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robinette
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Chinese motherboard.

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Hi. I have had the option to buy a Xeon workstation with a Chinese motherboard (X79). I know the problems that exist with some boards but I am not sure if it will give any kind of problem with this.
https://es.aliexpress.com/item/40004499 ... hweb201603_

I hope you know something about this option.

A greeting.

fraz
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Re: Chinese motherboard.

Post by fraz »

Hi,

Interesting subject for computers - I got one or two X79-T motherboards - Don't know who even makes them but are available on Amazon / Ebay etc....and the prices vary - But 60 is OK for one of these boards.

The one you looked at is a different board but still X79 - Which will use the E5_2600_series version_0_and_version_2_Xeon_E5's

On the X79-T the chipset is a 7-series just like the Z77 so I reckon it's more of a hybrid board 7-series chipset but uses LGA_2011 socket CPU's.

If you look hard enough you could find E5_2680_v_0__or__E5_2690_v_0 for a good price - Of course there are also the V2 CPU's as well.

The BIOS on X79-T is American Megatrends and a modded BIOS can be used where OC'ing is possible though I've not done this as it's a bit tricky to update the BIOS of the board you don't know who manufactured it.

The board you are looking at would be similar (possibly)

Drivers could be an issue unless a CD is provided - but a driver utility like Driver Pack or Snappy Driver would get you up and running more easily if you went this route.

If a board costs 70 & a Xeon costs 80 then 150 for board and CPU is good for a strong ish computer but the quality of the board will not be like Asus / MSI / Gigabyte or AsRock !.

If you can build your own machine and can work out the case wires for start-stop-reset etc... then this would be OK - DDR3 RAM probably

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hs=e12& ... 80&bih=938

fraz
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Re: Chinese motherboard.

Post by fraz »

These would be the processors to use with these boards.

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... amily.html
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... amily.html

Other specs of the X79 board would be 2 x sata 6g \ 4 x sata 3g __but sata 3 (6g) card could be added for more sata ports. There would be 2 x usb 3.0 and 4 x usb 2.0

1 x pci-e nvme slot (which works and boots on the X79-T)___

So not bad at all if you could find a cheap case that is big enough

Single threaded performance may be lower than ideal in 2020

That is about it !

robinette
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Re: Chinese motherboard.

Post by robinette »

Thanks for the reply Fraz. Any problem with Scope?

Regards.

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