Mini ITX pfsense build

I want to build a mini ITX pfsense router and I have a few questions… I can use this motherboard. . also you mentioned something about AES-NI … this motherboard can work with AES-NI ? What kind of Cpu, Ram memory ( Ecc ? ) Non Ecc ?& And Network card compatibility have ?? Thank you for your help…

That board should work and it’s the CPU that needs AES-NI, not the board. For reference my business runs on a Netgate sg-5100 that only has 4gb of ram, 8gb drive and an Intel Atom CPU C3558 @ 2.20GHz and has no speed issues.

I’m just curious with the atom processor – any lag if running pfBlocker or suricata with this processor?