense like a dream...Intel CPU, probably Intel chipset? And nice Intel NICs.
Sadly they were local and I bought them out of the 2 they had.
Intel Celeron 650 ULV, Intel chipset, Intel nics. Onboard CF card slot. Ect ect. However they had Maxtor slimline hard drives .
They came with a binder, with install quote... $10k for both ($2.3k each) with 100 Checkpoint VPN seats ($5k), $1800 install.
Finally got one of the Ndurants setup.
1 WIFI private N AP
1 WIFI open G via Linksys card installed where the 5th nic used to be.
So far its great. Going to pick up a new CF card tonight and try installing it via the onboard CF card slot!
I did have to upgrade both powersuppy and CPU fans to make it decent. Oh and it looks like the Maxtors were trash
and explained why they were junked.