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Selling old computer parts. Is it worth it?

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August 30, 2012 1:00:59 AM

Yes, chucking it in the garbage is a waste, you could use it for a backup machine or something or sell it on ebay.
August 30, 2012 1:01:14 AM

Hey guys! A old computer from 2005 was all alone in my closet and decide to pull it apart. Since it's 7 years old, the parts aren't really up to date. But I thought selling the parts would be better than throwing the whole PC in the garbage.

From a 2005 eMachine desktop pc, I got :

- RAM : Hynix 256MB DDR SDRAM 400Mhz
- CPU : AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.8Ghz 256Lb Cache With Heatsink/Fan : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Reader : Lite-On CD-RW 48x
- PSU : Bestec 300w : http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/300-watt-power-supply-b...
- FAN : AVC 80mm
- HDD : Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40Gb : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

So, do you guys think I can make little money with that?
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August 30, 2012 1:43:41 AM

jay_nar2012 said:
Yes, chucking it in the garbage is a waste, you could use it for a backup machine or something or sell it on ebay.


Or I could just insert the drive into my other machine as a backup HDD?
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August 30, 2012 1:49:17 AM

ClownWalker said:
Or I could just insert the drive into my other machine as a backup HDD?


Since it's an IDE drive, you would have to get a PCI IDE card (or IDE to SATA adapter, which I don't like as much) to use it in a newer system.

Edit: Unless the other system has IDE as well, but if that's the case, it's old too...
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August 30, 2012 2:18:26 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Since it's an IDE drive, you would have to get a PCI IDE card (or IDE to SATA adapter, which I don't like as much) to use it in a newer system.
Edit: Unless the other system has IDE as well, but if that's the case, it's old too...


So Selling it would be my other option then. But even if the prices have been higher than ever before since the Thailand tsunamis, 40Gb isn't much for an HDD. If a 1000 GB is about 120 $. I can expect a 40Gb to be around 5$ ?
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August 30, 2012 2:26:19 AM

ClownWalker said:
So Selling it would be my other option then. But even if the prices have been higher than ever before since the Thailand tsunamis, 40Gb isn't much for an HDD. If a 1000 GB is about 120 $. I can expect a 40Gb to be around 5$ ?


Honestly, I agree with jay_nar2012. I'd just keep it for a backup system, personally.

You could part it out, but you won't make more than $50-75 total off of it, so it'd just be better (in my opinion) to just hang onto it.
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August 30, 2012 2:31:16 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Honestly, I agree with jay_nar2012. I'd just keep it for a backup system, personally.
You could part it out, but you won't make more than $50-75 total off of it, so it'd just be better (in my opinion) to just hang onto it.


The thing is, I just built my own computer at the beginning of summer and I already got a 500GB external drive (for backup and such) aside from my 1tb HDD, so I don't really need a computer that's 7 years old D: . So I guess I'll go for the 50$ if possible!
I'll think about it a little more about it. Thank you for your time!
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August 30, 2012 2:31:37 AM

Best answer selected by ClownWalker.
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August 30, 2012 2:33:48 AM

You're welcome. :) 
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August 30, 2012 2:37:58 AM

Stuff a 1tb drive in and load nas software onto the old 40gb and sell it or use it as a NAS.
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