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For Sale – Various Components (X99, Z170, GTX 1070s, 1000W PSUs)

Hi all,

Having a clear out of a bunch of old computer components that have been sat doing nothing other than gathering dust for the last couple of years. No warranty as all the bits are at least 2 years old, but I’ve tested them today and they all appear to be working as expected – A lot of the components are top tier, so I wasn’t expecting to find anything dead

Gigabyte G1 1070 8GB – Box and card only (no cables or manual) – £175

Palit 1070 Dual fan 8GB – Box and card only (no cables or manual) – £160

Bundle –
Xeon 2603v3
Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard – Seems to have all the bits (WiFi, break out cards, back plate, box, manual etc…)
– £120

Bundle –
Intel G3900
8GB DDR4 (2x4GB)
Asrock Z170 Fatal1ty i7 – Box, backplate and a few other little bits
– £100

Corsair RM1000i – No box but comes with most cables (missing a couple peripheral power cables for molex sata – will update when if I find them) – £90

Corsair RM1000x – Same as above – £90

Delivery is not included, collection from Sheffield welcome.

Pictures to come shortly.

if someone by some amazing coincidence wants all of it then happy to knock a nice amount off!

Cheers!

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How to rebuild the SYSVOL tree using DFSR

Active Directory has a number of different components to keep track of user and resource information in an organization….

If one piece starts to fail and a recovery effort falters, it could mean it’s time for a rebuilding process.

The system volume (SYSVOL) is a shared folder found on domain controllers in an Active Directory domain that distributes the logon and policy scripts to users on the domain. Creating the first domain controller also produces SYSVOL and its initial contents. As you build domain controllers, the SYSVOL structure is created, and the contents are replicated from another domain controller. If this replication fails, it could leave the organization in a vulnerable position until it is corrected.

How the SYSVOL directory is organized

SYSVOL contains the following items:

  • group policy data;
  • logon scripts;
  • staging folders used to synchronize data and files between domain controllers; and
  • file system junctions.
domain controller shares
Figure 1: Use the Get-SmbShare cmdlet to show the SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares on an Active Directory domain controller.

The Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) service replicates SYSVOL data on Windows 2008 and above when the domain functional level is Windows 2008 and above.

SYSVOL folder contents
Figure 2. The SYSVOL folder contains four folders: domain, staging, staging areas and sysvol.

The position of SYSVOL on disk is set when you promote a server to a domain controller. The default location is C:WindowsSYSVOLsysvol, as shown in Figure 1.

For this tutorial, we will use PowerShell Core v7 preview 3, because it fixes the .NET Core bug related to displaying certain properties, such as ProtectedFromAccidentalDeletion.

SYSVOL contains a number of folders, as shown in Figure 2.

How to protect SYSVOL before trouble strikes

As the administrator in charge of Active Directory, you need to consider how you’ll protect the data in SYSVOL to protect the system in case of corruption or user error.

Windows backs up SYSVOL as part of the system state, but you should not restore from system state, as it might not result in a proper restoration of SYSVOL. If you’re working with the relative identifier master flexible server master operations holder, you definitely don’t want to restore system state and risk having multiple objects with the same security identifier. You need a file-level backup of the SYSVOL area. Don’t forget you can use Windows Server backup to protect SYSVOL on a domain controller if you can’t use your regular backup approach.

If you can’t use a backup, then login scripts can be copied to a backup folder. Keep the backup folder on the same volume so the permissions aren’t altered. You can back up group policy objects (GPOs) with PowerShell:

Import-Module GroupPolicy -SkipEditionCheck

The SkipEditionCheck parameter is required, because the GroupPolicy module hasn’t had CompatiblePSEditions in the module manifest set to include Core.

Create a folder for the backups:

New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path C: -Name GPObackup

Use the date to create a subfolder name and create the subfolder for the current backup:

$date = (Get-Date -Format ‘yyyyMMdd’).ToString()

New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path C:GPObackup -Name $date

Run the backup:

Backup-GPO -All -Path (Join-Path -Path C:GPObackup -ChildPath $date)

If you still use login scripts, rather doing everything through GPOs, the system stores your scripts in the NETLOGON share in the C:WindowsSYSVOLdomainscripts folder.

Restore the SYSVOL folder

SYSVOL replication through DFSR usually works. However, as with any system, it’s possible for something to go wrong. There are two scenarios that should be covered:

  • Loss of SYSVOL information on a single domain controller. The risk is the change that removed the data from SYSVOL has replicated across the domain.
  • Loss of SYSVOL on all domain controllers, which requires a compete rebuild.

The second case involving a complete rebuild of SYSVOL is somewhat more complicated, with the first case being a subset of the second. The following steps explain how to recover from a complete loss of SYSVOL, with added explainers to perform an authoritative replication of a lost file.

Preparing for a SYSVOL restore

To prepare to rebuild the SYSVOL tree, stop the DFSR service on all domain controllers:

Stop-Service DFSR

On domain controllers where you can’t perform a restore, you’ll need to rebuild the SYSVOL tree folder structure and share structure.

On the domain controller with the SYSVOL you want to fix — or the one with the data you need to replicate — disable DFSR and make the server authoritative.

Get-ADObject -Identity “CN=SYSVOL Subscription,CN=Domain System Volume,CN=DFSR-LocalSettings,CN=TTSDC01,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=Sphinx,DC=org” -Properties * |

Set-ADObject -Replace @{‘msDFSR-Enabled’=$false; ‘msDFSR-options’=1}

Disable DFSR on the other domain controllers in the domain. The difference in the commands is you’re not setting the msDFSR-options property.

Get-ADObject -Identity “CN=SYSVOL Subscription,CN=Domain System Volume,CN=DFSR-LocalSettings,CN=TTSDC02,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=Sphinx,DC=org” -Properties * |

 Set-ADObject -Replace @{‘msDFSR-Enabled’=$false}

Rebuild the SYSVOL tree data

The next step is to restore the data. You can skip this if you’re just forcing replication of lost data.

On domain controllers where you can’t perform a restore, you’ll need to rebuild the SYSVOL tree folder structure and share structure. This tutorial assumes you’ve created SYSVOL in the default location with the following folder structure:

C:WindowsSYSVOL

C:WindowsSYSVOLdomain

C:WindowsSYSVOLdomainpolicies

C:WindowsSYSVOLdomainscripts

C:WindowsSYSVOLstaging

C:WindowsSYSVOLstagingdomain

C:WindowsSYSVOLstaging areas

C:WindowsSYSVOLsysvol

You can use the following PowerShell commands to re-create the folders in the minimum number of steps. Be sure to change the nondefault location of the Stest folder used below to match your requirements.

New-Item -Path C:StestSYSVOLdomainscripts -ItemType Directory

New-Item -Path C:StestSYSVOLdomainpolicies -ItemType Directory

New-Item -Path C:StestSYSVOLstagingdomain -ItemType Directory

New-Item -Path C:StestSYSVOL’staging areas’ -ItemType Directory

New-Item -Path C:StestSYSVOLsysvol -ItemType Directory

Re-create the directory junction points. Map SYSVOLdomain (source folder) to SYSVOLSYSVOL and SYSVOLstagingdomain (source folder) to SYSVOLstaging areas.

You need to run mklink as administrator from a command prompt, rather than PowerShell:

C:Windows>mklink /J C:stestSYSVOLSYSVOLsphinx.org C:stestSYSVOLdomain

Junction created for C:stestSYSVOLSYSVOLsphinx.org <<===>> C:stestSYSVOLdomain

C:Windows>mklink /J “C:stestSYSVOLstaging areassphinx.org” C:stestsysvolStagingdomain

Junction created for C:stestSYSVOLstaging areassphinx.org <<===>> C:stestsysvolStagingdomain

Set the following permissions on the SYSVOL folder:

NT AUTHORITYAuthenticated Users                           ReadAndExecute, Synchronize

NT AUTHORITYSYSTEM                                                        FullControl

BUILTINAdministrators           Modify, ChangePermissions, TakeOwnership, Synchronize

BUILTINServer Operators                                   ReadAndExecute, Synchronize

Inheritance should be blocked.

If you don’t have a backup of the GPOs, re-create the default GPOs with the DCGPOFIX utility, and then re-create your other GPOs.

You may need to re-create the SYSVOL share (See Figure 1). Set the share permissions to the following:

Everyone: Read

Authenticated Users: Full control

Administrators group: Full control

Set the share comment (description) to Logon server share.

Check that the NETLOGON share is available. It remained available during my testing process, but you may need to re-create it. 

Share permissions for NETLOGON are the following:

Everyone: Read

Administrators: Full control

You should be able to restart replication.

How to restart Active Directory replication

Start the DFSR service and reenable DFSR on the authoritative server:

Start-Service  -Name DFSR

Get-ADObject -Identity “CN=SYSVOL Subscription,CN=Domain System Volume,CN=DFSR-LocalSettings,CN=TTSDC01,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=Sphinx,DC=org” -Properties * | Set-ADObject -Replace @{‘msDFSR-Enabled’=$true}

Run the following command to initialize SYSVOL:

DFSRDIAG POLLAD

If you don’t have the DFS management tools installed, run this command from a Windows PowerShell 5.1 console:

Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-DFS-Mgmt-Con

The ServerManager module cannot load into PowerShell Core at this time.

Start DFSR service on other domain controllers:

Start-Service -Name DFSR

Enable DFSR on the nonauthoritative domain controllers. Check that replication has occurred.

Get-ADObject -Identity “CN=SYSVOL Subscription,CN=Domain System Volume,CN=DFSR-LocalSettings,CN=TTSDC02,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=Sphinx,DC=org” -Properties * | Set-ADObject -Replace @{‘msDFSR-Enabled’=$true}

Run DFSRDIAG on the nonauthoritative domain controllers:

DFSRDIAG POLLAD

The results might not be immediate, but replication should restart, and then SYSVOL should be available.

The process to rebuilding the SYSVOL tree is not something that occurs every day. With any luck, you won’t have to do it ever, but it’s a skill worth developing to ensure you can protect and recover your Active Directory domain.

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For Sale – 3x 500gb Internal HDDs – RAM – DVD RW -Fans & Heatsink.

Hi Guys.

I have various components available.

HDDs –

2x 3.5″ 500GB Seagate Pipeline HD 2 ST3500312CS AV SATA HDDs. Optimised for use in video recording devices such as PVRs and CCTV or can be used in a desktop PC.

1x Hitachi CinemaStar 3.5″ 500GB SATA HDD.

Hard Drives are £12.50 each, or all 3 for £35

RAM-

1x Hynix 4GB DDR3 Desktop Ram – £18

DVD Drive-

HP GH82N Optical DVD RW Disc Drive – £12.50

Fans-

1x Delta Electronics DSB0912M 12v DC Brushless Fan – £5
1x Asia Vital Components Fan + Heatsink – £10
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Prices include UK delivery. Payment by PPG or BT.

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT/PPG
Location: Haywards Heath – West Sussex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Gaming PC – EVGA GTX 1080 SC – i7 3930K – P9X79 – Corsair AX1200

Alrighty folks, looking to sell my desktop gaming PC again. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

Individual components have been priced as I was splitting but for the time being only looking to sell complete setup. New price of £800 collected or delivered locally.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC – £400 delivered

i7 3930K & Asus P9X79 – £220 delivered

Corsair Hydro H100 – £50 delivered

16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black – £75 delivered

Corsair AX1200 – £140 delivered

Corsair 600T Case Black – £40 collected

Crucial M4 500GB SSD – £80 delivered

2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back from holiday)

Wifi/Bluetooth Dongles – £10 delivered each, both for £15 delivered

5 Port USB 3.0 card – £15 delivered

Windows 10 (will come with a clean install, only if selling as full system)

This PC has had very little use over the years but always performs amazing when called upon. I used it for VR with my Oculus Rift and it handles everything no problem.

Price – £950 NOW £900 £870 Now £800

Price and currency: 400
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: cash, bt, ppg
Location: Dunfermline
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For Sale – Gaming PC – EVGA GTX 1080 SC – i7 3930K – P9X79 – Corsair AX1200

Alrighty folks, looking to sell my desktop gaming PC again. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

Individual components have been priced as I was splitting but for the time being only looking to sell complete setup. New price of £800 collected or delivered locally.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC – £400 delivered

i7 3930K & Asus P9X79 – £220 delivered

Corsair Hydro H100 – £50 delivered

16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black – £75 delivered

Corsair AX1200 – £140 delivered

Corsair 600T Case Black – £40 collected

Crucial M4 500GB SSD – £80 delivered

2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back from holiday)

Wifi/Bluetooth Dongles – £10 delivered each, both for £15 delivered

5 Port USB 3.0 card – £15 delivered

Windows 10 (will come with a clean install, only if selling as full system)

This PC has had very little use over the years but always performs amazing when called upon. I used it for VR with my Oculus Rift and it handles everything no problem.

Price – £950 NOW £900 £870 Now £800

Price and currency: 400
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: cash, bt, ppg
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Gaming PC – EVGA GTX 1080 SC – i7 3930K – P9X79 – Corsair AX1200

Alrighty folks, looking to sell my desktop gaming PC again. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

Individual components have been priced as I was splitting but for the time being only looking to sell complete setup. New price of £800 collected or delivered locally.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC – £400 delivered

i7 3930K & Asus P9X79 – £220 delivered

Corsair Hydro H100 – £50 delivered

16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black – £75 delivered

Corsair AX1200 – £140 delivered

Corsair 600T Case Black – £40 collected

Crucial M4 500GB SSD – £80 delivered

2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back from holiday)

Wifi/Bluetooth Dongles – £10 delivered each, both for £15 delivered

5 Port USB 3.0 card – £15 delivered

Windows 10 (will come with a clean install, only if selling as full system)

This PC has had very little use over the years but always performs amazing when called upon. I used it for VR with my Oculus Rift and it handles everything no problem.

Price – £950 NOW £900 £870 Now £800

Price and currency: 400
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: cash, bt, ppg
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Gaming PC – EVGA GTX 1080 SC – i7 3930K – P9X79 – Corsair AX1200

Alrighty folks, looking to sell my desktop gaming PC again. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

Individual components have been priced as I was splitting but for the time being only looking to sell complete setup. New price of £800 collected or delivered locally.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC – £400 delivered

i7 3930K & Asus P9X79 – £220 delivered

Corsair Hydro H100 – £50 delivered

16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black – £75 delivered

Corsair AX1200 – £140 delivered

Corsair 600T Case Black – £40 collected

Crucial M4 500GB SSD – £80 delivered

2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back from holiday)

Wifi/Bluetooth Dongles – £10 delivered each, both for £15 delivered

5 Port USB 3.0 card – £15 delivered

Windows 10 (will come with a clean install, only if selling as full system)

This PC has had very little use over the years but always performs amazing when called upon. I used it for VR with my Oculus Rift and it handles everything no problem.

Price – £950 NOW £900 £870 Now £800

Price and currency: 400
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: cash, bt, ppg
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Splitting Gaming PC – EVGA GTX 1080 SC – i7 3930K – P9X79 – Corsair AX1200

Alrighty folks, looking to sell my desktop gaming PC again. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC – £400 delivered

i7 3930K & Asus P9X79 – £220 delivered

Corsair Hydro H100 – £50 delivered

16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black – £75 delivered

Corsair AX1200 – £140 delivered

Corsair 600T Case Black – £40 collected

Crucial M4 500GB SSD – £80 delivered

2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back from holiday)

Wifi/Bluetooth Dongles – £10 delivered each, both for £15 delivered

5 Port USB 3.0 card – £15 delivered

Windows 10 (will come with a clean install, only if selling as full system)

This PC has had very little use over the years but always performs amazing when called upon. I used it for VR with my Oculus Rift and it handles everything no problem.

Price – £950 NOW £900 £870

Price and currency: 400
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: cash, bt, ppg
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Wanted – i7 6700k, Z170 Mini ITX Mobo, DDR4 16GB 3200mhz (low profile)

Hi, I’m looking for the above components preferably as a bundle but will buy separately as well.

For the i7 6700k, please state how high it can clock to and at what volts.

For the ram as long as the speed is around 3200mhz or can be overclocked to 3200mhz then that is fine and I would prefer the ram in black or red.

Thanks

Location: Grays

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Wanted – i7 6700k, Z170 Mini ITX Mobo, DDR4 16GB 3200mhz (low profile)

Hi, I’m looking for the above components preferably as a bundle but will buy separately as well.

For the i7 6700k, please state how high it can clock to and at what volts.

For the ram as long as the speed is around 3200mhz or can be overclocked to 3200mhz then that is fine and I would prefer the ram in black or red.

Thanks

Location: Grays

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