I was about to purchase a Netgate SG-1100 but then some people recommended me that i instead look at those Qotom pc box and now i’m not too sure which is the best option for my needs. I don’t need something overpowered but i also don’t want something that will be too slow when navigating into the menu.
So here are my needs. My internet connection is 60/15 and i don’t have the option to upgrade to a 1Gig connection so i don’t need to support that. I want to run pfbloker for sure and i’ll be using OpenVPN from time to time. Eventually i would like to run suricata.
Locally i’m running a Plex server which is not open outside. Other than that i’m doing streaming and couple of torrent each days.
I live in Canada and the SG-1100 is around 320$ here. Qotom (I5, 8Gig mem, 32ssd) box would be closer to 400-450$. Is it worth the price difference for my needs or just overpowered ? Also looking at future pfsence release would the SG-1100 run future release just fine for still a while ?