Would you pay $100 for a Chinese Salvage Motherboard?? I did..

  • Published: 30 June 2019
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Comments • 4 650

  • aeiou two
    aeiou two  1 days back

    that damned screwdriver

    • eLJaybud
      eLJaybud  2 days back

      I've gone blind, Linus's smartphone went all fuzzy.

      • eLJaybud
        eLJaybud  2 days back

        Obviously they are salvaging stuff and repurposing it all for markets needing cheaper equipment. Which is great.

        • Slavyanskaya Machina
          Slavyanskaya Machina  2 days back

          Here in Russia, its a very popular socket right now) these motherboards even work with ddr3 ecc reg RAM

          • John Williamson
            John Williamson  2 days back

            looking for odd tech.. linus: i see orange, i want it. :)

            • Armand B.
              Armand B.  4 days back

              - is it dual or quad channel ?
              - four channel.

              • George Scott
                George Scott  5 days back

                i have a biostar motherboard (not salvaged, but chinese) and it has worked perfectly for 2 years straight with my 1.5TB nvme ssd, 8gb GPU, 4ghz CPU, multiple fans, rgb lighting, peripherals with all rgb lighting and a thermaltake PSU. I get a solid 200 fps in triple a title games and i love my PC.

                • BoboShantiOne
                  BoboShantiOne  6 days back

                  Linus: Where do you get X79 chipsets?
                  Sales rep: Yes chipset. Chipset.

                  • Rosfall
                    Rosfall  6 days back


                    • Daniel Higgs
                      Daniel Higgs  1 weeks back

                      It's not every day you have the opportunity to be scammed by the source and in person!

                      • ACH
                        ACH  4 days back

                        How was it a scam tho? It did exactly what was expected and then some (came with a working m.2 slot that other MB makers didnt bother to do)

                    • b0neme
                      b0neme  1 weeks back

                      Good as always! I always wonder, when you bring home a choice item from China, do you firewall it off on a separate protected LAN, then see what sites the item is trying to connect to? Just sayin'

                      • Jose Jalapeno On A Steek

                        people underestimate chinese products lol

                        • Puny
                          Puny  1 weeks back

                          I'm now using ONDA B365SD3-ITX motherboard with 2 8GB DDR3 4bit server chip RAM (should only work in AMD platform), i3-9100f on Win7 with definitely 0 problem.
                          There're so many these so-called "magically modified" things in China, made by some Shenzhen or Taiwan strange sellers.
                          You could even find some laptop HQ CPU made in Shenzhen's Huaqiangbei market, that is "magically modified" to adapt desktop motherboards.

                          • Sanzu River
                            Sanzu River  1 weeks back

                            Why wouldn't you? Computex is in Taipei Taiwan, and it's a premier computer and technology trade show, not some backstreet seedy shop.

                            • Jonas Grill
                              Jonas Grill  1 weeks back

                              Even if it doesn't support SLI, you can still use the second GPU for extra rendering cores or for PhysX optimization in games.

                              • Dylan
                                Dylan  1 weeks back

                                When Linus pays $95 for a X79 that they "havent made a chipset for in years" and my brand new B450 Pro WiFi motherboard cost $80 @ Micro Center. So, no, I would not pay extra for a slower, older, less efficient, used scrap motherboard than I can buy a brand new one for

                                Edit: I will admit to paying an extra $20 from the originally recommended budget board to upgrade to a B450 and another $20 to upgrade the B450 to a pro-wifi version. I could have saved $50 dollars in total by going with the microATX version of the one Micro Center originally recommended, it would have also saved me another $60 on the case to go with a MicroATX as opposed to full ATX case

                                • Sicheng Gu
                                  Sicheng Gu  1 weeks back

                                  ...she doesn't understand the question... in China this fake? electric components are quite normal.....oh

                                  • HardWorker ForMyMoney
                                    HardWorker ForMyMoney  2 weeks back

                                    Shes from the flea market down the road

                                    • Uladzislau Zhauniarovich

                                      ахахах он купил хуанан в 2к19 , чуваки кто русский жмите лайк)))

                                      • Bob Ross
                                        Bob Ross  2 weeks back

                                        Hhhmmmm, a chip that would be more than hard to thermal throttle with any decent air cooler. Water cool the bitch

                                        • Rafael Roxas
                                          Rafael Roxas  2 weeks back

                                          can you donate to me that setup i only use old 775 system unit
                                          love this video very much

                                          • Elias Frost
                                            Elias Frost  2 weeks back

                                            \the True benefits are: Cheap DDR3 ECC RAM, Very cheap CPUs (you can find a 10c/20t Xeon under 200usd).

                                            • DØg found
                                              DØg found  2 weeks back

                                              I am certain she said yes to your chipset question because she just understood "Intel" 😄 and yes it is an intel chipset! 😄😄

                                              • DØg found
                                                DØg found  2 weeks back

                                                Be honest! You just bought it because of the colour theme! 😂

                                                • Cameron retason
                                                  Cameron retason  2 weeks back

                                                  Linus: dont know why they weren't upfront about that.

                                                  Sales lady: errrrm. It play game

                                                  • Lord D
                                                    Lord D  2 weeks back

                                                    I wouldnt because i dont support communism

                                                    • Leeyoda 7
                                                      Leeyoda 7  2 weeks back

                                                      you cant tell the woman cant understand anything

                                                      • Gregh
                                                        Gregh  2 weeks back

                                                        whats the keyboard you used ?

                                                        • Johnfuse
                                                          Johnfuse  3 weeks back

                                                          Damn it can work for the game and has memory slots? I buy 10...

                                                          • Anonenko
                                                            Anonenko  3 weeks back

                                                            Хуанан так то топ за свои деньги

                                                            • Jeff Anderson
                                                              Jeff Anderson  3 weeks back

                                                              One big issue with those Mobo’s is that the mosphets near cpu didn’t get cooled properly when cpu was water cooled. That is why there are SO many people looking for this random board from 2012.

                                                              • Jeff Anderson
                                                                Jeff Anderson  3 weeks back

                                                                Oh yeah, you selling that ASUS x79? 😁

                                                            • takuyou
                                                              takuyou  3 weeks back

                                                              E5 2630。。。。

                                                              • Grey Fox
                                                                Grey Fox  3 weeks back

                                                                funny is ltt colors too

                                                                • Grey Fox
                                                                  Grey Fox  3 weeks back

                                                                  x79 popular in the used community. Ask tech yes

                                                                  • 冯健
                                                                    冯健  3 weeks back


                                                                    • Robbie Goldman
                                                                      Robbie Goldman  3 weeks back

                                                                      To me Huananzhi with an older xeon > ASUS flagship gaming mobo.
                                                                      Every ASUS mobo i had, died after max 3 years, while the chineese one still keeps on going.

                                                                      • Kesley Benedet
                                                                        Kesley Benedet  3 weeks back

                                                                        I'm from South America and actually just found one of these in our local "ebay".

                                                                        • goobon
                                                                          goobon  3 weeks back

                                                                          Linus- look in to bios modding these boards! There's a lot you can do with a simple BIOS mod, RAM oc'ing and bringing up CPU clocks primarily. They also support ECC memory.

                                                                          • Dryphu tricadia
                                                                            Dryphu tricadia  3 weeks back

                                                                            Hell yeah I'd buy this ive always wanted to make an x79 build

                                                                            • Sjoer van der Ploeg
                                                                              Sjoer van der Ploeg  3 weeks back

                                                                              You can retrofit the newer Intel RST modules in older EFI/BIOS that previously didn't support NVMe.

                                                                              And you could probably update modules and enable more BIOS options with the AMI editor ;)

                                                                              • Morpheas
                                                                                Morpheas  3 weeks back

                                                                                This X79 Motherboard couldnt be more LTT-friendly: Just look at the color scheme, orange and black.

                                                                                This SCREAMS Linus Tech Tips, all its missing is the logo.

                                                                                • Michael Archer
                                                                                  Michael Archer  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Is there an LTT funnel available yet?>

                                                                                  • Όμηρος Χιωτάκος

                                                                                    I wonder if Linus could find LGA1156 ones...

                                                                                    • Laxis 710
                                                                                      Laxis 710  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Everytime he says nvme it sounds like nbome and I remember the time I almost died.

                                                                                      • Kara Harper
                                                                                        Kara Harper  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Very impressive

                                                                                        • Nick Jeffrey
                                                                                          Nick Jeffrey  4 weeks back

                                                                                          LMFAO $30 for a water bottle that I can get the exact same for $7 at the shop or €4 online 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ ur fucking crazy, in fact whoever buys it is fucking crazy

                                                                                          • Joe Miller
                                                                                            Joe Miller  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Haha loved the Chinese girl trying to explain this product. She sold you! Haha another great video.

                                                                                            • Levi Helvey
                                                                                              Levi Helvey  4 weeks back

                                                                                              All those Venezuelan gold farmers need some type of computer