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post #1 of 30
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Just did a build almost a month ago... I have the boxes still in my living room, just wanted to make sure everything worked and what not. So i have them here and it seems everything is working right, so would it be safe to throw it away now? Do i need original box if any issues arise in the future...

First build just wondering what the standard is.

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post #2 of 30
I always keep the boxes just in case I sell off a part, then I can always pair it with the box and be a bit more professional.

For processors especially, make sure you keep that little plastic case that the processor came in.

It may just be that I have room and I'm somewhat of a packrat, but I always advise people to keep their boxes until they don't have their rig anymore.
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post #3 of 30
I would suggest never getting rid of them(storage them somewhere else where it doesn't bother anyone - like an attic or basement or some closet - as long the area never gets humid/wet).. for future plans of selling the hardware - it helps a tiny bit having still the original boxes
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post #4 of 30
You can throw them away as long as you dont want to return anything and comfortable packing it yourself just in case of rma. I usually keep motherboard and video card boxes.

Also if you are planing it to sell it one day, original packages will add some value to it.
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post #5 of 30
I don't throw away my boxes, I keep them in case something breaks. We have warranty you know...
     
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post #6 of 30
Yup, if you plan to upgrade your rig and sell any of the old parts then might wanna keep those boxes. Put them in a closet or storage somewhere so that way, they'll be out of your way.

Parts have better resale value if they include original boxes, manual & stuff.
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post #7 of 30
I keep them until the warranty runs out, Then afterwards, i trow it out if i dont have space for new stuff.
post #8 of 30
I keep them forever, you never know when they might come in handy.
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post #9 of 30
Never. I always keep all packaging and accessories, unless I bought it used obviously and it didn't come with any. But I rarely buy used if these things aren't included.
post #10 of 30
I have boxes from as far as four systems back.. that's about 6-7 years for some boxes XD
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