You can just source a 85W+ HP laptop charger, same plug. Contact your local IT recycle shops and you should find a decent deal. (I can get official chargers for $15-$20 USD locally with between a 3-12 month warranty depending on the IT recycle shop).
I have multiple Huanan X79 v2.49 boards and one PlexHD (X79T) board. I have not used a Xeon in the PlexHD board yet as it's housing a i7-4820k at the moment. But it does overclock/unlock the CPU on the i7 with UDIMM sticks.
I can say that the Huanan X79 v2.49 board overclocks great on a E5-1650...
Just thought I'd share a new piece of tech I found while doing my weekly browse on AliExpress. I was quite intrigued when I found a PCIe to 5x M.2 SATA3 adaptor for $59.00.
Link: US $59.0 |JEYI JMS585 X16 PCIE 5 m. 2 SATA expansion card turn PCIE3.0 SATA RAID array card 5*ssd 5*ngff 5*m.2...
I don't remember any complaints about the Chinese x79 boards not taking RDIMMs (with e5 processors).
I have two HUANAN x79 v2.49 motherboards. Both are setup with e5's and 4x 8GB RDIMMs. There's been no issue in regards to RDIMMs.
98% sure it's for realsies. It looks like a better iteration of the v2.49 which has a working NVMe slot.
The Runing x79z was a shitshow. I had such high expectations for it, but it fell flat on its face.
A new Chinese x79 Mobo has been released: PlexHD x79 Turbo. There's little to no information on the board currently, but it looks like a few Russian's have been purchasing the board.
Differences from HUANAN v2.49:
- One extra PCI-E x16 slot (unsure of the speed)
- Diagnostic card & Power...
Yep, the 836TQ requires 4x mini-sas to sata cables (16 cables) versus mini-sas to mini-sas cables. It can be a cable nightmare if you're extremely limited in space (between backplane and fans). In the end, it all depends on how you organize your cables.
As you mentioned, you'll need a...
I can't think of any. 1TB M.2 SATA drives have only just started hitting $150 on special. Maybe OP got confused between M.2 SATA vs M.2 NVMe.
Lowest NVMe (new) I've found is the Adata XPG SX8200 960GB for $178 on a lightning special at Amazon.
~$15 on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X6FTVNS
The cabling isn't that bad. Some velcro cable ties and molex extensions (1-to-2 or 1-to-4 splitters) and it cleans up nicely. Not as tidy as 4 mini-sas connectors, but for ~$15 you can't really complain.
I've had a similar issue with Proxmox/Debian finding errors on a two of my 2.5" 4TB drives. My fix is just as weird. I remove the drive from my server and mount it in my workstation. I'll check dmesg and SMART log (no errors), run a short SMART test (again, no errors), then re-mount it in the...