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.