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    QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    Upgrades are always a hot topic, but what happens to the old gear that gets retired?
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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    Usually sell them on, especially with the top end components
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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    I store them being a computer horder lol... anyhow I still got my SoundBlaster AWE 32 somewhere my first 90MB hard drive and more hehe.. for the newer stuff I still use it for other purposes.

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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    either sell them or give them away :-)

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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    I usually stored them to repair other peoples computers. Sadly space has become and issue and quite a lot of old tech recently went to the tip. Hard drives is usually deal with separately and smash them up. Good stress relief if nothing else!

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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    Sell or give away.


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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    I've either passed them down to family members, or sold them on OCAU or Ebay.

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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    passed down in the family, until they break,then its out with the recycled stuff.

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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    Sell, give away, stash, or throw away. Depends on the component really. If I can get enough from selling it to be worth the effort I'll sell, otherwise if I really couldn't see myself using it again I'll give it away, otherwise I'll stash it until it becomes useful, and when it becomes useless I throw it away.
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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    I tend to hold on to everything from my old build in case the new build has a problem. That generally means I only get rid of stuff once it is at least ten years old, so I just take it all to the recycling centre (dump/tip) under the assumption that the hassle to try and a buyer for it all outweighs any monetary gain.

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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    Usually pass them on to someone in need.

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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    Sell it(or give it away) to friends, especially video cards. I've got a 2500K sitting in its package that I can't even give away to my friends, because you cant find a reasonably priced new P/Z68 or Z77 board anymore to go with it.

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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    When I throw away food people always tell me that kids in Africa could have eaten that. So I send my old hardware there.
    You might find that to be a bit dark for a joke, but that's what's actually happening with lots of old hardware that is thrown away in first world countries.

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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    I have a trickle down approach. As components are replaced on my main machine, the cast offs are used to create new machines or upgrade other older machines. I may also give them away.

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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    like most sell or give away. I do keeps some parts as spares and actually keep a dewalt box full of screws, cables, an so on.
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    Re: QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

    Depending on on how old the parts are, I will either sell them or give them to a friend. Some parts I hold on to use in my HTPC.

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