Description

This build was a hyper-v server that ran pfSense as my home router for awhile. It pulled around 20-22 watts and was powered from a laptop power brick. It also ran 3-4 other small VMs at any given time.

I'm near a Microcenter and got a really good deal on the 5350 and the motherboard so part of this build was driven by trying to create a capable system for as low as possible.

Following the theme of creating a system for as low as possible, and needing to get this to fit behind my TV near the cable modem the case was created using plexi and parts from a hardware store. This worked out surprisingly well in the end. Yes, I know the cables could have been neater but this was a purely functional build so I didn't spend much time neatening it up.

The chips around the DC input would get pretty hot so I put a spare fan over them and added some small heatsinks to keep the temperature down.

Part Reviews

CPU

Nice APU, surprisingly capable for the price

Motherboard

Great motherboard, DC input is nice

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Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points
Very original. You did a great job with that handmade plastic case! :-)

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

ok a 1c motherboard ??? and what do you use pfscence for? Thank you +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 4 points

Microcenter has runs a deal where you get $40 off motherboards with some AMD processors. If the motherboard costs $40 or less it rings up as 1 cent.

pfSense is an open source firewall distribution, based on the FreeBSD operating system. It takes the place of the consumer router you use for your internet but is generally more stable, more secure and has more features.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your case or rather lack of it

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

No words. Just love this.

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