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Topic # 245497 7-Feb-2019 11:04
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Hi all,

 

 

 

im looking for the following parts to make a router to see how stable the os would be,

 

so im not after anything fancy, working condition to get the router going is good enough. im base in New market and Massey, Auckland.

 

 

 

1. case my MB is itx, so as long as it can fit.

 

2. atx psu

 

3. pci slot ethernet card

 

4. 16g hard drive, 

 

 

 

let me know what is siting in your draw and doing nothing, 

 

thanks,

 

Sam


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  Reply # 2174347 7-Feb-2019 11:14
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I have 3X 500GB laptop HDD's and a 1TB desktop sitting around. 
Would suggest swap for some beer but like, i think the beer is almost worth more lol..

Cheers





 


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  Reply # 2174356 7-Feb-2019 11:47
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I have a brand new TP-Link PCI Gigabit network card, still sealed in the box if you're interested?

 

$10 plus postage.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2174373 7-Feb-2019 12:06
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do you have a budget in mind? my old pfsense build is sitting idle .. it was a re purposed HTPC.. plenty of grunt in it if you're interested in just buying a complete system 

 

has a 4 port intel server nic in it as well

 

I recently switched out to a c3758 build 




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  Reply # 2174394 7-Feb-2019 12:56
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dt:

 

do you have a budget in mind? my old pfsense build is sitting idle .. it was a re purposed HTPC.. plenty of grunt in it if you're interested in just buying a complete system 

 

has a 4 port intel server nic in it as well

 

I recently switched out to a c3758 build 

 

 

how much are you looking at, i dont have much to juggle in maybe 80 bucks, thats why im aiming at recycling parts.




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  Reply # 2174395 7-Feb-2019 12:57
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CYaBro:

 

I have a brand new TP-Link PCI Gigabit network card, still sealed in the box if you're interested?

 

$10 plus postage.

 

 

thanks for your offer, i will need to see whether the list can be sourced, before i hammer it down, i will get back to you :)




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  Reply # 2174396 7-Feb-2019 12:57
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Coil:

 

I have 3X 500GB laptop HDD's and a 1TB desktop sitting around. 
Would suggest swap for some beer but like, i think the beer is almost worth more lol..

Cheers

 

 

 

 

beer sounds good lol:P


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  Reply # 2174429 7-Feb-2019 14:05
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I have some old ATX PSUs, most around 200 watts. How much do you need?

 

 





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  Reply # 2174430 7-Feb-2019 14:08
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Rikkitic:

I have some old ATX PSUs, most around 200 watts. How much do you need?


 



Thats more than enough i guess.


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  Reply # 2174465 7-Feb-2019 14:29
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If you don't live near Hastings I will be happy to post. Condition is that you be patient until I get around to it. I don't live in town. It won't take weeks but it might be days. It depends on other things I need to do.

 

No charge for the PSU. The postage isn't much but a small donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. They all need it so whatever is easiest for you. Not a lot, just a dollar or two. If this is acceptable and you are not nearby, PM your address.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2174480 7-Feb-2019 15:06
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iamsammajor:

 

Coil:

 

I have 3X 500GB laptop HDD's and a 1TB desktop sitting around. 
Would suggest swap for some beer but like, i think the beer is almost worth more lol..

Cheers

 

 

 

 

beer sounds good lol:P

 

 

You can find me in Albany during the day and Sunnynook-Devonport at night. Can do 2 of those 500GB HDD's if you need. 





 




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  Reply # 2175054 8-Feb-2019 13:47
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turns out my motherboard is dead, so no longer in hunting for any parts.

 

thanks for all you guy's help:)

 

 

 

S.


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  Reply # 2175068 8-Feb-2019 14:24
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What socket was it?

There are a few guys here with ageing hardware they have coming off lease etc.

 

 

 

@Dan





 




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  Reply # 2175071 8-Feb-2019 14:28
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Coil:

 

What socket was it?

There are a few guys here with ageing hardware they have coming off lease etc.

 

 

 

@Dan

 

 

 

 

that was a atom on board.

 

i do wonder tho, what is power consumption like on pc-turned-router compared to normal router? i saw edgerouter 4 is only 13w


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  Reply # 2175073 8-Feb-2019 14:35
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iamsammajor:

 

that was a atom on board.

 

i do wonder tho, what is power consumption like on pc-turned-router compared to normal router? i saw edgerouter 4 is only 13w

 

 

 

 

Depends entirely on the build. But from what I've seen, it's very hard to get a full PC build down to the power consumption levels of a retail router. Too much overhead with the PSU, mobo, etc. especially if you're reusing old parts.

 

 

 

If you're going for low power, may as well try one of the low power NUCs (i.e. Celeron).




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  Reply # 2175076 8-Feb-2019 14:37
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cddt:

 

iamsammajor:

 

that was a atom on board.

 

i do wonder tho, what is power consumption like on pc-turned-router compared to normal router? i saw edgerouter 4 is only 13w

 

 

 

 

Depends entirely on the build. But from what I've seen, it's very hard to get a full PC build down to the power consumption levels of a retail router. Too much overhead with the PSU, mobo, etc. especially if you're reusing old parts.

 

 

 

If you're going for low power, may as well try one of the low power NUCs (i.e. Celeron).

 

 

thats true, any one has experience with how reliable those custom build routers are? 


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