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New X79 motherboards from China?


#1

At some point, I must have signed up for emails from AliExpress and they send emails to me regularly.

Well, the latest one got my attention. X79 motherboards from a manufacturer I had never heard of. They look new, and by that I mean they have features I would not expect on an X79 like an M.2 slot for instance. So these have been designed more recently.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/HUANAN-golden-V2-49-X79-motherboard-LGA2011-ATX-USB3-0-SATA3-PCI-E-NVME-M-2/32849584917.html

I know what I spent back in 2012 for my Sandy-E rig and the 3039K . I have also checked how much secondhand X79 motherboards are going for on eBay.

They are offering a bundle, with RAM, cooler and a 10 core Zeon!

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/HUANAN-golden-V2-49-X79-motherboard-LGA2011-ATX-CPU-E5-2680-v2-SR1A6-4-x-16G/32852075904.html

Thoughts? Looks intriguing to me. Would be ideal for an inexpensive Linux workstation. something to mess about with, lab not production.

I would love to see Wendel do a proper review of one of these oddball motherboards.


#2

Description states:
Chipset: Intel B75

Seriously wouldn’t trust it.


#3

There are some reviews out there on the Huanan brand on youtube. I’ll have to re-watch them to see if they are quality or not.


#4

Here you go

#5

I have been looking at this version, supposedly it has a better vrm. https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/HUANAN-deluxe-huananzhi-X79-LGA-2011-DDR3-PC-Motherboards-Computer-Motherboards-Suitable-for-server-RAM-desktop/1953865_32850475114.html?spm=2114.12010612/itm2home-1.8148356.9.36096c31xYFCz0

In this thread there is a mod bios that will help with overclocking. If you are using and E5-16XX cpu. https://forums.overclockers.ru/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=580210&start=4840

And some information about the motherboard, and other of the Chinese x79 ones. https://xeon-e5450.ru/socket-2011/motherboards/huanan-x79-deluxe-gaming-series/

This is some of the combos, but you can buy parts on ebay and save some money.
https://wuson-tech.aliexpress.com/store/group/HUANAN-X79-Deluxe/318004_512098993.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148362.8.196826bb6l5Zrf&origin=n&SortType=price_desc&g=y


X58 Motherboard that can OC and has VT-d
#6

This has to be a response tho the gaming hotels that are opening.


#7

I recently just purchased just motherboard in a combo set. (HUANAN ZHI X79 motherboard with M.2 slot discount motherboard CPU RAM combos Intel Xeon E5 1650 3.2GHz RAM 16G(4*4G) DDR3 RECC) I’ve suprisngly heard some decent things about it and decided to make a build of it and put it through the ringer. Hopefully I can find driver updates and support for it. Only thing I found was that there was drivers only going up to Windows 8.
See Combo Set Here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/HUANAN-X79-LGA-2011-motherboard-CPU-RAM-combos-Intel-Xeon-E5-1650-C2-CPU-RAM-16G/32818148443.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.15964c4dVkhAjv


#8

Also, this Motherboard can support regular DDR3 RAM as well.


#9

If you are going to buy get it from the ‘WUSON store’, they test before shipping and have humans who actually do support in english.

I used the m-atx version for an upgrade of my vmware lab.

The only issue is the m-atx is the dual channel ONLY memory. Which so far hasn’t been an issue but could be for others. With 32gb of ecc ddr3 registered DIMMS being so cheap. It’s almost rude not to.

At the time the total cost of a e2660 V2 (10core ivy bridge) build with 32gb of ram was ~£300 (~$380). That’s an ALL in cost for a USB bootable ESXI box.