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For Sale – PC components – graphics, cpu, psu, sound & more

FOR SALE

I’m selling these items on behalf of my nephew who has gone abroad to live and work. He has bought another machine over there rather than try and ship this lot over safely.

Please note: prices shown do not include delivery since the exact cost depends on whether you want next day, 2 days or 3 days etc. I will work out shipping if anyone is interested in any item.

All items are boxed.
All items are in full working order and are in very good (or exceptionally good) condition.

Pictures are available and I will post them here if anyone is interested in any item.

  1. ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 motherboard – £99
  2. Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Solo 7.1 sound card – £59
  3. Asus Xonar D2X 7.1 sound card – £29
  4. BeyerDynamic DT990 Edition headphones – £129
  5. Corsair AX1200i psu – £249
  6. Corsair AX1200i sleeved modular cables white – £69
  7. Corsair HX1000 psu – £99
  8. Corsair Vengeance 4GB single module DDR3 – £25
  9. Corsair Vengeance 12GB triple channel DDR3 – £75
  10. Corsair Vengeance K95 fully mechanical keyboard – £85
  11. Corsair Hydro Series H1000i cpu cooler – £39
  12. EVGA GeForce GTX Titan (06G-P4-2790-KR) 6GB GDDR5 graphics card – £249**
  13. EVGA SLI bridge (100-2W-0021-LR) two available – £9 each
  14. Intel i7-2600K 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, LGA1155 cpu – £99
  15. Sennheiser HD598 headphones – £99

** GTX Titan graphics card includes backplate and new Arctic thermal pad​

I’m happy for buyers to collect if it’s easier.

Thanks for looking.

Price and currency: as shown above
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PayPal or bank transfer
Location: Near Stratford on Avon, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Macbook Air 1.6ghz i5, 8GB Ram, 128GB SSD (Immaculate)

Hi Guy’s,

For sale is my totally immaculate Macbook. A rarely used work machine as often used a Windows laptop instead. Just outside of warranty now, however due to such little use I don’t think you will have an issue.

Comes with all accessories as originally boxed. Even down to the polythene still being on the box. Just a totally (as new) example of what is effectively still the newest Macbook Air they sell, albeit the CPU is 0.2GHZ higher on the Apple Store now.

But any questions at all, please feel free to ask away.

Many thanks

Price and currency: £500.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer / Paypal
Location: Bristol
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Macbook Air 1.6ghz i5, 8GB Ram, 128GB SSD (Immaculate)

Hi Guy’s,

For sale is my totally immaculate Macbook. A rarely used work machine as often used a Windows laptop instead. Just outside of warranty now, however due to such little use I don’t think you will have an issue.

Comes with all accessories as originally boxed. Even down to the polythene still being on the box. Just a totally (as new) example of what is effectively still the newest Macbook Air they sell, albeit the CPU is 0.2GHZ higher on the Apple Store now.

But any questions at all, please feel free to ask away.

Many thanks

Price and currency: £500.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer / Paypal
Location: Bristol
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – PC components – graphics, cpu, psu, sound & more

FOR SALE

I’m selling these items on behalf of my nephew who has gone abroad to live and work. He has bought another machine over there rather than try and ship this lot over safely.

Please note: prices shown do not include delivery since the exact cost depends on whether you want next day, 2 days or 3 days etc. I will work out shipping if anyone is interested in any item.

All items are boxed.
All items are in full working order and are in very good (or exceptionally good) condition.

Pictures are available and I will post them here if anyone is interested in any item.

  1. ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 motherboard – £109
  2. Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Solo sound card – £65
  3. Asus Xonar D2X 7.1 sound card – £35
  4. BeyerDynamic DT990 Edition headphones – £135
  5. Corsair AX1200i psu – £255
  6. Corsair AX1200i sleeved modular cables – £75
  7. Corsair HX1000 psu – £110
  8. Corsair Vengeance 4GB single module DDR3 – £25
  9. Corsair Vengeance 12GB triple channel DDR3 – £75
  10. Corsair Vengeance K95 mechanical keyboard – £85
  11. Corsair Hydro Series H1000i cpu cooler – £49
  12. EVGA GeForce GTX Titan (06G-P4-2790-KR) 6GB GDDR5 graphics card – £260**
  13. EVGA SLI bridge (100-2W-0021-LR) two available – £19 each
  14. Intel i7-2600K cpu – £105
  15. Sennheiser HD598 headphones – £105

** GTX Titan graphics card includes backplate and new Arctic thermal pad​

I’m happy for buyers to collect if it’s easier.

Thanks for looking.

Price and currency: as shown above
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PayPal or bank transfer
Location: Near Stratford on Avon, UK
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – 27inch Apple Imac 5k late 2014 in warranty great condition

Really great (i’d actually say mint condition) is my imac 27″ 5k, only selling as my work does not require Mac OS so much and I have already replaced it with an alienware. I am really sad to see it go but it’s only been left boxed up the last few months.

i5
16GB RAM
512SSD!
5K Retina screen
I did dual boot via bootcamp with legit Windows 10 Pro, if you decide to reinstall windows 10 it will activate without a license (already pre-activated). Remaining warranty until end July (see picture). Happy for serious offers, delivery around Sheffield only (really too big for me to post).

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Price and currency: 1250
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: cash
Location: sheffield
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Macbook Air 1.6ghz i5, 8GB Ram, 128GB SSD (Immaculate)

Hi Guy’s,

For sale is my totally immaculate Macbook. A rarely used work machine as often used a Windows laptop instead. Just outside of warranty now, however due to such little use I don’t think you will have an issue.

Comes with all accessories as originally boxed. Even down to the polythene still being on the box. Just a totally (as new) example of what is effectively still the newest Macbook Air they sell, albeit the CPU is 0.2GHZ higher on the Apple Store now.

But any questions at all, please feel free to ask away.

Many thanks

Price and currency: £500.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer / Paypal
Location: Bristol
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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  • Name and address including postcode
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Mobile Sharing & Companion Experiences for Microsoft Teams Meetings – Microsoft Garage

Research into Computer-Supported Collaborative Work has explored problems of disengagement in video meetings and device conflict since the 1990s, but good solutions that could work at scale have been elusive. Microsoft Research Cambridge UK had been working on these issues when the 2015 Hackathon arose as an opportunity to highlight for the rest of the company that just a few simple and dynamic device combinations might provide users with the means to solve the issues themselves.

While we had explored some research prototypes in late 2014 and early 2015, for the Hackathon we decided to use a vision video with the goal of getting the attention of the Skype product group, because we knew that the idea would have the most impact as an infrastructural feature of an existing product rather than as a new stand-alone product. We called the video “Skype Unleashed” to connote breaking free of the traditional one person per endpoint model.

team in a conference room
Turning the hackathon video into a working proof-of-concept

When we won the Business category, our prize was meeting with the sponsor of the Business category, then-COO Kevin Turner.  We scrambled to build a proof-of-concept prototype, which at first we jokingly referred to as “Skype Skwid”, a deliberate misspelling of “squid”, because it was like a body that had lots of tentacles that could reach out to different other things. However, we realized that we needed an official project name, so we became “Project Wellington”. This was a related inside joke, because the largest squid in the world is the Colossal Squid, and the largest specimen in the world is in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa… in Wellington, New Zealand.

So as Project Wellington we went to meet Kevin Turner, who also invited Gurdeep Singh Pall, then-CVP for Skype, in November 2015. Both immediately saw the relevance of the concepts and Gurdeep connected us to Brian MacDonald’s incubation project that would become Microsoft Teams.

Brian also understood right away that Companion Experiences could be an innovative market differentiator for meetings and a mobile driver for Teams. He championed the integration of our small Cambridge group with his Modern Meetings group as a loose v-team. The Modern Meetings group was exceptionally welcoming, graciously showing us the ropes of productization and taking on the formidable challenge of helping us socialize the need for changes at all levels of the product, from media stack, middle tier, and all clients. We, in turn, learned a lot about the cadence of production, scoping, aligning with the needs of multiple roadmaps, and the multitude of issues required to turn feature ideas into releasable code.Through 2016 and 2017 we worked on design iterations, usability testing, and middle tier and client code. We were thrilled when first glimpses of roving camera and proximity joining were shown at Build 2017, and then announced as officially rolling out at Enterprise Connect 2018.

a group of people in a conference room
The combined research and product team

We are very excited to see these features released. We are also excited to close the research loop by evaluating our thesis that dynamic device combinations will improve hybrid collaboration in video meetings, and doing research ‘in the wild’ at a scale unimaginable by most research projects. Microsoft is one of only a handful of institutions that can make research possible that will improve the productivity of millions of people daily. So as well as releasing product features, we are exceptionally proud of the model of collaboration itself. And, indeed, we are continuing to collaborate with Microsoft Teams even after these features are released, as we now have a tremendous relationship with a product group that understands how we work and values our help.

To come full circle, then, it was Satya Nadella’s emphasis on the Hackathon as a valuable use of company time, and The Garage’s organization of the event itself, that allowed ideas well outside a product group to be catapulted to the attention of people who could see its value and then provide a path to making it happen.

If you would like to find out more about this project, connect with Sean Rintel on LinkedIn or follow @seanrintel on twitter.

Power and simplicity—updates to the Office 365 user experience – Microsoft 365 Blog

Technology is changing the way people get things done. We’ve picked up the pace. Our work is more collaborative. And we’re blurring the boundaries of time and place. When we ask customers why they continue to choose Office for their most important work, they tell us that they love the power the Office apps offer. The breadth and depth of features is unmatched in the industry and allows them to do things that they just can’t do with other products. But they also tell us that they need Office to adapt to the changing environment, and they’d love us to simplify the user experience and make that power more accessible. Today, we’re pleased to announce user experience updates for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook rolling out gradually over the next few months. These changes are inspired by the new culture of work and designed to deliver a balance of power and simplicity.

Office is used by more than a billion people every month, so while we’re excited about these changes, we also recognize how important it is to get things right. To guide our work, we came up with “The Three Cs”—a set of guiding principles that we use as a north star. Because these principles will make this process feel different than any previous user experience update, we thought it would be useful to share them with you.

CustomersWe’re using a customer-driven innovation process to co-create the design of the Office apps. That process consists of three phases: initial customer research and analysis; concepting and co-creation; and validation and refinement.

ContextCustomers love the power of Office, but they don’t need every feature at the same time. We want our new designs to understand the context that you’re working in, so you can focus on the job at hand. That means surfacing the most relevant commands based on the work you’re doing and making it easy to connect and collaborate with others.

ControlWe recognize that established skills and routines are powerful—and that the way someone uses the apps often depends on specific parts of the user interface. So we want to give users control, allowing them to toggle significant changes on and off.

These updates are exclusive to Office.com and Office 365—the always up-to-date versions of our apps and services. But they won’t happen all at once. Instead, over the next several months we will deploy new designs to select customers in stages and carefully test and learn. We’ll move them into production only after they’ve made it through rigorous rounds of validation and refinement.

The initial set of updates includes three changes:

Simplified ribbon—A new, updated version of the ribbon is designed to help users focus on their work and collaborate naturally with others. People who prefer to dedicate more screen space to the commands will still be able to expand the ribbon to the classic three-line view.

The first app to get this new experience will be the web version of Word and will start to roll out to select consumer users today on Office.com. Select Insiders will then see the simplified ribbon in Outlook for Windows in July.

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Windows offer our deepest, richest feature set—and they’re the preferred experience for users who want to get the most from our apps. Users have a lot of “muscle memory” built around these versions, so we plan on being especially careful with changes that could disrupt their work. We aren’t ready to bring the simplified ribbon to these versions yet because we feel like we need more feedback from a broader set of users first. But when we do, users will always be able to revert back to the classic ribbon with one click.

Image of the simplified ribbon in Office 365.

New colors and icons—Across the apps you’ll start to see new colors and new icons built as scalable graphics—so they render with crisp, clean lines on screens of any size. These changes are designed to both modernize the user experience and make it more inclusive and accessible.

The new colors and icons will first appear in the web version of Word for Office.com. Then, later this month, select Insiders will see them in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Windows. In July, they will go to Outlook for Windows, and in August they will begin rolling out to Outlook for Mac.

Search—Search will become a much more important element of the user experience, providing access to commands, content, and people. With “zero query search,” simply placing your cursor in the search box will bring up recommendations powered by AI and the Microsoft Graph.

Commercial users can already see this experience in action in Office.com, SharePoint Online, and the Outlook mobile app, and it will start rolling out to commercial users of Outlook on the web in August.

Image of the search function in Office 365.

For an overview of these changes, check out the video below by Jon Friedman, our chief designer for Office.

To develop these initial designs, Jon’s team worked closely with customers. They collected data on how people use the apps and built prototypes to test new concepts. While we have plenty of work left to do, we’ve definitely heard encouraging things from customers using early builds:

“It’s simpler and I feel like I can open it and immediately get my bearings and move forward. Not a lot of extra information. The tasks are obvious on this screen.”

“The toolbar provides the most frequently used features…maximizing the screen real estate for the actual content.”

“I like the extra space. What I do find is that the feature to toggle it off/on is helpful because occasionally I can’t figure out (quickly) where something went.”

We plan on carefully monitoring usage and feedback as the changes roll out, and we’ll update our designs as we learn more.

Technology is changing the way people get things done at work, at school, and at home, resetting expectations for productivity. Inspired by these changes, these updates are designed to deliver a balance of power and simplicity. But what’s most exciting for us is that over the next few months we’ll be co-creating and refining these new experiences with our customers—and making the power of Office more accessible for everyone.

For Sale – Macbook Air 1.6ghz i5, 8GB Ram, 128GB SSD (Immaculate)

Hi Guy’s,

For sale is my totally immaculate Macbook. A rarely used work machine as often used a Windows laptop instead. Just outside of warranty now, however due to such little use I don’t think you will have an issue.

Comes with all accessories as originally boxed. Even down to the polythene still being on the box. Just a totally (as new) example of what is effectively still the newest Macbook Air they sell, albeit the CPU is 0.2GHZ higher on the Apple Store now.

But any questions at all, please feel free to ask away.

Many thanks

Price and currency: £500.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer / Paypal
Location: Bristol
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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New Aquatic Skins Out Today!

We’re supporting the incredible work of The Nature Conservancy to protect and restore these coral reefs (which you can learn more about here). Both from sales of this new skin pack and with the promise to donate more money for every coral block YOU place in the game.

It’s true! As soon as players have collectively placed ten million coral blocks underwater in Minecraft, we’ll donate one hundred thousand dollars to The Nature Conservancy and their efforts. We’ve got no doubt you’ll manage it in no time!

So what are you waiting for? Build something amazing out of coral, help us help the oceans and enjoy the new skin pack!

Learn more about the Nature Conservancy by clicking this lovely line of green text.

IMPORTANT LEGAL STUFF:

Net proceeds from sales of the Coral Crafter Skin Pack excluding platform and marketplace operating fees will be donated to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA, 22203-1606, USA, www.nature.org. No portion of purchase or gift is tax deductible.

Minecraft will contribute $100,000.00 to The Nature Conservancy to protect and restore coral reefs around the world once players have placed 10 million coral blocks underwater, beginning on June 8th. (Coral blocks are only counted in Minecraft versions without “Edition” in the title.) The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the land and waters on which all life depends. More information about the Conservancy is available at www.nature.org.

We’ll update on Twitter when ten million coral blocks have been placed.