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For Sale – Super server bundle: 14 core E5-2695 v3, ASRock Extreme 6 X99 mobo, 80GB DDR4 ECC RAM

I have a super powerful CPU, mobo and RAM bundle here that would make a great home server, I have used it as an unRAID server for about 18 months or so but am downsizing.

I have used this rig for running unRAID with dockers and VMs. When running VMs you can do GPU pass-through and I’ve had really powerful multi-core Mac Pro desktop running as well as a gaming VM with a GTX 1060 passed through. It’s an absolute beast. Great for running multiple VMs as a home lab.

ASRock X99 Extreme 6 ATX motherboard
Intel Xeon E5-2695 14 core/28 thread CPU
80GB !! (5 x 16GB, 4 Crucial and 1 SKHynix) of ECC DDR4 2133 memory

Motherboard specs:-
On-board dual LAN
Supports up to 128GB RAM
Ultra M.2 slot
8 RAM Slots

Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3 14 core/28 thread CPU. This is a late stepping engineering sample indistinguishable from retail. The v3 Xeons had a “bug” from Intel where using patched Microcode you can bypass the usual turbo boost restrictions to have all the cores running at single core boost speeds. In this case you can have all 14 cores running at 3.3GHz. The ASRock motherboard already has the patched BIOS in place so all you have to do it plug and play.

If you wish to go back to stock, simply update the motherboard with the latest BIOS from ASRock from within the BIOS itself. I will supply the patched BIOS anyway so you can always go back. As long as you have a decent CPU cooler then it is fine. even at full tilt my CPU never went over 60 deg. Although I did this for interest sake, my server sat idling 99% of the time anyway so a bit of a waste for me

Here is the Anandtech thread where it was all discovered and people built the mods:-

Page 3 – What controls Turbo Core in Xeons?

Also here is an explanation of all core vs single core boosts :
Actual CPU Speeds – What You See Is Not Always What You Get

Looking at current prices on ebay especially RAM which is crazy right now, this lot is worth about £800 or so, so I think this is a good price.

Price and currency: £550
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Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Harrogate
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For Sale – Budget gaming PC and 24” Monitor

i am selling my gaming PC which i have used for nearly 3 years with great care. it still gives great performance with no issues.

specs –

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
GPU: GeForce GTX 750ti
CPU: AMD FX 6300 6core
RAM: 8GB
Internal Storage: 240GB Kingston SSD
OS: Windows 10 Pro

Asking price £220

also have a HP Pavilion 24 inch full HD IPS monitor for sale at just £80.

collection is preferred but delivery by post can be also done if buyers arrange it (delivery cost has to be added by buyer).

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thanks

Price and currency: £80-£220
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Payment method: Paypal/BT
Location: london
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For Sale – Apple Keyboard & USB Superdrive. Kensington USB3 Dock. Lindy USB Ethernet Extenders

As title I have the following for sale:

Apple keyboard – 2 battery model. Great working condition, no box. Looking for £30inc

Apple USB Superdrive – boxed in good condition. Looking for £30inc

Kensington SD3500v USB3 Docking station. Boxed with all bits, only opened to test & all working fine. Looking for £45 + P&P – Now £35
Kensington – Products – Connectivity – Universal Docking Stations – SD3500v Universal USB 3.0 Dual 2K Docking Station – HDMI/DVI-I/VGA – Windows

Lindy CAT5 USB Extender Premium – up to 50m. 4 x sets of these, all used by myself for years & all working perfectly. Items are without boxes & just the TX & RX unit. These are USB powered, an optional PSU can be added for power heavy devices but I have never needed to add one at all. I have 4 sets of these & some of them have been numbered with a marker pen in the past but other than that are in perfect working order. Looking for £30 per pair + P&P – Now £20
USB Extension – CAT5 USB Extender Premium (Up to 50m) – from LINDY UK

Happy for collection & really looking for PPG as payment method if possible.

Price and currency: £ Various
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Payment method: PPG
Location: Berkshire
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For Sale – Apple Keyboard & USB Superdrive. Kensington USB3 Dock. Lindy USB Ethernet Extenders

As title I have the following for sale:

Apple keyboard – 2 battery model. Great working condition, no box. Looking for £30inc

Apple USB Superdrive – boxed in good condition. Looking for £30inc

Kensington SD3500v USB3 Docking station. Boxed with all bits, only opened to test & all working fine. Looking for £45 + P&P – Now £35
Kensington – Products – Connectivity – Universal Docking Stations – SD3500v Universal USB 3.0 Dual 2K Docking Station – HDMI/DVI-I/VGA – Windows

Lindy CAT5 USB Extender Premium – up to 50m. 4 x sets of these, all used by myself for years & all working perfectly. Items are without boxes & just the TX & RX unit. These are USB powered, an optional PSU can be added for power heavy devices but I have never needed to add one at all. I have 4 sets of these & some of them have been numbered with a marker pen in the past but other than that are in perfect working order. Looking for £30 per pair + P&P – Now £20
USB Extension – CAT5 USB Extender Premium (Up to 50m) – from LINDY UK

Happy for collection & really looking for PPG as payment method if possible.

Price and currency: £ Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG
Location: Berkshire
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Apple Keyboard & USB Superdrive. Kensington USB3 Dock. Lindy USB Ethernet Extenders

As title I have the following for sale:

Apple keyboard – 2 battery model. Great working condition, no box. Looking for £30inc

Apple USB Superdrive – boxed in good condition. Looking for £30inc

Kensington SD3500v USB3 Docking station. Boxed with all bits, only opened to test & all working fine. Looking for £45 + P&P – Now £35
Kensington – Products – Connectivity – Universal Docking Stations – SD3500v Universal USB 3.0 Dual 2K Docking Station – HDMI/DVI-I/VGA – Windows

Lindy CAT5 USB Extender Premium – up to 50m. 4 x sets of these, all used by myself for years & all working perfectly. Items are without boxes & just the TX & RX unit. These are USB powered, an optional PSU can be added for power heavy devices but I have never needed to add one at all. I have 4 sets of these & some of them have been numbered with a marker pen in the past but other than that are in perfect working order. Looking for £30 per pair + P&P – Now £20
USB Extension – CAT5 USB Extender Premium (Up to 50m) – from LINDY UK

Happy for collection & really looking for PPG as payment method if possible.

Price and currency: £ Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG
Location: Berkshire
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Apple Keyboard & USB Superdrive. Kensington USB3 Dock. Lindy USB Ethernet Extenders

As title I have the following for sale:

Apple keyboard – 2 battery model. Great working condition, no box. Looking for £30inc

Apple USB Superdrive – boxed in good condition. Looking for £30inc

Kensington SD3500v USB3 Docking station. Boxed with all bits, only opened to test & all working fine. Looking for £45 + P&P – Now £35
Kensington – Products – Connectivity – Universal Docking Stations – SD3500v Universal USB 3.0 Dual 2K Docking Station – HDMI/DVI-I/VGA – Windows

Lindy CAT5 USB Extender Premium – up to 50m. 4 x sets of these, all used by myself for years & all working perfectly. Items are without boxes & just the TX & RX unit. These are USB powered, an optional PSU can be added for power heavy devices but I have never needed to add one at all. I have 4 sets of these & some of them have been numbered with a marker pen in the past but other than that are in perfect working order. Looking for £30 per pair + P&P – Now £20
USB Extension – CAT5 USB Extender Premium (Up to 50m) – from LINDY UK

Happy for collection & really looking for PPG as payment method if possible.

Price and currency: £ Various
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Payment method: PPG
Location: Berkshire
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For Sale – Asus 480 8GB STRIX – Boxed with warranty

I am selling my Asus 480 8GB STRIX. It is in full working order, great condition, fully boxed with warranty and receipt. It was purchased on 11/06/17

I can get pics if required

Price and currency: £180
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Payment method: bank transfer
Location: stoke on trent
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3 secret virtues of a great IT practitioner

What makes a great IT practitioner? Danny Brian, a Gartner vice president and fellow, suggested it’s the ability to embrace one’s vices.

At Gartner Catalyst 2018, Brian named laziness, impatience and hubris as the three secret virtues of a great IT practitioner — borrowing them from acclaimed programmer Larry Wall. In Wall’s 1991 book Programming Perl, the virtues were aimed at programmers. But Brian made the case they can help all IT practitioners succeed in today’s digital business age — and contribute to the bottom line.

Laziness

In Wall’s book, laziness is defined as “the quality that makes you go to great effort to reduce overall energy expenditure.” In other words, lazy IT practitioners continually seek out the easiest, most efficient ways to complete a task.

“If necessity is the mother of invention, then maybe laziness is the mother of innovation,” Brian said.

As an example, he pointed to computer programming pioneer Grace Hopper. The inventor of one of the first compiler tools — i.e., software that transforms computer code from one programming language into another — Hopper credited laziness as the impetus for her accomplishment.

Laziness, Brian said, also requires an enormous amount of planning and foresight.

“You don’t want to just be lazy now; you want to be lazy tomorrow and the day after that,” Brian said. “And if you want to enable other people to be lazy, it takes even more thought and preparation.”

He listed specific examples of what true laziness requires of an IT practitioner:

  • not repeating yourself;
  • not reinventing the wheel — utilizing the best frameworks and tools to save time and effort;
  • focusing on the most important problems;
  • knowledge and recognition of design patterns, which avoid solving the same or similar problems multiple times;
  • ensuring test-driven development in order to avoid hours spent later in panic mode trying to figure out what broke;
  • developing processes and procedures that actually help people short cut their tasks, rather than creating standards for standards’ sake; and
  • documenting everything — as close to the activity as possible — in a way that is easy for others and for your future self to understand.

Impatience

If necessity is the mother of invention, then maybe laziness is the mother of innovation.
Danny Brianvice president and fellow, Gartner

Every religious tradition in the world espouses patience as a virtue, Brian said, but the truth is the world is growing more impatient, in part, because of technology.

“If you think you want patient people working for you, I’d ask, ‘What about all that technology influence that’s creating more and more impatience in the world? Don’t you want people who recognize that and are ready and willing to respond to it?'” he said.

Indeed, patience could even pose a threat to organizational efficiency.

“Patience can lead to inaction, if you think about it. Patience can quickly become apathy or complacency — or at least appear to be those things,” he said.

The impatience Brian exalted is the general impatience that drives people to get things done and fix things that are broken or problematic. While laziness is about overall energy expenditure, impatience is all about the emotion — specifically anger at a slow program or process.

“It’s fixing a problem not because practitioners have to, but because it bugs them; not because there’s a ticket open, but because it’s really annoying and they’re impatient users,” Brian said.

This is where practices like continuous integration come in, Brian said. Along with having tests run on a regular basis so they can know as soon as a problem occurs, impatient IT practitioners are also continuously exploring — and integrating — new and better tools.

Impatience is also key to Agile development, Brian said.

“You should never hear the words from an Agile team, ‘We are waiting on X from X,'” Brian said. “They’re not Agile unless they can meet all of their dependencies and never be waiting on another team to get things done. And that’s what real impatience should look like.”

He listed specific examples of what true impatience requires of an IT practitioner:

  • a sense of urgency;
  • automating everything automatable;
  • constantly watching for better workflows, tools and methodologies;
  • continuously integrating so you never feel behind;
  • utilizing wikis, because we need to edit that right here and now;
  • empathizing with impatient end users;
  • having empowered teams with the resources necessary to push projects through to completion;
  • the ability to use cloud services, or any service that is the best tool for the job; and
  • strong communication skills from all contributors and sponsors.

Hubris

Wall defined hubris as “excessive pride — the sort of thing that Zeus zaps you for. [It’s] also the quality that makes you write and maintain programs that other people won’t want to say bad things about.”

In that vein, Brian refers to IT-practitioner hubris as the pride one takes in a well-crafted product and the drive to succeed where others have failed.

“[It’s] that total sense of ownership that doesn’t come without opening things up and allowing themselves to be impatient and lazy in this case,” he said. “It’s also knowing enough to know what you don’t know, which brings confidence with experience.”

This brand of hubris requires not only a conviction that one is right, but an ability to make the case to the CIO and the business, Brian said.

“A big part of this is for the technical folks to learn to not speak like coneheads,” he said.

Brian noted that novice IT practitioners can’t really have true hubris — yet.

“New practitioners can be lazy, and they can be impatient. But they can’t have hubris in the effective way,” Brian said. Hubris takes time, experience and success. “Real hubris is being an expert.”

He listed specific examples of what else true hubris requires of an IT practitioner:

  • pride in yourself and in your work;
  • zero fear of new technologies — the ability to dive in and emerge an expert;
  • attention to details, such as design, documentation and code formatting;
  • flexibility to adjust to changing requirements and user needs — a “we can do that” mentality;
  • owning the results of your work — releasing, maintaining and improving a service;
  • knowing what “good” looks like and how to get it;
  • going above and beyond, even when it is not requested;
  • constantly retraining yourself; staying abreast of new technology developments; reading technology books; attending conventions and workshops; and subscribing to training sites, like Lynda.com, Udemy, Pluralsight or Codecademy; and
  • a craftsmanship mentality — seeing your job as creating solutions for people and the business, rather than racking servers or writing code.

Brian ended with a warning to IT practitioners: Don’t let any one of these three qualities outweigh the others; they must coexist and balance each other out. Practitioners ruled by laziness — efficiency obsessives — will try to suss out and prematurely optimize any problems that might come in the future.

“If they’re too impatient, they’re going to be quick to adopt the wrong solutions … and just incur technical debt over time,” Brian said. “Too much hubris, and they are going to be perfectionists that can’t ever recognize when good is good enough and [the need to] sacrifice the good for the perfect.”

For Sale – ASUS N56V Laptop

Selling my trusty ASUS N56V laptop which is in overall great condition. I realise it’s not a new model and is a few years old but I have been using it daily and it has never once skipped a beat. A nice and zippy laptop, especially given the SSD.

Windows 10 Pro
240GB Solid State Hard Drive
8GB RAM
2GB dedicated graphics
Quad Core i7 Processor
Blu-ray Drive
Bluetooth
15.6″ 1080p screen
4 x USB3 ports with one a Quick Charge Port
SD card reader
Bang & Olufsen speakers

Comes with the wall charger and (I’ll have to check if I still have it) the original box. Only looking to sell as I’m finally getting round to getting myself an iMac and moving away from Windows.

Was £900 when originally purchased and I think I have given it a fair price given its specs but offers welcome. Thanks for looking.

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Price and currency: 250
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Payment method: BT or Collection
Location: Belfast
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For Sale – Apple-Wireless-Keyboard-A1314 £30

in a great condition ..

Price and currency: £30
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Payment method: BT,PPG
Location: London
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