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For Sale – Scan Nanu 3XS GTX 970 mini desktop

This desktop was bought in Nov 2014 sois just under 3 years old,it has had very little use either as a gaming system or for any other use.

I don’t have the original box but do have the paperwork with specs and windows disc along with a box with cables etc that Scan sent with the computer.

The specs are as follows

Corsair mini case
Evga 4gb GTX970 SC ACX 2.0 graphics card
Intel I5 4690
8gbRam
1Tb Hdd
128gb x110 solid state drive
Samsung DVD/RW

This is a great system that when I had a little play around last week was still able to run most games smoothly at high settings such as GTA 5 etc.

Not sure how much to ask for an older system but thought around the £300 mark was fair. Would rather it was collected or I can meet in the SW of England.

Price and currency: £320
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Bideford, Devon
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Scan Nanu 3XS GTX 970 mini desktop

This desktop was bought in Nov 2014 sois just under 3 years old,it has had very little use either as a gaming system or for any other use.

I don’t have the original box but do have the paperwork with specs and windows disc along with a box with cables etc that Scan sent with the computer.

The specs are as follows

Corsair mini case
Evga 4gb GTX970 SC ACX 2.0 graphics card
Intel I5 4690
8gbRam
1Tb Hdd
128gb x110 solid state drive
Samsung DVD/RW

This is a great system that when I had a little play around last week was still able to run most games smoothly at high settings such as GTA 5 etc.

Not sure how much to ask for an older system but thought around the £300 mark was fair. Would rather it was collected or I can meet in the SW of England.

Price and currency: £320
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Bideford, Devon
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Wanted – Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Hi Guys, I’m after a Surface Pro 2 (would love a 3, but the budget is under £300).

Must have a keyboard and preferably a stylus.

What’s anyone got on offer?, lots on eBay but would rather trade on here.

Cheers,

Rich

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

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Wanted – Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Hi Guys, I’m after a Surface Pro 2 (would love a 3, but the budget is under £300).

Must have a keyboard and preferably a stylus.

What’s anyone got on offer?, lots on eBay but would rather trade on here.

Cheers,

Rich

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

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The road to Mixer – Microsoft Life

Matt Salsamendi and James Boehm released their alpha product under the website name “chilly dot cool.”

If that sounds somewhat adolescent, it’s because Matt and James were, in fact, adolescents when they launched their first startup, a company so successful that Matt dropped out of high school to help build it.

The stunning success they achieved at just 13 and 15 years old still seems like a fairy tale. What began as James’s community gaming server grew into the duo’s multimillion-dollar company well before either had even graduated high school. They pivoted their hosting service to live game streaming, named it Beam for its faster-than-light latency, and went on to win TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016, an annual technology startup contest. In August of 2016, Microsoft acquired Beam, now known as Mixer.

Today, Matt and James are 19 and 21 years old, respectively, and have joined up with Xbox on a shared vision: to build a vibrant and interactive gaming community.

Choose your players

Matt’s and James’s origin story begins online, in the virtual world of Minecraft.

In 2011, Matt was 13 years old and lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He’d started hosting servers for gamers and friends on Minecraft as a hobby.

“I had a bunch of desktop computers that I would build from whatever parts I could get my hands on,” said Matt. People would send Matt $10.00 via PayPal and, in a flash, they’d have their own gaming server, which allowed them to modify a game and give permissions to only certain players, among other things. Essentially, people could host their own version of a game.

At one point, Matt had to get a loan from his dad to buy the software he needed to connect servers. “I went outside and asked him, ‘Hey, can I borrow $7.00? I’m doing this cool thing,’” Matt said.

His dad gave him the money, and word of Matt’s hosting service spread through the Minecraft and gamer community. James, then 15 and living in Atlanta, Georgia, saw an advertisement for Matt’s hosting service and reached out to him.

They became online friends, and soon they both realized that they were on to something with Matt’s servers. James suggested that he come on board to help make Matt’s business more official and grow, using his also-home-grown skills in business development and marketing. The demand for service kept mushrooming and eventually outgrew Matt’s setup, which consisted of a bunch of PCs stacked under his desk at his parents’ house.

Not only was there not enough space for the PCs, but their setup couldn’t keep up with the demand for networking capacity, power, and internet speed. So they migrated Matt’s home lab to a bona fide datacenter and named the company MCProHosting.

From 2011 to 2014, that first $7.00 investment grew into a company worth nearly $5 million.

Matt Salsamendi and James Boehm

Matt Salsamendi and James Boehm demo Beam—now known as Mixer—at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016, a competition for startups in the technology industry. Photo from IndieObscura.

2014 was also Matt’s freshman year of high school. He was working full time building a company and trying to keep up with his studies and social life. If the servers went down, James would have to call Matt’s mom, who would then check Matt out of school so he could come home to fix the servers.

But outages wait for no mother. “One time in the locker room after PE, I jumped into a locker to hide there because we couldn’t have phones at school,” Matt said, laughing. “I took out my phone and restarted the server to get it back online.”

This scrappy, do-what-it-takes moxie is what transformed the two young hobbyists into burgeoning entrepreneurs. As agile as they were, their balancing act and their company wouldn’t last if they couldn’t find a way to scale. Matt and his parents made the difficult decision to pull Matt out of school altogether when he was in his freshman year of high school.

“I could already support myself, and I needed to focus on where this thing could really go,” Matt recalled. “It was hard to argue with a million-dollar company that was still growing.”

Matt dropped out of school, and not long after, the duo decided to pivot away from the server hosting business and focus on game streaming—a pastime that was massively growing in popularity.

They launched a small alpha version of a website where people could stream games, get low-latency broadcasts, interact with their chat communities in real time, and discover other streamers. The goal was to let fans play along with their favorite streamer and to connect broadcasters to their communities in ways that were never possible before, Matt explained in a blog post.

It started small, but very soon they were up to 10,000 users. Then 20,000. “When we reached 20,000 people using it every month, we knew there was something there,” said Matt. In January of 2016, they launched Beam.

Microsoft Ventures caught wind of the service, intrigued by the opportunity in this growing space, and in August of 2016, Microsoft acquired Beam. Matt and James moved across the country, bought a house in Redmond, and started their lives as roommates and Microsoft employees.

Leveling up with live streaming

Let’s take a quick break here to discuss video game live streaming, for those of us who aren’t familiar with the billion-dollar industry. Matt uses this analogy: just like fans sit and watch their favorite sports game, video gaming fans like to watch their favorite video game “athlete.” YouTube and Twitch pretty much dominated this market in 2014, but Matt and James were irked by how both platforms seemed to separate rather than connect the streamer and the fans.

Gamers to the core themselves, the two really came alive when they connected to the community of the games they love to play. (James has been playing Halo on Xbox since he was 8 years old. And Matt wouldn’t even guess how many hours he’s spent playing Age of Empires, his all-time favorite game.)

So they knew the market was hot for a platform that felt like you were sitting right next to your friends while they play, giving them advice and ideas in real time that could actually affect the outcome. On YouTube, fans could leave comments but not chat in real time. Twitch had a chat feature, but its painfully high latency made the experience a literal drag.

Latency is more than an annoyance. Think of the live sports analogy again: imagine that you won the chance to choose the plays for your favorite player, but instead of having a direct line of communication to make snap decisions quickly, you were stuck in a locker room, shouting advice at a TV screen. Obviously, the athlete would never hear you, your advice would be outdated, based on a play that’s already finished, and your influence on and connection to the whole experience would be lost.

“We wanted to solve the real-time feedback incorporation problem, if only for ourselves while we were watching gaming broadcasts,” said Matt. “But we knew it went beyond what we wanted, that there was a huge need for it.”

James Boehm

James Boehm, cofounder of Mixer, said that the decision to sell Beam to Microsoft was not taken lightly. What won Matt and him over to Xbox was that “everything we’d been wanting to do aligned well with what Xbox had been wanting to do, to make gaming more social and fun,” said James.

“When we started growing Beam, we knew that the only way to succeed from a product standpoint would be to build the things that people want to see,” said Matt.

Keeping close to gaming culture and building things they’d want as gamers themselves was their golden rule back when they considered Beam’s future options, including the possibility of signing with Microsoft.

James said that from early on in their partnership, they’ve had a shared philosophy of helping grow others and solving real problems for what they want and need. And ultimately, that’s what won the Beam team over to partner with Xbox Live.

“Everything we’d been wanting to do aligned well with what Xbox had been wanting to do, to make gaming more social and fun. Xbox had the resources to continue to scale what we’d already been doing,” said James. “We truly wanted to make the choice that would be best for our Beam community and ultimately decided on Xbox because their vision was still super focused on communities.”

The culture at Microsoft and the Xbox team took Matt by surprise. Matt was a dogged PC gamer, never really into console gaming. He admits now that he was naïve about how much Xbox was doing in the gamer community space and how the Insider Program incorporating user feedback was so unique.

James, on the other hand, has been an Xbox fan since he was a kid and feels happy to see his obsession come full circle. “I grew up on this platform, and now I get to build something for future generations,” he marveled.

Matt Salsamendi

“Our North Star is always going to be those interactive broadcasters and continuing to build features for them and socialize what we’re doing,” said Matt Salsamendi during the Casual Connect game conference in Seattle. Image from GeekWire.

And as James and Matt got to know the enthusiastic and passionate people behind Xbox and across Microsoft, their own excitement grew even more and keeps them deeply motivated every day.

In late summer, Microsoft announced that Beam was rebranding to Mixer and that the service will become available globally. Renaming the company was an emotional decision for Matt and James because it was their baby. But because of Microsoft’s reach, Mixer can now engage a global audience and bring in that vision to build communities everywhere, on any platform, on any device.

Based on the trajectory so far, it might be safe to predict that Matt and James are going places. Whatever that looks like in 5, 10, or 15 years, the young visionaries are confident that one thing will still be true: they’ll still be obsessing about growing a vibrant and connected gaming community.

The day the deal with Microsoft was complete, the first thing Matt did was buy a McDonald’s apple pie. Even with a few years of corporate America under his belt, he’s still a kid at heart.

Wanted – Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Hi Guys, I’m after a Surface Pro 2 (would love a 3, but the budget is under £300).

Must have a keyboard and preferably a stylus.

What’s anyone got on offer?, lots on eBay but would rather trade on here.

Cheers,

Rich

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

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Wanted – Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Hi Guys, I’m after a Surface Pro 2 (would love a 3, but the budget is under £300).

Must have a keyboard and preferably a stylus.

What’s anyone got on offer?, lots on eBay but would rather trade on here.

Cheers,

Rich

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

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Wanted – Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Hi Guys, I’m after a Surface Pro 2 (would love a 3, but the budget is under £300).

Must have a keyboard and preferably a stylus.

What’s anyone got on offer?, lots on eBay but would rather trade on here.

Cheers,

Rich

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

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For Sale – MSI Godlike Mobo W/full cover bitspower water block , 1TB SSD

Decided to sell my MSI godlike gaming (none carbon) motherboard also still under warranty as was bought on 14th March 2016 so still under warranty with MSI

Along with this is a Bitspower MSI dragon full cover waterblock at a cost of £190 .

i can split or sell as a complete bundle . i have the box for the motherboard and i have the box for the waterblock from bitspower as this was bought direct as could only buy direct .

Motherboard £280 (£250 ) delivered & reduced due to wifi cables need fix .
Full cover block £80 delivered ..

Or both for £310 delivered (b

I can also add Avexir Blitz red 32GB (4x8gb) DDR4 3000mhz . timings 16-18-18-36 lifetime warranty . for £135 delivered .

Motherboard , water block and ram £420 delivered . All boxed and all under warranty

system is will be stripped down in a few days .

Motherboards north bridge and south bride that has never been used will be put back on for buyer and using south bridge re-past with thermal grizzly .

NOTE: remembered that the 2 x wire antennas for the motherboard need repairing due to coming out of there pins . an easy fix for someone . And will reduce the price due to this .

SOLD

selling my 1TB SSD drive due to upgrading to a 500GB M.2 drive that fits on my motherboard . i was only using about 260gb of this SSD and has never been over 300GB written on it at once .

it was bought from amazon 12th march 2015 so just over 30 months remaining on warranty as these drives come with 5 year warranty. i have the PDF original invoice .

drive is in excellent condition and drive on Samsung magician states drive is GOOD !

can take a pic of this if needed or any other info needed .

Price and currency: £650/£250/£150 /£80 or £900
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PP gift
Location: Dumfries
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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