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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:44 am    Post subject: what do you do with your old computers? Reply with quote

just curiuos, i'm about to get a new computer. my old one is a 1.3Ghz, 80GB, 32MB geforce, sblive. it's not really that bad of a machine, but i'm trying to figure out if i will ever need it, if i should throw windows on it for those rare circumstances, make it a server, an entertainment center, a game box, a hack box, give it away, throw it off the highest building...etc...

what do you all do with your old computer(s)?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, give it to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Servers are great, plus there's that 80gb of space you can acces over your network. So are spare desktops machines, I always find myself using my old machine every now and then, and you can test crap without worry.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My old dual celeron 525 is a good helping hand when compiling large things like a new KDE release, and it is constantly folding proteins for humanity.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: what do you do with your old computers? Reply with quote

okodol wrote:
what do you all do with your old computer(s)?


I sell mine on net auctions. You can get decently from the computer if you sell it in parts -- there are allways people who're looking for budget replacement parts for their old computers.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: what do you do with your old computers? Reply with quote

okodol wrote:
my old one is a 1.3Ghz, 80GB, 32MB geforce, sblive.


Those are still pretty decent specs. In my opinion, it still has a long healthy life ahead of it. I would keep it. You can make it a server, a backup computer, windows, home LAN gaming, for your siblings etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that is a decent machine. I'd either make a server out of it, or a home entertainment box (or both).
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