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For Sale – Custom PC: i5 4460, 16GB Ram, MSi Z97 Gaming 5 and Corsair CX600

Hi All,

I am selling my desktop PC as it hasn’t been used in months. I use my laptop and tablet most of the time.

I was planning to use this PC for gaming but never got a good graphics card to finish the project.

Main parts used are from amazon:


Intel i5 4460
Aerocool Strike-X One
Cooler Master
MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Intel LGA1150 Z97 ATX Motherboard
Corsair CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R Vengeance Pro Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2400Mhz
Corsair CP-9020048-UK Builder Series CX600


There is also a WI-FI network card and the cooling fans (standard stuff)

I will not include hard drive because of personal data and current graphics card in case it comes loose during transit.

Pictures can be added and if you have any questions please massage me.

Ps. I have only sold one item in 2012 on AVforums but if you don’t trust me I can maybe screenshot my ebay feedback or something.

Price and currency: 450
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Paypal, bank transfer, cash.
Location: Antrim
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – ASrock Z68 Pro3 motherboard, i5-2500K, Artic cooler, 16Gb DDR3 RAM bundle

Recent upgrade to Ryzen has resulted in the following up for sale. PC has been cleaned about every 6 weeks.

i5-2500K with Artic Freezer Pro7 and stock cooler – processor is boxed, not sure I’ll be able to find box for the cooler

The RAM is GSKILL Ripjaws DDR 1600 PC3-12800, 16Gb in total – two pairs of 4Gb.

No problems with the motherboard, boxed with I/O shield and manual.

Any questions please ask.

Cheers

Price and currency: £170
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Bridgend
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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LTO-8 tape standard to provide insurance against disaster

This summer’s weather disasters should have been a wake-up call about the need for a sensible business continuity strategy. But even now, several months later, recovery from flooding and infrastructure damage remains a slog.

Those who contented themselves with the nonsense that high-availability architecture is a substitute for good, old fashioned disaster recovery planning are behind the eight ball. So, too, are companies that used “cloud-based” disaster recovery services that were actually managed hosting shops located a few miles from their offices and subject to the same disaster.

The good news is technology does exist to make reliable copies of data and get them to distant off-site storage in an affordable way. I’m talking about tape, of course: Linear Tape-Open standard tape. It’s compatible across virtually all libraries, regardless of manufacturer, and growing in terms of speeds and feeds, durability, longevity and capacity.

Some vendors are already talking about generation LTO-8, though LTO-7 hasn’t run its course, and the LTO-8 tape drive isn’t yet in mass production. Some say that LTO-8 caters to a niche market of large enterprises and industrial clouds. By contrast, LTO-7 may be the last iteration catering to small to medium-sized customers given its price point of about $100 per 6 TB cartridge (15 TB compressed).

LTO-8 not a niche market

The increased capacity of the LTO-8 tape drive, at 12.8 TB native and 32 TB compressed, and data throughput of 472 Mbps native and 1,180 Mbps compressed, should garner “No h8 for eight.” (That’s my meme, but you can use it if you want.) As for the “niche” thing, I must disagree.

The preponderance of data we generate today isn’t the stuff of big data analytics.

First off, no business measures data storage in terabytes anymore. Even small ones handle hundreds of terabytes, or even petabytes, of storage. And larger companies that used to complain storage was out of hand in the tens of petabytes range are easily into exabyte-sized repositories today. The largest data producers and storage firms, according to IDC and others, exceed tens of zettabytes now, with analysts predicting 163 ZB of new data a year by 2025.

So LTO-8, with its 32 TB capacity, seems to be just what the doctor ordered for companies most likely to make big use of tape technology: cloudies and data-intensive verticals, such as healthcare, surveillance, research labs, and oil and gas. These firms are putting tape back to use in an old, secondary storage role.

Tape’s special role

I know you’ve heard that tape doesn’t meet the needs of active archives. I wrote a column on this topic recently for Storage magazine, and the answer is “Maybe, maybe not.” But the truth remains that the preponderance of data we generate today isn’t the stuff of big data analytics. Clouds want to sell “a big storage repository in the sky” to host all of the seldom accessed and never modified data consumers create with their million-megapixel phone cameras. Tape is the go-to technology for virtually all of those services now.

And getting large quantities of data to the cloud from the real world is going to require something besides expensive wires and fiber optic cables. Tape is a great mechanism for data transport without a WAN or metropolitan area network.

Eight is a special thing

Truth be told, the eight in LTO-8 is rich as a moniker. In the hard sciences, eight has many applications, ranging from being the method for describing particles in particle physics to the second magic number in nuclear physics. Eight is the number of vertices in a cube in geometry, and it’s the first number that’s neither prime nor semiprime in mathematics. It’s the atomic number of oxygen, and in biology, it’s part of the definition of the Arachnida and Octopoda classes of life. And, of course, in computer science, it’s the foundation of the numbering system used to describe digital information itself — 8 bits to a byte.

Eight holds meaning as the intersection of natural and supernatural among those who study numerology and religion. The Chinese equate eight with money and luck, spending inordinate amounts of money to obtain phone numbers with many eights in them. The old saw about the Beijing Olympics, that the opening ceremonies began precisely on Aug. 8, 2008, at eight minutes and eight seconds past 8 p.m. local time (Coordinated Universal Time+8), shows how important the lore of eight remains among a large segment of the world’s population. Marketeers cater to such things. General Motors, for example, calls the minivan built for the Chinese market the Buick GL8, but gives the same product a different name in other countries.

To numerologists, eight is a karmic number, “What goes around comes around,” as eight looks like the infinity symbol turned sideways. It symbolizes the accomplishment of goals while remaining generous and willing to take risks. In the religious realm, Eastern arts define eight paths to good or heaven, while Western faiths ascribe a lot of natural and supernatural interfaces to eight.

Whether or not you buy into the metaphysics of eight, LTO-8 does seem to have come at a fortuitous moment. We need its abundance — another meaning ascribed to eight, in Hinduism — and we need the luck that it might bring the next time a hurricane or other calamity strikes.

At a minimum, the luck of LTO-8 is tied to what it can do to lower the costs of storing zettabytes of data. A massive, multi-zettabyte tape repository will likely cost less than the energy costs alone for a repository with the same capacity based on disk or flash. The release of LTO-8 will provide yet another watershed in data storage capacity and cost.

Author’s note: In my October column, I incorrectly reported that Quantum had departed from the tape storage market. Quantum continues to sell tape storage. I regret the error. Look for a deeper discussion of Quantum’s outlook on tape technology and archiving in an upcoming column.

For Sale – MSI GTX 760 Twin Frozr OC

Got my 760 for sale as I wait for a 970 to arrive.

Purchased from Scan and has been used very lightly since as I’ve been using my Macbook after heading back to uni.

Looking for £70 including delivery, pick up also available.

Don’t be afraid to offer (reasonably).

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Price and currency: £70.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT only
Location: London (West, Central and Uxbridge)
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – 1tb Samsung M3 portable external HDD and LG 500gb portable external drive

I have a Samsung M3 1tb external drive.

Its been used as a very ocassional back up and stored in an off-site safe. Has had very little use, comes with USB cable and original box and instructions. I believe it’s still under warranty as well, but can’t confirm that.

£43 plus delivery

I also have a LG 500gb HXD2 external drive, again in good condition and used for archiving. Includes usb cable.

£25 plus delivery

Moving these on as I have consolidated to a larger NAS and off-site backup.

Price and currency: 43
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT
Location: Kidderminster
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For Sale – 8x 2GB Asus Dual RX 460

All purchased on 30th of June this year. All have been mining away happily since.

£80 delivered per card.

Price and currency: 80
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Worthing
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For Sale – Corsair 16GB DDR4 Vengeance LPX 3200MHz

Hello,

I am selling 16GB(2 X 8GB) of Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX 32000MHz RAM. This has been in my machine for 4 months, and am selling due to buying the same RAM in white.

Product can be found here:
Corsair 16GB DDR4 Vengeance LPX 3200MHz Memory Kit for Skylake

Looking for £140 which includes special delivery.

Thanks

Price and currency: £140
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT, Paypal
Location: NORTHUMBERLAND
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – ASrock Z68 Pro3 motherboard, i5-2500K, Artic cooler, 16Gb DDR3 RAM bundle

Recent upgrade to Ryzen has resulted in the following up for sale. PC has been cleaned about every 6 weeks.

i5-2500K with Artic Freezer Pro7 and stock cooler – processor is boxed, not sure I’ll be able to find box for the cooler

The RAM is GSKILL Ripjaws DDR 1600 PC3-12800, 16Gb in total – two pairs of 4Gb.

No problems with the motherboard, boxed with I/O shield and manual.

Any questions please ask.

Cheers

Price and currency: £170
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Bridgend
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – MSI GTX 760 Twin Frozr OC

Got my 760 for sale as I wait for a 970 to arrive.

Purchased from Scan and has been used very lightly since as I’ve been using my Macbook after heading back to uni.

Looking for £70 including delivery, pick up also available.

Don’t be afraid to offer (reasonably).

IMG_6430.jpg

IMG_6431.jpg

Price and currency: £70.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT only
Location: London (West, Central and Uxbridge)
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Wanted – Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (or good 1)

Hi Guys, I’m after a Surface Pro 2 (or 1 at a push). It must been in good order, minimum i5 processor and have the backlit keyboard attachment.

Money is waiting if you can help me out.

Cheers,

Rich

Location: Teesside

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