I have prior experience with pfSense and would like to setup a new 1U server for it. I have been reviewing the SUPERMICRO SYS-5018A-FTN4 which is a perfect fit but a wee bit expensive. The cheapest I could find is $446. It has the desired specs I am looking for though which is:
Front facing IO panel
DDR3-1600 memory support (I have 2x 2 GB sticks I want to reuse)
A short depth of < 10"
For my setup I plan to add antivirus (HAVP) and snort. Is there a comparable 1U barebone server with similar specs above that is less expensive? I am having trouble finding one.