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For Sale – GTX 1080Ti’s and 1060’s

Hi all,

Relisted in this part of the forum as it seems more suitable.

Going to start shifting some hardware I’ve used for crypto mining. All cards were bought from Amazon or amazon warehouse within the last 4 months, so all have the remainder of the 2 year warranty. All come with original boxes, are working perfectly and great condition.

£600 – EVGA SC 1080Ti BLACK EDITION – sold
£600 – EVGA SC 1080Ti BLACK EDITION – sold
£600 – EVGA SC 1080Ti BLACK EDITION – sold
£675 – EVGA FTW3 1080Ti – sold
£200 – PALIT 1060 6GB – WITHDRAWN
£170 – PALIT 1060 6GB STORM X – this is a single fan, badly designed cooler (imo), which is quite loud, hence the price. – SOLD

£700 – ZOTAC AMP CORE EXTREME 1080Ti
£580 – ASUS TURBO (BLOWER STYLE) 1080Ti
£580 – ZOTAC (BLOWER STYLE) 1080Ti
£350 – ASUS STRIX 1070
£350 – ASUS STRIX 1070

I’ve run these all in custom rigs, under clocked power and cooling sufficient to keep the cards around or under 60’C.

Thanks!

Price and currency: Various
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For Sale – i7 7700K Delidded+Relidded / MSI Z270 Gaming M3 / 16GB Patriot Viper 3000MHz DDR4

Selling the core of my main gaming rig as I’m doing more productivity stuff than gaming these days. It consists of:
1) An i7 7700K which has been delidded, Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut applied between the die and the heatspreader, and then relidded with high temperature black silicone adhesive.

2) An MSI Z270 Gaming M3, with backplate.

3) 16GB (2x8GB) of Patriot Viper 3000Mhz RAM, model number PVE416G300C6KBL.

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All in fully working condition. Only what you see in the photos will be supplied (no additional accessories). This setup is still just about as good as it gets in terms of frame rates in the latest games.

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For Sale – Clearout – Intel i7-950 & Corsair & Buffalo DDR3 RAM

More stuff added…Left over after a recent upgrade of my PC, I have an Intel i7-950 3.06GHz chip….a 6GB kit of Corsair DDR3 Platinum Series XMS3 RAM…and 4x2GB Buffalo RAM sticks….all for sale.

All priced it to sell…

i7 950 chip (no box, but will be safely packaged) for sale @ £20

XMS3 RAM (3x2GB sticks) @ £25

4x2GB Buffalo Select RAM sticks @ £25

So grab yourself some bargains!

Any questions please ask…and I’m always open to offers.

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Meet Microsoft News: A new way to stay informed across the Web, Windows 10, iOS and Android – Windows Experience Blog

Our mission for more than two decades has been to keep you informed in an easily accessible, comprehensive and trustworthy way. Today, we share the next step in our evolution.

Microsoft has been in the news business for more than 23 years. When we launched MSN in 1995, the news industry was just beginning to provide content online. The period that followed was one of dramatic change and reinvention, forcing news organizations to re-think their programming and business strategies. We changed, too, from a feature of Windows 95 to a network of web and app experiences that now reaches nearly half a billion people in more than 140 countries and 28 languages. As we’ve evolved, our central mission has remained the same: to keep our audience informed in an easily accessible, comprehensive and trustworthy way.

Today, we’re excited to share the next step in our evolution – Microsoft News.

Microsoft News Editors at Mexico City Editorial Hub

Microsoft News Editors at Mexico City Editorial Hub

What is Microsoft News? 

Microsoft News is the new name for our news engine that powers familiar sites like MSN.com, and our newly redesigned Microsoft News app for iOS and Android. Microsoft News also powers news on Microsoft Edge, the News app in Windows 10, Skype, Xbox and Outlook.com.

Microsoft News represents the ways we keep people informed across the web, phone and PC, using our long-tested approach of curating news via publishing partnerships, human editors, and AI. We work with more than a thousand premium publishers and more than 3,000 brands in all major global markets – like USA Today, The New York Times, FOX News, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Le Monde, Die Welt, El País, BBC News, Kyodo News, and many more – to aggregate the best news, videos, photos and other content and deliver it, for free, to people all over the world.

MSN, powered by Microsoft News

MSN, powered by Microsoft News

Microsoft News makes it easy for you to personalize your news experience, including prioritizing your favorite topics on MSN.com or selecting interests to follow in your news feed on the Microsoft Edge Start page and our apps on Windows 10, iOS and Android, so you can quickly get to the information you want most when and where you want it. We also enable our many publishing partners to connect with new audiences and earn money for their content at a time when that is crucial to the survival of the industry – so they can continue to invest in high-quality, credible journalism.

Microsoft News for iOS and Android

You can experience the best of what Microsoft News has to offer in our newly redesigned Microsoft News app for iOS and Android, available today. The app makes it easy to get news wherever you are, focused on the topics you care about most – like having your own portable newsroom.

Microsoft News app for Android – dark theme

Microsoft News app for Android – dark theme

The app has been completely redesigned into a modern and beautiful experience tailored to iOS and Android devices. Here are some of our favorite new features:

  • New personalization upgrades, including the ability to tailor interests to follow in your news feed – such as World News, Personal Finance, Fitness and many more – and to roam interests across devices and local news options for top cities
  • Easy to configure breaking news alerts
  • A new dark theme, enabling better night reading
  • Simplified access through seamless integration with iOS and Android widgets
  • Continuous reading, for a smooth content experience

Get the app now.

Supporting the publishing ecosystem and quality journalism

We know we can’t do it alone. We may have decades of news experience under our belt but there are many institutions that have been at it much, much longer. These institutions have defined what we think of as quality journalism through years of essential reporting.

We believe that a free, well-funded press is a critical part of our social fabric and are proud to partner with the world’s best news brands, offering a business model that gives people access, at no-cost, to trustworthy news and provides a sustainable source of revenue for publishers. In just the past four years we’ve delivered more than $600 million back to our publishers, enabling them to focus on what they do best: quality journalism.

“Microsoft has been a great partner over the last several years, working closely with our newsroom and collaborating as they consider new features and services. We appreciate partners like Microsoft who value trusted reporting and seek ways to elevate and share premium journalism to millions of readers who are looking for information from a reliable source.”

— Maribel Wadsworth, publisher of USA TODAY and president, USA TODAY NETWORK

“Microsoft is a great partner for us because it offers both impressive reach and a well-earned reputation as a trusted source of news.”

— Rich Kennedy, SVP of Business Development, Business Insider

“We are very happy that Microsoft is investing further in highlighting valuable and trusted sources of news. The launch of Microsoft News is another positive proof point of publisher-platform relationships strengthening and we look forward to seeing what’s to come.”

— Matt Dornic, VP for Communications and Digital Partnerships, CNN

“Microsoft has been a valued partner in delivering CBSN’s live, 24/7 news coverage and analysis to an expansive audience that’s hungry for quality news and information. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship.”

— Christy Tanner, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS News Digital

“MSN delivers premium content at scale and high ad viewability that truly performs for our advertisers.”

— Jeff Lucas, Head of Americas Sales and Global Teams, Oath

“As part of our strategic partnership with Microsoft, Taboola powers content recommendations across Microsoft’s consumer properties in 55 markets and localized for 22 languages. We work together to create highly personalized experiences for consumers, drive engagement, monetization, increase awareness for Microsoft’s internal promotions and enable audience growth. We have seen in our three years of partnership that Microsoft audiences are incredibly valuable. When looking at Microsoft News users discovering content, as opposed to people coming from social or search, they engage 2-3x more, and in many ways are ‘super users’.”

— Adam Singolda, Founder and CEO, Taboola

Curated news by editors

Every day, our publishing partners send us more than 100,000 unique pieces of content.  Our AI scans the content as it arrives, processes it to understand dimensions like freshness, category, topic type, opinion content and potential popularity and then presents it for our editors. Our algorithms suggest appropriate photos to pair with content to help bring stories to life. Editors then curate the top stories throughout the day, across a variety of topics, so our readers get the latest news from the best sources.

This curation process is global, using editors with local expertise. Today, there are more than 800 editors working from 50 locations around the world – including editorial newsrooms serving multiple regions in India, Germany, France, Mexico, Canada and Spain. Many of our editors have extensive backgrounds in media and journalism and have worked at a variety of news organizations including The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Globe and Mail, Newsday, NBCSports.com, Seattle Times, Asahi Shimbun and Associated Press.

Microsoft News Editors at Delhi Media Center

Microsoft News Editors at Delhi Media Center

Diversity, in our newsroom and in the publishers we partner with, is a key ingredient of the Microsoft News experience. We carefully compose our pages every day to present multiple sides of a story and consciously curate a wide variety of opinion pieces so that our readers can explore issues via new and different perspectives. We believe thoughtful opinion pieces—which we clearly mark as such—help readers better understand the news. With that goal in mind, we’re always assessing our network of partners to ensure that we provide the most diverse, credible and well-rounded content available.

At Microsoft News, we’re constantly refining and improving our experiences to continue to serve the needs of people and partners around the globe. We hope you will visit MSN.com, the Microsoft Edge Start page and give the new app a try!

Updated June 20, 2018 11:47 am

For Sale – i7 7700K Delidded+Relidded / MSI Z270 Gaming M3 / 16GB Patriot Viper 3000MHz DDR4

Selling the core of my main gaming rig as I’m doing more productivity stuff than gaming these days. It consists of:
1) An i7 7700K which has been delidded, Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut applied between the die and the heatspreader, and then relidded with high temperature black silicone adhesive.

2) An MSI Z270 Gaming M3, with backplate.

3) 16GB (2x8GB) of Patriot Viper 3000Mhz RAM, model number PVE416G300C6KBL.

Photos:

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All in fully working condition. Only what you see in the photos will be supplied (no additional accessories). This setup is still just about as good as it gets in terms of frame rates in the latest games.

Price and currency: £400
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Sheffield, UK
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Archive360 mixes and matches cloud data archiving elements

Archive360 is expanding its cloud data archiving and management platform, but also making it more selective.

The vendor’s Archive2Azure is adding several different elements for customers to archive, including Salesforce and media.

At the same time, it’s moving from a one-size-fits-all platform to a mix-and-match product. That change will lower the cost and reduce complexity for customers, said Bill Tolson, vice president of marketing at Archive360, based in New York. In adding the new elements, it made sense for Archive360 to restructure the platform.

“You only use what you need to use,” Tolson said.

The Archive2Azure management platform stores data in its original format. It maintains data in the customer’s own Azure tenancy.

Archive360 now offers eight cloud data archiving modules: databases, files, healthcare, legacy applications, media, messaging, Salesforce and SharePoint. The vendor previously offered just the file and messaging capabilities.

“In each one of the modules, there is competition,” said George Crump, founder and president of analysis firm Storage Switzerland. “But there’s nobody that I know of that can do it all into one system.”

For example, HubStor, which Tolson labeled one of Archive360’s closest competitors, offers archiving for file storage in Azure.

Drilling down into the archiving advantages

Two of the big benefits to the platform are a reduction in the cost of primary storage and the ability to incrementally add space for data in the cloud, Crump said.

Organizations often have to keep old data from a variety of the modules for compliance or regulatory purposes.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation was a big driver for the updates, Tolson said. GDPR includes a number of new rules regarding customers’ data rights, privacy and protection.

“We’re consolidating and managing a lot of data in a single repository, which makes it easier to respond to GDPR,” Tolson said.

Salesforce users can buy additional storage from the software-as-a-service vendor, but there’s more value in archiving, Tolson said. With Archive2Azure, customers can archive, manage and protect old Salesforce content, minimizing the risk of data deletion.

“Salesforce doesn’t include any archiving capability at all,” Tolson said.

Crump said there are few vendors that can archive Salesforce data, and he doesn’t know of any that migrate it to Azure.

For media archiving, Archive360 platform users can transcribe, index and search audio and video files. Using machine learning, the platform understands and translates content into more than 50 languages, which makes searching faster and more accurate.

We’re consolidating and managing a lot of data in a single repository, which makes it easier to respond to GDPR.
Bill Tolsonvice president of marketing, Archive360

Other new capabilities include the following:

  • archiving of old database applications to save money and space and improve performance;
  • information management and archiving of patient healthcare content, including imaging, for consolidation and security;
  • archiving and management of structured and unstructured legacy data in a searchable cloud platform; and
  • management, analysis and protection of SharePoint data.

The healthcare module has market potential, Crump said. While many think healthcare organizations don’t want to use the cloud, Crump said he has found the opposite to be true.

“They don’t want to store this massive [amount of] data on premises,” he said.

Images in healthcare, for example, have grown in size considerably in just the last few years. In addition, for security and privacy benefits, Archive360 does not see any of the data archived, Crump said.

Logging the logistics

There’s a small architecture difference from the previous version of Archive2Azure, so previous customers won’t shift over automatically. Tolson said some, especially financial customers, will want the new platform, but others won’t want to mess with what they have.

The updates became generally available on Monday. Archive360 had been working with beta customers for about six months.

Archive2Azure is subscription-based. The basic platform starts at $500 per month and rises based on total data under management.

Each cloud data archiving element is priced separately, and the cost is based on capacity, starting as low as $1 per terabyte, per month.

Crump cautioned that licensing and calculating costs could get complex. He noted that customers need to factor in the price of their Azure storage in addition to the Archive2Azure cost.

Archive360, which was founded in 2011, claims about 1,000 customers.

Adobe-Microsoft partnership adds key integrations

The Adobe-Microsoft partnership is becoming immediately visible to customers, as the tech giants start to more deeply integrate their products for cloud users.

The companies said they will soon start coselling applications and comarketing products.

Also, Adobe has unveiled new integrations with Document Cloud and Microsoft products, embedding the ability to create a PDF directly in applications like Office 365, Dynamics 365, SharePoint and OneDrive. The San Jose, Calif., company also released upgrades to its Adobe Scan and Adobe Sign products.

The integrations strengthen the partnership revealed almost two years ago at Microsoft Ignite, when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella championed the promise of a significant alliance with Adobe.

By committing to deep integrations and signaling they will cosell and comarket  products, the companies are making more Adobe-Microsoft  integrations immediately visible to and usable for customers — particularly now that the Adobe logo is an integral feature on the Microsoft 365 UI ribbon.

Analysts said the tighter Adobe-Microsoft connection indicates the tech partners have succeeded in bridging their technologies and making product integrations tangible to users.

“Adobe and Microsoft is the tightest, most profound alliance I’ve seen with two companies,” said Paul Greenberg, founder and managing principal of The 56 Group and author of CRM at the Speed of Light. “I call it the ‘get-a-room’ partnership, because it’s that intimate — down to the bits and bytes of architecture.”

Document Cloud integration for Microsoft products has been available for on-premises versions of Office and SharePoint, but the latest integration opens the option to export PDFs into Acrobat directly from Microsoft’s cloud-based products.

Office 365 and Dynamics 365 users will also be able to use the Document Cloud integration on mobile devices. To take advantage of the integration, users must have licenses for both Document Cloud and any of the Microsoft cloud products included in the integration.

The depth of integration is going to drive sales in a significant way, regardless of if they are comarketing.
Tim Frazierresearch director at IDC

“Enterprises can roll this out for all of their users; it’s consistent across 365 tools, including Outlook,” said Lisa Croft, group marketing manager at Adobe Document Cloud. “We made the decision to do this partnership not only from a technology perspective, but also marketing and coselling together.”

Whether the Adobe-Microsoft partnership means the companies will actually go to market together does not directly reflect how close the companies have become, according to Terry Frazier, research director at IDC.

“The depth of integration is going to drive sales in a significant way, regardless of if they are comarketing,” Frazier said. “They’re expanding the ease of use and integration, and all of that is critically important.”

Neither IDC nor Adobe had statistics available on how many Adobe Document Cloud customers also license Microsoft 365 products. However, anecdotally, both said there is a significant overlap.

Adobe upgrades Scan, integrates Sign

Beyond tightening integrations between core Microsoft and Adobe products, Adobe also upgraded Adobe Scan and Adobe Sign with consumer- and enterprise-friendly features.

Adobe Scan consumers can now use a free application to scan a business card and have the information on the card turn into a contact on their mobile device. Adobe also added its AI platform, Sensei, into Scan to help the app deal with common problems, such as shadows and dimly lit pictures.

“Paper business cards are something with information that can be reused and repurposed in a better way,” Croft said, adding that since releasing Scan last year, Adobe has seen more than 10.5 million downloads.

Last year, Adobe integrated Sign into Office 365 and Dynamics 365 and furthered that integration this year to include multistep workflows within Dynamics 365 and improved automation features to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation.

“The whole e-signature space is somewhere we see a lot of activity, and it needs to continue to get easier and fast and smarter,” Frazier said.

All these integrations and product upgrades are being done with a specific goal in mind, Greenberg said. That is recognizing the importance for customers of having an intelligent, easy-to-use platform and ecosystem of products.

“Looking at it all, these companies recognize that they need to meet the end-to-end demand of customers,” Greenberg said. “Between acquisitions and partnerships, there’s a lot of completion happening.”

Data migration software coming for SAP CRM

ORLANDO — The goal of every major CRM vendor is to gain more of the market share and potentially capture customers from competitors. But doing that can prove difficult for a number of reasons, including organizations relying on legacy systems, challenges with data migration and the cost associated with migration.

Along with unveiling C/4HANA, SAP’s new suite of applications that it says will provide that full 360-degree view of the customer, the company also told SearchCRM.com you can expect data migration software to help automate that migration process from SAP later this year.

In this Q&A from Sapphire Now, Giles House, EVP and chief product officer for SAP Customer Experience talks about the future of CRM within the SAP sphere, as well as what customers of CallidusCloud can expect from the product. SAP bought CallidusCloud earlier this year, putting the finishing touches on its C/4HANA suite. House was chief product officer and chief marketing officer for CallidusCloud before its acquisition by SAP.

Beyond tying together the front- and back-office processes of C/4HANA, SAP hopes that adding data migration software to the suite later this year will help persuade unhappy CRM customers to migrate.

After the CallidusCloud sale, can customers expect anything different with CallidusCloud? What should they look for? Has there been any concern from non-SAP customers?

Giles House: An obvious one is tighter integration with SAP — Callidus was a great partner with SAP for many years and, more recently, the last couple years, SAP rolled it out internally. The biggest thing for those customers is, through us, a lot more investment in technology and innovation.

We’ll still be open and talk with other CRMs, and the answer is absolutely. In the modern world, have to recognize there are sales departments making their people suffer in other systems. We have to make sure they get the best incentives and CPQ [configure price quote] platform on the market.

How do you convince potential customers that you’re not lagging behind in CRM?

House: The intent, the acquisitions and the fact we’ve got these integrations in already two months after the sale closed starts to show progress and give people confidence. As we get through the rest of this year, you’ll see a completely different conversation happening around SAP CRM and the product itself.

Giles House, EVP and chief product officer for SAP Customer Experience
Giles House, SAP

The reason why is simple: there’s $1 billion-plus of churn in the CRM market and about $2 billion of resentment. Many companies want to get off their current, expensive CRM platform because it doesn’t give them that 360-degree view, and every year the sales person comes knocking for a 10% increase in licensing fee.

There’s been a desire to switch, but there hasn’t been something good to switch to because the other propositions are that same patchwork quilt — integrate it yourself, good luck on the analytics. Different for SAP is it will all be integrated and all will be running on the SAP Analytics Cloud and all running on the best cloud platform out there. Not a cloud platform that pays $1 billion to a legacy database vendor like Oracle.

There are software customers that would like to migrate, but data migration software is expensive and the process is challenging. How are you hoping to get them to actually commit to that migration?

[Data migration] can all be automated and that’s another thing we’re bringing out later this year is the automation of that migration.
Giles HouseSAP

House: I think number one is we have to lower that cost. There was a customer where they were quoted it would be eight figures to move. Under the covers, it’s not that hard because what CRM is doing today for a lot of people is not that hard. CRM is a notepad on a database. ‘Here’s what’s going on in the deal, here’s an account of the customer.’ It’s not that hard if you think about it, but we need to help migrate that and automate that migration.

Do the data mapping, make it simple, create the new fields in the new systems and help update the workflows. That can all be automated and that’s another thing we’re bringing out later this year is the automation of that migration.

So automating that process from previous CRM systems to C/4HANA with data migration software will be part of the suite?

House: It has to be. We need to automate it — whether that’s using some of the automation technology that we already have at SAP or whether it’s a whole new [data migration software] solution, we need to get the details of that ironed out, but it’s doable and it will be done.

Microsoft Research Dissertation Grants: Broadening the PhD pipeline to increase innovation – Microsoft Research

Research shows that diverse teams are more productive teams. Diversity, particularly in the area of computing research, means including unique perspectives that otherwise might not have a voice, fueling innovation. These are some of the key reasons that Microsoft is committed to diversity. One aspect of demonstrating that commitment is that, for the second year in a row, we are awarding Microsoft Research Dissertation Grants to talented PhD candidates from groups that are under-represented in computing. The goal of these awards (up to $25,000 each) are to widen the narrow pipeline of women, African-Americans, American Indians, Latinos, Pacific Islanders, and those with disabilities who earn PhDs in computer science or related fields. These awards are given to students in the “last mile” of their PhDs, where a little money can push them over the finish line by helping them to complete their dissertation research.

I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grants:

  • Cynthia Bennett, University of Washington, “Toward Disability-Informed Human-Centered Design”
  • Eric Corbett, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Trust, Technology and Community Engagement”
  • Ryan M. Corey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Array Signal Processing for Augmented Listening”
  • Maria De-Arteaga, Carnegie Mellon University, “Quantifying and Mitigating Risks of Algorithmic Decision Support”
  • Jane E, Stanford University, “Artistic Vision: Providing Context for Capture-Time Decisions”
  • Sahar Hashemgeloogerdi, University of Rochester, “Computationally Efficient Modeling and Audio Enhancement Algorithms for Reverberant Acoustic Systems Using Orthonormal Basis Functions”
  • Francesco Pittaluga, University of Florida, “Privacy Preserving Computational Cameras”
  • Ramya Ramakrishnan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Human-Guided Reinforcement Learning in Real-World Environments”
  • João Sedoc, University of Pennsylvania, “Hierarchical Approaches to Improve the Flow, Style, and Coherence of Conversational Agents”
  • Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo, Princeton University, “Programmable Network Monitoring and Control”
  • Sarah Tan, Cornell University, “Methods in Interpretability and Causal Inference for Better Understanding of Machine Learning Models”

From the almost 200 research projects submitted, these PhD candidates were selected as grant recipients based on review by scientists at Microsoft Research of the quality of the students’ dissertation research, the potential impact of their research, and the uses toward which they would put the grant monies awarded.

For example, Ryan Corey’s grant proposal included funds for purchasing high-quality recording equipment to capture and separate sources of audio to prototype products that augment people’s ability to hear, and also to fund outreach efforts for him to go into community schools to demonstrate his research. Ramya Ramakrishnan will use her grant to hire undergraduate women as research assistants, so she can further amplify the mentoring she receives from this award. Cynthia Bennett, who has a visual disability, is using her grant to increase the ability of people with disabilities to design products that other people with disabilities will use.

There were interesting themes running across this year’s set of awardees, including the ethics and sociological impact of their research. Eric Corbett’s research on using technology to increase public trust and Maria De-Arteaga’s research on mitigating risks of algorithmic decision support in the criminal justice system are two such examples.

In addition to monetary grants, each award comes with an all-expense paid trip to a two-day Microsoft Research workshop in Redmond, Washington, in the autumn of 2018. There, the awardees will present their research, meet with researchers in their field, and receive career coaching.

For a complete list of awardees and their projects, visit our Dissertation Grant Program page.

For Sale – GTX 1080Ti’s and 1060’s

Hi all,

Relisted in this part of the forum as it seems more suitable.

Going to start shifting some hardware I’ve used for crypto mining. All cards were bought from Amazon or amazon warehouse within the last 4 months, so all have the remainder of the 2 year warranty. All come with original boxes, are working perfectly and great condition.

£600 – EVGA SC 1080Ti BLACK EDITION – sold
£600 – EVGA SC 1080Ti BLACK EDITION – sold
£600 – EVGA SC 1080Ti BLACK EDITION – sold
£675 – EVGA FTW3 1080Ti – sold
£200 – PALIT 1060 6GB – WITHDRAWN
£170 – PALIT 1060 6GB STORM X – this is a single fan, badly designed cooler (imo), which is quite loud, hence the price. – SOLD

£700 – ZOTAC AMP CORE EXTREME 1080Ti
£580 – ASUS TURBO (BLOWER STYLE) 1080Ti
£580 – ZOTAC (BLOWER STYLE) 1080Ti
£350 – ASUS STRIX 1070
£350 – ASUS STRIX 1070

I’ve run these all in custom rigs, under clocked power and cooling sufficient to keep the cards around or under 60’C.

Thanks!

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT or cash on collection
Location: Sheffield
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

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