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For Sale – Intel i7-5820k + X99M Mobo, Silverstone SG13Q-B,MSI GT 710 GPU, watercooling parts (D5 pump, rad)

All items are boxed unless stated otherwise.

Pics from when I first listed the items, hence dates. Can retake if required/requested.

Depending on the value the items will be sent via DPD, RMSD or by 1st Class Signed For..

Intel Core i7 5820K s2011 v3 – £120 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Retail boxed. Note, this does not come with a heatsink and does not have an iGPU (in case buyers weren’t aware of the differences between Haswell-E and regular Haswell chips). I overclocked it for a few hours when I first set up my loop in 2015 but has been run at stock ever since.

5820k.jpg

AsRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer/3.1 Micro ATX Motherboard – £100 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with accessories.
AsRock X99M.jpg


Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Black Micro ATX Case *removed from sale*

MSI GeForce GT 710 Passive Silent Graphics Card 2GB – £25 delivered
Purchased March 2017. Was used briefly whilst my 980ti went for RMA.

************ Watercooling Parts ************

Please note, all watercooling parts have been flushed with deionised water but it is recommended the buyer flush/clean these to ensure they are 100% clean and ready for your loop. I used clear Mayhems XT fluid for the loop but there has been a greyish tint to it when cleaning. I am sure more remains. I have had 0 leaks during the time the loop was installed (2015-2018) and the loop was dismantled in Feb 2018.

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 240mm Radiator – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
240mm Rad 1.jpg

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 280mm Radiator – £30 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
280mm Rad 2.jpg

EKWB 841013 RES X3 150 Reservoir – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws/fittings.
Some marks on the tube but nothing major.
EK 150 Res.jpg

EK 43031 XTOP Revo D5 PWM Pump – £50 delivered
Purchased November 2015. For total transparency I had experienced some faint whine (not really audible when the side panels were closed) from the pump when I had mounted it on the back of my case using Velcro and cable ties, this went away after a while. I’m not sure if it was the pump or my method of attaching it to the case that did this.
D5 Pump.jpg

EK-XRES 100 REVO D5 – ACETAL Pump Top + Res – £30 delivered
Purchased April 2017. This is a 100ml reservoir and pump top combo for the D5 pump. Some water marks remain inside the tube from where the water levels were in my loop.
EK Res 100.jpg

EKWB 830543 FC Titan X Acetal GPU Waterblock – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws.
This is a Titan X waterblock but fit the reference 980ti perfectly.
Please note, one of the screws on the heatsink side came off (see pic, green circle, to see which one) when I removed it from the GPU. It does not appear to have weakened/loosened the block as there is a screw on the other side connecting the block. I don’t know if this will affect the seating. The copper side also has some blemishes as seen in the pics.
WK Titan X WB 1.jpg

EK 800171 Supr EVO Full Nickel CPU Block – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Used for the 5820k. Boxed.
EK CPU block 2.jpg

****************************************************************
Fittings taken from my loop. Threads look OK. Pictures are posted further down.

1x Bitspower Deluxe Dual G1/4″ Fitting, White Sold
Used as part of a drain port.
£3 delivered

3x EK-AF Angled 90° Fitting G1/4 Nickel Sold
£16 delivered for all 3.

9x EK-ACF Fitting 10/13mm Soft Tube Compression Fitting G1/4, Brass – Nickel Plated Sold
£26 delivered for all 9.

1x Phobya 2-way ball valve G1 / 4 – knurled Sold
Used as drain port.
£7 delivered delivered.

2x Alphacool HF 13/10 compression fitting 45° revolvable G1/4 – Chrome Sold
£14 delivered for both.

1x EK DuraClear 3M Clear Water Cooling Tubing 9.5mm/12.7mm Sold
There is about 2m left.
£8 delivered

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

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For Sale – Intel i7-5820k + X99M Mobo, Silverstone SG13Q-B,MSI GT 710 GPU, watercooling parts (D5 pump, rad)

All items are boxed unless stated otherwise.

Pics from when I first listed the items, hence dates. Can retake if required/requested.

Depending on the value the items will be sent via DPD, RMSD or by 1st Class Signed For..

Intel Core i7 5820K s2011 v3 – £120 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Retail boxed. Note, this does not come with a heatsink and does not have an iGPU (in case buyers weren’t aware of the differences between Haswell-E and regular Haswell chips). I overclocked it for a few hours when I first set up my loop in 2015 but has been run at stock ever since.

5820k.jpg

AsRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer/3.1 Micro ATX Motherboard – £100 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with accessories.
AsRock X99M.jpg


Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Black Micro ATX Case *removed from sale*

MSI GeForce GT 710 Passive Silent Graphics Card 2GB – £25 delivered
Purchased March 2017. Was used briefly whilst my 980ti went for RMA.

************ Watercooling Parts ************

Please note, all watercooling parts have been flushed with deionised water but it is recommended the buyer flush/clean these to ensure they are 100% clean and ready for your loop. I used clear Mayhems XT fluid for the loop but there has been a greyish tint to it when cleaning. I am sure more remains. I have had 0 leaks during the time the loop was installed (2015-2018) and the loop was dismantled in Feb 2018.

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 240mm Radiator – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
240mm Rad 1.jpg

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 280mm Radiator – £30 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
280mm Rad 2.jpg

EKWB 841013 RES X3 150 Reservoir – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws/fittings.
Some marks on the tube but nothing major.
EK 150 Res.jpg

EK 43031 XTOP Revo D5 PWM Pump – £50 delivered
Purchased November 2015. For total transparency I had experienced some faint whine (not really audible when the side panels were closed) from the pump when I had mounted it on the back of my case using Velcro and cable ties, this went away after a while. I’m not sure if it was the pump or my method of attaching it to the case that did this.
D5 Pump.jpg

EK-XRES 100 REVO D5 – ACETAL Pump Top + Res – £30 delivered
Purchased April 2017. This is a 100ml reservoir and pump top combo for the D5 pump. Some water marks remain inside the tube from where the water levels were in my loop.
EK Res 100.jpg

EKWB 830543 FC Titan X Acetal GPU Waterblock – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws.
This is a Titan X waterblock but fit the reference 980ti perfectly.
Please note, one of the screws on the heatsink side came off (see pic, green circle, to see which one) when I removed it from the GPU. It does not appear to have weakened/loosened the block as there is a screw on the other side connecting the block. I don’t know if this will affect the seating. The copper side also has some blemishes as seen in the pics.
WK Titan X WB 1.jpg

EK 800171 Supr EVO Full Nickel CPU Block – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Used for the 5820k. Boxed.
EK CPU block 2.jpg

****************************************************************
Fittings taken from my loop. Threads look OK. Pictures are posted further down.

1x Bitspower Deluxe Dual G1/4″ Fitting, White Sold
Used as part of a drain port.
£3 delivered

3x EK-AF Angled 90° Fitting G1/4 Nickel Sold
£16 delivered for all 3.

9x EK-ACF Fitting 10/13mm Soft Tube Compression Fitting G1/4, Brass – Nickel Plated Sold
£26 delivered for all 9.

1x Phobya 2-way ball valve G1 / 4 – knurled Sold
Used as drain port.
£7 delivered delivered.

2x Alphacool HF 13/10 compression fitting 45° revolvable G1/4 – Chrome Sold
£14 delivered for both.

1x EK DuraClear 3M Clear Water Cooling Tubing 9.5mm/12.7mm Sold
There is about 2m left.
£8 delivered

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

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

    • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
    • Name and address including postcode
    • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

ICS security fails the Black Hat test

The news at Black Hat 2018 wasn’t great when it came to industrial control systems. But while numerous sessions added up to sweeping condemnation of ICS security, there was at least the occasional saving grace that some vendors will correct some problems — at least some of the time. Still, the apparent lack of a security-conscious culture within these organizations means they’ll only fix the minimum, leaving similar products with the same underlying hardware, firmware and fatal bugs untouched and unsecured.

Speaking in a session, called “Breaking the IIoT: Hacking Industrial Control Gateways,” Thomas Roth, security researcher and founder of Leveldown Security, an embedded and ICS security consulting and research company based in Esslingen, Germany, walked through the security faults of a series of five gateway devices he’d found at prices he could afford on eBay. He wanted to look at commonly deployed, relatively current devices — things you find in the real world.

“If you go out on the network and start scanning, you’ll find thousands of these devices. In fact, you’ll find entire network ranges that are used almost exclusively for these devices,” he said.

“Often, they use static IP addresses with no VPN protection.” One device he looked at had a proprietary protocol for its wireless communications. But if you could break it — and he did — you had access to every one of those devices in the field, because the network addressing architecture was flat and unsegmented.

The first device he looked at was typical of his various experiments, tackling a Moxa W2150A which connects ICS devices to wireless networks via an Ethernet port on the device side and a wireless interface on the other side. In between the two interfaces is an easily opened case that reveals a circuit board with pads for connecting to a debugging port. Roth discovered, in a common theme across many of the devices discussed at the conference, the port was a serial terminal connection that booted directly to a root shell in Linux.

“This is a design decision, not a bug,” Roth said. But he noted that if you have the device and you can access a root shell, then as you are writing exploits, you can debug them directly on the device, “which is a pretty nice situation to be in.”

Roth noted the firmware for the device was available on the internet from the Moxa website, but it was encrypted. At first, this seemed like a dead end. But in looking at earlier firmware versions, he noticed one of the upgrades included adding the feature of encrypting the firmware.

This led him to an unencrypted update version, which included a package called “upgrade_firmware.” This, in turn, led to a function called “firmware_decrypt” — a function name that gave the audience a chuckle — which gave him plaintext access to the current version of the software. The decryption key was, needless to say, included in the upgrade code.

Roth raised an issue that hasn’t been much discussed in ICS security: supply chain security issues caused by the wide prevalence of openly accessible terminal access ports on devices. You can change the firmware, he said, write the changed version back to the device, return it to your distributor without mentioning the change, “and they will happily resell it to someone else.” In fact, he knows this because he conducted an experiment and was sold a device with firmware he had previously rewritten.

Roth discussed four more devices in some detail, with two of them still in the process of disclosure, “and there are a lot of fun issues.”

Beyond Roth’s pathway strewn with pwned gateways, there were other such sessions, including ones that found significant vulnerabilities in medical devices, cellular gateways, smart city infrastructure and satellite communications.

Jonathan Butts, CEO of security consultancy QED Secure Solutions, located in Coppell, Texas, noted in a press conference at the event that dealing with vendors around ICS security disclosure had been particularly frustrating. In the case of a pacemaker made by Medtronic, a protracted process leading to the company deciding that changes in the product weren’t necessary led Butts and co-speaker Billy Rios, founder of WhiteScope LLC, a cybersecurity company based in Half Moon Bay, Calif., to demonstrate their attack live and let the audience judge for themselves.

“To be honest,” Butts said, “after about the one-and-a-half-year mark, and you see stuff like [Medtronic’s response], you get fed up.”

ICS security: Protection? Not

While it’s theoretically possible to protect at least the devices that aren’t implanted in human bodies by placing the ICS equivalents of a firewall at strategic network junction points, a session by Airbus security evaluators Julien Lenoir and Benoit Camredon showed a widely deployed ICS firewall made by Belden could be remotely exploited.

The Tofino Xenon device is typically situated between the IP-based control network and local ICS assets that use Modbus, EtherNet/IP or OPC protocols. Interestingly, the device itself doesn’t have an IP address; it is essentially invisible to ordinary interrogation on the network.

A custom protocol allows a Windows machine running a configurator to discover and then send configuration data to a Xenon device. The configurator knows the addresses of protected ICS devices and knows the Xenon is somewhere between the configurator and the devices. The Xenon knows to watch for packets that carry a specific payload and recognizes them as packets from a configurator.

The two researchers were able to reverse-engineer the protocol enough to understand the arrangement that was used for encryption keys. The configurator discovers devices using a common key and then generates two additional keys that are unique to the particular pairing of that configurator and that specific firewall. All of these keys could be extracted from the discovery session, and then the keys unique to the device were used to establish a connection with the device.

“We were able to get a root shell,” Lenoir told the audience, heralding the familiar theme that almost all ICS devices are actually outdated Linux kernels. “Once everything was running as root, now the appliance was no longer a black box, but was instead a Linux kernel.”

From here, they settled on an attack model that used the devices’ ability to be updated from files on a USB stick. Camredon explained the updates comprised two files, both encrypted. “One is an update script, and one is a data file that is an image, including an image of the kernel.”

It turned out that all configurators and all Tofino Xenon devices used the same key for decrypting the update files. Because they had access to root on the Xenon, they were able to extract this key, at which point they further discovered there were no checks in the update script to ensure the data file hadn’t been tampered with since it was created.

Thus, a breached Xenon could be modified in whatever way the attackers wanted, an image of that system made, and the image could be encrypted and included in an update package without the separate installation script detecting the change.

The Xenon has been updated to correct these problems since the researchers disclosed their findings. So, in theory, the firewall is back in business. One problem Roth noted, though, is these systems often come in dozens of variants, with different names and model numbers.

“If you report a bug to some of these vendors,” Roth said, “the vulnerability gets fixed, but then there are 10 different devices which run the same firmware, and they are left completely unpatched.”

Roth suggested this was a clear indication of the lack of security culture at many ICS vendors.

“It’s like exploiting in the ’90s,” he concluded. “We have no integrity protections on any of these devices.”

At another moment, he made a sweeping generalization: “Everything runs as root; everything runs on outdated Linux kernels; everything runs on outdated web servers. If any of these components fails, you have root permission.”

For Sale – Intel i7-5820k + X99M Mobo, Silverstone SG13Q-B,MSI GT 710 GPU, watercooling parts (D5 pump, rad)

All items are boxed unless stated otherwise.

Pics from when I first listed the items, hence dates. Can retake if required/requested.

Depending on the value the items will be sent via DPD, RMSD or by 1st Class Signed For..

Intel Core i7 5820K s2011 v3 – £120 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Retail boxed. Note, this does not come with a heatsink and does not have an iGPU (in case buyers weren’t aware of the differences between Haswell-E and regular Haswell chips). I overclocked it for a few hours when I first set up my loop in 2015 but has been run at stock ever since.

5820k.jpg

AsRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer/3.1 Micro ATX Motherboard – £100 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with accessories.
AsRock X99M.jpg


Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Black Micro ATX Case *removed from sale*

MSI GeForce GT 710 Passive Silent Graphics Card 2GB – £25 delivered
Purchased March 2017. Was used briefly whilst my 980ti went for RMA.

************ Watercooling Parts ************

Please note, all watercooling parts have been flushed with deionised water but it is recommended the buyer flush/clean these to ensure they are 100% clean and ready for your loop. I used clear Mayhems XT fluid for the loop but there has been a greyish tint to it when cleaning. I am sure more remains. I have had 0 leaks during the time the loop was installed (2015-2018) and the loop was dismantled in Feb 2018.

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 240mm Radiator – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
240mm Rad 1.jpg

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 280mm Radiator – £30 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
280mm Rad 2.jpg

EKWB 841013 RES X3 150 Reservoir – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws/fittings.
Some marks on the tube but nothing major.
EK 150 Res.jpg

EK 43031 XTOP Revo D5 PWM Pump – £50 delivered
Purchased November 2015. For total transparency I had experienced some faint whine (not really audible when the side panels were closed) from the pump when I had mounted it on the back of my case using Velcro and cable ties, this went away after a while. I’m not sure if it was the pump or my method of attaching it to the case that did this.
D5 Pump.jpg

EK-XRES 100 REVO D5 – ACETAL Pump Top + Res – £30 delivered
Purchased April 2017. This is a 100ml reservoir and pump top combo for the D5 pump. Some water marks remain inside the tube from where the water levels were in my loop.
EK Res 100.jpg

EKWB 830543 FC Titan X Acetal GPU Waterblock – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws.
This is a Titan X waterblock but fit the reference 980ti perfectly.
Please note, one of the screws on the heatsink side came off (see pic, green circle, to see which one) when I removed it from the GPU. It does not appear to have weakened/loosened the block as there is a screw on the other side connecting the block. I don’t know if this will affect the seating. The copper side also has some blemishes as seen in the pics.
WK Titan X WB 1.jpg

EK 800171 Supr EVO Full Nickel CPU Block – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Used for the 5820k. Boxed.
EK CPU block 2.jpg

****************************************************************
Fittings taken from my loop. Threads look OK. Pictures are posted further down.

1x Bitspower Deluxe Dual G1/4″ Fitting, White Sold
Used as part of a drain port.
£3 delivered

3x EK-AF Angled 90° Fitting G1/4 Nickel Sold
£16 delivered for all 3.

9x EK-ACF Fitting 10/13mm Soft Tube Compression Fitting G1/4, Brass – Nickel Plated Sold
£26 delivered for all 9.

1x Phobya 2-way ball valve G1 / 4 – knurled Sold
Used as drain port.
£7 delivered delivered.

2x Alphacool HF 13/10 compression fitting 45° revolvable G1/4 – Chrome Sold
£14 delivered for both.

1x EK DuraClear 3M Clear Water Cooling Tubing 9.5mm/12.7mm Sold
There is about 2m left.
£8 delivered

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

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

    • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
    • Name and address including postcode
    • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Bringing Device Support to Windows Server Containers

When we introduced containers to Windows with the release of Windows Server 2016, our primary goal was to support traditional server-oriented applications and workloads. As time has gone on, we’ve heard feedback from our users about how certain workloads need access to peripheral devices—a problem when you try to wrap those workloads in a container. We’re introducing support for select host device access from Windows Server containers, beginning in Insider Build 17735 (see table below).

We’ve contributed these changes back to the Open Containers Initiative (OCI) specification for Windows. We will be submitting changes to Docker to enable this functionality soon. Watch the video below for a simple example of this work in action (hint: maximize the video).

What’s Happening

To provide a simple demonstration of the workflow, we have a simple client application that listens on a COM port and reports incoming integer values (powershell console on the right). We did not have any devices on hand to speak over physical COM, so we ran the application inside of a VM and assigned the VM’s virtual COM port to the container. To mimic a COM device, an application was created to generate random integer values and send it over a named pipe to the VM’s virtual COM port (this is the powershell console on the left).

As we see in the video at the beginning, if we do not assign COM ports to our container, when the application runs in the container and tries to open a handle to the COM port, it fails with an IOException (because as far as the container knew, the COM port didn’t exist!). On our second run of the container, we assign the COM port to the container and the application successfully gets and prints out the incoming random ints generated by our app running on the host.

How It Works

Let’s look at how it will work in Docker. From a shell, a user will type:

docker run --device="/"

For example, if you wanted to pass a COM port to your container:

docker run --device="class/86E0D1E0-8089-11D0-9CE4-08003E301F73" mcr.microsoft.com/windowsservercore-insider:latest

The value we’re passing to the device argument is simple: it looks for an IdType and an Id. For this coming release of Windows , we only support an IdType of “class”. For Id, this is  a device interface class GUID. The values are delimited by a slash, “/”.  Whereas  in Linux a user assigns individual devices by specifying a file path in the “/dev/” namespace, in Windows we’re adding support for a user to specify an interface class, and all devices which identify as implementing this class   will be plumbed into the container.

If a user wants to specify multiple classes to assign to a container:

docker run --device="class/86E0D1E0-8089-11D0-9CE4-08003E301F73" --device="class/DCDE6AF9-6610-4285-828F-CAAF78C424CC" --device="…" mcr.microsoft.com/windowsservercore-insider:latest

What are the Limitations?

Process isolation only: We only support passing devices to containers running in process isolation; Hyper-V isolation is not supported, nor do we support host device access for Linux Containers on Windows (LCOW).

We support a distinct list of devices: In this release, we targeted enabling a specific set of features and a specific set of host device classes. We’re starting with simple buses. The complete list that we currently support  is  below.

Device Type Interface Class  GUID
GPIO 916EF1CB-8426-468D-A6F7-9AE8076881B3
I2C Bus A11EE3C6-8421-4202-A3E7-B91FF90188E4
COM Port 86E0D1E0-8089-11D0-9CE4-08003E301F73
SPI Bus DCDE6AF9-6610-4285-828F-CAAF78C424CC

Stay tuned for a Part 2 of this blog that explores the architectural decisions we chose to make in Windows to add this support.

What’s Next?

We’re eager to get your feedback. What specific devices are most interesting for you and what workload would you hope to accomplish with them? Are there other ways you’d like to be able to access devices in containers? Leave a comment below or feel free to tweet at me.

Cheers,

Craig Wilhite (@CraigWilhite)

For Sale – Intel i7-5820k + X99M Mobo, Silverstone SG13Q-B,MSI GT 710 GPU, watercooling parts (D5 pump, rad)

All items are boxed unless stated otherwise.

Pics from when I first listed the items, hence dates. Can retake if required/requested.

Depending on the value the items will be sent via DPD, RMSD or by 1st Class Signed For..

Intel Core i7 5820K s2011 v3 – £120 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Retail boxed. Note, this does not come with a heatsink and does not have an iGPU (in case buyers weren’t aware of the differences between Haswell-E and regular Haswell chips). I overclocked it for a few hours when I first set up my loop in 2015 but has been run at stock ever since.

5820k.jpg

AsRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer/3.1 Micro ATX Motherboard – £100 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with accessories.
AsRock X99M.jpg


Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Black Micro ATX Case *removed from sale*

MSI GeForce GT 710 Passive Silent Graphics Card 2GB – £25 delivered
Purchased March 2017. Was used briefly whilst my 980ti went for RMA.

************ Watercooling Parts ************

Please note, all watercooling parts have been flushed with deionised water but it is recommended the buyer flush/clean these to ensure they are 100% clean and ready for your loop. I used clear Mayhems XT fluid for the loop but there has been a greyish tint to it when cleaning. I am sure more remains. I have had 0 leaks during the time the loop was installed (2015-2018) and the loop was dismantled in Feb 2018.

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 240mm Radiator – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
240mm Rad 1.jpg

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 280mm Radiator – £30 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
280mm Rad 2.jpg

EKWB 841013 RES X3 150 Reservoir – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws/fittings.
Some marks on the tube but nothing major.
EK 150 Res.jpg

EK 43031 XTOP Revo D5 PWM Pump – £50 delivered
Purchased November 2015. For total transparency I had experienced some faint whine (not really audible when the side panels were closed) from the pump when I had mounted it on the back of my case using Velcro and cable ties, this went away after a while. I’m not sure if it was the pump or my method of attaching it to the case that did this.
D5 Pump.jpg

EK-XRES 100 REVO D5 – ACETAL Pump Top + Res – £30 delivered
Purchased April 2017. This is a 100ml reservoir and pump top combo for the D5 pump. Some water marks remain inside the tube from where the water levels were in my loop.
EK Res 100.jpg

EKWB 830543 FC Titan X Acetal GPU Waterblock – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws.
This is a Titan X waterblock but fit the reference 980ti perfectly.
Please note, one of the screws on the heatsink side came off (see pic, green circle, to see which one) when I removed it from the GPU. It does not appear to have weakened/loosened the block as there is a screw on the other side connecting the block. I don’t know if this will affect the seating. The copper side also has some blemishes as seen in the pics.
WK Titan X WB 1.jpg

EK 800171 Supr EVO Full Nickel CPU Block – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Used for the 5820k. Boxed.
EK CPU block 2.jpg

****************************************************************
Fittings taken from my loop. Threads look OK. Pictures are posted further down.

1x Bitspower Deluxe Dual G1/4″ Fitting, White Sold
Used as part of a drain port.
£3 delivered

3x EK-AF Angled 90° Fitting G1/4 Nickel Sold
£16 delivered for all 3.

9x EK-ACF Fitting 10/13mm Soft Tube Compression Fitting G1/4, Brass – Nickel Plated Sold
£26 delivered for all 9.

1x Phobya 2-way ball valve G1 / 4 – knurled Sold
Used as drain port.
£7 delivered delivered.

2x Alphacool HF 13/10 compression fitting 45° revolvable G1/4 – Chrome Sold
£14 delivered for both.

1x EK DuraClear 3M Clear Water Cooling Tubing 9.5mm/12.7mm Sold
There is about 2m left.
£8 delivered

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

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For Sale – Intel i7-5820k + X99M Mobo, Phanteks Evolv mATX, watercooling parts

All items are boxed unless stated otherwise.

Pics from when I first listed the items, hence dates. Can retake if required/requested.

Depending on the value the items will be sent via DPD, RMSD or by 1st Class Signed For..

Intel Core i7 5820K s2011 v3 – £120 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Retail boxed. Note, this does not come with a heatsink and does not have an iGPU (in case buyers weren’t aware of the differences between Haswell-E and regular Haswell chips). I overclocked it for a few hours when I first set up my loop in 2015 but has been run at stock ever since.

5820k.jpg

AsRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer/3.1 Micro ATX Motherboard – £100 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with accessories.
AsRock X99M.jpg


Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Black Micro ATX Case *removed from sale*

MSI GeForce GT 710 Passive Silent Graphics Card 2GB – £25 delivered
Purchased March 2017. Was used briefly whilst my 980ti went for RMA.

************ Watercooling Parts ************

Please note, all watercooling parts have been flushed with deionised water but it is recommended the buyer flush/clean these to ensure they are 100% clean and ready for your loop. I used clear Mayhems XT fluid for the loop but there has been a greyish tint to it when cleaning. I am sure more remains. I have had 0 leaks during the time the loop was installed (2015-2018) and the loop was dismantled in Feb 2018.

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 240mm Radiator – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
240mm Rad 1.jpg

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 280mm Radiator – £30 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
280mm Rad 2.jpg

EKWB 841013 RES X3 150 Reservoir – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws/fittings.
Some marks on the tube but nothing major.
EK 150 Res.jpg

EK 43031 XTOP Revo D5 PWM Pump – £50 delivered
Purchased November 2015. For total transparency I had experienced some faint whine (not really audible when the side panels were closed) from the pump when I had mounted it on the back of my case using Velcro and cable ties, this went away after a while. I’m not sure if it was the pump or my method of attaching it to the case that did this.
D5 Pump.jpg

EK-XRES 100 REVO D5 – ACETAL Pump Top + Res – £30 delivered
Purchased April 2017. This is a 100ml reservoir and pump top combo for the D5 pump. Some water marks remain inside the tube from where the water levels were in my loop.
EK Res 100.jpg

EKWB 830543 FC Titan X Acetal GPU Waterblock – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws.
This is a Titan X waterblock but fit the reference 980ti perfectly.
Please note, one of the screws on the heatsink side came off (see pic, green circle, to see which one) when I removed it from the GPU. It does not appear to have weakened/loosened the block as there is a screw on the other side connecting the block. I don’t know if this will affect the seating. The copper side also has some blemishes as seen in the pics.
WK Titan X WB 1.jpg

EK 800171 Supr EVO Full Nickel CPU Block – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Used for the 5820k. Boxed.
EK CPU block 2.jpg

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Fittings taken from my loop. Threads look OK. Pictures are posted further down.

1x Bitspower Deluxe Dual G1/4″ Fitting, White Sold
Used as part of a drain port.
£3 delivered

3x EK-AF Angled 90° Fitting G1/4 Nickel Sold
£16 delivered for all 3.

9x EK-ACF Fitting 10/13mm Soft Tube Compression Fitting G1/4, Brass – Nickel Plated Sold
£26 delivered for all 9.

1x Phobya 2-way ball valve G1 / 4 – knurled Sold
Used as drain port.
£7 delivered delivered.

2x Alphacool HF 13/10 compression fitting 45° revolvable G1/4 – Chrome Sold
£14 delivered for both.

1x EK DuraClear 3M Clear Water Cooling Tubing 9.5mm/12.7mm Sold
There is about 2m left.
£8 delivered

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

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 updates add AI features to CRM

When incorporated into business applications, AI can provide insights into how best to engage potential customers, predict customer needs, answer questions and, ultimately, sell products. Microsoft hopes to enable all that in its latest Dynamics 365 updates for marketing, sales and customer service.

At the Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2018, James Phillips, corporate vice president of the vendor’s business applications group, said in a keynote that the Dynamics 365 updates change the platform from something that feels like “a surveillance system” to a business intelligence (BI) tool incorporating AI-driven analytics.

CRM “is not a category of software that people are deeply in love with,” Phillips said. “A salesperson sits down and enters their leads and opportunities. It’s for someone else, so they can track the forecast, understand the pipeline [and] whether you’re doing your job or not.”

The granularity of the AI tools Microsoft added with the Dynamics 365 updates will likely be useful for the average end user, said Kate Leggett, analyst at Forrester Research.

“What Microsoft is really excelling at is infusing AI into all their applications to help the business user — whether it is a marketing or salesperson or customer service agent — make the right decisions for that particular interaction,” Leggett said.

Business-user AI: Microsoft’s strength

On the stage at the July 2018 conference, Tammy Mihailidis, vice president of digital customer engagement at Polaris, a maker of power sport vehicles based in Medina, Minn., spoke about how Polaris uses Dynamics 365’s marketing, sales and service platforms to give its customers a more personalized shopping experience.

Phillips said Dynamics 365 and its Power BI tools help organizations analyze traffic patterns of email and other communications and marry that information with LinkedIn to help understand where they should focus sales efforts.

Microsoft is trying to break down the artificial division between the front office and the back office by making the CRM assets available to all users.
Kate Leggettanalyst, Forrester Research

“As a salesperson, I have got a tool now that helps me focus my attention, helps guide me to success and isn’t simply about keeping track of what I am doing,” Phillips said.

Using Polaris as an example, Ryan Darby Martin, a senior product marketing manager at Microsoft, demonstrated how this process would look to both the customer — in this case, a fictional municipality — and to the Polaris agents, from within Dynamics 365.

The process with the Dynamics 365 updates includes a chatbot answering questions from a potential customer, predictive lead scoring recommending that sales staff focus on this particular lead, making the sale and welcoming the customer.

“We are actually able to track all of those interactions and calculate the health score of this particular lead,” Martin said. “We could see the time that was spent by us, but also the time that was spent by them. For example, I can actually see if they opened [an] email, if they clicked on the attachment, if they viewed the link [and] how many times they were responding to us.”

Getting AI into end users’ hands the end goal

The integration of the marketing, sales and service platform is an example of what Leggett said makes CRM features more accessible to end users.

“Microsoft is trying to break down the artificial division between the front office and the back office by making the CRM assets available to all users with its integration into Skype and the Office products,” she said. “They are making it very easy to consume. It’s probably one of the most inexpensive enterprise solutions available.”

In addition being a venue for unveiling the Dynamics 365 updates, the conference was an opportunity for Microsoft to announce it would be releasing updates to its suite of products twice a year. Each release will be preceded by release notes that will help IT professionals prepare for the software updates months in advance, according to Microsoft.

“Companies have to be continually innovating,” Leggett said. “You are getting new releases twice a year, and when that happens, you need to have change management processes in place to be able to understand the changes, communicate them to the end users and then roll out these new releases to you CRM users.”

For Sale – Intel i7-5820k + X99M Mobo, Phanteks Evolv mATX, watercooling parts

All items are boxed unless stated otherwise.

Pics from when I first listed the items, hence dates. Can retake if required/requested.

Depending on the value the items will be sent via DPD, RMSD or by 1st Class Signed For..

Intel Core i7 5820K s2011 v3 – £120 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Retail boxed. Note, this does not come with a heatsink and does not have an iGPU (in case buyers weren’t aware of the differences between Haswell-E and regular Haswell chips). I overclocked it for a few hours when I first set up my loop in 2015 but has been run at stock ever since.

5820k.jpg

AsRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer/3.1 Micro ATX Motherboard – £100 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with accessories.
AsRock X99M.jpg


Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Black Micro ATX Case – £50 collected

Purchased September 2015. This is the original Evolv (not the recent model). Boxed with toolbox, pump mount, PWM hub, etc. I believe most of the original parts are included in the accessory kit. Not sure if all of the original screws are in the toolbox but the attached picture provides a good indication of what is included. The original 140mm and 200mm fans were reinstalled in the case. There are some scratches on the top (see pics) and some marks/faint scratches on the window – though this didn’t appear as clearly in the pics and are more pronounced and whitish in colour.

MSI GeForce GT 710 Passive Silent Graphics Card 2GB – £25 delivered
Purchased March 2017. Was used briefly whilst my 980ti went for RMA.

************ Watercooling Parts ************

Please note, all watercooling parts have been flushed with deionised water but it is recommended the buyer flush/clean these to ensure they are 100% clean and ready for your loop. I used clear Mayhems XT fluid for the loop but there has been a greyish tint to it when cleaning. I am sure more remains. I have had 0 leaks during the time the loop was installed (2015-2018) and the loop was dismantled in Feb 2018.

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 240mm Radiator – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
240mm Rad 1.jpg

AlphaCool NexXxoS ST30 280mm Radiator – £30 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws. See pictures for marks/colouring/dust.
280mm Rad 2.jpg

EKWB 841013 RES X3 150 Reservoir – £20 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws/fittings.
Some marks on the tube but nothing major.
EK 150 Res.jpg

EK 43031 XTOP Revo D5 PWM Pump – £50 delivered
Purchased November 2015. For total transparency I had experienced some faint whine (not really audible when the side panels were closed) from the pump when I had mounted it on the back of my case using Velcro and cable ties, this went away after a while. I’m not sure if it was the pump or my method of attaching it to the case that did this.
D5 Pump.jpg

EK-XRES 100 REVO D5 – ACETAL Pump Top + Res – £30 delivered
Purchased April 2017. This is a 100ml reservoir and pump top combo for the D5 pump. Some water marks remain inside the tube from where the water levels were in my loop.
EK Res 100.jpg

EKWB 830543 FC Titan X Acetal GPU Waterblock – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Boxed with screws.
This is a Titan X waterblock but fit the reference 980ti perfectly.
Please note, one of the screws on the heatsink side came off (see pic, green circle, to see which one) when I removed it from the GPU. It does not appear to have weakened/loosened the block as there is a screw on the other side connecting the block. I don’t know if this will affect the seating. The copper side also has some blemishes as seen in the pics.
WK Titan X WB 1.jpg

EK 800171 Supr EVO Full Nickel CPU Block – £40 delivered
Purchased November 2015. Used for the 5820k. Boxed.
EK CPU block 2.jpg

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Fittings taken from my loop. Threads look OK. Pictures are posted further down.

1x Bitspower Deluxe Dual G1/4″ Fitting, White Sold
Used as part of a drain port.
£3 delivered

3x EK-AF Angled 90° Fitting G1/4 Nickel Sold
£16 delivered for all 3.

9x EK-ACF Fitting 10/13mm Soft Tube Compression Fitting G1/4, Brass – Nickel Plated Sold
£26 delivered for all 9.

1x Phobya 2-way ball valve G1 / 4 – knurled Sold
Used as drain port.
£7 delivered delivered.

2x Alphacool HF 13/10 compression fitting 45° revolvable G1/4 – Chrome Sold
£14 delivered for both.

1x EK DuraClear 3M Clear Water Cooling Tubing 9.5mm/12.7mm Sold
There is about 2m left.
£8 delivered

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

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Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

    • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
    • Name and address including postcode
    • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Nominate your school for Microsoft’s Showcase Schools Program |

School leaders committed to improving student outcomes benefit when they share best practices with one another. Over my time working in education, I’ve continued to be inspired by school leaders who push the boundaries of innovation and strive to set new benchmarks for what’s possible. It’s clear that the most important part of the journey is about people. The role of the school leader in making positive change to the school, community and for students, is critical to ongoing, sustained success.

Above: Hardenhuish School

The Microsoft Showcase Schools program provides an opportunity for diverse yet like-minded leaders to learn from and support one another’s journey through transformation. It’s designed to support innovative school leaders who commit to bringing their vision to life – through the development of a growth mindset in their educators, students, parents, local community, and in themselves. I’ve had the great opportunity to engage with many of these school leaders and to visit their schools over recent years. I am always impressed by the energy, commitment and undeniable passion they have to make their schools incredible places to learn.

While no two Showcase Schools look the same, many share similar challenges. In the Showcase Schools program, success and best practices are shared and amplified through a global network of school leaders. These innovative leaders work together to solve transformation’s toughest conundrums and celebrate momentum and successes as they reflect, grow and develop along the way.

School Leaders love the opportunity to engage directly with Microsoft through the Showcase Schools program, not to mention how easily the program helps develop deep connections with education thought leaders around the world.

If you are a school leader committed to transforming your school and increasing student outcomes, Microsoft encourages you to nominate your school for consideration in the Showcase Schools program. If accepted into the program, you will join a community of passionate and knowledgeable school leaders, innovate alongside Microsoft product teams and partners, and amplify your school’s success through tours and events. Other school leaders will look to you to provide them with an education transformation vision for tomorrow – today.

“The work we are doing at Renton Prep is disruptive. That means there are challenges, roadblocks along the way, and it’s hard work,” says Michelle Zimmerman, Director Renton Prep in Renton, Washington, USA. “But the reward of being a member of the Showcase Schools community, knowing that other educators are going through the same thing, makes it worth it because we can tackle some of those challenges together and find solutions we wouldn’t have alone.”

Microsoft is looking for schools whose leaders are innovative agents of change and who meet the following criteria:

The school demonstrates: 

  • Thought leadership in at least one area of educational transformation, as outlined in the Microsoft K-12 Education Transformation Framework.
  • Innovative use of technology, using Microsoft solutions, to drive positive impact and student success with 21st century skills.

The school leader demonstrates: 

  • Innovation, as evidenced through the actions and attitudes of a growth mindset and commitment to the K-12 Education Transformation Framework Journey.
  • Empowerment of educators and students to innovate and exercise a growth mindset.
  • Willingness to drive efforts to connect with educators locally practices.
  • If the above criteria describe your school and your leadership style, follow these three easy steps to nominate your school for consideration in Microsoft’s Showcase Schools Program for 2018 and 2019.

1.  Join the Microsoft Educator Community and complete your profile. You will need to submit the URL to your public profile as part of the nomination process. You can find your URL under Edit Profile -> Basic Information.

2. On your nomination form, provide the public URLs for any additional social media profiles you may have (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc).

3. Create a two-minute video or Sway in which you share your story of innovative educational transformation. Remember to use these prompts to guide your story:

  • This is what we thought about educational transformation before we engaged with Microsoft . . .
  • This is what we learned about educational transformation since working with Microsoft . . .
  • This is what we are doing next . . .
  • This is what we are keeping in mind . . .
  • These are our current blockers and challenges . . .

Nominations are open on a rolling basis, although some regions and countries’ nomination dates may vary based on local academic schedules. Your local Microsoft team will provide you with details once your completed nomination form is submitted.

We look forward to reviewing your school’s nomination.