Vegas - WTB another small pfsense appliance

scp

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I am going to be in the Vegas area this week visiting family and would like to set them up with a pfsense box. I previously bought an 8-core Supermicro rangely system from another user and it's great but even that might be overkill.

Would anyone in Vegas happen to have a small 2/4 core box for sale? Doesn't have to be rack mount. Even something like the Netgate 2220 would be perfect.

I'm also open to suggestions for an Amazon Prime box I could buy and have shipped quick. I've seen some $300ish boxes that could work.

Thanks everyone!
 

nijave

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There're also various versions of those Celeron J1900 (quad core) and J1800 (dual core) scattered on Ebay in various configurations.
 

Diavuno

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I got that one in my cart. Definitely looks promising. Anyone got any experience with it, as far as reliability? It's my top contender at the moment.
I have 10-15 deployed with my clients, no failures yet.

The very first one I ordered is still running at my house.

They have no name SSD's but crucial ram.

Only thing I dont like about them is the power button sticks out JUST enough that someone careless might bump it.
 
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Diavuno

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Awesome. Thanks for the info.
OH

The thermals of that box are fine, and If you dont bother to open it, you'll be fine.

But I dont like the thermal pads they ship with... I've replaced them all.

The factory pads are those chunky/crumbly thermals things, In my head the softer flexibles ones work better.

Also they use that watery white thermal crap, get something else.

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