System advice (1Gig Internet) - 10GB lan


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Hey guys,

I am looking to build a new PFsense server. Ideally I want 10GB LAN and 1GB for the internet.

I have been quoted for the following system:

Barebones System with Atom C3858 and A2SDi-TP8F Board
Samsung 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz UDIMM
Samsung PM953 128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

£ 1,274.34

I have three Xeon-D based systems and I am huge fan of them. The Xeon-D works out the same however it will be older gen Xeon-D 1541 etc.. and the Atom's are newer.

The only issue is the ATOM systems are not supported by PFSense just yet.

So I was hoping if anyone could think of alternatives.... I could build a Intel i5/3 based system and buy a 10GB ethernet card as alternative etc...

I need the 10GB to be base-T not SFP+ based.

Looking forward to hearing what everything thinks...



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If i were you i'd purchase a refurbished dell server off of ebay as some such machines come with Duel 10gb + nics or even better yet fiber based nics.


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