Looking for a 1U server for pfSense

Hello,
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"
Quad NICs

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.
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bigeven2002Asked:
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DavidPresidentCommented:
That is actually a decent price for something new.   Since you don't need a high-power server, why not just go to eBay and do this search for servers under $450 with pfsense.   Lots of hits that will save you money.


http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=SYS-5018A-FTN4&_udhi=450&_mPrRngCbx=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l2632.R2.TR4.TRC1.A0.H0.Xpfsense+.TRS0&_nkw=pfsense&_sacat=175698
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nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.Commented:
Have you seen these from pfSense?

https://www.pfsense.org/products/product-family.html#c2758

My way of looking at this is that if you're going to put this into a business, why risk used hardware?
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DavidPresidentCommented:
Conversely, used hardware has survived a burn-in period.  Certainly don't deploy used disk drives, but once memory, CPUs, and motherboards survive the first few weeks of deployment, they'll last for years and years.  

New isn't necessarily better for everything ;)
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bigeven2002Author Commented:
Thanks for the replies so far.  I have been reviewing ebay but not really finding anything suitable yet.

@nappy_d - sorry  I should have clarified, this will not be deployed in business or production, it is for a home lab.  I have a small 4post rack and wanted to mount it next to my switch.  I have reviewed the hardware page for pfsense but that particular model is 3x the price of what I have found already.
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DavidPresidentCommented:
Then go to eBay, and choose something in the $200 range.
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nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.Commented:
This is close to what your budget can get you then. This is on newegg.com

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16816321039
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bigeven2002Author Commented:
I think I may have found something on ebay this morning so and I have asked the seller some questions.  If it does not work out, then I will probably choose the newegg item that nappy_d presented.

I appreciate the responses.
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eeRootCommented:
This one is on sale now, although you may need to add a NIC if you need more than two ports.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816101364
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bigeven2002Author Commented:
Thanks.  I have taken that model into consideration.
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