PC Engines: $131 computer?

I’ve been exposed to the Soekris Engineering net5501 for a year now. I’ve been using them as network routers using pfSense. Now, I’m looking for similar, but cheaper hardware. I’m thinking PC Engines is where it’s at!


Their website has excellent documentation and support on everything. Great pictures, diagrams, schematics.

Check out this computer I put together. I didn’t have to have the VGA/audio, but that’s what makes it a usable computer. Without them, I’d save about $20 and still have an EXCELLENT router.

  • $111.00alix3d3 – ALIX.3D3 system board [ LX800 + 256 MB + 1 LAN + 2 miniPCI + USB + VGA + audio ]
  • $6.25box2c – Indoor enclosure for ALIX.3
  • $0.75brk3c3 – Bracket for alix3d3 [ USB + audio + VGA ]
  • $13.00cf2slc – CompactFlash card 2GB SLC
  • $131.00 – Total in USD