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For Sale – i7 2600k, R9 295 x2, DDR3 Ram, 8800gts oc, 9800gt, coolermaster PSU, Gigabyte Mobo, HDD’s etc

Hi,
Its been a while & im having a clear out. All of the below parts are for sale to fund a new up to date GPU.

The below parts were in my system untill last week when i upgraded to a i7 9900k package and are all working 100%. The ram modules were ran together to give 12gb of ram at stock settings. The GPU is still in my system but if i get a sale i can run my monitor off the Mobo/ CPU.

  • i7 2600k CPU £45 + Postage SOLD TO URL
  • Gigabyte Z68X-UD3P-B3 Inc, OI shield stickers box manuals etc £40 + Postage SOLD TO KINNSY
  • Corsair 2x 2GB DDR3 Ram £10 + Postage
  • Exceleram 2 x 4GB DDR3 Ram £20 + Postage SOLD TO KINNSY
  • Powercolor Radeon R9 295 x2 Watercooled £260 + Postage
    (Still in my system but available for immediate despatch.) This GPU Is very long and as you can see barely fits in my case. it also requires 2, 8 pin power connections with 28amps each as per warning in the box.
  • Dell optiplex Computer with extra ram 5gb ram and gigabyte R4650 gpu, 250gb WD HDD £25 + Postage

The following parts are sold as untested however i dont have any reason to believe they would not work. Prices have been adjusted accordingly and a bundle deal would be availabe.

  • BFG 8800 GTS OC £5 + Postage
  • Palit 9800GT £7 + Postage
  • Cooler Master RS 460 PCAP A3 460W PSU £10 + Postage
  • Seagate Pipeline HD.2 500GB £7 + Postage
  • WD 320 GB HDD £5 + Postage

Prices are a guestimate based on Ebay and Google. Offers accepted.

Any questions let me know

Thanks

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For Sale – i7 2600k, R9 295 x2, DDR3 Ram, 8800gts oc, 9800gt, coolermaster PSU, Gigabyte Mobo, HDD’s etc

Hi,
Its been a while & im having a clear out. All of the below parts are for sale to fund a new up to date GPU.

The below parts were in my system untill last week when i upgraded to a i7 9900k package and are all working 100%. The ram modules were ran together to give 12gb of ram at stock settings. The GPU is still in my system but if i get a sale i can run my monitor off the Mobo/ CPU.

  • i7 2600k CPU £45 + Postage SOLD TO URL
  • Gigabyte Z68X-UD3P-B3 Inc, OI shield stickers box manuals etc £40 + Postage SOLD TO KINNSY
  • Corsair 2x 2GB DDR3 Ram £10 + Postage
  • Exceleram 2 x 4GB DDR3 Ram £20 + Postage SOLD TO KINNSY
  • Powercolor Radeon R9 295 x2 Watercooled £260 + Postage
    (Still in my system but available for immediate despatch.) This GPU Is very long and as you can see barely fits in my case. it also requires 2, 8 pin power connections with 28amps each as per warning in the box.
  • Dell optiplex Computer with extra ram 5gb ram and gigabyte R4650 gpu, 250gb WD HDD £25 + Postage

The following parts are sold as untested however i dont have any reason to believe they would not work. Prices have been adjusted accordingly and a bundle deal would be availabe.

  • BFG 8800 GTS OC £5 + Postage
  • Palit 9800GT £7 + Postage
  • Cooler Master RS 460 PCAP A3 460W PSU £10 + Postage
  • Seagate Pipeline HD.2 500GB £7 + Postage
  • WD 320 GB HDD £5 + Postage

Prices are a guestimate based on Ebay and Google. Offers accepted.

Any questions let me know

Thanks

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For Sale – i7 2600k, R9 295 x2, DDR3 Ram, 8800gts oc, 9800gt, coolermaster PSU, Gigabyte Mobo, HDD’s etc

Hi,
Its been a while & im having a clear out. All of the below parts are for sale to fund a new up to date GPU.

The below parts were in my system untill last week when i upgraded to a i7 9900k package and are all working 100%. The ram modules were ran together to give 12gb of ram at stock settings. The GPU is still in my system but if i get a sale i can run my monitor off the Mobo/ CPU.

  • i7 2600k CPU £45 + Postage SOLD TO URL
  • Gigabyte Z68X-UD3P-B3 Inc, OI shield stickers box manuals etc £40 + Postage
  • Corsair 2x 2GB DDR3 Ram £10 + Postage
  • Exceleram 2 x 4GB DDR3 Ram £20 + Postage
  • Powercolor Radeon R9 295 x2 Watercooled £260 + Postage
    (Still in my system but available for immediate despatch.) This GPU Is very long and as you can see barely fits in my case. it also requires 2, 8 pin power connections with 28amps each as per warning in the box.
  • Dell optiplex Computer with extra ram 5gb ram and gigabyte R4650 gpu, 250gb WD HDD £25 + Postage

The following parts are sold as untested however i dont have any reason to believe they would not work. Prices have been adjusted accordingly and a bundle deal would be availabe.

  • BFG 8800 GTS OC £5 + Postage
  • Palit 9800GT £7 + Postage
  • Cooler Master RS 460 PCAP A3 460W PSU £10 + Postage
  • Seagate Pipeline HD.2 500GB £7 + Postage
  • WD 320 GB HDD £5 + Postage

Prices are a guestimate based on Ebay and Google. Offers accepted.

Any questions let me know

Thanks

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For Sale – MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G

How old is it and has it been overclocked?

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For Sale – i7 2600k, R9 295 x2, DDR3 Ram, 8800gts oc, 9800gt, coolermaster PSU, Gigabyte Mobo, HDD’s etc

Hi,
Its been a while & im having a clear out. All of the below parts are for sale to fund a new up to date GPU.

The below parts were in my system untill last week when i upgraded to a i7 9900k package and are all working 100%. The ram modules were ran together to give 12gb of ram at stock settings. The GPU is still in my system but if i get a sale i can run my monitor off the Mobo/ CPU.

  • i7 2600k CPU £45 + Postage SOLD TO URL
  • Gigabyte Z68X-UD3P-B3 Inc, OI shield stickers box manuals etc £40 + Postage
  • Corsair 2x 2GB DDR3 Ram £10 + Postage
  • Exceleram 2 x 4GB DDR3 Ram £20 + Postage
  • Powercolor Radeon R9 295 x2 Watercooled £260 + Postage
    (Still in my system but available for immediate despatch.) This GPU Is very long and as you can see barely fits in my case. it also requires 2, 8 pin power connections with 28amps each as per warning in the box.
  • Dell optiplex Computer with extra ram 5gb ram and gigabyte R4650 gpu, 250gb WD HDD £25 + Postage

The following parts are sold as untested however i dont have any reason to believe they would not work. Prices have been adjusted accordingly and a bundle deal would be availabe.

  • BFG 8800 GTS OC £5 + Postage
  • Palit 9800GT £7 + Postage
  • Cooler Master RS 460 PCAP A3 460W PSU £10 + Postage
  • Seagate Pipeline HD.2 500GB £7 + Postage
  • WD 320 GB HDD £5 + Postage

Prices are a guestimate based on Ebay and Google. Offers accepted.

Any questions let me know

Thanks

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Microsoft wins $10 billion JEDI contract over AWS

Microsoft has been awarded the U.S. Department of Defense’s controversial JEDI contract over AWS in a surprise development that could be remembered as a watershed moment in the battle for market share among hyperscale cloud computing providers.

AWS had widely been expected to win the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract, which was first announced in September 2017 and vigorously pursued by IBM, Oracle, Google and Microsoft. The DoD narrowed the field of candidates to AWS and Microsoft in April, and in July a judge tossed out a federal lawsuit brought by Oracle in protest of the process.

AWS had a perceived leg up on competitors for the JEDI contract, thanks not only to the breadth and depth of its cloud platform, but due to precedent. Several years ago, AWS landed a $600 million contract with the CIA centered on further development of the intelligence agency’s big data analytics capabilities.

Still, in May 2018, Microsoft said it had won a contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars that would see a panoply of U.S. intelligence agencies use its Azure Government service.

The DoD’s JEDI proposal, as laid out in a November 2017 memo, calls for a 10-year contract with a single provider to create a “highly available, exponentially elastic, secure, resilient cloud computing environment that seamlessly extends from the homefront to the tactical edge.”

The JEDI contract is worth up to $10 billion over the life of the agreement, but the base contract period is for just two years with $1 million guaranteed, according to the DoD.  About $210 million is expected to be spent during the initial two years, but the remainder of the contract is subject to rigorous ongoing reviews, the DoD said.

AWS could not immediately be reached for comment, but in published reports, a company spokesperson expressed surprise at the result.

“AWS is the clear leader in cloud computing, and a detailed assessment purely on the comparative offerings clearly lead to a different conclusion,” the company said.

The specter of presidential politics has loomed over the JEDI contract saga, with President Donald Trump – a harsh critic of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos – saying in July that his administration planned to scrutinize Amazon’s JEDI bid in the wake of complaints about the award process from AWS competitors.

It isn’t immediately clear whether Amazon can or will pursue additional recourse following the JEDI contract award to Microsoft.

“All offerors were treated fairly and evaluated consistently with the solicitation’s stated evaluation criteria,” the DOD said in a statement. “Prior to the award, the department conferred with the DOD Inspector General, which informed the decision to proceed.”

While the Pentagon plans to eventually move 80% of its internal systems to the platform created by JEDI, it maintains many other cloud services. It also “continues to assess and pursue various cloud contracting opportunities,” according to a statement.

The cloud infrastructure market is worth about $100 billion at present, according to new numbers from Synergy Research. AWS has about 33.5% share of that market, with Microsoft at about 16.5%, Synergy reported.

AWS may still have a healthy lead over Microsoft, but the JEDI award gives the latter not only bragging rights but also a high-profile testimony to Azure’s readiness for the world’s most critical and sensitive workloads, which could prove quite valuable in negotiating other large-scale deals.

More details of the DoD’s decision-making process could be learned in coming days. In recent months, there had been some speculation the DoD would add an additional vendor to the JEDI contract after an initial award, both to hedge its strategic bets and mollify critics.

This is a breaking news story. More details to follow.

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For Sale – MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G

How old is it and has it been overclocked?

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AI at the core of next-generation BI

Next-generation BI is upon us, and has been for a few years now.

The first generation of business intelligence, beginning in the 1980s and extending through the turn of the 21st century, relied entirely on information technology experts. It was about business reporting, and was inaccessible to all but a very few with specialized skills.

The second introduced self-service analytics, and lasted until just a few years ago. The technology was accessible to data analysts, and defined by data visualization, data preparation and data discovery.

Next-generation BI — the third generation — is characterized by augmented intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing. It’s open everyday business users, and trust and transparency are important aspects. It’s also changing the direction data looks, becoming more predictive.

In September, Constellation Research released “Augmented Analytics: How Smart Features Are Changing Business Intelligence.The report, authored by analyst Doug Henschen, took a deep look at next-generation BI.

Henschen reflected on some of his findings about the third generation of business analytics for a two-part Q&A.

In Part I, Henschen addressed what marked the beginning of this new era and who stands to benefit most from augmented BI capabilities. In Part II, he looked at which vendors are positioned to succeed and where next-generation business intelligence is headed next.

In your report you peg 2015 as the beginning of next generation BI — what features were you seeing in analytics platforms at that time that signaled a new era?

Doug HenschenDoug Henschen

Doug Henschen: There was a lot percolating at the time, but I don’t think that it’s about a specific technology coming out in 2015. That’s an approximation of when augmented analytics really became something that was ensconced as a buying criteria. That’s I think approximately when we shifted — the previous decade was really when self-service became really important and the majority of deployments were driving toward it, and I pegged 2015 as the approximate time at which augmented started getting on everyone’s radar.

Beyond the technology itself, what were some things that happened in the market around the time of 2015 that showed things were changing?

Henschen: There were lots of technology things that led up to that — Watson playing Jeopardy was in 2011, SAP acquired KXEN in 2013, IBM introduced Watson Analytics in 2014. Some startups like ThoughtSpot and BeyondCore came in during the middle of the decade, Salesforce introduced Einstein in 2016 and ended up acquiring BeyondCore in 2016. A lot of stuff was percolating in the decade, and 2015 is about when it became about, ‘OK, we want augmented analytics on our list. We want to see these features coming up on roadmaps.’

What are you seeing now that has advanced next-generation BI beyond what was available in 2015?

Anything that is proactive, that provides recommendations, that helps automate work that was tedious, that surfaces insights that humans would have a tough time recognizing but that machines can recognize — that’s helpful to everybody.
Doug HenschenAnalyst, Constellation Research

Henschen: In the report I dive into four areas — data preparation, data discovery and analysis, natural language interfaces and interaction, and forecasting and prediction — and in every category you’ve seen certain capabilities become commonplace, while other capabilities have been emerging and are on the bleeding edge. In data prep, everyone can pretty much do auto data profiling, but recommended or suggested data sources and joins are a little bit less common. Guided approaches that walk you through how to cleanse this, how to format this, where and how to join — that’s a little bit more advanced and not everybody does it.

Similarly, in the other categories, recommended data visualization is pretty common in discover and analysis, but intent-driven recommendations that track what individuals are doing and make recommendations based on patterns among people are more on the bleeding edge. It applies in every category. There’s stuff that is now widely done by most products, and stuff that is more bleeding edge where some companies are innovating and leading.

Who benefits from next-generation BI that didn’t benefit in previous generations — what types of users?

Henschen: I think these features will benefit all. Anything that is proactive, that provides recommendations, that helps automate work that was tedious, that surfaces insights that humans would have a tough time recognizing but that machines can recognize — that’s helpful to everybody. It has long been an ambition in BI and analytics to spread this capability to the many, to the business users, as well as the analysts who have long served the business users, and this extends the trend of self-service to more users, but it also saves time and supports even the more sophisticated users.

Obviously, larger companies have teams of data analysts and data engineers and have more people of that sort — they have data scientists. Midsize companies don’t have as many of those assets, so I think [augmented capabilities] stand to be more beneficial to midsize companies. Things like recommended visualizations and starting points for data exploration, those are very helpful when you don’t have an expert on hand and a team at your disposal to develop a dashboard to address a problem or look at the impact of something on sales. I think [augmented capabilities] are going to benefit all, but midsize companies and those with fewer people and resources stand to benefit more.  

You referred to medium-sized businesses, but what about small businesses?

Henschen: In the BI and analytics world there are products that are geared to reporting and helping companies at scale. The desktop products are more popular with small companies — Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Tibco Spotfire are some that have desktop options, and small companies are turning also to SaaS options. We focus on enterprise analytics — midsize companies and up — and I think enterprise software vendors are focused that way, but there are definitely cloud services, SaaS vendors and desktop options. Salesforce has some good small business options. Augmented capabilities are coming into those tools as well.

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for clarity and conciseness.

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OneDrive Personal Vault and expandable storage now available worldwide

Microsoft OneDrive has long been an innovation leader in cloud storage, and today we’re excited to launch a new feature that gives you greater security for your files in the cloud. This summer, we announced OneDrive Personal Vault, which uses identity verification to protect your most important files. Now we’re happy to share that Personal Vault is available worldwide on all OneDrive consumer accounts. Additionally, we have more OneDrive news to share on expandable storage options, automatic folder backup, and dark mode—read on to learn more.

Meet Personal Vault

Personal Vault is a protected area in OneDrive that can only be accessed with a strong authentication method or a second step of identity verification, such as your fingerprint, face, PIN, or a code sent to you via email or SMS.1 Personal Vault gives you an added layer of protection for your most important files, photos, and videos—for example, copies of documents such as your passport, driver’s license, or insurance information—should someone gain access to your account or device.

Plus, this added security won’t slow you down. You can quickly access your important documents, photos, and files with confidence wherever you are, on your PC, OneDrive.com, or your mobile device.2

Beyond a second layer of identity verification, Personal Vault also includes the following security measures:

  • Scan and shoot—Using the OneDrive app, you can scan documents or shoot photos directly into your Personal Vault, keeping them off less secure areas of your device, like your camera roll.
  • Automatic lockingNo need to worry about whether you left your Personal Vault or your files open—both will close and lock automatically after a period of inactivity.3
  • BitLocker encryptionOn Windows 10 PCs, OneDrive automatically syncs your Personal Vault files to a BitLocker-encrypted area of your local hard drive.4
  • Restricted sharing—To prevent accidental sharing, files in Personal Vault and shared items moved into Personal Vault cannot be shared.

Taken together, these security measures help ensure that Personal Vault files are not stored unprotected on your PC, and your files have additional protection, even if your Windows 10 PC or mobile device is lost, stolen, or someone gains access to it or to your account.

Animated image of a user verifying her identity in OneDrive Personal Vault.

Personal Vault is the latest advancement in OneDrive’s suite of security features, which also includes file encryption at rest and in transit, suspicious sign-in monitoring, ransomware detection and recovery, mass file deletion notification and recovery, virus scanning on downloads for known threats, password protected sharing links, and version history for all file types.

Personal Vault is now available worldwide

To start using Personal Vault, look for the Personal Vault icon Personal Vault icon. in your OneDrive and simply click or tap it. If you’re using OneDrive’s free or standalone 100 GB plan, you can store up to three files in Personal Vault. Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home subscribers can store as many files as they want in Personal Vault, up to their storage limit.

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Learn more in this Personal Vault podcast on Intrazone.

Backing up your folders just got easier

We made it easy to back up your important folders to OneDrive—so your files are protected and available even if something happens to your PC. With PC folder backup you can choose to automatically back up files in your Desktop, Documents, or Pictures folders to OneDrive. Now you don’t have to worry about protecting your work—OneDrive will do it for you.

You can also access your backed-up files even when you’re away from your PC—just use the OneDrive mobile app or go to OneDrive.com. Plus, saving your files to OneDrive allows you to view and restore previous versions of your files up to 30 days in the past.

PC folder backup is now more deeply integrated with the newest version of Windows 10, so you can easily enable it during Windows setup or updates. The feature is included with all OneDrive consumer plans and is available on Windows 7, 8, and 10 PCs with the OneDrive sync app. Learn more about PC folder backup.

OneDrive fans rejoice—additional storage is now available!

In June, we announced that we would deliver on one of the most requested OneDrive features of all time—more storage options. Now you can add storage to your existing Office 365 subscription in 200 GB increments, starting at $1.99 per month.5 Learn more about OneDrive additional storage.

Dark mode is now available on OneDrive iOS

We’re also thrilled to announce that the OneDrive mobile app on iOS 13 now supports dark mode. This dramatic new look is both easy on the eyes and lets you take full advantage of an OLED screen to save battery life. To try it out, simply set your iOS 13 device to Dark Appearance in Settings > Display and Brightness and then open the OneDrive app.

Animated image of a phone switching between dark mode and standard, and back again.

Let us know what you think

To let us know what you think or share your thoughts and ideas, visit OneDrive UserVoice. To learn more about all the advanced protection features included in Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscriptions, see our support page.

Notes:
1 Face and fingerprint verification requires specialized hardware including a Windows Hello capable device, fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor, or other biometric sensors and capable devices.
2 OneDrive for Android requires Android 6.0 or later; OneDrive for iOS requires iOS 11.3 or later.
3 Automatic locking interval varies by device and can be set by the user.
4 Requires Windows 10 version 1903 or above.
5Additional storage only available to Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers. For Office 365 Home subscribers, only the primary subscription holder may purchase additional storage, and only for that user’s account.

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Microsoft Redmond campus modernization – Construction update – Stories

Since we kicked off demolition in January 2019, there has been great progress on the Redmond campus modernization project. Check out the timelapse below to see some of the work that has been done thus far.

Credit: Skycatch

Here are some other fun facts about the construction efforts:

  • The square footage of the building demolition on east campus is equivalent to the total square feet of all thirty NFL football fields combined.
  • Concrete from the demolition would be enough to build 1.3 Empire State Buildings. One hundred percent of the concrete is being recycled, and some of it will come back to the site for use in the new campus.
  • We’ve recycled a variety of materials from the deconstructed buildings including carpets, ceiling tiles, outdoor lights and turf from the sports fields. As a result, we have diverted almost 95 percent of our demolition waste away from landfills.
  • The resources recycled from the demolition thus far includes 449,697 pounds (50 trucks full) of carpet and 284,400 pounds of ceiling tiles.
  • The majority of the furniture removed from the demolished buildings that will not be reused in other buildings, has been donated to local charities and nonprofit startups.
  • We’ve moved 1 million cubic yards of dirt and reached the bottom of the digging area for our underground parking facility, which will consolidate traffic and make our campus even more pedestrian and bike friendly.
  • We‘ve installed 51k feet of fiber optic cabling.  That’s just over 9.5 miles.
  • The Microsoft Art Program has relocated 277 art pieces, including an early Chihuly and a Ken Bortolazzo sculpture. These art pieces were placed across our Puget Sound buildings so they can continue to be enjoyed by employees and guests.
  • The drone video featured above, created by Skycatch, not only offers a unique view of the project, but the images have fed into 3D models of the site which are providing data to more effectively tackle challenges as they arise, plan ahead and monitor construction progress.
  • The project is actively coordinating over 100 different building information models containing over 2.8 million individual 3D building components.

We look forward to continuing this journey to modernize Microsoft’s workplaces. When completed, the project will provide additional proximity for teams who collaborate and an inspiring, healthy and sustainably responsible workplace where our employees can do their best work and grow their careers.

Continued thanks for your patience and flexibility during the construction phase. As a reminder, please allow extra time to get around campus and remind visitors to do the same. Always be cautious around the construction sites and remain mindful of safety notices and instructions.

Follow updates and developments as this project progresses and view the latest renderings on Microsoft’s Modern Campus site.

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