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For Sale – Selling my Ryzen 1700X Build without GPU

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Hi there.

I’m selling my Ryzen 1700X system as I’m upgrading to a more workstation focused build for my college work that I start in September but keeping my main GPU for my next system.

I was looking for around £600-500 for this build at least but if this could be price checked, I would greatly appreciate that. Thank you.

Specs are :
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU 8 core CPU
Gigabyte Gaming B350 Motherboard
16GB DDR4 Corsair 3000mhz Ram
Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler
256GB Samsung Evo 850 Solid State Drive
Phanteks P400 Case
650W EVGA Supernova G2 Gold PSU Power Supply 80+

I do have a spare old Asus Nvidia GT610 card for basic test purposes and usage.

If you’re interested in this PC, I can post using the box for the Coolermaster case I bought.
PM or comment if you are.

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Glasgow
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Selling my Ryzen 1700X Build without GPU

Hi there.

I’m selling my Ryzen 1700X system as I’m upgrading to a more workstation focused build for my college work that I start in September but keeping my main GPU for my next system.

I was looking for around £600-500 for this build at least but if this could be price checked, I would greatly appreciate that. Thank you.

Specs are :
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU 8 core CPU
Gigabyte Gaming B350 Motherboard
16GB DDR4 Corsair 3000mhz Ram
Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler
256GB Samsung Evo 850 Solid State Drive
Phanteks P400 Case
650W EVGA Supernova G2 Gold PSU Power Supply 80+

I do have a spare old Asus Nvidia GT610 card for basic test purposes and usage.

If you’re interested in this PC, I can post using the box for the Coolermaster case I bought.
PM or comment if you are.

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Glasgow
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – HP Z820 WORKSTATION BIG SPEC

I am parting with my ‘audio workstation’ due to changing to a more gaming orientated system instead. Its a HP Z820 in excellent condition and for those that didn’t know, this is a professional class workstation designed to run and work without any hiccups.

Specs as follows:

HP Z820

  • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2667v2 8 Core CPU’s (16 cores / 32 threads total) 3.3Ghz base speed, 3.6Ghz all core turbo.
  • 128GB 1600Mhz ECC Registered DDR3 Memory
  • Integrated LSI RAID Controller
  • 2 x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO SATA SSD’s (I ran these in RAID 0)
  • 1 x Seagate Barracuda 4TB HDD
  • 1 spare drive bay
  • Nvidia Quadro 4000 2GB Graphics Card (2 x display port out)
  • 1125w PSU
  • Thunderbolt 2 Expansion card
  • DVD Multireader/writer

Will be supplied with a clean install of Windows 10.

This system is a powerhouse and has been used for the past 6 months as my audio workstation (pro tools, reaper, foobar music collection etc). However it must go as I wan’t to fund a lower profile gaming orientated build instead.

I also have the thunderbolt 2 add in card installed as this has been connected to my Focusrite Clarett 8PreX interface.

Thanks for looking

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Price and currency: £1500
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash or Bank Transfer.
Location: Basingstoke
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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Dell debuts ‘world’s most powerful 1U rack workstation’ – Microsoft 365 Blog

Dell delivers compact solutions that pack a punch, including a 1U rack workstation and towers starting at $649.

Companies of all sizes and budgets looking for powerful, affordable, compact industry-leading workstations now have new choices for their needs from Dell, including the world’s most powerful 1U rack workstation.¹

The Dell Precision 3930 Rack delivers powerful performance in a compact industrial footprint. Its 1U rack height delivers better rack density and extended operating temperatures, while features such as its short depth, dust filters, and legacy ports allow it to integrate seamlessly into complex medical imaging and industrial automation solutions.

Other features include:

  • The rack workstation provides up to 64 GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory thanks to the introduction of Intel Xeon E processors and an 8th Generation Intel Core CPU.
  • The Intel Xeon E processor supports Error Correcting Code (ECC) for increased reliability.
  • The rack workstation offers best-in-class workstation performance and provides the flexibility of up to 250W of doublewide GPUs, and scalability with up to 24 TB of storage.
  • With 3 PCIe slots, including an optional PCI slot, this workstation can tackle complex tasks with ease.
  • A range of NVIDIA Quadro professional GPUs are available. With the Quadro P6000, users benefit from 24GB of GDDR5X and powerful ultra-high-end graphics performance.
  • In addition, customers have the option to choose AMD Radeon Pro graphics.

If your company is looking for versatile, secure, and fast remote 1:1 user access, you can add optional Teradici PCOIP technology. The rack workstation effortlessly integrates into the datacenter, which helps reduce clutter at your desk.

A smaller footprint that doesn’t skimp on performance

Going small can lead to big things, so Dell has built these new entry-level workstations to fuel the future of innovation across engineering design, science, mathematics, and other data- and graphics-intensive fields. Running a highly powerful machine no longer requires having a large work space or a large budget, making this level of performance available to many companies and workers for the first time.

“Customers across Engineering & Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment, and beyond have come to rely on Dell workstations to deliver the highest performing systems for their critical workload. But as we enter the next era of workstations, the conversation is accelerating to immersive workflows utilizing even smaller footprints. Dell is leading the way in this evolution with these new entry-level workstations designed to deliver the ultimate in performance with a substantially smaller footprint,” says Rahul Tikoo, vice president and general manager of Dell Precision. “When access to leading technology improves, innovation flourishes. Sometimes something as simple as a smaller form factor can unleash new ideas and capabilities that have the power to reshape an industry.”

The Dell Precision 3630 Tower is 23 percent smaller² than the previous generation with more expandability, so workers can get the precise solution they need regardless of workspace constraints. It features a range of easy-to-reach ports that make it possible to connect to external data sources, storage devices, and more. It offers scalable storage featuring SATA and PCIe NVMe SSDs, which can be configured for up to 14 TB with RAID support.

As workstation users often create intellectual property, Dell will also offer an optional Smart Card (CAC/PIV) reader to make secure data management easier.

If you’re interested in creating or enjoying VR experiences and other resource-intensive tasks, this workstation is a good choice, thanks to an 8th Generation Intel Core i and new professional-grade Xeon E processors with faster memory speeds up to 2666MHz 64 GB. It also offers up to 225W of NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro graphics support.

The new Dell Precision 3430 Small Form Factor Tower is a great fit for many workstation users, offering many of the same benefits as the Precision 3630, but in an even smaller form factor and up to 55W of graphics support. It’s also expandable with up to 6TB of storage with RAID support.

Dell also introduced support for Intel Core Xseries processors in addition to the Intel Xeon W processor options already available on the Dell Precision 5820 Tower. These new processor options bring the enhanced performance and reliability of a workstation at a more affordable price point for customers.

Adding Intel Optane memory keeps responsiveness high and high-capacity storage costs lower on all these new Dell Precision 3000 series workstations. Customers can expect the same build quality and reliability of the Dell Precision line.

Available now: The Dell Precision 3430 Small Form Factor Tower and the Dell Precision 3630 Tower (both starting at $649) and the Dell Precision 5820 Tower workstation.

Available worldwide July 26, 2018: The Dell Precision 3930 Rack, which starts at $899.

¹When equipped with Intel Xeon E-2186G processor, available 64GB of 2666MHz memory capacity, NVIDIA P6000 graphics and 2xM.2PCIe storage. Based on Dell internal analysis of competitive workstation products as of July 2018.

² Gen-over-Gen claim based on internal testing, July 2018.

For Sale – Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation (17″ screen, AMD FirePro graphics)

Hi everyone

I have for sale my Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation. This is a very large and heavy laptop, with a PSU to match, with a 17″ screen and AMD FirePro graphics (certified drivers for CAD work etc.). When I first moved to London, this was my daily machine but basically sat in my room and never moved; in my new flat I switched fully to an AIO desktop so for the last year or so it’s been sat in a drawer so I figured it was time to move it on.

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Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F

Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation
Processor: Intel Core i5-2540M Processor (2 core, 4 threads, 2.60GHz)
Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel [Corsair Vengeance Performance 1600Mhz 1.5V SO-DIMM CMSX4GX3M1A1600C9]
Display: 44cm (17.3in) HD+ (1600×900) LED-backlit LCD Panel
Graphics: AMD FirePro M8900 Mobility Pro Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 [equivalent to AMD Radeon HD 6970M]
Boot drive: Crucial M500 240GB mSATA Internal SSD CT240M500SSD3
Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT 750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATA
Hard Drive 2: Toshiba 320GB 7200 RPM
Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW Drive Tray Load
OS License: Windows 7 Pro COA (still visible, under battery)
OS Installed: Windows 10 Pro (free MS upgrade offer – digital license)
Palmrest: Smart Card and Swipe Fingerprint Reader
Wireless : EMEA Intel Pro Wireless 6300 (802.11 a/b/g/n 3X3)
Bluetooth : Dell 375 Bluetooth Card
Camera: Integrated 2.1 Mega Pixel Camera with Microphone
Power Supply+Power Cord: UK/Irish 240W Slim AC Adapter with UK/Irish Power Cord
Battery: Primary 9-cell 97W/HR [Only 13 charge cycles, 77% battery health]

Left ports: 2x USB2.0, IEEE 1394 (Firewire), Memory card slot, expresscard slot, headphone, microphone
Right ports: 2x USB3.0, DisplayPort
Rear ports: VGA, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, eSata/USB 2.0, HDMI

Latest Dell A16 UEFI BIOS (June 2017)

Spec sheet: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/precn/en/precision-M6600-spec-sheet.pdf

Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F

Will come in the original Dell box, with various bits of Dell paperwork, and a Dell Windows 7 Pro SP1 disk. There is no warranty left.

For a laptop of this size and power, battery life was never its strong point. I was however conscious that it sat on my desk plugged in, and thus I did occasionally power cycle it (drain the battery then plug it back in to recharge) to try and keep everything in the best condition – hence the 13 cycles or so. Windows suggests it’ll manage 1.5-2.5 hours, but this varies wildly depending on what you are doing; but clearly more than enough to move it around your house, office etc. without having to shut down and restart.

The Dell Diagnostics pass (see photo). Despite passing the tests, the only issue I’m aware of is that the DVDRW drive is “tempermental” – it doesn’t always recognise disks and seems to be slow in reading them if it does pick them up. I’m not sure if that’s loose cable or a faulty drive – I can’t remember the last time I used a disk, and only noticed it today when I went to factory reset the machine and had to switch to a USB stick instead of using the Dell Windows 7 DVD.

I installed a clean copy of Windows 7 Pro onto the msata SSD this morning and added all of the drivers needed – these are all on the laptop hard drive and numbered in the order I installed so you can keep them for future reference if you want to wipe & reinstall or go back to Windows 7. I have upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro – everything works, but two things to note: a) graphics are currently picked up as an AMD Radeon 6900M and b) device manager shows a missing driver. When I was using the laptop myself, I resolved ‘A’ by grabbing the correct drivers from AMD directly rather than Windows update, for ‘B’ I think this is for the hard drive fall sensor and I remember I eventually found a driver that worked; but don’t have a copy to include (sorry!). I’ve not done anything about these as I wanted to leave it ‘clean’ for the new owner, and also conscious you may want to wipe to change the setup / return to Windows 7 etc.

Otherwise, I think the machine is in pretty good condition, but it is a few years old – so there are the usual scuffs etc. on the machine, in particular a couple of marks on the two front corners (see photos). I have looked at the screen and can’t see any obvious bright or dark pixels, however, that’s no guarantee there aren’t any there. The screen hinge is in good condition and still quite stiff, so it’ll sit in the position you want without any problems. The touchpad shows almost no signs of use – I used a mouse nearly all of the time I’ve had the laptop.

This is a very heavy machine and PSU, so will cost a small fortune to post. I would therefore prefer to exchange in person which would also give you an opportunity to look it over and check you are happy with it. I split my time between London (Croydon & Euston/Kings Cross) and Devon (Newton Abbot) and thus happy for you to collect; and I’m also happy to drive most places in London/South East and deliver in-person for any serious buyers.

Price and currency: £350
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer / cash on collection
Location: London / Devon
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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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.

For Sale – Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation (17″ screen, AMD FirePro graphics)

Hi everyone

I have for sale my Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation. This is a very large and heavy laptop, with a PSU to match, with a 17″ screen and AMD FirePro graphics (certified drivers for CAD work etc.). When I first moved to London, this was my daily machine but basically sat in my room and never moved; in my new flat I switched fully to an AIO desktop so for the last year or so it’s been sat in a drawer so I figured it was time to move it on.

[​IMG]
Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F

Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation
Processor: Intel Core i5-2540M Processor (2 core, 4 threads, 2.60GHz)
Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel [Corsair Vengeance Performance 1600Mhz 1.5V SO-DIMM CMSX4GX3M1A1600C9]
Display: 44cm (17.3in) HD+ (1600×900) LED-backlit LCD Panel
Graphics: AMD FirePro M8900 Mobility Pro Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 [equivalent to AMD Radeon HD 6970M]
Boot drive: Crucial M500 240GB mSATA Internal SSD CT240M500SSD3
Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT 750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATA
Hard Drive 2: Toshiba 320GB 7200 RPM
Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW Drive Tray Load
OS License: Windows 7 Pro COA (still visible, under battery)
OS Installed: Windows 10 Pro (free MS upgrade offer – digital license)
Palmrest: Smart Card and Swipe Fingerprint Reader
Wireless : EMEA Intel Pro Wireless 6300 (802.11 a/b/g/n 3X3)
Bluetooth : Dell 375 Bluetooth Card
Camera: Integrated 2.1 Mega Pixel Camera with Microphone
Power Supply+Power Cord: UK/Irish 240W Slim AC Adapter with UK/Irish Power Cord
Battery: Primary 9-cell 97W/HR [Only 13 charge cycles, 77% battery health]

Left ports: 2x USB2.0, IEEE 1394 (Firewire), Memory card slot, expresscard slot, headphone, microphone
Right ports: 2x USB3.0, DisplayPort
Rear ports: VGA, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, eSata/USB 2.0, HDMI

Latest Dell A16 UEFI BIOS (June 2017)

Spec sheet: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/precn/en/precision-M6600-spec-sheet.pdf

Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F

Will come in the original Dell box, with various bits of Dell paperwork, and a Dell Windows 7 Pro SP1 disk. There is no warranty left.

For a laptop of this size and power, battery life was never its strong point. I was however conscious that it sat on my desk plugged in, and thus I did occasionally power cycle it (drain the battery then plug it back in to recharge) to try and keep everything in the best condition – hence the 13 cycles or so. Windows suggests it’ll manage 1.5-2.5 hours, but this varies wildly depending on what you are doing; but clearly more than enough to move it around your house, office etc. without having to shut down and restart.

The Dell Diagnostics pass (see photo). Despite passing the tests, the only issue I’m aware of is that the DVDRW drive is “tempermental” – it doesn’t always recognise disks and seems to be slow in reading them if it does pick them up. I’m not sure if that’s loose cable or a faulty drive – I can’t remember the last time I used a disk, and only noticed it today when I went to factory reset the machine and had to switch to a USB stick instead of using the Dell Windows 7 DVD.

I installed a clean copy of Windows 7 Pro onto the msata SSD this morning and added all of the drivers needed – these are all on the laptop hard drive and numbered in the order I installed so you can keep them for future reference if you want to wipe & reinstall or go back to Windows 7. I have upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro – everything works, but two things to note: a) graphics are currently picked up as an AMD Radeon 6900M and b) device manager shows a missing driver. When I was using the laptop myself, I resolved ‘A’ by grabbing the correct drivers from AMD directly rather than Windows update, for ‘B’ I think this is for the hard drive fall sensor and I remember I eventually found a driver that worked; but don’t have a copy to include (sorry!). I’ve not done anything about these as I wanted to leave it ‘clean’ for the new owner, and also conscious you may want to wipe to change the setup / return to Windows 7 etc.

Otherwise, I think the machine is in pretty good condition, but it is a few years old – so there are the usual scuffs etc. on the machine, in particular a couple of marks on the two front corners (see photos). I have looked at the screen and can’t see any obvious bright or dark pixels, however, that’s no guarantee there aren’t any there. The screen hinge is in good condition and still quite stiff, so it’ll sit in the position you want without any problems. The touchpad shows almost no signs of use – I used a mouse nearly all of the time I’ve had the laptop.

This is a very heavy machine and PSU, so will cost a small fortune to post. I would therefore prefer to exchange in person which would also give you an opportunity to look it over and check you are happy with it. I split my time between London (Croydon & Euston/Kings Cross) and Devon (Newton Abbot) and thus happy for you to collect; and I’m also happy to drive most places in London/South East and deliver in-person for any serious buyers.

Price and currency: £350
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer / cash on collection
Location: London / Devon
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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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.

For Sale – Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation (17″ screen, AMD FirePro graphics)

Hi everyone

I have for sale my Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation. This is a very large and heavy laptop, with a PSU to match, with a 17″ screen and AMD FirePro graphics (certified drivers for CAD work etc.). When I first moved to London, this was my daily machine but basically sat in my room and never moved; in my new flat I switched fully to an AIO desktop so for the last year or so it’s been sat in a drawer so I figured it was time to move it on.

[​IMG]
Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F

Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation
Processor: Intel Core i5-2540M Processor (2 core, 4 threads, 2.60GHz)
Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel [Corsair Vengeance Performance 1600Mhz 1.5V SO-DIMM CMSX4GX3M1A1600C9]
Display: 44cm (17.3in) HD+ (1600×900) LED-backlit LCD Panel
Graphics: AMD FirePro M8900 Mobility Pro Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 [equivalent to AMD Radeon HD 6970M]
Boot drive: Crucial M500 240GB mSATA Internal SSD CT240M500SSD3
Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT 750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATA
Hard Drive 2: Toshiba 320GB 7200 RPM
Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW Drive Tray Load
OS License: Windows 7 Pro COA (still visible, under battery)
OS Installed: Windows 10 Pro (free MS upgrade offer – digital license)
Palmrest: Smart Card and Swipe Fingerprint Reader
Wireless : EMEA Intel Pro Wireless 6300 (802.11 a/b/g/n 3X3)
Bluetooth : Dell 375 Bluetooth Card
Camera: Integrated 2.1 Mega Pixel Camera with Microphone
Power Supply+Power Cord: UK/Irish 240W Slim AC Adapter with UK/Irish Power Cord
Battery: Primary 9-cell 97W/HR [Only 13 charge cycles, 77% battery health]

Left ports: 2x USB2.0, IEEE 1394 (Firewire), Memory card slot, expresscard slot, headphone, microphone
Right ports: 2x USB3.0, DisplayPort
Rear ports: VGA, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, eSata/USB 2.0, HDMI

Latest Dell A16 UEFI BIOS (June 2017)

Spec sheet: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/precn/en/precision-M6600-spec-sheet.pdf

Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F

Will come in the original Dell box, with various bits of Dell paperwork, and a Dell Windows 7 Pro SP1 disk. There is no warranty left.

For a laptop of this size and power, battery life was never its strong point. I was however conscious that it sat on my desk plugged in, and thus I did occasionally power cycle it (drain the battery then plug it back in to recharge) to try and keep everything in the best condition – hence the 13 cycles or so. Windows suggests it’ll manage 1.5-2.5 hours, but this varies wildly depending on what you are doing; but clearly more than enough to move it around your house, office etc. without having to shut down and restart.

The Dell Diagnostics pass (see photo). Despite passing the tests, the only issue I’m aware of is that the DVDRW drive is “tempermental” – it doesn’t always recognise disks and seems to be slow in reading them if it does pick them up. I’m not sure if that’s loose cable or a faulty drive – I can’t remember the last time I used a disk, and only noticed it today when I went to factory reset the machine and had to switch to a USB stick instead of using the Dell Windows 7 DVD.

I installed a clean copy of Windows 7 Pro onto the msata SSD this morning and added all of the drivers needed – these are all on the laptop hard drive and numbered in the order I installed so you can keep them for future reference if you want to wipe & reinstall or go back to Windows 7. I have upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro – everything works, but two things to note: a) graphics are currently picked up as an AMD Radeon 6900M and b) device manager shows a missing driver. When I was using the laptop myself, I resolved ‘A’ by grabbing the correct drivers from AMD directly rather than Windows update, for ‘B’ I think this is for the hard drive fall sensor and I remember I eventually found a driver that worked; but don’t have a copy to include (sorry!). I’ve not done anything about these as I wanted to leave it ‘clean’ for the new owner, and also conscious you may want to wipe to change the setup / return to Windows 7 etc.

Otherwise, I think the machine is in pretty good condition, but it is a few years old – so there are the usual scuffs etc. on the machine, in particular a couple of marks on the two front corners (see photos). I have looked at the screen and can’t see any obvious bright or dark pixels, however, that’s no guarantee there aren’t any there. The screen hinge is in good condition and still quite stiff, so it’ll sit in the position you want without any problems. The touchpad shows almost no signs of use – I used a mouse nearly all of the time I’ve had the laptop.

This is a very heavy machine and PSU, so will cost a small fortune to post. I would therefore prefer to exchange in person which would also give you an opportunity to look it over and check you are happy with it. I split my time between London (Croydon & Euston/Kings Cross) and Devon (Newton Abbot) and thus happy for you to collect; and I’m also happy to drive most places in London/South East and deliver in-person for any serious buyers.

Price and currency: £350
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer / cash on collection
Location: London / Devon
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
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.

For Sale – Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation (17″ screen, AMD FirePro graphics)

Hi everyone

I have for sale my Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation. This is a very large and heavy laptop, with a PSU to match, with a 17″ screen and AMD FirePro graphics (certified drivers for CAD work etc.). When I first moved to London, this was my daily machine but basically sat in my room and never moved; in my new flat I switched fully to an AIO desktop so for the last year or so it’s been sat in a drawer so I figured it was time to move it on.

[​IMG]
Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F

Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation
Processor: Intel Core i5-2540M Processor (2 core, 4 threads, 2.60GHz)
Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel [Corsair Vengeance Performance 1600Mhz 1.5V SO-DIMM CMSX4GX3M1A1600C9]
Display: 44cm (17.3in) HD+ (1600×900) LED-backlit LCD Panel
Graphics: AMD FirePro M8900 Mobility Pro Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 [equivalent to AMD Radeon HD 6970M]
Boot drive: Crucial M500 240GB mSATA Internal SSD CT240M500SSD3
Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT 750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATA
Hard Drive 2: Toshiba 320GB 7200 RPM
Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW Drive Tray Load
OS License: Windows 7 Pro COA (still visible, under battery)
OS Installed: Windows 10 Pro (free MS upgrade offer – digital license)
Palmrest: Smart Card and Swipe Fingerprint Reader
Wireless : EMEA Intel Pro Wireless 6300 (802.11 a/b/g/n 3X3)
Bluetooth : Dell 375 Bluetooth Card
Camera: Integrated 2.1 Mega Pixel Camera with Microphone
Power Supply+Power Cord: UK/Irish 240W Slim AC Adapter with UK/Irish Power Cord
Battery: Primary 9-cell 97W/HR [Only 13 charge cycles, 77% battery health]

Left ports: 2x USB2.0, IEEE 1394 (Firewire), Memory card slot, expresscard slot, headphone, microphone
Right ports: 2x USB3.0, DisplayPort
Rear ports: VGA, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, eSata/USB 2.0, HDMI

Latest Dell A16 UEFI BIOS (June 2017)

Spec sheet: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/precn/en/precision-M6600-spec-sheet.pdf

Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F

Will come in the original Dell box, with various bits of Dell paperwork, and a Dell Windows 7 Pro SP1 disk. There is no warranty left.

For a laptop of this size and power, battery life was never its strong point. I was however conscious that it sat on my desk plugged in, and thus I did occasionally power cycle it (drain the battery then plug it back in to recharge) to try and keep everything in the best condition – hence the 13 cycles or so. Windows suggests it’ll manage 1.5-2.5 hours, but this varies wildly depending on what you are doing; but clearly more than enough to move it around your house, office etc. without having to shut down and restart.

The Dell Diagnostics pass (see photo). Despite passing the tests, the only issue I’m aware of is that the DVDRW drive is “tempermental” – it doesn’t always recognise disks and seems to be slow in reading them if it does pick them up. I’m not sure if that’s loose cable or a faulty drive – I can’t remember the last time I used a disk, and only noticed it today when I went to factory reset the machine and had to switch to a USB stick instead of using the Dell Windows 7 DVD.

I installed a clean copy of Windows 7 Pro onto the msata SSD this morning and added all of the drivers needed – these are all on the laptop hard drive and numbered in the order I installed so you can keep them for future reference if you want to wipe & reinstall or go back to Windows 7. I have upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro – everything works, but two things to note: a) graphics are currently picked up as an AMD Radeon 6900M and b) device manager shows a missing driver. When I was using the laptop myself, I resolved ‘A’ by grabbing the correct drivers from AMD directly rather than Windows update, for ‘B’ I think this is for the hard drive fall sensor and I remember I eventually found a driver that worked; but don’t have a copy to include (sorry!). I’ve not done anything about these as I wanted to leave it ‘clean’ for the new owner, and also conscious you may want to wipe to change the setup / return to Windows 7 etc.

Otherwise, I think the machine is in pretty good condition, but it is a few years old – so there are the usual scuffs etc. on the machine, in particular a couple of marks on the two front corners (see photos). I have looked at the screen and can’t see any obvious bright or dark pixels, however, that’s no guarantee there aren’t any there. The screen hinge is in good condition and still quite stiff, so it’ll sit in the position you want without any problems. The touchpad shows almost no signs of use – I used a mouse nearly all of the time I’ve had the laptop.

This is a very heavy machine and PSU, so will cost a small fortune to post. I would therefore prefer to exchange in person which would also give you an opportunity to look it over and check you are happy with it. I split my time between London (Croydon & Euston/Kings Cross) and Devon (Newton Abbot) and thus happy for you to collect; and I’m also happy to drive most places in London/South East and deliver in-person for any serious buyers.

Price and currency: £350
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer / cash on collection
Location: London / Devon
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation (17″ screen, AMD FirePro graphics)

Hi everyone

I have for sale my Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation. This is a very large and heavy laptop, with a PSU to match, with a 17″ screen and AMD FirePro graphics (certified drivers for CAD work etc.). When I first moved to London, this was my daily machine but basically sat in my room and never moved; in my new flat I switched fully to an AIO desktop so for the last year or so it’s been sat in a drawer so I figured it was time to move it on.

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Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F

Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation
Processor: Intel Core i5-2540M Processor (2 core, 4 threads, 2.60GHz)
Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel [Corsair Vengeance Performance 1600Mhz 1.5V SO-DIMM CMSX4GX3M1A1600C9]
Display: 44cm (17.3in) HD+ (1600×900) LED-backlit LCD Panel
Graphics: AMD FirePro M8900 Mobility Pro Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 [equivalent to AMD Radeon HD 6970M]
Boot drive: Crucial M500 240GB mSATA Internal SSD CT240M500SSD3
Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT 750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATA
Hard Drive 2: Toshiba 320GB 7200 RPM
Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW Drive Tray Load
OS License: Windows 7 Pro COA (still visible, under battery)
OS Installed: Windows 10 Pro (free MS upgrade offer – digital license)
Palmrest: Smart Card and Swipe Fingerprint Reader
Wireless : EMEA Intel Pro Wireless 6300 (802.11 a/b/g/n 3X3)
Bluetooth : Dell 375 Bluetooth Card
Camera: Integrated 2.1 Mega Pixel Camera with Microphone
Power Supply+Power Cord: UK/Irish 240W Slim AC Adapter with UK/Irish Power Cord
Battery: Primary 9-cell 97W/HR [Only 13 charge cycles, 77% battery health]

Left ports: 2x USB2.0, IEEE 1394 (Firewire), Memory card slot, expresscard slot, headphone, microphone
Right ports: 2x USB3.0, DisplayPort
Rear ports: VGA, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, eSata/USB 2.0, HDMI

Latest Dell A16 UEFI BIOS (June 2017)

Spec sheet: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/precn/en/precision-M6600-spec-sheet.pdf

Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F

Will come in the original Dell box, with various bits of Dell paperwork, and a Dell Windows 7 Pro SP1 disk. There is no warranty left.

For a laptop of this size and power, battery life was never its strong point. I was however conscious that it sat on my desk plugged in, and thus I did occasionally power cycle it (drain the battery then plug it back in to recharge) to try and keep everything in the best condition – hence the 13 cycles or so. Windows suggests it’ll manage 1.5-2.5 hours, but this varies wildly depending on what you are doing; but clearly more than enough to move it around your house, office etc. without having to shut down and restart.

The Dell Diagnostics pass (see photo). Despite passing the tests, the only issue I’m aware of is that the DVDRW drive is “tempermental” – it doesn’t always recognise disks and seems to be slow in reading them if it does pick them up. I’m not sure if that’s loose cable or a faulty drive – I can’t remember the last time I used a disk, and only noticed it today when I went to factory reset the machine and had to switch to a USB stick instead of using the Dell Windows 7 DVD.

I installed a clean copy of Windows 7 Pro onto the msata SSD this morning and added all of the drivers needed – these are all on the laptop hard drive and numbered in the order I installed so you can keep them for future reference if you want to wipe & reinstall or go back to Windows 7. I have upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro – everything works, but two things to note: a) graphics are currently picked up as an AMD Radeon 6900M and b) device manager shows a missing driver. When I was using the laptop myself, I resolved ‘A’ by grabbing the correct drivers from AMD directly rather than Windows update, for ‘B’ I think this is for the hard drive fall sensor and I remember I eventually found a driver that worked; but don’t have a copy to include (sorry!). I’ve not done anything about these as I wanted to leave it ‘clean’ for the new owner, and also conscious you may want to wipe to change the setup / return to Windows 7 etc.

Otherwise, I think the machine is in pretty good condition, but it is a few years old – so there are the usual scuffs etc. on the machine, in particular a couple of marks on the two front corners (see photos). I have looked at the screen and can’t see any obvious bright or dark pixels, however, that’s no guarantee there aren’t any there. The screen hinge is in good condition and still quite stiff, so it’ll sit in the position you want without any problems. The touchpad shows almost no signs of use – I used a mouse nearly all of the time I’ve had the laptop.

This is a very heavy machine and PSU, so will cost a small fortune to post. I would therefore prefer to exchange in person which would also give you an opportunity to look it over and check you are happy with it. I split my time between London (Croydon & Euston/Kings Cross) and Devon (Newton Abbot) and thus happy for you to collect; and I’m also happy to drive most places in London/South East and deliver in-person for any serious buyers.

Price and currency: £350
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer / cash on collection
Location: London / Devon
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • 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.