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For Sale – Intel Skull Canyon bundle

Hi and thanks for reading.

In dire need of cash atm so my one and only pc setup has to go now

I’ve only ever used it for work and gaming on my tv.

Specs are as follows:

6th generation Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor.
• Intel Iris Pro Graphics.
• Two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (up to 32 GB, 2133+ MHz).
• Two M.2 slots with flexible support for a 42 or 80 mm SATA or PCIe SSD.
• Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 and Bluetooth 4.2.
• SD card slot.
• Two USB 3.0 ports (including one charging port).
• Intel HD Audio via Headphone/Microphone jack.
• Consumer infrared sensor.
• Support for user-replaceable third-party lids.
• Kensington lock support.
• Back panel DC power connector (19V).
• Combo speaker/TOSLINK audio output.
• Intel Gigabit LAN.
• Two USB 3.0 ports on the back panel.
• One Mini DisplayPort version 1.2 supporting 8 channel digital audio (7.1 surround sound).
• One Thunderbolt 3 port.
• One full-size HDMI 2.0 display port supporting 8 channel audio (7.1 surround sound).

My pc will come boxed with the following installed:
1x 256gb samsung m.2 ssd installed (will be formatted before sending out, you will need to install your own OS)
1 x 16gb samsung 2400mhz ram installed

Also comes bundled with the following:

1 x samsung 256gb evo plus m.2 nvme still sealed, mint fresh in the box
1 x Official Microsoft Xbox One Controller, light grey with green accents. Good condition with box
1 x Logitech wireless K830 keyboard with trackpad, perfect for sitting on the sofa, this has recently acquired a scratch on the Space Bar but you cant feel it and doesnt effect usage at all. It has backlight for using in the dark, bluetooth and wireless (with dongle, included) options. Can’t find the box for this but will be suitably packed.

I need £500 including postage for all this no offers please.
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VMware Cloud Foundation to run on new Google Cloud service

Google Cloud users can now run VMware Cloud Foundation workloads, thanks to a new managed service deal between the two companies.

The service, dubbed Google Cloud VMware Engine, builds upon the company’s existing VMware offering. VMware users can run VMware’s full Cloud Foundation stack on dedicated bare-metal servers provided by Google. The Cloud Foundation stack includes VMware vSphere, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T and HCX.

Last July the two companies signed a deal that allowed VMware users to run workloads natively on Google Cloud, which gave VMware users an alternative to AWS. As part of that deal, CloudSimple administered the platform running on Google Cloud with Google-provided first-line support.

Google subsequently acquired CloudSimple in November. The new Google Cloud VMware Engine service offers unified billing, a UI within the Google Cloud console, and integrations with native Google Cloud services such as BigQuery, Anthos and Cloud AI. Google handles lifecycle management of the Cloud Foundation stack.

CloudSimple’s technology has also powered Microsoft Azure’s similar VMware service. This month, Microsoft delivered a preview of the “next evolution” of that service but offered few specifics on what will change. “Our newly announced service Azure VMware Solution does not use CloudSimple, but the Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple continues to be a Microsoft Azure GA service backed by Microsoft SLAs,” Microsoft said in a statement.

It makes sense for Google to aggressively go after VMware workloads, as each company has complementary positions in a number of markets, said Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions LLC in Gilford, N.H.

“Google Cloud needs more enterprise traction and VMware needs to get with more cloud partners, and it doesn’t upset any existing relationship they have with other [cloud partners],” he said.

Another reason Google is strengthening its relationship with VMware is the anticipated hit Google will take over the next couple of quarters to its advertising revenues because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“They will be looking more toward their cloud business to generate more earnings as a way to compensate,” Gardner said.

The downside of VMware cloud choices

While enterprises now have their pick of VMware hosting options among the cloud hyperscalers, this is a case where choice can lead to complexity, analysts said.

They point to the added administrative costs users take on in introducing another cloud platform in their environment along with the time it takes to get C-suite level approval. Given the technical similarities among the top three cloud providers, the bureaucratic headaches may not be worth the trouble.

“It gives VMware users an option, but how rich an opportunity is it for Google with many VMware users already deploying multiple clouds?” said Brian Kirsch, an IT architect and instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College. “Also, with just one cloud provider, sometimes it’s easier for IT organizations to have all their cloud billing in one place.”

The pandemic has created a rich opportunity for cloud providers to form strategic partnerships with so many of corporate users working remotely.

Google has some pretty unique capabilities in the area of AI, so you can run VMware workloads and still access those Google services to work in your VMware environment.
Gary ChenResearch director, IDC

“Amazon has never looked stronger and Microsoft is also doing very well financially,” Gardner said. “So, other [cloud] players in the field looking to become number three, now is the time to get really aggressive because this opportunity may not be there later on,” he said.

Another analyst sees both the advantages and disadvantages for VMware shops incorporating Google Cloud, especially if they already support one of Google’s competitors.

“A lot of companies have selected Google for a particular set of reasons, so getting VMware for another cloud can be a hassle,” said Gary Chen, research director, overseeing IDC’s software-defined compute practice. “But Google has some pretty unique capabilities in the area of AI, so you can run VMware workloads and still access those Google services to work in your VMware environment.”

The Google Cloud VMware Engine rollout begins with availability limited to two U.S. regions today. Eight more around the world will be added in the second half of the year, according to Google.

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For Sale – 2 x MacBook Pro 15.4″ (Retina, Mid 2015) A1398, Intel i7 2.80GHz, 16Gb RAM, 1 Tb SSD

Hi Steve,

Many thanks for the replies – much appreciated & thanks for agreeing to payment by Paypal – Like you, I am a long time member as well with an honourable track record – if you wish & if allowed by the rules, I can refer you to an currently active member with recent trades & 100% record for reference.

My very sincere apologies as I had mistakenly taken post no 18 as coming from you so thought you had offered £1200 for both – old age creeping up on me – need better glasses!

Does the G8WM ending serial number show on Apple check as having been registered or as “puchase date not validated”? You are obviously very sincere but I once saw a unit with came up with “purchase date not validated” on gumtree & due to the reputation there got put off in case “purchase date not validated” implied the the unit was not kosher & was not sure of the implications of having a unit with that on it in case it was dodgy according to Apple – you seem very knowledgable about these things – can you elaborate what that designation means?

I have given up selling high value items on ebay/paypal with the heavy fees & many instances of dishonest claims/refund made afterwards & losses incurred.

What would you accept for unit 1 – I think we can both be within a ball park distance!

Many Thanks
Suave.

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For Sale – 2 x MacBook Pro 15.4″ (Retina, Mid 2015) A1398, Intel i7 2.80GHz, 16Gb RAM, 1 Tb SSD

Hi Steve,

Many thanks for the replies – much appreciated & thanks for agreeing to payment by Paypal – Like you, I am a long time member as well with an honourable track record – if you wish & if allowed by the rules, I can refer you to an currently active member with recent trades & 100% record for reference.

My very sincere apologies as I had mistakenly taken post no 18 as coming from you so thought you had offered £1200 for both – old age creeping up on me – need better glasses!

Does the G8WM ending serial number show on Apple check as having been registered or as “puchase date not validated”? You are obviously very sincere but I once saw a unit with came up with “purchase date not validated” on gumtree & due to the reputation there got put off in case “purchase date not validated” implied the the unit was not kosher & was not sure of the implications of having a unit with that on it in case it was dodgy according to Apple – you seem very knowledgable about these things – can you elaborate what that designation means?

I have given up selling high value items on ebay/paypal with the heavy fees & many instances of dishonest claims/refund made afterwards & losses incurred.

What would you accept for unit 1 – I think we can both be within a ball park distance!

Many Thanks
Suave.

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For Sale – 2 x MacBook Pro 15.4″ (Retina, Mid 2015) A1398, Intel i7 2.80GHz, 16Gb RAM, 1 Tb SSD

Hi Steve,

Many thanks for the replies – much appreciated & thanks for agreeing to payment by Paypal – Like you, I am a long time member as well with an honourable track record – if you wish & if allowed by the rules, I can refer you to an currently active member with recent trades & 100% record for reference.

My very sincere apologies as I had mistakenly taken post no 18 as coming from you so thought you had offered £1200 for both – old age creeping up on me – need better glasses!

Does the G8WM ending serial number show on Apple check as having been registered or as “puchase date not validated”? You are obviously very sincere but I once saw a unit with came up with “purchase date not validated” on gumtree & due to the reputation there got put off in case “purchase date not validated” implied the the unit was not kosher & was not sure of the implications of having a unit with that on it in case it was dodgy according to Apple – you seem very knowledgable about these things – can you elaborate what that designation means?

I have given up selling high value items on ebay/paypal with the heavy fees & many instances of dishonest claims/refund made afterwards & losses incurred.

What would you accept for unit 1 – I think we can both be within a ball park distance!

Many Thanks
Suave.

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For Sale – MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard with Intel i7-4790K, 16GB Crucial Ballistix RAM and Cooler

Hey @Roan thanks for the offer. To be honest the cooler has little value any more, and even less so when sold alone, it was only £17 when I bought it new, so there’s not much point in me taking it out of the bundle really, even if I gave it no value as part of the bundle price.

Looking at another sale on here a couple of months ago, a set with the same motherboard and CPU, with some slightly faster RAM and an aftermarket cooler sold for £230 including delivery, so I’ll drop to £215inc and leave the cooler in there?

Let me know what you think.

EDIT – Postage would be via Hermes at this price, as insured Royal Mail delivery comes to £26.

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Gears 5 breaks records as biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation – Xbox Wire

Thanks to the incredible support from our fans, Gears 5 kicked off the Holiday season strong – attracting over three million players in its opening weekend and setting new records for Xbox Game Pass with the biggest launch week of any Xbox Game Studios title this generation. The performance easily doubled the first week’s debut of Gears of War 4 and made Gears 5 the most-played Xbox Game Studios title in its first week since 2012’s Halo 4. First week performance includes the four-day early access period beginning Friday, September 6, which was exclusive to Gears 5 Ultimate Edition and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. On the PC, Gears 5 has nearly tripled the performance of its predecessor, becoming the biggest-ever launch for Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Game Studios’ best-ever debut on Steam.

On Tuesday, Gears 5 expanded into worldwide general availability with the launch of Gears 5 Standard Edition at retail, as well as new Xbox One X and Xbox One S console bundles. For PC fans, Gears 5 is included in a three-month Xbox Game Pass for PC membership bundled with the purchase of select AMD Ryzen™ processors and AMD Radeon™ graphics cards.

Described as “one of the best and most versatile action-game packages in recent memory” by IGN, the game is a hit with critics and fans alike, and enjoys a Metacritic user score of 8.7, the sixth best of any Xbox One game. The excitement extends to the PC version as well, with Digital Foundry declaring, “it fills every desire that I want for the PC version of a game.”

Gears 5 has also received special attention for its commitment to representation and accessibility. Accessibility features include full controller remapping, single stick movement, Xbox Adaptive Controller support, narrated UI and menus, improved subtitles, and more. It was the first AAA game to receive a perfect score from CanIPlayThat.com, “A Deaf/Hoh accessibility masterpiece.”

For more information on the Gears of War franchise, stay tuned to Xbox Wire or follow Gears on Twitter @gearsofwar.

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Wanted – Good spec and condition Chromebook

Thanks buddy. crazy how time is flying so not long to go now. She’s given me the go ahead to sell her mint laptop as well which I’m about to advertise here which still has 1.5yr on-site warranty.

The Chromebook is a 16GB Internal I believe. It’s a beautiful machine. I can do it for £230 delivered and that is mainly because it’s in brand new condition. I cannot see a single hairline scratch on it or thumbprint. My wife and eye have serious OCD when it comes to keeping our tech in the best condition. Me being in IT, I’m always using Antec spray to clean my devices.

I appreciate the price may be out of your budget but just wanted to see if anyone would want it at this price. I’ll upload some pics for you now and any marks that come up, please ignore as it’s most likely my shadows,lol

Wanted – Good spec and condition Chromebook

Thanks buddy. crazy how time is flying so not long to go now. She’s given me the go ahead to sell her mint laptop as well which I’m about to advertise here which still has 1.5yr on-site warranty.

The Chromebook is a 16GB Internal I believe. It’s a beautiful machine. I can do it for £230 delivered and that is mainly because it’s in brand new condition. I cannot see a single hairline scratch on it or thumbprint. My wife and eye have serious OCD when it comes to keeping our tech in the best condition. Me being in IT, I’m always using Antec spray to clean my devices.

I appreciate the price may be out of your budget but just wanted to see if anyone would want it at this price. I’ll upload some pics for you now and any marks that come up, please ignore as it’s most likely my shadows,lol