pfSense mini-ITX combo - BCM MX67QMD, includes heatsink/fan, dual NIC, PCIe x4 - $49.49 OBO free shipping

BCM MX67QMD, includes heatsink/fan, dual NIC, PCIe x4

  • CPU Heatsink/Fan included (fits in 1U)
  • Motherboard specs here
  • Motherboard manual here
  • Open-ended PCIe x4 slot
  • Intel Core i3/i5/i7 socket G1/G2 CPUs supported
    G2 (Sandy Bridge mobile) CPU available here from around $5 w/ free shipping
  • Up to 16GB DDR3 SODIMM (2x8GB)
    pfSense only needs 2GB of RAM for a base config, you can pick some up here (about $5-$10)
  • 2 x SATA3
    2 x SATA2
  • LAN 1: Intel® 82579LM PHY Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • LAN 2: Intel® 82574L PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Sounds great right? Well, the only downside I have found of this combo so far is the power supply availability. I haven’t found anything affordable on Amazon or Ebay. It uses a 4-pin DC power supply, with a P4 connector. However, you can find cheap options from mini-box, you need to pick up the 4-pin DC cable ($5) and 60w power brick ($19). The other option is to buy a mini-din to mini-fit jr adapter ($6) and pick up a 4-pin DC PSU ($15-ish). Either way costs about the same, it just depends on what your setup is.

Motherboard + CPU Heatsink/Fan - $49.49 OBO free shipping

This should be a great combo to transplant into one of the 1u rackmount cases from the guide below.

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BCM Advanced MX57QM Mini ITX QM57 Socket 989 Core i3 i5 i7 Series Motherboard

  • Uses standard ATX PSU
  • Full PCIe X16 slot

$44.99 OBO free shipping