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  1. #1
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    Red face DIY Appliance - SOHO

    Good Morning All,

    Was looking to build something of my own for a household that has 20 or less devices.
    I've taken a look at the requirements for 1-50 users and attempted the cheapest build while respecting what I could.



    *Edit would like to know how untangle differs from products like Syfer and Winston appliances?

    CPU: AMD Athlon 200GE 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor ($55.00 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Best Buy)
    Memory: Patriot Signature Line 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 CL16 Memory ($18.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Transcend MTS800 32 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($14.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Antec VSK3000E U3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($37.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master Elite V3 600 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.00 @ Amazon)
    Wired Network Adapter: Intel E1G42ETBLK PCIe x4 1000 Mbit/s Network Adapter ($50.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $293.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-25 13:52 EDT-0400
    Last edited by boadicea; 06-25-2020 at 10:52 AM.

  2. #2
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    You could get yourself a nice fanless QOTOM device to suit your needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soldier View Post
    You could get yourself a nice fanless QOTOM device to suit your needs.
    Agreed, I've got quite a few out in the wild and they really are great value. A couple of spares on the shelf, but never needed to use them!

  4. #4
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    That gigabyte MB is only a single LAN solution... ideally you would need either a dual NIC MB or add an additional single or dual NIC card. You have to be careful tho as Untangle doesn't support all NICs. As an example, the Intel I211 NIC (which does work) and the Intel I219-V (which does NOT work). The only real way to know is when you install Untangle and it sees the NIC or it doesn't. If you purchase the MB via a company like MicroCenter, you can return the MB if it doesn't work.
    Last edited by automationstation; 06-25-2020 at 10:46 AM. Reason: additional information
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    Slapped an intel wired dual adapter on..

    Wired Network Adapter: Intel E1G42ETBLK PCIe x4 1000 Mbit/s Network Adapter ($50.00 @ Amazon)

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    For that kind of money, the Protectli gear looks pretty good. I haven't used them, so can't say for sure.

    https://protectli.com/

  7. #7
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    Those Protectli looks nice but somewhat expensive. I have a 6 NIC QOTOM, Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz, 8Gb DDR3 RAM, 120Gb mSATA and paid arround $ 300.

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    Not a huge deal breaker either way for some of those other devices, I like to tinker/build, have ability to swap 100% of the parts, or repurpose.

    Finally decided on:

    CPU: AMD Athlon 200GE 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor ($73.30 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Best Buy)
    Memory: Patriot Signature Line 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 CL16 Memory ($18.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Kingston A400 120 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($32.99 @ Adorama)
    Case: Antec VSK3000E U3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($37.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master Elite V3 400 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ Amazon)
    Wired Network Adapter: Intel E1G42ETBLK PCIe x4 1000 Mbit/s Network Adapter ($50.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $334.24


    Will update how it goes..
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  9. #9
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    I have a couple of Protectli and they work well. If I need another I will check out Qotom. It looks like similar hardware for less money.

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