Hey everyone! I'm currently in the process of upgrading to a more powerful router and wanted to share it with you. It will be installed in my 19" rack, although I won't use a 19" case. For now, I just installed the components on an old removeable motherboard tray, which I had lying around. As soon as the case arrives, I'll post pictures of the whole process. On my old router I have used Gentoo linux. This time, I will use pfSense as the operating system, which is a feature rich OpenBSD-based firewall/routing solution. It will run on these components: CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1235L v5, 4x 2.00GHz, 25W TDP Cooler: Noctua NH-L9x65 MB: ASUS P10S-I (mini-ITX, C232 chipset, 2x Intel i211-AT 1 GbE NIC's) RAM: Kingston ValueRAM DIMM Kit 8GB, DDR4-2133, CL15-15-15, ECC Modem: DrayTek VigorNIC 132 Series, PCIe x1 Case: Fractal Design Node 202 black PSU: haven't decided yet, I'll probably measure the acutal power consumption first. It will provide basic routing as well as OpenVPN connections, advanced (DNS-)filtering, intrusion detection and QoS. The hardware is pretty much overkill, but I don't mind the little extra power draw compared to the previous system. Some day in the future my link speed will increase, and I won't run into any limitations performance-wise any time soon. I'll keep you updated.