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what to do with old gaming pc

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Go to solution Solved by Skiiwee29,

could use it as a VM host, media server, dedicated streaming PC, give to a friend/family member, sell on  your local resell site such as Craigslist etc... Donate to a local school for learning purposes. 

hello im new here so im not sure if im posting on the right channel

i am upgrading to a brand new pc and i was wondering what i can do with my old gaming pc which is about 4 years old with x99 board

does any one have suggestions? 

thank you

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could use it as a VM host, media server, dedicated streaming PC, give to a friend/family member, sell on  your local resell site such as Craigslist etc... Donate to a local school for learning purposes. 

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I often have the same question and I personally think that donating is the way to go. For other uses like a NAS for example, I think you can have more power efficient and recent alternatives at a relatively low price. You might also be able to reuse some components (hard drives, power supply, case...).

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4 hours ago, yotallo said:

hello im new here so im not sure if im posting on the right channel

i am upgrading to a brand new pc and i was wondering what i can do with my old gaming pc which is about 4 years old with x99 board

does any one have suggestions? 

thank you

Have you considered Folding@home? 
https://foldingathome.org/

 

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Just sell it cheap to get rid of it if you have no use any more.

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No one gives a shit about "educational purposes".

Sell it and make some extra $$ for an SSD or some more ram or smth

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Depends on what you're looking for. You could sell it, or you could turn it into some sort of server (plex server, for example) but it's up to you. 99% of people would just sell it.

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