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QOTW: What do you do with your old PC components?

by Parm Mann on 12 August 2016, 16:31

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I happened to be sorting some of the photos on my NAS the other day, when I came across the above picture of various PC components I'd purchased for a build almost 15 years ago. I remember the 9800 XT being a hot little number - particularly during the summer months - and the name of the Tornado CPU cooler was particularly apt.

What I don't quite remember is what happened to all that expensive hardware? I think I managed to sell one or two parts further down the line, but if memory serves I believe most of the components were repurposed into a machine that was gifted to a young relative.

We're all about upgrades and new technologies around these here parts, but what happens when the old gear is ready to be retired can be just as interesting, so for this week's question we're asking: what do you do with your old PC components? Do they serve as hand-me-downs, are parts sold to recoup some of the initial cost, is recycling the best option, or do you tend to give old components a new lease of life with a different usage scenario? Let us know using the comments facility below.

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Usually sell them on, especially with the top end components
I store them being a computer horder lol… anyhow I still got my SoundBlaster AWE 32 somewhere my first 90MB hard drive and more hehe.. for the newer stuff I still use it for other purposes.
either sell them or give them away :-)
I usually stored them to repair other peoples computers. Sadly space has become and issue and quite a lot of old tech recently went to the tip. Hard drives is usually deal with separately and smash them up. Good stress relief if nothing else!
Sell or give away.