I’ve decided to consolidate various bits of computer hardware and dispose of some items I no longer need. If you’re interested in buying any of these please contact me.
Mid-2010 Apple iMac – £450
My wife’s trusty thesis-writing machine. Having gained her Ph.D she’s recently bought a MacBook for portability, so the iMac is now surplus to requirements.
- 21.5″ screen
- 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 processor
- 4GB RAM
- 500GB hard drive
- wireless mouse & keyboard (bluetooth)
- Original box & install disks
- Running OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)
Home server (HP ProLiant ML115 G1 expanded w/ RAID card, HDDs & gigabit ethernet) – £80
Has sat in the corner of my office for years, dutifully running backup, file-server, DNS and other miscellaneous tasks. I have the disks configured into a 1TB RAID-5 array. There’s room for a fourth disk on the SATA controller too.
- HP ProLiant ML115 G1 Motherboard
- Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor @ 1.8 GHz
- 2 GB DDR2 667MHz RAM (4 x 512MB DIMMS)
- 3Ware 9500S-4LP SATA RAID controller with 64 MB onboard RAM cache
- 3 x 500GB SATA HDDs (for data storage)
- 1 x 120GB SATA HDD (for the OS)
- TSSTCorp CD-RW/DVD-R model TS-H492C
- 2 x Gigabit ethernet controllers
Supermicro e-ATX server motherboard, CPUs & RAM – £30
I bought this to do some experimenting with virtual machines. It has been sat unused in its box for about a year now.
- Supermicro H8DAE motherboard
- 2 x Dual-Core AMD Opteron 200 Series processors (making 4 cores in total)
- 16 GB ECC registered RAM (however I suspect only 12GB actually works)
Note: this is an extended ATX motherboard. It won’t fit into a mini-ATX case. To accommodate it you will need a full-tower case or a rack-mount case with sufficient depth.
Dell UltraSharp U2410F LCD monitor – SOLD!
I’ve found this to be a superb monitor for detailed colour / photography work, gaming, watching films and general use.
- IPS-based, 24in, 1,920 x 1,200 pixels, WUXGA 16:10 widescreen (1080p compatible)
- Video inputs: HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-Digital, VGA, component, composite
- Accessory ports: SD-card reader, 4 x USB hub, audio out (from DisplayPort / HDMI)
- Adobe RGB colour-calibrated at the factory
Full tower gaming PC (custom built) – SOLD!
Currently my main desktop machine. Very stable and quiet. Quality components with bags of room for expansion. Will be replacing this and the monitor with a laptop, again for portability.
- Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard
- Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz
- ASUS ATI Radeon HD EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5/A 1GB graphics card (but see note below)
- 16 GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM (4 x GSkill RipjawX F3-12800CL9-4GBXL)
- 500 GB HDD (Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD502HJ)
- 600W PSU (CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold)
- Onboard wifi, gigabit ethernet and USB3; Firewire support via expansion card
- CoolerMaster HAF-X full tower Case
Note: the bearings on the GPU cooler are starting to fail. It needs a replacement GPU fan or cooler fitting. (The case and card would combine to make a great water-cooled PC project though!) The motherboard has a built-in Intel graphics adapter that’s fine for general use and some light 3D gaming (most games run well if you turn down the visual effects a bit – I’ve enjoyed playing KSP, L4D2 and CS:S on the inbuilt GPU).
Home Theatre PC (custom built) – SOLD!
When I had a TV I used this box, running MythTV, for freeview and to to record programs. Most recently it’s been used as a music server (running Logitec’s squeezebox software).
- Asus M2NVP-VM Motherboard
- AMD Athlon 64 socket AM2 CPU @ 1.8 GHz
- 2 x 1GB DDR2 Memory (Corsair CM2X1024-6400)
- 200 GB HDD
- Hauppauge WinTV Nova T 500 DVB-T (freeview) Tuner card
- Antec NSK2400 desktop case + PSU (similar to this one)
- WiFi card
- iMon vacuum-fluorescent display (VFD) with IR remote control