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For Sale – PC Gaming Accessories: Steering Wheel + Flight Stick + Arcade Stick

Hi there.

I have a few items I should move on, because I don’t have any space in this flat and can’t remember the last time I used them!

1) Thrustmaster T300 GTE + Wheel Stand Pro V2 – £280 EDIT Price reduction.
I bought this setup second hand and had a great time in VR with it. I don’t have a box so this really does have to be collected in person. There is a handy stand so you don’t need to screw anything to a desk. The USB cord is a little short, so you might want an extender depending on your setup.

2) Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X – £30
A nice basic flight stick to get into flight sims with. I don’t have the box for this either, though could potentially source one.

3) MadCatz Soul Caliber V Arcade Soul Edition Fightstick – £80
Works on Xbox 360 and PC for sure, maybe the Xbox One as well but you will have to check. Served me very well when I was still heavily into fighting games. Again no box, but maybe I could source one.

Would prefer collection from West London for all of these, and therefore delivery is not included in the prices above. Payment by Bank Transfer/cash on collection.

Also a quick question, would is this the best place for this advert, category wise?

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer/Cash on collection
Location: West London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – PC Gaming Accessories: Steering Wheel + Flight Stick + Arcade Stick

Hi there.

I have a few items I should move on, because I don’t have any space in this flat and can’t remember the last time I used them!

1) Thrustmaster T300 GTE + Wheel Stand Pro V2 – £280 EDIT Price reduction.
I bought this setup second hand and had a great time in VR with it. I don’t have a box so this really does have to be collected in person. There is a handy stand so you don’t need to screw anything to a desk. The USB cord is a little short, so you might want an extender depending on your setup.

2) Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X – £30
A nice basic flight stick to get into flight sims with. I don’t have the box for this either, though could potentially source one.

3) MadCatz Soul Caliber V Arcade Soul Edition Fightstick – £80
Works on Xbox 360 and PC for sure, maybe the Xbox One as well but you will have to check. Served me very well when I was still heavily into fighting games. Again no box, but maybe I could source one.

Would prefer collection from West London for all of these, and therefore delivery is not included in the prices above. Payment by Bank Transfer/cash on collection.

Also a quick question, would is this the best place for this advert, category wise?

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer/Cash on collection
Location: West London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – PC Gaming Accessories: Steering Wheel + Flight Stick + Arcade Stick

Hi there.

I have a few items I should move on, because I don’t have any space in this flat and can’t remember the last time I used them!

1) Thrustmaster T300 GTE + Wheel Stand Pro V2 – £280 EDIT Price reduction.
I bought this setup second hand and had a great time in VR with it. I don’t have a box so this really does have to be collected in person. There is a handy stand so you don’t need to screw anything to a desk. The USB cord is a little short, so you might want an extender depending on your setup.

2) Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X – £30
A nice basic flight stick to get into flight sims with. I don’t have the box for this either, though could potentially source one.

3) MadCatz Soul Caliber V Arcade Soul Edition Fightstick – £80
Works on Xbox 360 and PC for sure, maybe the Xbox One as well but you will have to check. Served me very well when I was still heavily into fighting games. Again no box, but maybe I could source one.

Would prefer collection from West London for all of these, and therefore delivery is not included in the prices above. Payment by Bank Transfer/cash on collection.

Also a quick question, would is this the best place for this advert, category wise?

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer/Cash on collection
Location: West London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – PC Gaming Accessories: Steering Wheel + Flight Stick + Arcade Stick

Hi there.

I have a few items I should move on, because I don’t have any space in this flat and can’t remember the last time I used them!

1) Thrustmaster T300 GTE + Wheel Stand Pro V2 – £280 EDIT Price reduction.
I bought this setup second hand and had a great time in VR with it. I don’t have a box so this really does have to be collected in person. There is a handy stand so you don’t need to screw anything to a desk. The USB cord is a little short, so you might want an extender depending on your setup.

2) Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X – £30
A nice basic flight stick to get into flight sims with. I don’t have the box for this either, though could potentially source one.

3) MadCatz Soul Caliber V Arcade Soul Edition Fightstick – £80
Works on Xbox 360 and PC for sure, maybe the Xbox One as well but you will have to check. Served me very well when I was still heavily into fighting games. Again no box, but maybe I could source one.

Would prefer collection from West London for all of these, and therefore delivery is not included in the prices above. Payment by Bank Transfer/cash on collection.

Also a quick question, would is this the best place for this advert, category wise?

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer/Cash on collection
Location: West London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – PC Gaming Accessories: Steering Wheel + Flight Stick + Arcade Stick

Hi there.

I have a few items I should move on, because I don’t have any space in this flat and can’t remember the last time I used them!

1) Thrustmaster T300 GTE + Wheel Stand Pro V2 – £280 EDIT Price reduction.
I bought this setup second hand and had a great time in VR with it. I don’t have a box so this really does have to be collected in person. There is a handy stand so you don’t need to screw anything to a desk. The USB cord is a little short, so you might want an extender depending on your setup.

2) Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X – £30
A nice basic flight stick to get into flight sims with. I don’t have the box for this either, though could potentially source one.

3) MadCatz Soul Caliber V Arcade Soul Edition Fightstick – £80
Works on Xbox 360 and PC for sure, maybe the Xbox One as well but you will have to check. Served me very well when I was still heavily into fighting games. Again no box, but maybe I could source one.

Would prefer collection from West London for all of these, and therefore delivery is not included in the prices above. Payment by Bank Transfer/cash on collection.

Also a quick question, would is this the best place for this advert, category wise?

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer/Cash on collection
Location: West London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – PC Gaming Accessories: Steering Wheel + Flight Stick + Arcade Stick

Hi there.

I have a few items I should move on, because I don’t have any space in this flat and can’t remember the last time I used them!

1) Thrustmaster T300 GTE + Wheel Stand Pro V2 – £280 EDIT Price reduction.
I bought this setup second hand and had a great time in VR with it. I don’t have a box so this really does have to be collected in person. There is a handy stand so you don’t need to screw anything to a desk. The USB cord is a little short, so you might want an extender depending on your setup.

2) Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X – £30
A nice basic flight stick to get into flight sims with. I don’t have the box for this either, though could potentially source one.

3) MadCatz Soul Caliber V Arcade Soul Edition Fightstick – £80
Works on Xbox 360 and PC for sure, maybe the Xbox One as well but you will have to check. Served me very well when I was still heavily into fighting games. Again no box, but maybe I could source one.

Would prefer collection from West London for all of these, and therefore delivery is not included in the prices above. Payment by Bank Transfer/cash on collection.

Also a quick question, would is this the best place for this advert, category wise?

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer/Cash on collection
Location: West London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Hyper-converged infrastructures get a new benchmark

Hyper-converged infrastructures can be extremely difficult to manage, because everything is interconnected. Measuring performance in this type of infrastructure is just as challenging. And in the past, the available benchmarks only focused on one part of the system. Now, administrators have the ability to look at the infrastructure as a whole.

In November, the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) announced the availability of TPCx-HCI, an application system-level benchmark for measuring the performance of hyper-converged infrastructures. With this benchmark kit, administrators can get a complete view of their virtualized hardware and converged storage, networking and compute platforms running a database application.

We spoke with Reza Taheri, chairman of the TPCx-HCI committee and principal engineer at VMware, who explained the new benchmark for hyper-converged infrastructures and how the council created it.

What was the process for developing the TPCx-HCI benchmark?

Reza Taheri: Originally, we developed a functional specifications document to leave people’s hands open to do any implementation [of the benchmark]. But over time, we realized that it actually made it very hard for people to implement. Not anybody could just go out and start learning the benchmark based on Transaction Processing Performance Council standards. So, we put out a benchmark kit that anybody can download, and it implements the benchmark, measurement, collection of data and all of that in the application kit itself.

The TPCx-V benchmark [for virtualization] was released a couple of years ago. The idea was to look at the performance of a virtualized server — so the hardware, hypervisor, storage and networking using the database workload. We wanted to compare different virtualization stacks using a very heavy business-critical database workload.

We looked at the TPCx-V benchmark kit and specifications and realized that we could very quickly repurpose that for hyper-converged infrastructures.
Reza Taherichairman of the TPCx-HCI committee and principal engineer at VMware

Earlier this year, we had a couple new members join the TPC, and they were HCI vendors — DataCore and Nutanix. They, along with other vendors, [started] asking about a benchmark for HCI systems. We looked at the TPCx-V benchmark kit and specifications and realized that we could very quickly repurpose that for hyper-converged infrastructures. We realized that the HCI market is hot and that there was a demand for a good benchmark.

Will this benchmark account for quality of service, in addition to price and performance?

Taheri: In a couple of ways, yes. One is that you need to have very strict response time performance. 

The other one is something that’s new in this benchmark: Combine performance with some notion of availability. Say you’re running on a four-node cluster. For the test, you limit the VMs on three of the nodes, but all four nodes supply data. At some point during the test, you kill the fourth node and run for a while, and then you turn it back on. You’re required to report the impact on performance during this run and also to report how long it took you to recover resilience and redundancy after the host came back on.

What types of applications do you use for benchmark testing?

Taheri: It’s an online transaction processing application — a database application — that runs on top of Postgres [an open source relational database management system] in a Linux VM. We use that to generate a realistic, very heavy workload that then runs on top of the hypervisor and virtualized storage, virtualized networking, the hardware and so on. The beauty of an application like that is that it really leaves nowhere to hide. Sometimes, for example, if it’s a very simple test of just IOPS, you can make up for low storage by using a lot of CPU or a lot of memory.

But you can’t do that with a high-level system benchmark like this, because if you make up for storage by using too much CPU in the HCI software itself or do caching and use memory, then the application suffers and your performance drops. So, to have good performance, you have to have good storage, memory, CPU and networking all at the same time.

Are all the tested systems running the same hypervisor? Can you accurately compare benchmark performance results for HCI systems that are running different hypervisors?

Taheri: Any hypervisor can be used for this benchmark. Different hyper-converged infrastructures might be running different software stacks besides different hypervisors. It might not be possible to state how much of a performance difference is solely due to the hypervisor. The TPCx-V benchmark is very similar to TPCx-HCI, but runs on one node and can use any type of storage. TPCx-V is a better tool for studying the performance of hypervisors.

Is there any way to compare this benchmark to something running in the cloud?

Taheri: Not directly, but the benchmark has many attributes of cloud-based applications, such as elasticity of load, virtualization and so on. Also, a sponsor might choose to run the benchmark on a cloud platform, which is allowed by the Transaction Processing Performance Council specifications.

As HCI is still evolving, are there plans to review and make changes to the benchmark at any point?

Taheri: We would need to. It was a quantum leap from the Iometer type of benchmarks — micro-benchmarks — to a system application benchmark like this. Going forward, these specs will evolve. Benchmarks … evolve in minor ways, and every few years we have to do a major change, which makes it incomparable to previous versions of the same benchmark.

For Sale – Alienware 13 R3 (6700HQ OLED Nvidia 1060 16GB RAM 256GB SSD)

I am selling my Alienware 13 r3 because I just don’t use it as much as I thought I would and I tend to play my games more on my ps4 and occasionally Indie PC games. So a laptop this powerful is wasted on me and I have just recently bought a Macbook which is superlight and easy to carry about.

Laptop is in great condition just a bit of dust on it from lack of use so I’ll give it a clean before passing on to the new owner.

At work right now so images to be added later

Alienware 13 r3 OLED

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

13.3 inch QHD (2560 x 1440) OLED Anti-Glare 400-nits Display with Touch Technology

16GB DDR4-2400MHz

256GB PCIe Solid State Drive

Lithium Ion (76 Wh) Battery

Power Supply : Alienware 180W AC Adapter

NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5

Killer 1535 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1

Internal UK/Irish (QWERTY) Backlit Keyboard

Windows 10 Home 64bit English

Original Box Included

Extra –

I apply all the time a 140mv undervolt

& new thermal paste applied

Works fan less on non-stressful workloads

Reason for sale: Bought to get back into pc gaming but it’s just not my thing anymore, much more of a sofa & console kind of guy

Price and currency: £1350
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer or Cash
Location: London, E16
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Alienware 13 R3 (6700HQ OLED Nvidia 1060 16GB RAM 256GB SSD)

I am selling my Alienware 13 r3 because I just don’t use it as much as I thought I would and I tend to play my games more on my ps4 and occasionally Indie PC games. So a laptop this powerful is wasted on me and I have just recently bought a Macbook which is superlight and easy to carry about.

Laptop is in great condition just a bit of dust on it from lack of use so I’ll give it a clean before passing on to the new owner.

At work right now so images to be added later

Alienware 13 r3 OLED

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

13.3 inch QHD (2560 x 1440) OLED Anti-Glare 400-nits Display with Touch Technology

16GB DDR4-2400MHz

256GB PCIe Solid State Drive

Lithium Ion (76 Wh) Battery

Power Supply : Alienware 180W AC Adapter

NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5

Killer 1535 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1

Internal UK/Irish (QWERTY) Backlit Keyboard

Windows 10 Home 64bit English

Original Box Included

Extra –

I apply all the time a 140mv undervolt

& new thermal paste applied

Works fan less on non-stressful workloads

Reason for sale: Bought to get back into pc gaming but it’s just not my thing anymore, much more of a sofa & console kind of guy

Price and currency: £1350
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer or Cash
Location: London, E16
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Alienware 13 R3 (6700HQ OLED Nvidia 1060 16GB RAM 256GB SSD)

I am selling my Alienware 13 r3 because I just don’t use it as much as I thought I would and I tend to play my games more on my ps4 and occasionally Indie PC games. So a laptop this powerful is wasted on me and I have just recently bought a Macbook which is superlight and easy to carry about.

Laptop is in great condition just a bit of dust on it from lack of use so I’ll give it a clean before passing on to the new owner.

At work right now so images to be added later

Alienware 13 r3 OLED

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

13.3 inch QHD (2560 x 1440) OLED Anti-Glare 400-nits Display with Touch Technology

16GB DDR4-2400MHz

256GB PCIe Solid State Drive

Lithium Ion (76 Wh) Battery

Power Supply : Alienware 180W AC Adapter

NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5

Killer 1535 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1

Internal UK/Irish (QWERTY) Backlit Keyboard

Windows 10 Home 64bit English

Original Box Included

Extra –

I apply all the time a 140mv undervolt

& new thermal paste applied

Works fan less on non-stressful workloads

Reason for sale: Bought to get back into pc gaming but it’s just not my thing anymore, much more of a sofa & console kind of guy

Price and currency: £1350
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer or Cash
Location: London, E16
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

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.