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What do you do with old once you upgrade?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Question for the people who upgrade to the newest hardware each time the new big thing comes out. What do you do with your old but not that old hardware? Keep it in storage or try and sell it? Build another machine? I'm curious is all.  

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Sell it.


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Sell or give to friends.

No need for second computer for me.


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Depends on how old. If it's so old that giving it to someone would actually be doing them a disservice then I would look at selling it. Some old tech folks need to repair their old tech or nostalgia. 

 

Did you decide what to do with your old CPU? Wait, wasn't it dead?


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Kept my old GPU in case I needed to troubleshoot something because I'm using ryzen. Everything else I sold.


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Inside some old case I found lying around.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, nick name said:

Depends on how old. If it's so old that giving it to someone would actually be doing them a disservice then I would look at selling it. Some old tech folks need to repair their old tech or nostalgia. 

 

Did you decide what to do with your old CPU? Wait, wasn't it dead?

That's the thing idk, I'm almost sure it's the board so that means I have a good chip. I have no way to test it but I could sell it but be like may work but if not I'll give money back 

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Either sell it, keep it, or make a pc and give it to a family member. 

29 minutes ago, Enderman said:

Sell or give to friends.

No need for second computer for me.

Same other than maybe making a streaming rig or editing rig. 


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37 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Sell it

26 minutes ago, BubblyCharizard said:

to family

 

This :P Even at 4ish years old (at the time) with a R9 270 in it brand new 2TB HDD, DVD Player, case, thermal paste, cpu fan, paid the difference (about $80) for a monitor of their choice for about $700 (I think, it was likely less). They wanted a computer but nothing for a similar price tag was coming close to what I was able to offer, plus 100% will work.

 

Note: the computer was worth about $1100 upon building initially(CPU/RAM where about $600 Alone), and the CPU between my current one and it is little so it's not like I was selling my P4 for $700 lol.

 

21 minutes ago, Shadow_Storm56 said:

but I could sell it but be like may work but if not I'll give money back 

I'd be careful with this someone might try to take you for a ride. If anything sell it as is, it is unknown what is wrong. Depending on how old it's not worth getting a shop to look at or try buying a cheap board.

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3 hours ago, Shadow_Storm56 said:

That's the thing idk, I'm almost sure it's the board so that means I have a good chip. I have no way to test it but I could sell it but be like may work but if not I'll give money back 

How much do you want for it?


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I usually shift hardware down the line. Stuff out of my rig goes to wife's, anything not used goes in my pile of tech in my workspace and is either used when I'm overclocking for fun or eventually sold.


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