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    Where do your old computers go?

    I normally just drag them into the basement and leave them there.

    Normally, the old ones have some sort of faulty part or something, so I actually have a log of which computer has what problem. I convinced my supervisor to let me "steal" from the ones they are throwing out (for too expensive/hard repairs such as motherboards .etc.etc) and now I have an extra 20 in my basement.

    I havent gotten to listing all of them on the log yet, but when I finish, I shall put all the computers back into working order (by swapping parts to create a frankenstien PC) and donate them to goodwill or anyone that asks for one.
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    Re: Where do your old computers go?

    I too take my to the basement. My wife calls it the computer graveyard....
    I have every carcass I ever owned (with the exception of the CoCo 64... may it rest in peace)

    several crates with cards that are now sooooooo dated, they need to be melted down for the platinum/gold/silver in the chips.

    laptops? sure.... we got laptops...... but no luggables.

    anyone need CRTs?

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    Re: Where do your old computers go?

    +1 for the frankenstien PC!

    Any that I get tend to sit next to my desk in my home office until I get a chance to part them out and add the various parts to a spread-sheet/parts-list. The only thing I haven't figured out what to do with yet is the cases. I give/sell parts to friends and co-workers as they need them or when I work on other's PCs but usually don't have a need for the cases.

    To bad I am not near you, I might would take a look at some of those PCs your giving away...
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    Re: Where do your old computers go?

    Sell or give away to a resale store like Savers, Goodwill or the coming soon Pawn America.

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    Re: Where do your old computers go?

    If I do have an old computer. I usually try to upgrade the parts to make it seem brand new. Right now I'm using a old computer. It had Windows XP on it and I completely installed Ubuntu on it to make it a bit better. I'm going to upgrade the video card and add more ram. I might upgrade it some more if needed.
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    Re: Where do your old computers go?

    Rebuild it.

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    Re: Where do your old computers go?

    Quote Originally Posted by sudo-i View Post
    I too take my to the basement. My wife calls it the computer graveyard....
    I have every carcass I ever owned (with the exception of the CoCo 64... may it rest in peace)

    several crates with cards that are now sooooooo dated, they need to be melted down for the platinum/gold/silver in the chips.

    laptops? sure.... we got laptops...... but no luggables.

    anyone need CRTs?
    I think my old tv needs that because it turned off one day. D:
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    Re: Where do your old computers go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cope57 View Post
    Rebuild it.

    Interesting looking machine(s)......
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    Re: Where do your old computers go?

    My father insists we keep 3.5 floppies and drives, 5.5 floppies and drives, video cards for slots that are inexsistent, RAM of freakish types, old 12mb hdd..."just in case". I say a lot of it is to old to do anything other than throw away. Of course, he thinks we do not need a new computer now while the MOBO fails to see USB in 94% of boots. Aaagh! reboot, reboot, reboot... It takes bout an hour to get a good boot last time I tried. It's been on for 3 months now. When it dies, it too will likely be kept "just in case"
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    Re: Where do your old computers go?

    I give mine away.. with Ubuntu in it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cope57 View Post
    Rebuild it.

    lol nice.

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