Hello LevelOne community. I have begun researching for a future build and am looking for recommendations or insight into a few things I am new to.
I want to have my own router, something like pfsense.
I want something like pihole.
I want network storage.
The ability to run some remote linux distro for whatever reason.
As a 20-something year old with a second baby on the way this has to be the tightest budget. No more than $400, though less is always better.
What I assume so far. With this budget it has to be a single machine and all my wants will have to be virtual-ized. This is where I reach unfamiliar territory. I have come across Proxmox, it looks perfect at the 0$ price point. I ask the community for guidance here. Will I run into issues running virtual machines for routing, dns server, nas, and random virtual machines. I don’t know if I’ll add storage capacity in the future or not. Any nic’s that work better than others?
As far as I know I’m looking for the highest core count cpu that supports virtualization at a low cost. cough… ryzen cough… Ram speed is not an issue so looking to go cheaper on those. ecc??? HDD win at Gb/$, but I don’t need a lot of storage, around 2 to 4TB with some redundecy. I might anger some people but here goes, 1Gb network speed is fine.
Also wondering if anyone has used air filters to keep dust down.
Thanks for any advice.