Riverbed CX-770 $30BO

hmartin

Active Member
Sep 20, 2017
290
215
43
35
Riverbed CX-770, seller accepted my BO of $60 for QTY 2.

No PSU is included but you can find them for around $17 with free shipping (FSP084-DIBAN2 or similar, 12V 7A 5.5x2.5mm center positive)

tl;dr
  • Xeon E3-1125C v2 (4C/8T Ivy Bridge, 40W TDP), you can easily install OpenWrt x86 or pfSense/OPNsense (BIOS isn't locked down either, supports UEFI/CSM boot), even Windows installs
  • 6 GigE interfaces, all Intel (2x i210, 4x from DH89xxCC southbridge)
  • Internal PCIe x8 slot (might be only x4 width, but works with a GPU on an extender)
  • 4 DDR3 slots (PC3-12800E)
  • Cisco rollover cable compatible console port, 115200n8 with BIOS serial redirection
  • Idle power consumption should be in the neighbourhood of ~20W (CX-255)
  • 40mm fans are noisy but not screamers
The weight is ~2.5kg and the compatible FSP power supply is 450g. Probably not worth the expense of international shipping (and the seller doesn't participate in GSP).

Here's my write up of the CX-255, which is the same Advantech NAMB-3250MB motherboard but with a lower-spec CPU (Celeron 725C), only 2 DIMM slots, and 3 fewer Ethernet interfaces: Riverbed SteelHead CX 255 | «WatchMySys» Blog

Photo of the NAMB-3250MB from the CX-255:
cx255_namb-3250mb.jpg
 

tekmunki

New Member
Aug 4, 2019
15
18
3
Thanks, but my wallet hates you. I'm addicted to repurposing old HW into firewalls just to see what they are capable of. Sent an offer for two @$30/ea.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Samir

Cruzader

Active Member
Jan 1, 2021
86
104
33
Unless you already got the extras 30-45 for the bare unit feels a bit meh.
Buy the rackmount/psu seperate and you have paid more than just buying the full set.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Samir

hmartin

Active Member
Sep 20, 2017
290
215
43
35
procuring the RAM, SSD, power brick, and rack mount extensions will definitely go more than $75
Where did you get that RAM and SSD aren't included in the original auction?

Sure, if you want to rack mount it, buy from the seller with the rack mount extensions. Personally I will just throw it on an existing rack shelf.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Samir

foureight84

Active Member
Jun 26, 2018
130
89
28
Where did you get that RAM and SSD aren't included in the original auction?

Sure, if you want to rack mount it, buy from the seller with the rack mount extensions. Personally I will just throw it on an existing rack shelf.
Ayy! You're right. I made a mistake and mentally referenced OP's photo of another unit as the one in the auction.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Samir

Samir

Post Liker and Deal Hunter Extraordinaire!
Jul 21, 2017
2,340
922
113
47
HSV and SFO
Where did you get that RAM and SSD aren't included in the original auction?

Sure, if you want to rack mount it, buy from the seller with the rack mount extensions. Personally I will just throw it on an existing rack shelf.
Having the original power supply might be worth a few bucks or just having everything ready to go.
 

illamint

New Member
Dec 25, 2015
23
16
3
34
Grabbed two for BO of $35; looks like I got in before the STH effect. Looking forward to getting pfSense running on these.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Samir

Samir

Post Liker and Deal Hunter Extraordinaire!
Jul 21, 2017
2,340
922
113
47
HSV and SFO
Grabbed two for BO of $35; looks like I got in before the STH effect. Looking forward to getting pfSense running on these.
Definitely post up how they do once you get them up and running. Sounds like they're an awesome platform for a netgate alternative.
 

Sacrilego

Member
Jun 23, 2016
56
45
18
47
Dang, I was getting the last two on obo and someone sniped them for full price before i was able to approve the counteroffer.
Whoever that was, my wallet thanks you :D
 
  • Like
Reactions: Samir and Fritz

Madhelp

Member
Feb 7, 2013
38
21
8
I got my Riverbed server today. I was expecting what was pictured above however mine came with two 2GB DIMM's, dual 2.5" tray with second SATA/power cable, and an out-of-band management card. Now I need to purchase a power supply to make sure it boots.


IMG_0195 222.jpg
IMG_0196 22.jpg