Cheap chinese x79 mobos

wildpig1234

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xlzmotherboard.com

Email: sophiagiga [at] xlzmotherboard.com

Shipping is DHL Express from China so yea it will be $40ish. You can try FedEx, UPS or another carrier which will be slower and cheaper.

The numbers work if you are ordering many boards or doing a group buy, otherwise its not worth the hassle.
X79 V161 LGA2011 挖矿板-深圳市新力致科技有限公司

Is this the one you talking about? the design is not the same as the runing x79z, which has a bigger heatsink over the chipset as well as also have a heatsink over the cpu capacitors which this one is missing..
 

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Hey, did you manage to do any more testing on the X9SRA ?

yeah, the verdict is iffy support for s3 sleep even though s3 is avail in bios.... on some of my cpu it would works and some it wouldn't wake from sleep and i have tried all those cpus on my lenovo s30 which are all good...

So if you take out the S3 sleep, then it's one notch better than the runing x79z since it:

1) support udimm, rdimm, lrdimm.. will support up to 512gb with lrdimm
2) two pcie x16 work with two additional pcie x8 physical (x4 speed) working.
3) will support oem cpu like 2696 v2.. also will support i7 with udimm...

So there is something to like about it i guess.... just disappoint that supermicro couldn't completely implement the s3 sleep feature..... can't blame it being a server board as this is suppose to be a WS board so s3 supposed to be working in WS.
 

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yeah, the verdict is iffy support for s3 sleep even though s3 is avail in bios.... on some of my cpu it would works and some it wouldn't wake from sleep and i have tried all those cpus on my lenovo s30 which are all good...

So if you take out the S3 sleep, then it's one notch better than the runing x79z since it:

1) support udimm, rdimm, lrdimm.. will support up to 512gb with lrdimm
2) two pcie x16 work with two additional pcie x8 physical (x4 speed) working.
3) will support oem cpu like 2696 v2.. also will support i7 with udimm...

So there is something to like about it i guess.... just disappoint that supermicro couldn't completely implement the s3 sleep feature..... can't blame it being a server board as this is suppose to be a WS board so s3 supposed to be working in WS.
Thanks, then I suppose the S30 is a better buy if i can get one with v2 support and reasonably priced?
 

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Thanks, then I suppose the S30 is a better buy if i can get one with v2 support and reasonably priced?
yeah, if you can get a lenovo s30 4351 or 4352 one which support v2 for less than $250 would be a better deal since you also get a nice psu and a good case to go along... the cheapest i've seen these x9sra on ebay like around $130 but that was awhile back... now the going price is $170+ even looking at the yahoo jp and including shipping...

The only minus for the lenovo s30 is there is no oem cpu support like 2696 v2 and also no i7 cpu support even with udimm, but other than that it's the best v2 WS imo..... everything just works! and everything is pretty much oem....
 
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Greedily bought more Ivy Bridge CPU's than I have motherboards.
Interested in the x79 PLEXHD, has anyone found any other issues with it? It seems like the best china mobo to purchase at this time.
Is there a board suitable for overclocking as well as supporting RDIMMs ?

Currently have a s30 4351 and a Dell T5610.
 

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Greedily bought more Ivy Bridge CPU's than I have motherboards.
Interested in the x79 PLEXHD, has anyone found any other issues with it? It seems like the best china mobo to purchase at this time.
Is there a board suitable for overclocking as well as supporting RDIMMs ?

Currently have a s30 4351 and a Dell T5610.
link for board?
 

wildpig1234

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Not too many ram slots.. only 4 so just depends on how much ram you plan to use, might have to get 16gb dimms.

Also hoping that whatever the new upgraded ver is actually going to let you use more than 2 pcie x16 slots at once. on the older boards you can't use more than 2 x16 slots at once

also hoping that the nvme slot isn't just for showing. i don't think i ever saw any of the older x79 boards with nvme slot so i hope they actually have it working.. on my x79 board i got it has a msata slot which doesn't work at all...lol...
 

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Greedily bought more Ivy Bridge CPU's than I have motherboards.
Interested in the x79 PLEXHD, has anyone found any other issues with it? It seems like the best china mobo to purchase at this time.
Is there a board suitable for overclocking as well as supporting RDIMMs ?
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 v2. On the stock BIOS you can unlock the multiplier to 4.2 GHz, if you want higher you'll have to use the Russian modded BIOS. I've also had no trouble overclocking RDIMMs (1866 in BIOS on 1333 RDIMMs).

Also if you have a look at the new Huanan v2.49 boards, they look almost identical to the PlexHD boards. So I'd say the PlexHD manufacturer did something right :).

also hoping that the nvme slot isn't just for showing. i don't think i ever saw any of the older x79 boards with nvme slot so i hope they actually have it working.. on my x79 board i got it has a msata slot which doesn't work at all...lol...
The NVMe slot is not for show on any of the Chinese X79 boards that I've tried. Sometimes I've had trouble with DRAM-less NVMe drives, but using an adaptor instead of the internal slot solves that problem.
 

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Anyone have any hands-on experience with these OEM motherboard with x79 chipset on eBay?

I like that they support registered memory which I have some lying around and are cheaper to buy. I also like that they come in M-ATX form factor for a smaller build.

The only question is longevity and whether they will last with 247 operation and for how long? So far I haven't found any "reviews" that's worth the time it takes to watch or read it.

Some people say they fail after 2 month or 6 months, but who knows? They LOOK like they could be pretty quality. I don't know enough about motherboard designs to know if the parts are good quality parts or not.
 

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I stuck with the Intel motherboards - DX79TO, DX79SR, S2600CP4, S2600CP2J... they are all finiky, give me errors and problems no matter what memory I use, and the desktop boards Intel stopped supporting long ago, but the server boards are just now starting to be discontinued support from Intel. Paying for a Server board for Intel at least pays off in support.

I am very curious about these cheap Chinese boards, how they would stack up to my Intels when they are running...

X79 does not support NVMe, only X99 and above... I don't think an add-in card will help that. I have an X99 Mobo with an E5-2618L v3 that runs NVME great. If you can afford v3 go that route! If not, buy the Motherboard for v3&4 like as nice Intel now, which are not that expensive, stick it in the closet for two years, then you can afford the cheap CPU when the motherboards are going for $600 because they are out of stock and obsolete.

I have all Xeon processors running on my Mobos, E5-2660 v2's, E52648L's, and I just bought a couple more on eBay to play with.
 
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One data point: my X79Z has been running 24/7 as a NAS, machine learning server since Jan 2018 with 100% uptime.

X79 has a high chance to support NVMe boot if you have a UEFI BIOS and mod it to add in the NVMe DXE module. I confirm it works on X79Z and also updated to the latest Intel microcode.
 

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hopefully we will soon get the 4th gen of these boards with fully impletemented nvme built in support and proper sleep support? ;)
 

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Any chance there was someone here in this forum who bought one of the 50+ Alienware X79 motherboard I sold on ebay?

The said board is by far the best we have in my location, you can get the said board in our area for around $48. I think better quality compared to the China boards.
 

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@e97 that seems like a nice mix of features esp with the DDR3 on the e5-v3 ... I see on the ebay listing that it says ecc and non-ecc memory. Does it actually take advantage of ecc? Are you using the PCIE storage as a boot device? any oddities? board build quality thoughts. What has your experience been with the the board?

Looks like a great board!
 

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@e97 that seems like a nice mix of features esp with the DDR3 on the e5-v3 ... I see on the ebay listing that it says ecc and non-ecc memory. Does it actually take advantage of ecc? Are you using the PCIE storage as a boot device? any oddities? board build quality thoughts. What has your experience been with the the board?

Looks like a great board!
Received it yesterday so still putting it through the gauntlet.

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ECC: Yes, likely multi-bit like my X79 NAS (older sibling motherboard). I'll post dmidecode and stuff later

Using a 1TB NVMe PCI-E 3.0 x4 with heatsink. Speeds match specs and tests in other boards.

Quality seems on par with any other vendor.

I like the ATX and EPS layout + DR DEBUG is in a good location vs being covered up by GPU on other boards. Wish mfgs would put RAM front to back.

Socket hold down is a tarnished color, not silver like the pics, so is the back plate -- like a gunmetal color so it may be a design thing. No rust or anything.

Looks like BIOS has overclocking features and sleep support - would be nice if a hackintosh can hibernate without issue. Updated the BIOS cpu microcode without issue.

Building a custom compact ATX case so will be busy. Thats why the GPU is where it is. Will post benches when I can.

Initial impressions pretty good and vendor is helpful in answering questions.

Enjoy the weekend!
 
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