Computer hardware for sale

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 – ยฃ450

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) – ยฃ80

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 – ยฃ30

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.

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).