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Posted · Original PosterOP

     Like the title says, I found this all together at my local dumps, not really all that literate when it comes to PC gaming. But I'm pretty certain I kinda scored with this find, I'll include pictures here but any further info about what's all here and if it's worth keeping or just throwing back into the dumpster. As far as I can tell there is (2) Nvidia GTX275 graphics cards, (6) 4gb sticks of DDR 3, and intel core i7 920 processor, all on a Nvidia EVGA X58 motherboard, and a Cooler Master 1250 watt PSU. Not too certain about the cooling solution, as I think it's missing the tubing. The case is pretty broken up, any more info on that, if anyone can tell, anything about it given the state that it's in, would also be appreciated. Lol  Thanks in advance 

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Before turning it on you should clean every single component, by this I mean you should dismount everything, clean the connectors, the sinks, the slots, make sure the GPU fans work and make sure you use a proper CPU cooler

You should use a PSU in good condition (aka any you have in your home or your friend's)

I like the i7 920, if it really works you could sell it online on ebay, even the 2 GTX275 could make you around $50 each if those work properly

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Even if the motherboard is dead, I am pretty sure you should be able to salvage a few things out of that computer. I've found a few computers like that one on the street, repair it and more often than not, donate it to an organisation in need.

 

I found a MacPro 3.1 dual Xeon in a rubbish bin close to my house and now is a build server in my office. Nothing wrong with it other than a bit old, I replaced the mechanical drive to ssd, cleaned up everything and installed MacOS High Sierra from an unsupported source (because Apple does not support that computer any more) and works great for what I have it set up.

In a few months, I will try to set it up to process large photo libraries that I've accumulated over years.

 

Good computers are always useful long after their original owners dimmed it worthless.

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4 minutes ago, rodrigoelp said:

Even if the motherboard is dead, I am pretty sure you should be able to salvage a few things out of that computer. I've found a few computers like that one on the street, repair it and more often than not, donate it to an organisation in need.

 

I found a MacPro 3.1 dual Xeon in a rubbish bin close to my house and now is a build server in my office. Nothing wrong with it other than a bit old, I replaced the mechanical drive to ssd, cleaned up everything and installed MacOS High Sierra from an unsupported source (because Apple does not support that computer any more) and works great for what I have it set up.

In a few months, I will try to set it up to process large photo libraries that I've accumulated over years.

 

Good computers are always useful long after their original owners dimmed it worthless.

4 minutes ago, rodrigoelp said:

Even if the motherboard is dead, I am pretty sure you should be able to salvage a few things out of that computer. I've found a few computers like that one on the street, repair it and more often than not, donate it to an organisation in need.

 

I found a MacPro 3.1 dual Xeon in a rubbish bin close to my house and now is a build server in my office. Nothing wrong with it other than a bit old, I replaced the mechanical drive to ssd, cleaned up everything and installed MacOS High Sierra from an unsupported source (because Apple does not support that computer any more) and works great for what I have it set up.

In a few months, I will try to set it up to process large photo libraries that I've accumulated over years.

 

Good computers are always useful long after their original owners dimmed it worthless.

Actually I have a similar story to the macbook. Had one that alls that was wrong with it was the hdd was stuck. Called apple and they sent me an OS disk in the mail to install onto a new hard drive. And did just that. It was osx el capitan or something like that but apple was totally helpful in this case by just sending the disk in the mail (which was surprising) lol

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Does the motherboard work? It's worth some money if it does, about $100 or even more.

The i7-920 is pretty much worthless since it's only 4c/8t CPU. You can probably get about $25 for it.


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2 minutes ago, Raviolimaster said:

It was osx el capitan or something like that but apple was totally helpful in this case by just sending the disk in the mail (which was surprising) lol

Yup, they do that at times (not very often). One of my mates got Sierra on a flash drive for his Macbook Pro Retina. The flash drive as a drive was rubbish because it was readonly. But it did what he needed.

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the GPUs dont really do much in modern games even with two of them and it dosnt have a CPU cooler but the CPU, motherboard and RAM are worth a bit and can still be used for a midrange computer today :D 


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1 minute ago, Raviolimaster said:

I'll verify if it all works or not. Anybody wanna make an offer on it? Lol it's a cooler master 1250 watt PSU btw. 

$50! But you should try selling it on eBay or something if you plan on not selling just locally, gl on shipping though. I avoid non-local sales just from shipping fears and costs


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