Help with pfSense build

I am planning a pfSense build and wanted a second opinion before ordering the parts.

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I currently already have a case, PSU and a SSD.

I plan on only using for ordering parts.

Anything you guys would change?

Add RAM and Network card, done.

I have that NIC laying around, but after pricing a build up, I went with one of these ebay/amazon/alibaba fanless builds- quiet and no moving parts (using SSD), should be here in a month and will post up a review.

Made a thread asking on advice but got nothing- will have 4 gig RAM, spare 120gig SSD laying around, plan on running just a few things like Snort, OpenVPN to VPN into home network. Been googling if freebsd/pfsense figures out trimming on it's own or I have to mangle something together in the command line.

That build should be good enough for pfSense, as others have said just add network cards and ram and your set, I have mine running on a low power Athlon 5350 SOC and haven't had any issues with it at all.

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FWIW - I didn't have a SSD when I built my pfsense box, instead I used an old 500gb HDD. Pretty much everything loads into ram; you can create ram disks for logs and var, so that even more stuff goes into ram. And then you can do automated cron dumps a few times a day, so write back to disk. Even though you have an ssd, I would look into loading more crap into ram. It seems to make things a bit snappier with my overpowered router.

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I'd suggest to go with a CPU which consumes less power like the AM1 Athlon 5350 MichaelLindman recommended. I think you should look for used network cards from servers on eBay. I got a dual port Intel network card used in HP servers for 20€.

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