Asrock motherboard and cpu £32.98 Amazon
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Asrock motherboard and cpu £32.98 Amazon

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Found 13th Jan
Right before you hit Cold!
I've just bought one of these for a Router project. it's not quad core, it's only 1ghz, but if your looking for a small form factor x86 that's the same price as a raspberry pi board.. here you go!
all the gamers can now hit cold

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It's one got 1 nic so you're not going to 'route' much with that unless you use virtual nics
More info needed on your project so I can vote

fair point ... this has more options for connectivity .
will need to factor in a.psu so applications will not be the same as a raspberry pi, however horses for courses.

good catch and a fair point!

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justanotherpunter

It's one got 1 nic so you're not going to 'route' much with that unless … It's one got 1 nic so you're not going to 'route' much with that unless you use virtual nics :pMore info needed on your project so I can vote



​yep... look at the other post I put on just after about the quad NIC Card.. :-)

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Yes agreed that Pi has all on-board. but I bunged in 2gb ram added quad NIC, flashed an old hard drive with dd wrt public image and been bench testing for a week and all seems good.
Edited by: "thecatsasterix" 13th Jan

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thecatsasterix

​yep... look at the other post I put on just after about the quad NIC C … ​yep... look at the other post I put on just after about the quad NIC Card.. :-)



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thecatsasterix

Yes agreed that Pi has all on-board. but I bunged in 2gb ram added quad … Yes agreed that Pi has all on-board. but I bunged in 2gb ram added quad NIC, flashed an old hard drive with dd wrt public image and been bench testing for a week and all seems good.


Christ that must be the most overspecced/power hungry router ever, do you work for the FBI investigating Trump or the Russian hacking community? lol
Why don't you just buy a second hand 'hackable' router for a fraction of the overall cost/time? oO

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justanotherpunter

Christ that must be the most overspecced/power hungry router ever, do you … Christ that must be the most overspecced/power hungry router ever, do you work for the FBI investigating Trump or the Russian hacking community? lolWhy don't you just buy a second hand 'hackable' router for a fraction of the overall cost/time? oO



​that would take away all the fun! ;-)

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thecatsasterix

​that would take away all the fun! ;-)



​on the real reason, been running pf sense on another machine for about 2 years but the latest version is a brain ache, and is buggy on my kit, can't get open Nat n stuff working, so needed a simple replacement whilst getting to grips with pf or another OS. also tried router boards previous, but always hit dhcp issues with dropping connection. also allows with the quad card to port out Dmz and create guest ports for Internet only access.. yep over kill ;-)

not sure what you're using 'open nat' for, just looked in my linux repository and can't find any reference
hope you're not a windows user

Good price. Amazon definitely have their measurements wrong on this board, if not.... that is one big ass board for a mini itx

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justanotherpunter

not sure what you're using 'open nat' for, just looked in my linux … not sure what you're using 'open nat' for, just looked in my linux repository and can't find any reference :phope you're not a windows user



​i would have a rebellion on my hands from the kids if the xbox had a strict Nat!! Oh also running unbuntu from a memory stick on this so as can flash the drive with alternate firmware. put it on an internal USB header

Very slow, unless you have a very specific need and know exactly what you are buying don't buy this.

You're not going to find a cheaper board for running pfsense, just bung in a decent NIC and you're away. What sort of prices can we find a decent case and power supply for now?

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it's 33 quid. if you don't know what your buying I agree don't buy it. I've had windows 7 working on 2gb ram and surfing the net and some basic stuff was ok..

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mogsog

You're not going to find a cheaper board for running pfsense, just bung … You're not going to find a cheaper board for running pfsense, just bung in a decent NIC and you're away. What sort of prices can we find a decent case and power supply for now?



​yep!! chucked in a Intel quad (see above) £32 all seems good. got this running on a low level Silverstone case for about 25 quid and psu was about £14 for a massively powerful router setup. would never pay silly money for a black box router. run network to access points anyway..
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