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What do you do with old PC parts

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by 9designs2, 11 Oct 2009.

  1. 9designs2

    Mobster

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    Over the years I have built and updated various PC's.... now I have cupboard full of old bit and unused PC's..... Wondering what to do with them, struggling to believe there is much of a market for them.... but the thought of chucking working parts into the skip seems a shame....
    I could try the MM, or the bay, or am I wasting my time ?
    All friends and family are all ahead of this spec, or moved to using laptops.
    Typically stuff like AMD XP1100, Sempron 2500, ATI9800pro, GFTi4400, and matching stuff of that vintage.

    In the skip ????? :(
     
  2. mame

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Jul 2007

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    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Some components hold high prices. The top half of the s939 CPU range and DDR1 RAM spring to mind. Just look how much similar parts auction for.
     
  3. Robert1986

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    Location: stat city

    I'm actually looking at buying a cheap 9800 pro to use for my old pc.
     
  4. gamesaregood

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    Location: Suffolk

    Members Market is best :)
     
  5. 9designs2

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    Making a list for MM.......
     
  6. Robert1986

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    I'm banned from the MM. All I did was have 2 threads going at once.

    Anyway of getting back in?
     
  7. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    I've
    Sold some on MM
    Given some away
    Thrown some in the bin
    kept some cables and stuff as spares
    Made a HTPC.

    Email one of the dons and ask politely, specifically Werewolf, Thundycat, Fire Wizard, Burnsy2023

    email addresses about 2/3rds way down
    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/faq.php?faq=vb_user_maintain#faq_vb_why_register
     
    Last edited: 11 Oct 2009
  8. 9designs2

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    Ok, made a long and some what historic list, and now on MM........ I found an old Voodoo II ...... maybe I should call a museum...LOL....

    I forgot to add an item, if I post and add it, I guess that would look like a bump and a ban ?!?!?!
     
  9. Phage

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    Last edited: 12 Oct 2009
  10. RANZID

    Gangster

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    Im gathering a load of stuff for CEX (google it) as they buy second hand stuff

    but now that im hear i might MM my list .. id rather my well loved components went to a good home
     
  11. Memphis

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    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

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    You won't be able to just yet mate. Have a look at the FAQ for requirements for access to the MM.
     
  12. Kennysevenfold

    Sgarrista

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    Sell them...or use them on other customers computers for upgrades. 100% profit :p
     
  13. Shakeel

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    i usally sell them. some still hold a high price
     
  14. JonJ678

    Capodecina

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    Location: England

    I leave mine in a cupboard. Really should get around to selling them off.
     
  15. dl763

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Jul 2008

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    I either save up enough parts and build a pc, upgrade my older systems, give them away, or bin them if they're not worth anything.

    Cables on the other hand, I've got boxes full of them!
     
  16. 9designs2

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    Well I done most of them idea's, the stuff has been rebuilt in various systems... and now is homeless..... Sell it, yes, .... I'm trying, not much interest so far !!!!...... Doing a price drop when only start at a fiver is amusing !!!