What do you do with old hardware?

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  1. jayos

    jayos Registered Trader

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    Been having a clear out and I have enough old PC bits and bobs to open a shop, hahaha.

    Pentium D, Core 2 duo E6600, i7 860, 8800GT, DDR2, DDR3, P5 Q3 Deluxe, P7 P55D, P8 H77, P8 Z77 VPro. Oh and how many HDD's?? 10+
    IDE, SCSI, SATA, 5400, 7200, 10000, VelociRaptor, SDD, M2

    The list goes on............
    Think I may build what I can and stick old OS's on each one, then put them in the loft for a rainy day. Retro Pc's to show the grand kids in a few years.

    What do you do with your old stuff?
     
  2. DexDiner

    DexDiner Gumpcom Survivor

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    Looked at your list, laughed, and realised it's all quite modern.

    My own hoarding goes back a little further.

    My own stuff goes back to a Pentium 133MHz, Pentium 2s, Pentium 3s as well as original Athlons and their predecessor K6 processors. Those were they days of socket 7 when you had the choice of whether to install an Intel Pentium or an AMD K6 processor into your motherboard. SDR RAM, I originally had SIMMs which you had to install into the motherboard in matching pairs. Hard drives - oh my god, 2.5", 3.5", 5400/7200/10000 rpm, IDE, SATA,SCSI,SCA,SAS. The first hard drive I ever bought was a massive 4.7GB in capacity.

    And this is only some of the stuff not currently in machines.

    I do have a Pentium 3 retro build for running anything down to Windows 95. For long enough I was running it with a 147GB 10K SCA hard drive but have a bit more recently tried running it with a 64GB SSD without success. :(