For Sale – Alienware 17, i74710MQ, GTX 880M 8GB, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD

I am selling my Alienware 17 laptop which was bought just over two years ago (So no warranty left). It is in excellent condition with no noticeable wear or tear as it has been very well looked after.

Mostly used for 3D and video editing it has spent most of it’s time in my office at work with a keyboard and mouse setup so the surface is still in excellent condition and not shiny from greasy hands like you see on a lot of pre-owned Alienwares.

Plays recent games at very good settings. I have attached some screenshots of Battlefield 1 being played on Ultra Settings (at 1080p) where it kept around the 55-60 fps mark and at Medium Settings (also at 1080p) where the fps would stay around the 70 to high 70 fps mark. You can see the Nvidia FPS counter in the top right hand corner of the monitor :)

The one thing about this laptop I have to disclose is that there is just one dead pixel on the screen. It’s not noticeable whilst playing games. I only noticed it because of doing work in Photoshop.

Windows 10 64bit is installed on the 256GB SSD (There’s a 500GB SSHD in there too!) and I have done a fresh re-install so you’re good to just fire it up and install your games! There is no pre-installed software to play DVDs. Included will be a usb drive that is set up as a recovery drive if you ever need/want to reinstall Windows 10 yourself.

Any questions, just ask! :)

Spec re-cap,

17″ 1080p screen (one dead pixel)
i7 4710MQ quad core
GTX 880M 8gb graphics card
16gb ram
256gb SSD (OS installed on this drive)
500gb SSHD
DVD drive (Buyer will need to source own software to play DVDs)

OH, and if someone would rather collect then I’ll also throw in an Alienware 17 laptop back pack and a CoolerMaster laptop cooler. I will not post these items though, they are freebies if you collect. :)

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Price and currency: 750
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – LG – Bluray/DVD, Nzxt Phantom Full Atx Tower(Black), Corsair – CXM 750W 80+ Bronze semi-Mod

The full tower case is in top condition and can be checked by the photos provided. I bought the case december 2016/january 2017 and no longer need this case because i have changed to a diffrent case now. I do not have a box for anything to package the full atx tower case so i would prefer if that could be collected in person thanks i will try to find a box and get the case packaged if not then it may have to be just collected in person.
I am also open to offers on the full atx tower case.

NZXT – Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case – £50

Price and currency: GBP (check price on each title of item)
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer
Location: UK – Birmingham
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – HP Microserver N54L, 8GB RAM, 3x750GB HDD

Hey everyone

Ive recently upgraded my HP Microserver that ive had for a few years, so looking to move this on.

It has 3x 750GB drives to get you started. It has upgraded RAM to 8GB and I’ve been running free NAS from a USB as the boot drive.

Its a great little server and has never let me down.

Please, any questions then shoot away. Happy for collection, but will wrap up and post at buyers expense.

Thanks

Price and currency: 100
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG/BT/CASH
Location: Mansfield
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – I7 3770k based desktop

Looking to sell this desktop PC that i’ve been using for audio recording and as a Hackintosh for a couple of years with the following spec:

I7 3770k CPU
Gigabyte GA-H61N-USB3 Mobo
Bitfenix Prodigy Case
16gb RAM
2 x 120gb SSDs
1 x 2TB HDD
650watt PSU
No OS

All in good working order. Looking for £360 delivered, or can be collected from Lyneham, Wiltshire.

Thanks

Jon

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Price and currency: £360
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer, cash on collection
Location: Lyneham, Wiltshire
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For Sale – HP microserver N36L 4GB blu-ray drive ATI 6450 802.11n wifi

Had this for 6 years, though it has been unused for close to two. Just powered it up to check it and all is good.

It is fitted with:
4GB RAM
Sapphire ATI 6450 fanless card
HP 802.11N PCIe Card with external antenna
IHOS104 Liteon BDROM / DVDRW

Comes with all caddies and screws, plus the two keys for the lock on the front. Bays for up to 4x 3.5″ SATA drives.

No drives included.

£100 delivered. £90 collected.

Complete with original packaging for safe transport.

Price and currency: £100 delivered, £90 collected.
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG for longstanding members
Location: Norwich or Ely, UK
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Macbook pro 13 512ssd (2017) with touchbar

In my quest to get a 15 inch mbpr i need to sell this absolutely beautiful machine.

Spec

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
3.1 GHz Intel Core i5
8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 1536 MB
SSD: 512gb

Cycle count is 26

in excellent condition and will throw in a sleeve aswell.

im after 1500 delivered.

its the one for 1949 on apple store. 25% saving.

Pics up shortly.

Price and currency: 1500
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Liverpool
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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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Migrate to Exchange 2016 and beat the rush

The clock is ticking if you still run Exchange 2010. Extended support for that messaging platform expires in January…

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2020. It makes sense to move to Exchange 2016 now, whether you plan to put your email system in the cloud in the future or not.

A company that waits until the end of support for Exchange 2010 limits its choices and invites the administrative headaches of a rushed migration. Explore your options, and discover the perks of a messaging platform designed in the cloud era. Exchange 2010 shops should plan to migrate to Exchange 2016 sooner rather than later.

Don’t panic, but get ahead now

Exchange 2010 launched in 2009, and the requirements for a messaging platform today are different. Businesses should go through an extensive planning checklist before they migrate to Exchange 2016. They must determine if they require new hardware, if virtual infrastructure replacements will work with Exchange 2016 and how to handle third-party archiving tools, such as Enterprise Vault. Suddenly, that end-of-support date isn’t as far away as it seems.

Additionally, Exchange 2016 leaves mainstream support in 2020 and enters extended support until 2025. If you migrate to Exchange 2016 now, you benefit from a fully supported product in its prime rather than jumping from one elderly edition to another.

Say an Exchange 2010 business wants to get to Office 365 eventually. It will be easier to get there if it migrates to Exchange 2016 first.

Expect a more complex migration if you wait until 2020 and want the most advanced on-premises version of Exchange. Based on Microsoft’s history, the company could launch a new version of Exchange in 2020. Do not presume Microsoft will allow users to migrate directly to that platform from Exchange 2010. If the past is any indication, companies will need to hop to Exchange 2013 or 2016 first.

Avoid combination of Office update and mailbox migration

Say an Exchange 2010 business wants to get to Office 365 eventually. It will be easier to get there if it migrates to Exchange 2016 first. The on-premises server ensures a simple, supportable migration path to Office 365. That’s because new versions of Microsoft Office likely won’t support Exchange 2010. For a direct move from Exchange 2010 to Office 365, Microsoft could require the administrator to deploy a new version of Office. Don’t get stuck with the pain of an Office version switch as you simultaneously push mailboxes to the cloud.

Acknowledge that Exchange Online isn’t for everyone

However, it doesn’t make sense for every shop to go to Exchange Online, now or in the future. Small businesses don’t always have fast and reliable internet connectivity. Midsize companies host Exchange on existing infrastructure because it’s a low-cost option. Enterprises often move a few mailboxes to Exchange Online but need to maintain an on-premises presence to meet legal or contractual requirements.

Get the latest innovations in Outlook

Outlook has come a long way on its web, desktop and mobile versions since Microsoft launched Exchange 2010. Outlook on the web comes with modern functionality, such as rich text formatting and improved cross-browser support. Exchange 2016 aligns closely with the features in Exchange Online and Outlook.com.

Some other benefits to an Outlook upgrade include easier image placement and link previews in email messages. Integration with Office Online Server enables rich document viewing and inline document editing in email replies.

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Exchange on premises or Exchange Online?

Outlook borrows inbox management features from Office 365, such as the sweep function to delete unwanted email. Outlook add-ins integrate with cloud services and third-party apps from both Outlook on the web and Office 2013 or higher.

Gain from a simplified deployment model

Exchange 2010 enabled admins to split server roles, which complicated the deployment process. Exchange 2016 changed that model with the Mailbox role, which bundles all the services to run client access, transport, unified messaging and the traditional mailbox role.

Microsoft also publishes its Exchange Preferred Architecture (PA), which simplifies highly available deployments. With this arrangement, there’s no need for intelligent load balancers to handle traffic for Exchange Server; a round-robin domain name system manages client access. This model benefits multisite deployments with easy failover between sites. Administrators who manage a multisite database availability group deployment with Exchange Server know that failover and failback URLs are a pain. Exchange Server 2016 removes this difficulty and enables URL sharing across data centers.

Reduce hardware and backup requirements

Exchange 2010 uses significant space for backup storage and RAID disks. An Exchange 2010 highly available deployment typically has at least two database copies — and usually three or more for a multi-data center deployment. These databases often run on RAID 10 on expensive virtual infrastructure. With this setup, Exchange 2010 requires six to eight times the amount of raw storage required for just the databases.

A PA deployment of Exchange Server 2016 does not use traditional backup software or RAID technology to protect data. This Exchange version works directly with the underlying disks, with spare disks defined within Exchange instead of the RAID array. It uses the automatic reseed feature to restore failed databases with online disks. This enables admins to use a redundant array of inexpensive servers with Exchange 2016 instead of a virtualized configuration that is not tuned or optimized to work with the platform.

Take advantage of cloud-tested compliance, DLP functionality

Organizations that use traditional journaling and archiving software usually migrate that functionality to Exchange Online when they move to the cloud.

Journaling includes in-place hold — introduced in Exchange Online and Exchange 2013 and refined over time — which keeps an immutable copy of the original email message even if the user deletes it. This is similar to litigation hold in Exchange 2010 but with several improvements, such as retention of blind carbon copy information, ability to set a time length on a hold and the enhanced discovery capability.

Exchange 2016’s data loss prevention (DLP) technology detects sensitive data, such as Social Security numbers or credit card numbers. DLP prevents that sensitive information from entering the email system and stops users from sharing it outside the organization. Many organizations already use DLP to meet requirements such as the General Data Prevention Regulation.

Plug into the cloud to use its tool set

If you adopt Office 365 but can’t move all — or any — mailboxes to the cloud, migrate to Exchange 2016 to benefit from its cloud-integrated features with a hybrid setup.

For example, the modern attachments feature shares files from OneDrive for Business, Microsoft’s cloud storage service. It appears as a normal attachment, but instead of the user’s mailbox, it is stored and shared from OneDrive.

Administrators in a hybrid setup will appreciate the simplified management, while users will benefit from Office 365 features.

Next Steps

Know your Exchange 2016 hardware requirements

Check that Exchange 2016 deployment

How Log Parser Studio helps troubleshoot Exchange

Use a performance counter to detect Hyper-V bottlenecks

Although Hyper-V Manager doesn’t provide any options for detecting bottlenecks on Hyper-V hosts and VMs, you can…

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use third-party tools to detect issues related to network, storage, CPU and memory. Another option is to use the performance counters that Windows OS ships with to detect bottlenecks on Hyper-V hosts.

There are various performance counters available to find issues on Hyper-V hosts and VMs, depending on the issue you’re facing. For example, if a Hyper-V host isn’t operating normally or takes too much time responding to Hyper-V calls from VMs and remote machines, you might want to use the Hyper-V Hypervisor Logical Processor (_Total)% Total RunTime performance counter to ensure the Hyper-V host has enough processing power available to process requests quickly. If the logical processor runtime count value is above 85%, the Hyper-V host is overloaded and requires immediate attention.

Similarly, if you need to check whether the memory assigned to VMs is sufficient, you can use the MemoryAvailable Mbytes performance counter. If the available memory value shows low consistently, you might want to assign more memory to VMs or increase the maximum memory setting if you’re using dynamic memory.

To detect storage latencies or troubleshoot storage-related issues in Hyper-V, use physical disk performance counters, such as Physical DiskAvg. Disk Sec/Read, Physical DiskAvg. Disk sec/Write, Physical DiskAvg. Disk read queue length and Physical DiskAvg. Disk write queue length. If you find greater storage latencies, you can buy additional or fast storage or move VMs to available storage. You can also enable Storage Quality of Service if the Hyper-V host is running on Windows Server 2012 or later OSes, which allows you to fine-tune storage policies for VMs.

There are various performance counters available to find issues on Hyper-V hosts and VMs, depending on the issue you’re facing.

To detect network bottlenecks, there are two performance counters available: Physical NIC Bytes/Sec, used to detect network performance for the Hyper-V host, and the Hyper-V Virtual Network Adapter Bytes/Sec performance counter, which can be used to see how a VM network is performing.

You can use the above performance counters to detect bottlenecks in various Hyper-V components, which ultimately helps you get to the root cause of the problem.

Next Steps

Use these Hyper-V performance-tuning tips

Improve VM networking performance

Develop a VM load-balancing strategy to avoid mistakes

Dig Deeper on Microsoft Hyper-V management

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