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Which is better for Pfsense setup?

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Hello

 

Im planning to buy a mini Pc from either amazon or AliExpress, But Im not sure which to choose, especially after i heard about the 2.5 update is coming soon.

I need the setup to be able to run a Full-time VPN with 100Mbps speed.

 

These are the options that im thinking about:  i5-5200u, 4gb ram 64ssd

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Qotom-Mini-PC-Core-i3-i5-i7-with-4-Gigabit-Ethernet-NIC-Pfsense-AES-NI-Fiewwall/32863060778.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.15.663d6ddeeAL5lq&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2_10065_10068_10843_319_10059_10884_317_10887_10696_321_322_453_10084_454_10083_10103_10618_10304_10307_10820_10301_10821_537_536,searchweb201603_51,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=419ebf2f-0d74-4bee-b63a-47fe80a959e9-2&algo_pvid=419ebf2f-0d74-4bee-b63a-47fe80a959e9&transAbTest=ae803_5

 

Celeron J1900, 4gb ram, 16msata:

https://www.amazon.com/Firewall-Micro-Appliance-Gigabit-Intel/dp/B01JHJGG5M/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=pfsense&qid=1555513641&s=gateway&sr=8-2

 


Which one is better? and do i need more ram or more storage? what does Ram and Storage help with?

 

Thanks 

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You don't need that much ram or storage for pfsense.  You need a good CPU and good network card(s). The celeron j1900 is out due to lacking AES-NI which is very important for running openvpn.  Both have intel network cards so you're good there.

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3 hours ago, Mad_Max said:

Thank you @go558a83nk for your reply.
So, The i5-5200u is enough to run full time vpn with 100mbps speed?

 

 

Yes, even the i3 should be plenty.  Just be sure to enable cryptographic hardware here /system_advanced_misc.php and then select that hardware in your openvpn config you create.  Then AES-NI plus whatever else is on the CPU is in use.

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