Please help fund the “Dan is moving house and going freelance” fund by buying some of his amazingly awesome computer stuff at very reasonable prices.
I am selling:
- A revamped Samsung NC20 Netbook (plus accessories) for £200
- Awegasm, my watercooled behemoth of a gaming machine, for £799 ((Last chance before I dismantle this for parts!))
“Dan Improved” Samsung NC20 Netbook
“Dan Improved” means:
- Replaced the 1GB of fairly ‘meh’ RAM with 2GB of high-speed Crucial RAM
- Replaced Windows XP Home with Windows 7 Professional (although kept the sticker on, so technically you’ll get the license key to both operating systems)
- Includes a very sexy fitted leather case. By ‘fitted’ I mean you won’t ever need to remove the case as you can still access everything with it on, which makes it nice and durable
- Includes portable, external Samsung DVD drive
- I can even throw in a laptop case and mousemat if you want
It’s 12.1″, which I found to be an advantage as it meant a bigger, clearer screen and a full-size keyboard. While it’s still incredibly light, take note of the size because I know you can get some stupidly tiny netbooks that are like 8″.
- Intel i7 920 @ 4.2GHz
- ASUS Rampage II Extreme motherboard
- Tri-channel 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 @ 9-9-9-24, 1600MHz
- Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty edition soundcard
- EVGA GTX 580 FTW
- 2x Intel X-25M G2 160GB Solid State Drives
- Koolance Watercooled 1250W PSU
- Windows 7 Ultimate x64
- A lot of very damn expensive, high quality watercooling components
Project: Awegasm is a machine that took 2 years and around £3.5K to be the beast that it is today. While the hardware alone is worth a grand, the real selling point of this machine is in the craftsmanship and unique design: from the custom-built expanded radiator slots to the darkened window added to the side, you won’t ever find a case exactly like it.
It’ll run any game you throw at it on maximum graphics. This machine runs at an average of around 50°C even in a room with the heating on despite being overclocked all the way to 4.2GHz. I have saved the overclock profile into the BIOS so you won’t ever lose it (of course, you’re welcome to try and get the overclock even higher), and if you’d prefer to run without the overclock you can expect temps around 30°C.
One of the reasons I’m selling it (asides from the fact that I could use the money, and it weighs an absolute tonne and I don’t want to have to move house with it) is that — as nerdy as I may be — I don’t trust myself with watercooling. I paid someone to do all the watercooling assembly, and periodically pay him to perform maintenance (it’s good to change the water roughly once a year, if nothing else) and install upgrades. If you’re not comfortable with water cooling and live in South Wales I’ll pass on his details.
The only two things I ask from the buyer are:
- You arrange pickup of the machine. I don’t have a car and this thing is really heavy.
- You accept responsibility for the machine once it’s in your possession. I can try and provide some advice if you have any queries, but I know nothing about watercooling so you’ll either need to contact the guy I use or find your own professional to help you out.
If you’d be interested in either the netbook or the gaming PC, please get in contact by either leaving a comment below or via Twitter.