What do you do with your old PC hardware?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by xephos, Aug 4, 2012.

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What do you do with your old pc hardware?

  1. Sell it?

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  2. Trade it?

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  3. Keep it?

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  4. Destroy it?

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  1. xephos
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    xephos Advanced Member

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    When it comes time for an upgrade what do you guys do with your old hardware? Sell it? Trade it? Keep it? I acutally haven't done an upgrade on my PC, but I would try and keep whatever I can and sell the rest
     
  2. Tom Bombadildo

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    Keep it unless it's just plain obsolete, then I'll just recycle it.
     
  3. FireGrey

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    Throw it in a bonfire and dance around it.
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    I just give it away to friends/family... Or make it a dust catcher.
     
  4. RchUncleSkeleton

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    I've always kept my old hardware as long as it's in working condition. Old PC's can come in handy as a MAME machine, etc.
     
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    I recycle the heatsinks to use in JTAG/RGH'd 360's or on Retail old 360's.
    Old fans also go in RGH/JTAG consoles.

    Other then that I might recycle a cap or transistor or something similar if I get a PCB that has a busted part.
     
  6. ZAFDeltaForce

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    I've kept every part since 2006. It's about time I got rid of them though
     
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    If I still have use for it, I keep it.
    If not, I either sell it or just recycle it.
     
  8. Rife

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    Never know when you're gonna need an old part, whether for troubleshooting or temporary replacement or someone else might find it useful. I keep stuff until I know it's absolutely obsolete, but I prefer to give it away to someone who can use it.
     
  9. thiefb0ss

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    Whenever I have old stuff laying around I just build a new machine with win95 on it or something for running old programs.
     
  10. Tom

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    steal the caps leds ect
     
  11. TheRedfox

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    Make a new pc of the old parts to expand my secret henta1 renderfarm
     
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    When getting new parts, unless they're replacing a faulty component the old part goes into my second system, and the part replaced in the second system gets moved into "spare parts" box.

    Generally the spare parts eventually get used (usually to fix friends/family computers), but should the box fill up I may do a clear out of anything i have lots of (often ram sticks/heatsinks) and either sell them or give them away depending how much they're worth.
     
  13. chains_of_androm

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    Make server/nas or htpc if its not too bad.
     
  14. Xuphor

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    Recycle them, so..... none of the above I guess.