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post #1 of 21
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OK, after you guys upgrade your computer over and over and over what do you do with your old hardware? Give to your friends? Upgrade your gf/family member's computer? Sell it on ebay? For me, I had AMD FX53 for a very long time, and when I upgraded it to q6600, I bought another case because I wanted a "back up" computer if something went wrong. After few years, I got i7 950 and that hardware went inside the case of q6600, and the q6600 hardware went into the case of FX-53. Naturally, FX-53 had no home so that went to my friend. Kinda sucks that I paid $1000 when it was released back in like 2003?? So yea, I wanna hear what you guys do when its time to upgrade and your old hardware got no case to find its new home in...
    
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post #2 of 21
server, give to friends, sell.
Or use it in my curent rig, like my old video card is now my physX card.
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I sell off the old hardware to recoup some of the expenditures on the new build.

Occasionally I will upgrade my Folding Rig, but for the most part I sell the old hardware.
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Would people actually pay for something like fx-53 in the year 2010?
    
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post #5 of 21
Gave my old system (Q6600, 4GB G.Skill, P5Q Pro, HX620, Xigmatek HDT-S1283) to a friend since he couldn't quite afford a new one. But normally I would've sold it or built a secondary rig for myself or for my parents.
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by chocobo1104 View Post
Would people actually pay for something like fx-53 in the year 2010?
Well seeing hows we are in 2011, you just missed the time slot to sell it
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post #7 of 21
i sold my old duo core rig....im regretting doing so because i coulda used it as a dedicated folding rig
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post #8 of 21
I've sold just about every old part I upgraded here on OCN.
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post #9 of 21
I give my old systems to family members. Just upgraded to the i7 970 and gave my 920 to the wife. Gave two computer systems away at Christmas as presents to other family members. One of those was my old print server that I upgraded using my wife's my wife's old desk top.
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post #10 of 21
sold my previous one (upgraded in june) to a friend. (He actually paid me like $100 more than what i wanted so hey, a free h50)

Was an amd 6000@3,5 ghz, a msi k9ag, 4gb of corsair dominator ram, 9600 gts (or something?) and a hiper 550w psu.

The pc I had before that (like 2005?) I recently found all covered in dust in a closet, stripped the case, spraypainted it black inside and did a few coloring mods, then gave it to my sister (was an amd 3500/7300gt/msi k8n sli mobo)

but hey, what do you need for facebook!

the EVEN OLDER parts just lay around here n there, like some AGP cards and old intel chips, trashed the mobos.
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