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post #1 of 22
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So I have some old parts from my brothers computer and my computer. Pentium 4 processor and motherboard and old graphics cards, sound cards, pci stuff,etc. My question is, what do I do with this stuff? Is there any value to it as I'd like to gather money together for one of those nic Dell IPS monitors? How and where should I go about selling this stuff?

Thanks again OCN for your help, haven't let me down yet smile.gif!
post #2 of 22
You could create a sculpture.
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post #3 of 22
I drill holes through my old CPUs and make medallions. smile.gif
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File server, Folding, HTPC, ect. There is almost always a reason for another pc biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 22
Sell it on eBay.
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post #6 of 22
Save whatever is still useful and sell on here/ebay or give it away in the freebies section, there is always someone on an ancient rig looking for a free bump in speed.
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post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by GILavco;12934825 
I drill holes through my old CPUs and make medallions. smile.gif

I make them into key chains biggrin.gif Got an old P4 3.06GHz w/ HT on my keys right now.
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post #8 of 22
If you have enough to build a PC then do that and put it on craigs list/ebay and see if it sells?
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post #9 of 22
Make a Linux server of some sort. Mincraft server perhaps? I just did this with an old P4 3Ghz rig. A Web server would be cool too. Ubuntu Server Edition is easy to learn and setup, plus it'll make you totally l33t cause it's all command line.
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post #10 of 22
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Hmm these are all good ideas, do you think ebay is the way to go? I have some pretty ancient parts that i'll put in the freebies section. Also I have an i5 2500k stock cooler thats never been used that I want to put in the freebies section. Trying to get more rep to do so heh.
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