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    Default New hardware for home build

    Hey Everyone,
    Been using untangle for awhile but with latest 15.1 udpate the new kernal doesnt work with my server. I get kernal panics and on fresh install its just a black screen on setup.
    Looking at new build on amazon..anyone confirm if this motherboard and CPU will work fine?

    MSI ProSeries Intel Coffee Lake H310 LGA 1151

    Intel Core i3-8100

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    You could look at one of the Qotom units. Just search on Amazon for the flavor, CPU, RAM you are looking form. $300 range for an i5, 8GB RAM, 128 SSD, 4 network ports, USB3, HDMI.
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    Untangle 16.0.1 (Build: 20201011T124207) (Kernel: 4.19.0-8-untangle-amd64)
    QOTOM-Q355G4
    1.6-2.7 GHz Intel I5 5250U, 128GB SSD mSATA, 8GB RAM DDR3L, 4xRJ-45 Intel I211AT 10/100/1000 Controller

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    I've been recommending Protectli hardware vs. a custom PC build. Fanless, 4 ports, AES-NI, etc. I have 3 deployed so far and they have been very stable.

    https://protectli.com/
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    I've used both the 4 port and 6 port Qotom devices, and have had no issues with them.

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    Qotom all the way . They are cheap and reliable. I'm using 6 port for the second year now, no issues whatsoever.

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    Another vote for Qotom, had mine since April and no issues so far. The Protectli stuff looks fair too, the added option of a cheap UPS if that matters to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armshouse View Post
    Another vote for Qotom, had mine since April and no issues so far. The Protectli stuff looks fair too, the added option of a cheap UPS if that matters to you.
    Add me to the qotom user list. the only problem i have had is that lightning hit near my house and zapped my cable modem and one port on on the qotom pc. It still works well, just down one of 4 ports.

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    I use a Qotom-Q555G6-S05 for my home gateway, as I needed 5 ports (prefer to do VLANs with dedicated NICs since 10Gb is still expensive for home use).

    Love it.

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    Just out of curiosity, outside of wanting newer hardware why wouldn't it be a good idea to just reuse older hardware that's cheaper? Is it just to have something smaller and more discrete?

    For example, I use an old Optiplex 790 that has an i5-2400, 8GB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD and two cheaper dual Realtek NIC's. Whole build for my Untangle box was under 120$ with the most expensive piece being the 790 with shipping @ $40. It's ugly, but it just sits up on a shelf and does its job and doesn't struggle with throughput with gigabit internet.

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    It is a good idea. I used one for years. I only replaced it when it failed. Having a fanless PC with SSD is nice and quiet and uses much less power. And older pc that you described is more than enough horsepower.
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