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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011

    Default My Untangle build v. cheap and powerful!

    Hi all!

    I've been toying around with the idea of getting Untangle setup on my end to replace my Tomato based router. I didn't really have a good reason to do it other than A. Geek-Drive and B. Spare parts laying around!

    I've had the following parts laying around:

    MSI Fuzzy RS690T mini-ITX Socket AM2/AM2+ board; has twin Marvel Gigabit NICs, two DDR2 SO-DIMM slots, a mini PCIe slot and a think PCI slot.

    2 GB of Patriot DDR2-800 SO-DIMM module

    An AMD Athlon 4450e low wattage dual core 2.3 GHz proc (45 watt)

    Stock AMD Copper HSF

    80 GB Fujitsu 2.5" SATA drive

    Cheap Raidmax mini-ITX case with a 200 watt PSU

    All together I'd estimate the cost to be $150.

    I installed Untangle 64 bit on it and it runs like a charm!! Still getting used to it but man, it's a great little system. The Fuzzy board for AMD procs is rather rare - it never went into mainstream production but it's available online for absurd prices... I've snagged mine for $70 which is a steal however there are plenty other mini ITX boards out there for less.

    For those of you who do not want to break the bank and have spare parts laying around - the system above should handle 100 or so users without breaking a sweat!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011


    nice, just finished building my Untangle server too
    was able to reuse some old parts I had so total out of pocket cost was only $146.67

    Antec Solo
    Antec EarthWatts 430W
    Supermicro MBD-X7SPE-H-O (open box) $118.67
    2x2GB Hynix DRR2 SO-DIMM (used) $20
    Hitachi 0A50837 80GB 2.5" SATA (used) $8

    I did spend $180 on a ProCurve switch though

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