Got the other main part of the FrankenPIX Project in today, the Intel SE440BX-2 motherboard that I bought off eBay a little over a week ago. Total cost was $19 or so, shipped. I’ve got the PIX flash card, threw in a couple of 64M PC100 RAM sticks I had lying around, and am getting the Intel PCI network cards from a friend tomorrow. Assuming I can dig a power supply and ATX case out of the trash pile at work, I’ll end up with a PIX 520-equivalent firewall for less than $50.

Eventually I want to do like this guy and find a proper PIX-like case for the setup instead of having it in a desktop ATX case.