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For Sale – 17.3″ Cosmos PC Specialist Build

For sale is my 18 month old PC Specialist custom build. It’s a great laptop, and runs fantastically but is just too big for what I’m doing now. Here is the spec:
Chassis & Display Cosmos Series: 17.3″ Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920×1080)
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™ i5 Quad Core Processor 6300HQ (2.3GHz, 3.2GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM) 16GB Kingston SODIMM DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card INTEL® HD GRAPHICS 530 – 1.7GB Max DDR3 Video RAM – DirectX® 12
Memory – Hard Disk 500GB SEAGATE HYBRID 2.5″ SSHD Drive, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (5400
rpm)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
Memory Card Reader Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
AC Adaptor 1 x 90W AC Adaptor
Power Cable 2 x 1 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card Via® 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & Wireless GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® AC-8260 M.2 (867Mbps, 802.11AC) +
BLUETOOTH
USB Options 3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
Battery Cosmos Series 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (48.84WH)
Keyboard Language COSMOS 17″ SERIES UK KEYBOARD WITH NUMBER PAD
Operating System Genuine Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit – inc DVD & Licence
Operating System Language United Kingdom – English Language
DVD Recovery Media Windows 10 (64-bit) Professional DVD with paper sleeve
Notebook Mouse INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam INTEGRATED 2.0 MEGAPIXEL WEBCAM

It’s still covered under PC Specialist’s 3 year warranty. I still have the box.

Delivery cost is not included. Any questions feel free to let me know. Can post pics if required.

Price and currency: £500
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Paypal or bank transfer
Location: Ealing
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – 17.3″ Cosmos PC Specialist Build

For sale is my 18 month old PC Specialist custom build. It’s a great laptop, and runs fantastically but is just too big for what I’m doing now. Here is the spec:
Chassis & Display Cosmos Series: 17.3″ Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920×1080)
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™ i5 Quad Core Processor 6300HQ (2.3GHz, 3.2GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM) 16GB Kingston SODIMM DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card INTEL® HD GRAPHICS 530 – 1.7GB Max DDR3 Video RAM – DirectX® 12
Memory – Hard Disk 500GB SEAGATE HYBRID 2.5″ SSHD Drive, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (5400
rpm)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
Memory Card Reader Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
AC Adaptor 1 x 90W AC Adaptor
Power Cable 2 x 1 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card Via® 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & Wireless GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® AC-8260 M.2 (867Mbps, 802.11AC) +
BLUETOOTH
USB Options 3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
Battery Cosmos Series 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (48.84WH)
Keyboard Language COSMOS 17″ SERIES UK KEYBOARD WITH NUMBER PAD
Operating System Genuine Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit – inc DVD & Licence
Operating System Language United Kingdom – English Language
DVD Recovery Media Windows 10 (64-bit) Professional DVD with paper sleeve
Notebook Mouse INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam INTEGRATED 2.0 MEGAPIXEL WEBCAM

It’s still covered under PC Specialist’s 3 year warranty. I still have the box.

Delivery cost is not included. Any questions feel free to let me know. Can post pics if required.

Price and currency: £500
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Paypal or bank transfer
Location: Ealing
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Reflect adds color to Puppet DevOps tools

Data visualization specialist Reflect enlivens the growing Puppet DevOps tool portfolio, but it’s unclear if Puppet’s wares will catch enterprise customers’ attention in a busy marketplace.

The purchase of Reflect, a startup company based in Portland, Ore., shows that Puppet has little choice but to reinvent itself as containers pull users’ attention away from traditional configuration management, analysts said. Data visualization, a way to portray data so that it’s easily understood by people, will also be increasingly important as microservices architectures expand and IT management complexity skyrockets.

“The ability to paint pretty pictures [of data] is not just a ‘nice to have’ feature,” said Charles Betz, analyst at Forrester Research. “It’s important as microservices become more difficult to visualize and manage.”

Puppet didn’t specify  its plans to integrate Reflect’s software with its Puppet Enterprise, Puppet Discovery and continuous delivery tools, but competitors in DevOps pipeline tools, such as Electric Cloud and XebiaLabs, recently added monitoring and visualization features to illustrate the health of pipelines. It’s a safe bet Puppet DevOps tools must also move in that direction, Betz said.

“Puppet has non-trivial data stores already, a lot of it systems configuration data that’s very close to the metal in Puppet Enterprise’s core data repository,” he said.

Puppet CEO Sanjay MirchandaniSanjay Mirchandani

Puppet lacks a data warehouse or data analytics offering to feed into Reflect’s visual tools, but company CEO Sanjay Mirchandani declined to say whether another acquisition or internal IP will fill in that layer of the architecture.

Containers, infrastructure as code invade configuration management’s turf

Enterprise IT shops are overwhelmed by a wall of marketing noise from vendors that want to be their one-stop shop for DevOps. But one vendor or one tool won’t necessarily solve technical problems in infrastructure automation, said Ernest Mueller, director of engineering operations at AlienVault, an IT security firm based in San Mateo, Calif., which plans to reduce its use of Puppet’s configuration management tools.

“As we move to Docker and immutable infrastructure deployments, our goal is to cut the lines of Puppet code we use in half,” Mueller said. “We’re trying to shift configuration management left — adding it at the end just creates problems, because if you try to do the same configuration operation on a thousand different servers, it’s bound to fail on one of them.”

Mueller monitors upgraded capabilities from vendors such as Chef and Puppet, and is interested in a CI/CD process for infrastructure as code. Puppet’s reusable manifests appeal to Mueller more than Chef’s community-maintained cookbooks, but competitor Chef InSpec’s continuous integration-style security and compliance testing intrigues him for infrastructure code.

Overall, though, infrastructure as code testing and deployment still needs a lot of development, and tools are still emerging to help, Mueller said.

“You can’t just apply an application CI/CD tool to infrastructure code,” he said. “In our application unit tests, for example, the best practice is never to call a public API, but what if the code is creating an Amazon Machine Image? The nature of infrastructure as code means there’s no one answer for CI/CD today, and figuring out how to stitch together multiple tools takes a lot of work, without a good reference architecture.”

We’re more interested in [CI/CD tools] like Netflix’s Spinnaker, which plugs in well to Kubernetes. … Distelli is good for heavy Puppet users, [but] there’s just a proliferation of tools to consider.
Andy Domeierdirector of technology operations, SPS Commerce

Presumably, the Puppet DevOps portfolio means it will expand its CI/CD tools’ integrations and coverage beyond Puppet Enterprise code, but right now Continuous Delivery for Puppet Enterprise doesn’t cover other infrastructure as code tools such as HashiCorp’s Terraform, which Mueller’s shop also uses.

A former Puppet user that switched to Red Hat’s Ansible infrastructure automation tool said despite Puppet’s acquisitions he likely won’t re-evaluate its CI/CD tools.

“We’re more interested in things like Netflix’s Spinnaker, which plugs in well to Kubernetes [for container orchestration],” said Andy Domeier, director of technology operations at SPS Commerce, a communications network for supply chain and logistics businesses based in Minneapolis. Spinnaker is a multi-cloud continuous delivery platform open sourced by the same company that made Chaos Monkey.

“Distelli is good for heavy Puppet users, but I wish it had been around earlier. Now there’s just a proliferation of tools to consider.”

Puppet and Chef face game of DevOps musical chairs

As containers and container orchestration tools begin to replace the need for server-level automation in enterprise data centers, configuration management tool vendors such as Puppet and Chef have refocused on higher-ordered IT infrastructure and application automation. Chef has attacked the space with its homegrown Chef Automate, Chef Habitat and Chef InSpec tools, which add application-focused IT automation to complement the company’s configuration management products. Puppet has expanded its product portfolio through acquisition under Mirchandani, who took over as CEO in 2016. Puppet bought CI/CD and container orchestration vendor Distelli in 2017 and rereleased some of Distelli’s software as Continuous Delivery for Puppet Enterprise, which performs continuous integration testing and continuous deployment tasks for Puppet’s infrastructure as code, in early 2018.

“Puppet hasn’t had much choice but to develop a strategy that moves into some adjacencies — otherwise Kubernetes is an existential threat,” Betz said.

In addition to Chef, Electric Cloud and XebiaLabs, a Puppet DevOps bid must fend off a horde of competitors from Red Hat to Docker to AWS and Microsoft Azure, and all seek revenues in a relatively small market, Betz said. Forrester estimates the total DevOps tools market size at $1 billion, compared to $2 to $3 billion for application performance monitoring, another relatively niche space. Both those markets are dwarfed by the market for IT service management tools, which Forrester estimates to be an order of magnitude bigger.

“It’s a game of musical chairs, and many of those chairs will be suddenly pulled out, especially if the economy even hiccups,” Betz said. “There’s no question this market will further consolidate.”

I7 6700k GTX 970

For sale is a pc specialist gaming pc. The clear screen on the side panel of the pc is cracked but it is still in place ok.

I7 6700k
GTX 970
ASUS Z170-P
Corsair CS650 650w psu
16gb DDR4
240 GB SSD
2TB HDD
Windows 10

Price and currency: 650
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: BT
Location: Lichfield
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected…

I7 6700k GTX 970

I7 6700k GTX 970

For sale is a pc specialist gaming pc. The clear screen on the side panel of the pc is cracked but it is still in place ok.

I7 6700k
GTX 970
ASUS Z170-P
Corsair CS650 650w psu
16gb DDR4
240 GB SSD
2TB HDD
Windows 10

Price and currency: 650
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: BT
Location: Lichfield
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected…

I7 6700k GTX 970

I7 6700k GTX 970

For sale a PC specialist gaming pc.

Please note the GPU in the picture is not included. Instead it will be the original GTX970 GPU. The clear screen on the side panel of the pc is cracked but still in place ok.

I7 6700k
GTX 970
ASUS Z170-P
Corsair CS650 650w psu
16gb DDR4
240 GB SSD
2TB HDD
Windows 10

£700ono
I Will post if the price agreed is close enough to the asking price
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Price and currency: 700 ono…

I7 6700k GTX 970

I7 6700k GTX 970

For sale a PC specialist gaming pc.

Please note the GPU in the picture is not included. Instead it will be the original GTX970 GPU. The clear screen on the side panel of the pc is cracked but still in place ok.

I7 6700k
GTX 970
ASUS Z170-P
Corsair CS650 650w psu
16gb DDR4
240 GB SSD
2TB HDD
Windows 10

£700ono
I Will post if the price agreed is close enough to the asking price
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Price and currency: 700 ono…

I7 6700k GTX 970

I7 6700k GTX 970

For sale a PC specialist gaming pc.

Please note the GPU in the picture is not included. Instead it will be the original GTX970 GPU. The clear screen on the side panel of the pc is cracked but still in place ok.

I7 6700k
GTX 970
ASUS Z170-P
Corsair CS650 650w psu
16gb DDR4
240 GB SSD
2TB HDD
Windows 10

£700ono
I Will post if the price agreed is close enough to the asking price
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Price and currency: 700 ono…

I7 6700k GTX 970

For Sale – PC Specialist desktop

For sale a PC specialist gaming pc.

Please note the GPU in the picture is not included. For gaming you will need to add your own GPU. The clear screen on the side panel of the pc is cracked but still in place ok.

I7 6700k
ASUS Z170-P
Corsair CS650 650w psu
16gb DDR4
240 GB SSD
2TB HDD
Windows 10

Offers Welcome

Price and currency: 650
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Lichfield
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – PC Specialist Desktop, R9 290x, I7 6700K

PC Specialist Gaming PC for sale.

Originally came with a gtx 970 GPU but I have upgraded the graphics slightly. The clear screen on the side of the pc is cracked but is still in place ok.

Specs are:

I7 6700k
16gb DDR4
240 gb SSD
2tb HDD
AMD Radeon r9 290x

Thanks for looking

Price and currency: £750
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or Cash on Collection
Location: Lichfield
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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