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What to do with old PC components apart from selling

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have an old B150,i3 6100 and RX 460 from the last build and i was wondering if there is something else i could do to use these components rather then selling them since the value on the market is really low?

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Recycle: dispose them responsibly.

 

Edit: Actually, Skylake (with Sunrise Point chipset) and Polaris is not "old", they are still pretty competent. The i3 6100 excels at games that favors single thread performance. The RX 460 is meh at best, but still allows you to play some light titles better than an integrated graphic. For the B150 board, you could mod it to run Coffee Lake chip, if you are persistent.


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Donate them to free geek

 

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Get a PSU, a cheap/spare SSD, a couple sticks of low-speed RAM and a relatively budget case and turn it into a good secondary PC. 

It can be useful as a pfSense router, a torrent box, or for tinkering around with stuff that you're uncomfortable doing on your main machine (linux, virus removal from friends' Windows drives, etc etc).

 

I had the same problem back when I built my current PC.  I still had the core components of my old Sandy Bridge machine, so I spent 100-150€ and turned that into a full PC again.  It's a great backup just in case the main PC ever breaks or Windows Update messes up the entire install.  It's actually my folding rig / room heater right now.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Captain Chaos said:

Get a PSU, a cheap/spare SSD, a couple sticks of low-speed RAM and a relatively budget case and turn it into a good secondary PC. 

It can be useful as a pfSense router, a torrent box, or for tinkering around with stuff that you're uncomfortable doing on your main machine (linux, virus removal from friends' Windows drives, etc etc).

 

I had the same problem back when I built my current PC.  I still had the core components of my old Sandy Bridge machine, so I spent 100-150€ and turned that into a full PC again.  It's a great backup just in case the main PC ever breaks or Windows Update messes up the entire install.  It's actually my folding rig / room heater right now.

Wow that is a great idea,thanks man i will definitely give it a go.

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Maybe setup a cheap server for ftp or Plex or whatever.


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1. An art project. Frame them and hang them on the wall.
2. A time capsule that someone can open in a hundred years.
3. Use them to build a computer that will be donated to children of a poor family.
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99. Store them. You never know when you need them.

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