For Sale – Asus Strix X99 Motherboard, 5930k, Corsair H115i Watercooler

Have recently upgraded to Threadripper so no longer need these parts.

Intel 5930k 6 Core/12 Thread (Retail – NO HEATSINK COOLER)

Purchased November 2015 and has been overclocked from day 1 to 4.5Ghz, has been solid and never missed a beat … temps averaged around mid 70’s under full load.

Very fast CPU.

Looking For: £145 ono

Intel® Core™ i7-5930K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz) Product Specifications

Asus ROG Strix X99 Gaming

Purchased April 2017 but was replaced December 2017 due to a faulty memory slot.

I beleive the board has a 3 year warranty so still 2 years remaining, I’ve not registered the board with Asus but can supply the invoice from Amazon if needed.

Everything is working and incl in the box (apart from the stickers)

Please note that the BIOS will need clearing as it still has my overclock settings (4.4Ghz & RAM @ 3200Mhz)

Have ran Corsair Platinum Memory (16GB @3200Mhz) , 8 Pack Team Dark pro (32GB @ 3200Mhz) & HyperX (32GB @ 2800Mhz) all with no issues.

Full Specification:

ROG STRIX X99 GAMING | Motherboards | ASUS United Kingdom


Looking For: £120 ono

Corsair H115i 280mm AIO SOLD Silent BOB

Purchased September 2016 but again was replaced in August 2017 due to pump failure, has 2/3 years warranty remaining.

Includes all brackets & fans (unused) & box

Full Specification:

https://www.corsair.com/uk/en/Categories/Products/Liquid-Cooling/Dual-Radiator-Liquid-Coolers/Hydro-Series™-H115i-280mm-Extreme-Performance-Liquid-CPU-Cooler/p/CW-9060027-WW

Looking for £68.50 ono

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For Sale – Toshiba CB30-B-104 Chromebook (13.3″, 1080p IPS, 4gb RAM)

For sale is my Chromebook. I’ve owned it for about 3 years now and it’s never let me down!

Here are the specs, impressive for a Chromebook so runs very well:

  • Intel® Celeron® N2840 processor with Intel® Burst Technology 2.0
  • 33.8cm (13.3″) , Toshiba TruBrite® Full HD TFT High Brightness IPS display with LED backlighting, 16 : 9 aspect ratio
  • Solid State Drive 16 GB eMMC
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Intel® HD Graphics
  • maximum life : up to 9 hours
  • weight : 1.35 kg
  • W x D x H : 320 x 214.0 x 19.3 mm

It comes fully boxed with all manuals, charger, and a black plastic cover with stand on the bottom. Also included is a 128gb SD card, boosting its internal storage. It’s in good condition, but has a couple of scratches on the side, which are not very prominent.

I’m located in London (SE1), close to both Borough and London Bridge stations. I work in Farringdon during the week so we I can meet you somewhere in Central London pretty easily. I also drive, so I can deliver at cost. Can post at additional cost also.

Any questions, fire away!

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Payment method: BT / Paypal
Location: London
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How Minecraft is helping kids fall in love with books

How Minecraft is helping kids fall in love with books

Ever wanted to explore Treasure Island or pretend to be Robinson Crusoe? Minecraft is now being used to create an ‘immersive experience’ to engage reluctant readers – we see how it plays out




Minecraft of resources … Litcraft’s Treasure Island.
Illustration: Lancaster University

Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1881 classic Treasure Island tells of Jim Hawkins’s adventures on board the Hispaniola, as he and his crew – along with double-crossing pirate Long John Silver – set out to find Captain Flint’s missing treasure on Skeleton Island. Now, more than a century later, children can try and find it themselves, with the bays and mountains of Stevenson’s fictional island given a blocky remodelling in Minecraft, as part of a new project aimed at bringing reluctant readers to literary classics.

From Spyglass Hill to Ben Gunn’s cave, children can explore every nook and cranny of Skeleton Island as part of Litcraft, a new partnership between Lancaster University and Microsoft, which bought the game for $2.5bn (£1.9bn) in 2015 and which is now played by 74 million people each month. The Litcraft platform uses Minecraft to create accurate scale models of fictional islands: Treasure Island is the first, with Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom just completed and many others planned.

While regular Minecraft is rife with literary creations – the whole of George RR Martin’s sprawling setting for Game of Thrones, Westeros, has been created in its entirety, as have several different Hogwarts – Litcraft is not all fun and games, being peppered with educational tasks that aim to re-engage reluctant readers with the book it is based on. Lead researcher and head of Lancaster University’s English and creative writing department, Professor Sally Bushell, calls it “an educational model that connects the imaginative spatial experience of reading the text to an immersive experience in the game world”.

An example of Minecraft’s flexibility – users have recreated entire literary worlds, like JK Rowling’s Hogwarts.

She says, of the Litcraft Treasure Island: “We hope it will motivate reluctant readers – we can say, ‘We’re going to read the book and then at one point, we’ll go play on the ship.’ I would have loved it as a kid. It is an empathetic task – you do what the characters did yourself, so you understand why they act they way they did in the book.”

The Treasure Island “level” has been extensively road-tested by children such as Dylan, whose school is set to adopt Litcraft in 2019. “It’s really fun,” he says. “I enjoyed it because I’ve read the book, but you have to follow rules in that. In games, you can explore. Now I know exactly what the book looked like.”

What did he like most? “I like that you get to see the pictures. You don’t have to make them in your head. And I liked the ship, Ben Gunn’s cave and the parrots. And there was that weird pig that kept jumping off that cliff. That wasn’t in the book!” (“That was a game glitch,” says Bushell).

The project, which is featured on Microsoft’s Minecraft.edu website, is currently being presented to school teachers and librarians across the UK. There has been “an enthusiastic response” to the trials under way in local schools, with plans to roll Litcraft out to libraries in Lancashire and Leeds from October 2018.

Dylan, like many nine-year-olds, enjoys books but is more enthusiastic when talking about Minecraft, which he does with the casual expertise that many children have with their favourite games. He’s already made his own Hunger Games world in Minecraft at home, but couldn’t get some of his traps to work.

This know-how seems to both frighten and impress less tech-savvy adults – which Bushell hopes will not deter schools from adopting it. “The kids know how to do it more than the teachers do,” she says. “It inverts the relationship: you’ve got kids who know more than the adults. You need quite confident teachers. They’re more worried about it. I want to say, ‘Don’t be worried, because all your eight-year-olds will know how to do this.’”

Libraries are particularly interested in the possibilities of multiplayer, Bushell says, adding that one of the future projects will be Lord of the Flies: “In that case, you want all the kids in there playing out a scenario and asking philosophical questions. We hope they do some reading, then play the game, then do some empathetic writing based on what they did in there.”

The Kensuke’s Kingdom map, based on Morpurgo’s story of a boy washed up alone, is particularly aimed at engaging reluctant readers and has just been completed. “The library resources we are putting together include audio and in-game reading and writing as well as graphic novels as a step to the full text,” said Bushell. “The resources are designed to encourage them to either return to or connect with the book through the immersive experience.”

Bushell said more literary Minecraft islands will follow. “Treasure Island is the first world for Minecraft.edu but they anticipate a series – most likely, the next will be The Swiss Family Robinson, The Tempest and Robinson Crusoe,” Bushell says. A recreation of Dante’s Inferno, with a map for each level of hell, is also in development.

But what book does Dylan hope to see next? “The Hunger Games,” he says with no hesitation. “A proper one.”

For Sale – .Apple Mac Mini

Apple Mac mini base model purchased October 2017 and I received as a gift. Comes boxed and complete in excellent condition.

1.4ghz dual core i5 processor

4gb ram

500gb hard drive

Intel hd 5000 graphics

Photo by bigjohnscots

Price and currency: £380 >> £360 >> £350 >> £340
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Location: Motherwell
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For Sale – Late 2012 iMac 27inch i5, 8GB, 1TB FD Boxed, Receipt *QUICK SALE AND OFFERS*

Hello,

Selling my mates Late 2012 iMac for him from Apple bought in December 2012 in mint condition comes with everything as new box, receipt, wireless trackpad (bought recently) and wired apple keyboard but no mouse.

The specs are as follows:
Imac 27inch
3.2ghz intel I5
8GB Ram 1600mhz DDR3
1TB fusion drive
Nvidia GTX 680

Open to sensible offers. Would rather collection but can possibly courier. Looking for £800

Thanks

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Wanted – Apple Magic Mouse 2

I’m not sure how much they’re worth in honesty!

I know I had the boxes for the mouse and trackpad until very recently, I’m pretty sure I put them in the garage but I’d need to check.

The MM2 and MT (2?!) was purchased in November 2016, couldn’t confirm when the keyboard was bought as I got it from my parents!

For Sale – 5820k, X99 Mobo, Phanteks Evolv, watercooling parts (pump, res, etc)

All items are boxed unless stated otherwise.

Pics from when I first listed the items, hence dates. Can retake if required/requested.

Depending on the value the items will be sent via DPD, RMSD or by 1st Class Signed For..

Intel Core i7 5820K s2011 v3 – £140 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Retail boxed. Note, this does not come with a heatsink and does not have an iGPU (in case buyers weren’t aware of the differences between Haswell-E and regular Haswell chips). I overclocked it for a few hours when I first set up my loop in 2015 but has been run at stock ever since.

5820k.jpg

AsRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer/3.1 Micro ATX Motherboard – £110 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with accessories.
AsRock X99M.jpg


Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Black Micro ATX Case – £50 collected

Purchased September 2015. This is the original Evolv (not the recent model). Boxed with toolbox, pump mount, PWM hub, etc. I believe most of the original parts are included in the accessory kit. Not sure if all of the original screws are in the toolbox but the attached picture provides a good indication of what is included. The original 140mm and 200mm fans were reinstalled in the case. There are some scratches on the top (see pics) and some marks/faint scratches on the window – though this didn’t appear as clearly in the pics and are more pronounced and whitish in colour.

MSI GeForce GT 710 Passive Silent Graphics Card 2GB – £25 delivered
Purchased March 2017. Was used briefly whilst my 980ti went for RMA.

************ Watercooling Parts ************

Please note, all watercooling parts have been flushed with deionised water but it is recommended the buyer flush/clean these to ensure they are 100% clean and ready for your loop. I used clear Mayhems XT fluid for the loop but there has been a greyish tint to it when cleaning. I am sure more remains. I have had 0 leaks during the time the loop was installed (2015-2018) and the loop was dismantled in Feb 2018.

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 240mm Radiator – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
240mm Rad 1.jpg

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 280mm Radiator – £30 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
280mm Rad 2.jpg

EKWB 841013 RES X3 150 Reservoir – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws/fittings.
Some marks on the tube but nothing major.
EK 150 Res.jpg

EK 43031 XTOP Revo D5 PWM Pump – £50 delivered
Purchased November 2015. For total transparency I had experienced some faint whine (not really audible when the side panels were closed) from the pump when I had mounted it on the back of my case using Velcro and cable ties, this went away after a while. I’m not sure if it was the pump or my method of attaching it to the case that did this.
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EK-XRES 100 REVO D5 – ACETAL Pump Top + Res – £30 delivered
Purchased April 2017. This is a 100ml reservoir and pump top combo for the D5 pump. Some water marks remain inside the tube from where the water levels were in my loop.
EK Res 100.jpg

EKWB 830543 FC Titan X Acetal GPU Waterblock – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws.
This is a Titan X waterblock but fit the reference 980ti perfectly.
Please note, one of the screws on the heatsink side came off (see pic, green circle, to see which one) when I removed it from the GPU. It does not appear to have weakened/loosened the block as there is a screw on the other side connecting the block. I don’t know if this will affect the seating. The copper side also has some blemishes as seen in the pics.
WK Titan X WB 1.jpg

EK 800171 Supr EVO Full Nickel CPU Block – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Used for the 5820k. Boxed.
EK CPU block 2.jpg

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Fittings taken from my loop. Threads look OK. Pictures are posted further down.

1x Bitspower Deluxe Dual G1/4″ Fitting, White
Used as part of a drain port.
£3 delivered

3x EK-AF Angled 90° Fitting G1/4 Nickel
£16 delivered for all 3.

9x EK-ACF Fitting 10/13mm Soft Tube Compression Fitting G1/4, Brass – Nickel Plated
£26 delivered for all 9.

1x Phobya 2-way ball valve G1 / 4 – knurled
Used as drain port.
£7 delivered delivered.

2x Alphacool HF 13/10 compression fitting 45° revolvable G1/4 – Chrome
£14 delivered for both.

1x EK DuraClear 3M Clear Water Cooling Tubing 9.5mm/12.7mm
There is about 2m left.
£8 delivered

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Location: London
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For Sale – 2017 13” MacBook Pro (Space Grey) – 2.3GHz i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB HDD

Macbook Pro 13” 2017 in Space Grey (non touchbar version)

Mint condition with no marks or scratches in original box. It is 12 months old and works flawlessly.

Will attach pics soon

£800 delivered

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Location: Godmanchester
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