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    What to do with old PC components

    Hi

    on another thread I am busy gaining advice on what system to buy. The thought occured to me - what to do with my current PC set-up once the new one arrives? Here are the specs
    Current:
    CPU: AMDXP 2500+Barton
    MOB: Asus A7V333
    RAM: 1.5GB (SDRAM)
    GPU: Nvidia GeForce 6800GS
    Sound: Audigy 2
    Hardrive: 200GB Maxtor DiamondMax (+ several external USB 2.0)
    Cooling: Zalman CNSP3100
    PSU: Q-Tec Ulta Quiet 460W
    DVD: Optiarc DVD RW
    Case: Chieftech of some description (80mm fans) (43cm L, 20cm W, 52cm H)
    OS: Win XP Pro

    None of the components have been o/cd but are obviously 3-4 years old. Is there a value for any of this or would I be better in re-using them for say some sort of home set-up NAS?

    Thanks

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    yes theres value, once you've reached 50 posts you can post it in the sell your stuff forum. the graphics card, ram and hard drive will make some £££.

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    • jimbouk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS M5 A97 R2.0
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX-6300
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 128GB SSD + 500GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
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    Seems a shame to waste a good machine, second PC under the telly or something?

    If you're in need of a NAS then you'd be better of selling those bits and getting something lower power and smaller.

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    Ebay
    Windows XP / 1.1MB Orange BB: E6600 Core 2 Duo Gigabyte GA 965P-DS3P EVGA 8800GTS Superclocked WD 250GB SATA2/300 2GB Corsair TwinX 6400 DDR2 Corsair HX 520 PSU 17in LG Flatron SONY DVD RW DRU-800A Akasa Zen case SB Audigy

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    • Agrippa's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock X299 Taichi XE
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 7820X @ 4.8GHz (delid)
      • Memory:
      • 4x8GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3200 C14 @ 3600 CL15
      • Storage:
      • Samsung SM961 256GB, 850 EVO 1TBx2, 850 EVO 250GB, 840 512GB, Seagate 1TB, 2TB, 8x8TB
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    Or you could donate it to one of the charities which supply PCs to 3rd world schools.

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    storage computer..... just sell off the graphics card and sound card

    stick it in the attic and add several hdd's and there you go a network storage server

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    • DougMcDonald's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • 2 x 2GB - Geil Black Dragon PC6400
      • Storage:
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    I tend to offload my old ones to m8s with low spec machines, friends and family etc.

    I actually have a similar spec pc currently which is going to my misses

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