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For Sale – Core i7-7700K, 32GB DDR4-2400, Asus Prime B250M-K, Carbide Air 240 White, 256GB SSD

Hello! Having upgraded my PC, it’s time to create some space. Note some key components are missing (PSU and GPU as I kind of need those!) so you’ll need to obtain those separately to make a complete PC.

Case: Corsair Carbide Air 240 White with window, boxed and in excellent condition

Mainboard: Asus Prime B250M-K, with box and complete

Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K, boxed version (unused Intel sticker!)

Cooler: Arcric Freezer i11, boxed

Memory: Corsair VENGEANCE LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 2400MHz C16, with box

Fans: 2 x Arctic Freezer F12 PWM PST case fans with PWM sharing (pass-thru connector), one boxed

SSD: Samsung 830 256GB SATA SSD, £35 inc. P&P

Currently the CPU, cooler, RAM and mainboard are mounted in the case. I would prefer collection of these components (recognising Covid avoidance distancing) as they are, but I’ll consider splitting if there are no takers for the combination. With the case fans, I’m asking for £360 £400.

Thanks for looking, pictures will be coming soon…

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For Sale – Huge clearout – PCs, laptops, components, RAM/GPUs

It’s time for a serious clearout! I haven’t had enough time to go through each individual set of parts yet, if there’s interest I’ll clean and test each one before sale.

I’ve been using work laptops and been too busy with work to bother much with my hardware below! I’m in the process of deciding what I want to keep and what to sell, it will take me a little while to clear off data in some instances. I do still need 2 PCs in the future but I’m taking this opportunity as a hard reset in my lineup.

This list will be updated as and when I get time / locate items.

Laptops
Lenovo E570 i3-6006u, 4gb DDR4 (I have more RAM below if needed). 500gb HDD, DVD writer, 15.6” screen. £200
Lenovo Yoga 12 i7 / 8gb / 250gb ssd £300
IBM T41 (specs TBC)

PCs
Dell XPS 8700, i7 4770, 12gb, GTX 645. £420
Dell Studio 540s SFF PC (ideal as HTPC), C2Q Q8300, 4gb, discrete half-height GPU (can’t remember which but will confirm) £100
HP Media Centre PC M7000 (includes the removable HDD in the bay at the front!) £100
Mesh Q6600 Elite, C2Q Q6600, 4gb (I think), no GPU £80
Thermaltake build – C2Q Q6600, 7600GS, RAM TBC £80

GPUs
2x Gigabyte 7970 GHz edition – boxed – barely seen any use in the past 4 years as I’ve been using a work laptop. £80ea
Palit GTX 780 £80
Palit GTX 980ti £200

SSDs
240gb Kingston KC300 £30
500gb Crucial MX500 £50
1.92tb Sandisk Ultra 900 USBC external drive brand new boxed £600

HDDs
3tb Seagate £35
Assorted 500gb-4tb 3.5” drives (5+ drives in total)
Assorted 60-500gb 2.5” drives (10+ drives in total)

Optical drives
5.25” DVD writers
Laptop DVD writers (I’ve amassed about 25 of these, please post if needed)

RAM
1x8gb DDR4 SODIMM £25
1x16gb DDR4 SODIMM £55
4x4gb Corsair Dominator 2133mhz DDR3 £100
4x8gb Patriot DDR3 £125
Assorted DDR1/DDR2 (including ECC) e.g. 4x512mb DDR2 ECC £10

Cases
NZXT Phantom £30 (boxed, some yellowing with age but it’s easy to get this back to white)

Components
Corsair AX850 PSU with black cable set £75
Corsair red cable set for AX650/AX750/AX850 £50
Corsair AX1200 PSU with cables £150
Sabertooth X79 mobo (found the manual and driver disc but no box) £80
Rampage IV Extreme X79 mobo (boxed with OC-key and manuals) £200

Corsair H100i £60
Corsair H100 £50
I7 3960x £170
I7 3930k £60

Misc
Trendnet Powerline AV500 adapter x2 boxed, £20
Netgear EX6120 Wifi AC1200 extender £30
Plantronics Calisto P610M USB speakerphone (Skype, Zoom etc.) – brand new boxed, 2 available, £60 each.

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For Sale – AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Retail Boxed, ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) Motherboard, Zotac 2080Ti

On the basis that it’s working at the moment, I don’t see any reason why it would break.

I probably should try to knock that £25 back off but I’m happy to take at asking.

(it’s not as if I’m going to build it for a couple of weeks anyway as I need to sort out the rest of my watercooling kit).

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Fallout from HIMSS20 cancellation continues

It’s been two months since the annual HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition was canceled, but attendees and exhibitors are still expressing frustration over how the cancellation was handled.

HIMSS called off the event for the first time in 58 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That decision created a quick-fire controversy, as the nonprofit announced the news four days before the conference was to kick off and three days after President Donald Trump was announced as an event speaker.

But how HIMSS, an organization with 80,000 members that is closely linked with the health IT community, managed and communicated the cancellation cleanup has had more staying power. Attendees and exhibitors said they received few details from the organization and had to press HIMSS to provide clarity into how refunds would be handled. Along with poor communication, HIMSS did not provide exhibitors or attendees with the option for refunds.

“You have to pursue them and when you do, it’s an iron wall of legal policies,” said Ryan Plasch, vice president of growth and strategy at AI voice assistant company Saykara in Seattle. “For health tech companies like ours and other innovators, there was no reprieve. We asked for a refund, they cited their legal policy in the contract.” Saykara was scheduled to attend the event as an exhibitor.

When asked about the lack of communication and the lack of refund options, a HIMSS spokesperson said the organization had no comment at this time.

Lack of communication

Initially, HIMSS planned to offer no financial recourse, providing exhibitors with no contingency plan and providing attendees with an option of rolling over the cost of the HIMSS20 ticket to next year’s event. Eventually on April 8, HIMSS said it would give a partial credit to exhibitors dividing between HIMSS21 and HIMSS22.

Plasch said he was “extremely disappointed” in the poor communication from HIMSS on refund opportunities. He’s not alone: On Tuesday, 21 health IT companies that planned to exhibit at HIMSS20, including Saykara, sent HIMSS CEO Harold Wolf a letter expressing anger at how it handled the situation and requested a 100% refund of exhibitor fees.

“The decision to cancel due to COVID-19 was the right one to keep attendees and in particular our healthcare professionals safe in these unprecedented times,” the letter stated. “However, we take issue with the conduct of the HIMSS organization in the subsequent management of the finances related to this situation. Because of this, we decided to reach out to other similarly affected organizations, many of who have complained directly to you, but who have not felt listened to and we have joined together with them to send you this letter.”

You have to pursue them and when you do, it’s an iron wall of legal policies.
Ryan PlaschVice president of growth and strategy, Saykara

In its FAQ, HIMSS said that, when it comes to exhibitor booth and sponsorship refunds, it “must follow and honor the terms of exhibitor contracts, which include a force majeure clause. As a not-for-profit, and because of its obligations to other parties, HIMSS will honor its partners’ rights but, unfortunately, is not in a position to issue cash refunds beyond those provided in our contracts.”

HIMSS outlined the force majeure clause for exhibitors in the event’s terms and conditions stating, “In the event that the performance by HIMSS or the venue or any part of the exhibit area thereof is unavailable … HIMSS shall not be liable to refund, indemnify, or reimburse the Exhibitor in respect of any fees paid, damage or loss, direct or indirect, arising as a result thereof.”

In its letter, the 21 exhibitors rejected the explanation, stating, “All of us were shocked and angry that HIMSS took the decision to retain 100% of the money paid for exhibition space rental citing Force Majeure and the fact you are a Not for Profit; however, we fail to see why being a Not for Profit should exempt HIMSS from acting fairly, honourably and professionally.”

A media contact for HIMSS said she had not seen the letter and could not comment.

John Moore, founder and managing partner of Chilmark Research, a health IT consultancy in Boston, said he received minimal communication from HIMSS regarding refund opportunities. Moore has attended several HIMSS conferences.

“I had to hunt them down and, even then, they were very difficult to reach,” Moore said. “You couldn’t get ahold of anyone for a couple of months.”

Maree Beare, founder of symptom checker startup Wanngi in Australia, found communication from HIMSS regarding refunds to be lacking. Beare, who was attending HIMSS for the first time, said she expected a full refund for the cost of her ticket and had to reach out to HIMSS organizers directly to learn that wasn’t the case.

“I think people were not communicated to correctly at all,” she said.

Lack of refund options

It wasn’t until one month after the event was canceled that exhibitors received a consolation. HIMSS offered to split 25% of exhibitors’ “total spend from HIMSS20” between the next two years, with 15% applied to HIMSS21 and 10% applied to HIMSS22. Startups and “university row” exhibitors were given the opportunity to split 100% of their total spend evenly between HIMSS21 and HIMSS22.

Saykara’s Plasch said he felt “empty handed and almost brushed aside” by HIMSS. Plasch said HIMSS’ response was a stark contrast to another event the vendor was scheduled to attend just a couple of weeks later, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting, which draws roughly 30,000 attendees or 15,000 fewer than HIMSS.

Within a week of canceling, Plasch said AAOS conference organizers provided Saykara with three refund options.

“You could get a 100% refund, you could apply credits to next year with some incentives, or you could elect to do some online virtual things with free advertisement,” Plasch said. “Without even asking, we got that.”

From HIMSS, Plasch said he’s received “curt” responses to inquiries and said his company is feeling “disenfranchised as a result of the experience.”

As an attendee, Chilmark’s Moore said the consultancy’s tickets to HIMSS20 weren’t eligible for a refund but were automatically made applicable to next year’s event. However, tickets aren’t transferable to other employees right now, meaning Moore could lose the value of that ticket if an employee that planned to attend HIMSS20 leaves the company before the HIMSS21 event.

Roughly 10 Chilmark employees were planning to attend HIMSS20, and at about $1,500 each, Moore hoped HIMSS would’ve offered more options to those affected by the cancellation.

“HIMSS was pretty amateurish to say the least,” Moore said. “The HIMSS conference brings in, I don’t know how many millions into HIMSS … and this is the best they can do? It’s a bit of a joke.”

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For Sale – Core i7-7700K, 32GB DDR4-2400, Asus Prime B250M-K, Carbide Air 240 White, 256GB SSD

Hello! Having upgraded my PC, it’s time to create some space. Note some key components are missing (PSU and GPU as I kind of need those!) so you’ll need to obtain those separately to make a complete PC.

Case: Corsair Carbide Air 240 White with window, boxed and in excellent condition

Mainboard: Asus Prime B250M-K, with box and complete

Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K, boxed version (unused Intel sticker!)

Cooler: Arcric Freezer i11, boxed

Memory: Corsair VENGEANCE LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 2400MHz C16, with box

Fans: 2 x Arctic Freezer F12 PWM PST case fans with PWM sharing (pass-thru connector), one boxed

SSD: Samsung 830 256GB SATA SSD, £35 inc. P&P

Currently the CPU, cooler, RAM and mainboard are mounted in the case. I would prefer collection of these components (recognising Covid avoidance distancing) as they are, but I’ll consider splitting if there are no takers for the combination. With the case fans, I’m asking for £400.

Thanks for looking, pictures will be coming soon…

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For Sale – Huge clearout – PCs, laptops, components, RAM/GPUs

It’s time for a serious clearout! I haven’t had enough time to go through each individual set of parts yet, if there’s interest I’ll clean and test each one before sale.

I’ve been using work laptops and been too busy with work to bother much with my hardware below! I’m in the process of deciding what I want to keep and what to sell, it will take me a little while to clear off data in some instances. I do still need 2 PCs in the future but I’m taking this opportunity as a hard reset in my lineup.

This list will be updated as and when I get time / locate items.

Laptops
Lenovo E570 i3-6006u, 4gb DDR4 (I have more RAM below if needed). 500gb HDD, DVD writer, 15.6” screen. £200
Lenovo Yoga 12 i7 / 8gb / 250gb ssd £300
IBM T41 (specs TBC)

PCs
Dell XPS 8700, i7 4770, 12gb, GTX 645. £420
Dell Studio 540s SFF PC (ideal as HTPC), C2Q Q8300, 4gb, discrete half-height GPU (can’t remember which but will confirm) £100
HP Media Centre PC M7000 (includes the removable HDD in the bay at the front!) £100
Mesh Q6600 Elite, C2Q Q6600, 4gb (I think), no GPU £80
Thermaltake build – C2Q Q6600, 7600GS, RAM TBC £80

GPUs
2x Gigabyte 7970 GHz edition – boxed – barely seen any use in the past 4 years as I’ve been using a work laptop. £80ea
Palit GTX 780 £80
Palit GTX 980ti £200

SSDs
240gb Kingston KC300 £30
500gb Crucial MX500 £50
1.92tb Sandisk Ultra 900 USBC external drive brand new boxed £600

HDDs
3tb Seagate £35
Assorted 500gb-4tb 3.5” drives (5+ drives in total)
Assorted 60-500gb 2.5” drives (10+ drives in total)

Optical drives
5.25” DVD writers
Laptop DVD writers (I’ve amassed about 25 of these, please post if needed)

RAM
1x8gb DDR4 SODIMM £25
1x16gb DDR4 SODIMM £55
4x4gb Corsair Dominator 2133mhz DDR3 £100
4x8gb Patriot DDR3 £125
Assorted DDR1/DDR2 (including ECC) e.g. 4x512mb DDR2 ECC £10

Cases
NZXT Phantom £30 (boxed, some yellowing with age but it’s easy to get this back to white)

Components
Corsair AX850 PSU with black cable set £75
Corsair red cable set for AX650/AX750/AX850 £50
Corsair AX1200 PSU with cables £150
Sabertooth X79 mobo (found the manual and driver disc but no box) £80
Rampage IV Extreme X79 mobo (boxed with OC-key and manuals) £200

Corsair H100i £60
Corsair H100 £50
I7 3960x £170
I7 3930k £60

Misc
Trendnet Powerline AV500 adapter x2 boxed, £20
Netgear EX6120 Wifi AC1200 extender £30
Plantronics Calisto P610M USB speakerphone (Skype, Zoom etc.) – brand new boxed, 2 available, £60 each.

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For Sale – Huge clearout – PCs, laptops, components, RAM/GPUs

It’s time for a serious clearout! I haven’t had enough time to go through each individual set of parts yet, if there’s interest I’ll clean and test each one before sale.

I’ve been using work laptops and been too busy with work to bother much with my hardware below! I’m in the process of deciding what I want to keep and what to sell, it will take me a little while to clear off data in some instances. I do still need 2 PCs in the future but I’m taking this opportunity as a hard reset in my lineup.

This list will be updated as and when I get time / locate items.

Laptops
Lenovo E570 i3-6006u, 4gb DDR4 (I have more RAM below if needed). 500gb HDD, DVD writer, 15.6” screen. £200
Lenovo Yoga 12 i7 / 8gb / 250gb ssd £300
IBM T41 (specs TBC)

PCs
Dell XPS 8700, i7 4770, 12gb, GTX 645. £420
Dell Studio 540s SFF PC (ideal as HTPC), C2Q Q8300, 4gb, discrete half-height GPU (can’t remember which but will confirm) £100
HP Media Centre PC M7000 (includes the removable HDD in the bay at the front!) £100
Mesh Q6600 Elite, C2Q Q6600, 4gb (I think), no GPU £80
Thermaltake build – C2Q Q6600, 7600GS, RAM TBC £80

GPUs
2x Gigabyte 7970 GHz edition – boxed – barely seen any use in the past 4 years as I’ve been using a work laptop. £80ea
Palit GTX 780 £80
Palit GTX 980ti £200

SSDs
240gb Kingston KC300 £30
500gb Crucial MX500 £50
1.92tb Sandisk Ultra 900 USBC external drive brand new boxed £600

HDDs
3tb Seagate £35
Assorted 500gb-4tb 3.5” drives (5+ drives in total)
Assorted 60-500gb 2.5” drives (10+ drives in total)

Optical drives
5.25” DVD writers
Laptop DVD writers (I’ve amassed about 25 of these, please post if needed)

RAM
1x8gb DDR4 SODIMM £25
1x16gb DDR4 SODIMM £55
4x4gb Corsair Dominator 2133mhz DDR3 £100
4x8gb Patriot DDR3 £125
Assorted DDR1/DDR2 (including ECC) e.g. 4x512mb DDR2 ECC £10

Cases
NZXT Phantom £30 (boxed, some yellowing with age but it’s easy to get this back to white)

Components
Corsair AX850 PSU with black cable set £75
Corsair red cable set for AX650/AX750/AX850 £50
Corsair AX1200 PSU with cables £150
Sabertooth X79 mobo (found the manual and driver disc but no box) £80
Rampage IV Extreme X79 mobo (boxed with OC-key and manuals) £200

Corsair H100i £60
Corsair H100 £50
I7 3960x £170
I7 3930k £60

Misc
Trendnet Powerline AV500 adapter x2 boxed, £20
Netgear EX6120 Wifi AC1200 extender £30
Plantronics Calisto P610M USB speakerphone (Skype, Zoom etc.) – brand new boxed, 2 available, £60 each.

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Wanted – Microsoft Surface Pro 1,2,3,4…

Hi

I have a Surface 3, barely used, been sat in cupboards for most of it’s life , occasional usage when I went to the states.

Comes with original box, keyboard black , the clicky pen , no damage to the unit at all.

Not sure what it’s worth , I paid a gazillion bucks for it at the time but I suspect it’s obviously worth a fraction of that now.

Not sure if there’s a “how many hours” as it been used function but would be interesting to know, my gut is it’s virtually new in real terms.

Thanks

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For Sale – PC Specialist Ultranote Laptop 14″ 1080p, i7 8550u, 8gb, 500gb

Great laptop. Perfect for working from home. It’s nice and light too so easy to take out and about with you – once we’re out of lockdown!

Here’s the spec:

i7 8550u processor
8gb ram (upgradable)
500gb HDD (upgradable)
14″ 1080p screen

snappy little laptop

Good condition, there are some scratches to the top of the lid which I’ve tried to show in the photos and a couple of super minor marks on the edges. No impact on use and price is reduced to reflect them. Screen is lovely, no marks, and the keyboard is super nice to type on. Really like it.

Reason for sale, person I got this for has decided they prefer a desktop.

I’d like £300 for it

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