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    Keeping my old mobo?

    is it worth keeping my P5Q Premium mobo with QX9650 and 16GB DDR2? or just sell it?

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    Re: Keeping my old mobo?

    It depends what you'd do with it, and what you could get for it. Presumably, you've already upgraded? If so, what use have you for the old machine, and what could you raise by selling it. Then compare the value of having it spare, to the revenue it'd raise.

    I still have machines FAR older than that doing specific jobs, like running legacy hardware. To me, their cash value is peanuts but they do a valuable job. But you won't have the same needs or uses as me.
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    Re: Keeping my old mobo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    It depends what you'd do with it, and what you could get for it. ...
    Personally, I'd leave off the second part of this. Whether it's worth keeping is down entirely to "what will you do with it?". Unless you have a use in mind, it's probably not worth keeping: it'll just sit in a box of parts and in a year's time you'll pull it out and think "hmmm, I wonder if it's worth keeping this...?" all over again.

    And since you're asking the question, I assume you don't have a specific use in mind, so the answer is probably just to sell it. It's a decent bundle, and while you won't get a fortune for it it should sell reasonably well. Then the only question will be what to do with the money

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    Re: Keeping my old mobo?

    well im getting a new pc. just wondering if i should make my old pc as a file server or just sell it

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    Re: Keeping my old mobo?

    Quote Originally Posted by benboy1983 View Post
    well im getting a new pc. just wondering if i should make my old pc as a file server or just sell it
    I refer you to my previous answer .... though scary has a good point.

    That's quite a heavy spec for a basic file-server. I don't know if you've ever put a power meter on it, but I'd bet the power draw, and 'leccy cost, isn't trivial.

    A better bet for a file server might be a simple (£100-ish) NAS, and a chunky hard drive or two.

    Do you even need a fileserver? If this is replacing your current only PC, why not just stick a big HD in it, and a big external HD for backup, etc?

    I have, at last count, 14 PCs here and, though by no means are they all turned on at once, my fileserver is an old Pentium dual P550 system, with 512MB of RAM (and a pretty quick 6-disk UltraSCSI RAID 5 disk system) and it copes with my fileserver needs.


    Do you need a fileserver, or is it just a case of thinking of some use to put the old machine to? Bear in mind, once you get your new machine, do you want to keep powering up the old one, just to get at files?
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    Re: Keeping my old mobo?

    I agree, it seems a bit over kill for just a file server, however what about a combo file server and a media centre? I would try and sell it if I seriously have no use for it. Some people might want to buy the components separately rather than as a bundle, such as they may want that part only.. Put it up also separately and see what happens (if you're going to sell it). RAM I guess would be the most difficult to offload solo, so maybe offer it with the mobo for a discounted price if purchased along with it.

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    Re: Keeping my old mobo?

    It'd very likely be easier to sell the bits. I might even be interested in the memory.

    The risk, though, is that you sell some bits, then get stuck with the rest.

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    Re: Keeping my old mobo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post

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    Re: Keeping my old mobo?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    And we require those posts to be useful and constructive. Posting one liners just to boost your post count for (say) Scan rewards may result in those posts being deleted and/or your post count reduced.
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    Re: Keeping my old mobo?

    Since the QX9650 was the top end 45NM Core2 Quad IIRC,it still is worth some money even today. Looking at the last few months of Ebay listings it seems to sell for between £30 to £100:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_fr...p2045573.m1684


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    Re: Keeping my old mobo?

    haha i bought my cpu way more then that

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    Re: Keeping my old mobo?

    Quote Originally Posted by benboy1983 View Post
    haha i bought my cpu way more then that
    You can get good deals on HP Microservers,for £100 to £150 after cashback IIRC.


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