$100 Intel Atom D2500CCE

I want this! Just add RAM! Some pfSense would go good with those 1 Gbps adapters…

$100 on 5/17/2013: http://amzn.com/B007MS9OI2

Intel® Desktop Board D2500CCE is integrated with the new Intel® AtomTM processor D2500 and the Intel® NM10 Express Chipset to offer a stable Dual Gigabit LAN solution. This motherboard also provides dual-display support and LVDS (w/ built in inverter) as well as legacy support in the form of dual COM ports and an internal Parallel header. Intel® Extended Life Product The ‘E’ suffix in the model name (e.g., DN2800MTE) signifies that this product is an Intel® Extended Life Product (ELP). ELP products will be available for extended production times (3 years) and are perfect for project use.

Product Features

  • Long Life Board
  • Ideal for pfSense Applications
  • Dual Intel Gbe LAN Ports
  • VGA and DVI Video Outputs
  • 3 Year Intel Direct Warranty

Technical Details

  • Computer Cpu Manufacturer: Intel
  • Form Factor: Mini ITX
  • RAM Memory Technology: DDR3 1066;DDR3 800
  • Video Output: VGA, DVI-I
  • Warranty: 3 Years Intel Direct

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