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    Keikan's Avatar ........
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    So you bought a new computer and you have an old computer. It still works and everything it's just "doesn't meet with todays requirements". You know no one that wants it.

    What do you do with it?
    Ohh noo!!! I make dribbles!!!

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    hump it

    I gave my old one to my lil bro..and am hopefully gona teach him bout computers sometime lol
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    give it to someone else in your family, i gave my old one to my sister but i still consider it to be mine. or hook it up next to your other computer\near your other computer to use for surfing\msn\music while playing games\watching movies on the new computer. Or use it as a file server.

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    I'm selling my old comp to my dad tomorrow, his old one has about 8mb of ram, a 1 gig hd and i can't remember which cpu.

    I think i'll keep the screws out of the fans, if it has any

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    No one wants it though
    Ohh noo!!! I make dribbles!!!

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    Originally posted by Keikan@6 March 2004 - 21:14
    No one wants it though
    if you dont want to use it then either sell it on ebay, leave it sitting in your closet collecting dust, or donate it to charity.

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    I'll take it. I'll pay the shipping if you want to send it to me.
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    Strip it down and keep what might be useful.

    Fans, it's always useful to have a few spares. If you haven't got a spare they always fail at the most awkward times such as late on Christmas Eve, especially when it falls on a Wednesday.

    Jumpers, especially non-standard sizes from old disk drives.

    Power supply if it is modern enough, otherwise the cables from the psu. It's useful to have a few spare Molex connectors around.

    Drive cables. I usually try to keep to 80-connector cables these days, but it is useful to have a few of the old ones around for fixing other people's machines, so floppy drive cables are handy too.

    Keep any add-in cards, there often comes a time when someone wants one. I've recently ditched all my old ISA cards, but I'm hanging on to the PCi and AGP cards for a while yet.

    Anything you can't think of a use for can then be ditched.
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    In addition to Lynx's excellent list, I would also save any case hardware ( screws and the like) along with any switches, LEDs and even speakers.

    If they are relatively easy to remove, you might also save a drive bay or two...could come in handy should you build a custom case....
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    Folding@Home with it would be a nice idea. I'm sure if you just set the PC folding in Linux, you wouldn't even need a monitor connected 90% of the time.

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