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After building a pfsense router for someone else, I decided I wanted one at home to dabble with. Like everything I build its pretty overkill. Might run some vm's on it in the future. Clearly i had to buy a rack to put it in. Those pictures will come later.

 

Parts List

CPU: AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor  ($115.99 @ Jet) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9a 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($38.49 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($59.00 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory 
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($44.98 @ Jet) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($31.87 @ Jet) 
Wired Network Adapter: TP-Link TG-3468 PCI-Express x1 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Adapter  ($11.81 @ Newegg) 
Wired Network Adapter: TP-Link TG-3269 PCI 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Adapter  ($7.98 @ OutletPC) 
Case Fan: Noctua NF-R8 redux-1800 31.4 CFM  80mm Fan  ($14.88 @ OutletPC) 
Case Fan: Noctua NF-R8 redux-1800 31.4 CFM  80mm Fan  ($14.88 @ OutletPC) 
Case Fan: Noctua NF-R8 redux-1800 31.4 CFM  80mm Fan  ($14.88 @ OutletPC) 
Other: Thermaltake Commander FX SATA Powered 10 Port Fan Hub AC-007-AN1NAN-A1  ($12.99 @ Newegg) 
Other: Rosewill RSV-Z2600, 2U Rackmount Server Case / Server Chassis, 4x 3.5"  ($69.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $437.73

 

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I had almost all the parts already on hand. The only parts I bought just for this build was the case, cpu cooler, fans, ssd, and nics.  I might upgrade to a proper intel nic setup in the future. For the rack i bought the Samson SRK21 22u rack, TP-Link 24 port switch (TL-SG1024), and a CyberPower Rackbar Surge Suppressor (RKBS15S2F12R). Still need to purchase the access point but haven't chosen one yet. Let me know if there's anything you'd add to the setup or do different. Thanks.

 

Main Rig: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/58641-the-i7-950s-gots-to-go-updated-104/ | CPU: Intel i7-4930K | GPU: 2x EVGA Geforce GTX Titan SC SLI| MB: EVGA X79 Dark | RAM: 16GB HyperX Beast 2400mhz | SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256gb | HDD: 2x Western Digital Raptors 74gb | EX-H34B Hot Swap Rack | Case: Lian Li PC-D600 | Cooling: H100i | Power Supply: Corsair HX1050 |

 

Pfsense Build (Repurposed for plex) https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/715459-pfsense-build/

 

 

 

 

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