Is the HP290 still reasonable at $180 shipped? I’m starting from scratch at a new house and am looking to use 1 for pfsense and another for Plex with a separate NAS like the NAS Killer 5.0. Getting into a 1U case would be nice but the low power consumption is a big bonus.
pfsense build ($260):
- Dell Pro/1000 VT Quad Port PCI-e Network Interface Adapter HM9JY CWKPJ
- Intel Optane Memory 16 GB M.2 SSD
- Add 8 GB RAM
Plex build would be the same with a larger SSD and potentially 2 sticks of the 8 GB RAM.