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CrazyCroak05

61 months ago

I need a parts list for a router PC, I'll run PFSense on it :) THanks

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

A $30 used pc will run PfSense. I use a Pentium 4/1GB ram/40GB HD.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Parts list? <3 <3 <3

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD 2650 1.45Ghz Dual-Core Processor $31.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI AM1I Mini ITX AM1 Motherboard $29.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial 1GB (1 x 1GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $12.98 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $21.99 @ Amazon
Case Apex TX-381 MicroATX Mid Tower Case w/300W Power Supply $26.99 @ Directron
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $11.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $134.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-17 18:18 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a ton! :D although im still a bit confused on how the whole PC = Router works I'll figure it out before I buy stuff xD

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

A router is essentially a low powered pc.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Also would this work in a Mini ITX Case? :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it will.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay thanks :D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

1 more quick question. Won't it need a power supply?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD 2650 1.45Ghz Dual-Core Processor $31.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI AM1I Mini ITX AM1 Motherboard $29.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial 1GB (1 x 1GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $12.98 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $21.99 @ Amazon
Case Antec ISK600 Mini ITX Tower Case $34.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $11.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $142.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-17 20:50 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

So I just realized I had a old spare PC.

Specs

CPU: Some Pentium 4

RAM: 1.5 GBs

Storage: 56 Gigabyte HDD

This will work right?

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

One thing to consider is your electricity bill. A PC will be using a lot more electricity than a consumer router. You might end up adding $30/month to your electricity bill.

Just a thought. Not sure if you had considered that.

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