Just built a new computer for my brother, and he's finally letting go of the old family Dell Dimension 8400. Once XP lost its support, he finally gave in. (about time if you asked me)
Anyways, the computer is still in decent shape, it has 4 GB of RAM, and I'm planning on picking up a new HDD for it. I also am in the market for a NIC, but because the GPU is occupying the one PCI-E slot, I am trying to determine whether or not to purchase a couple PCI legacy NICs.
After I install the pfSense os, should I rip out the ol' GTX 560 and put in a dual NIC, or should I just grab a couple legacy Intel PCI NICs like this?
Also, should I even be considering an SSD or will a cheap 7200 rpm HDD work just fine?
Thanks for any advice!