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#1 JustinTime

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 23:29

My last PC I gave away but this time, I don't know anyone so was wondering what to do? Is it possible to sell/trade-in used PCs? Any resources on where to do so? Thank you.


#2 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 23:31

sell it on ebay?

#3 Nomad_

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 23:53

Craigslist

#4 Aergan

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 23:55

Redeploy as a media/file server.

#5 The_Observer

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 00:13

install linux, lock it down, open it up to the internet and see who logs into it.

#6 thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 00:24

install linux, lock it down, open it up to the internet and see who logs into it.

That is VERY interesting. Will you elaborate on that some?

#7 azspeedbullet

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 00:26

Depending on the specs, it can make a nice home server or media server

#8 The_Observer

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 00:28

That is VERY interesting. Will you elaborate on that some?


ive heard about it before, dont know where, but i would

Install linux server
make admin account a local account
create new admin account
install something like ftp/ssh
open to internet with DMZ
log all commands entered in

i think there would be more to it, but that would be the start of the idea.

#9 +devHead

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 00:30

My last PC I gave away but this time, I don't know anyone so was wondering what to do? Is it possible to sell/trade-in used PCs? Any resources on where to do so? Thank you.


Kinda depends on the specs. How old is it? If it's not super old, you could probably get something for it on Craigslist. I find it funny sometime how some label a computer "old" when it's from just 3 years ago.

#10 Hum

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 00:35

Modify it into a time machine that sends messages into the Past.

#11 The King of GnG

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:50

eBay, definitely.

#12 Crisp

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:55

Overclock the crap out of it, then remove the heatsink. Record and upload to YouTube. /s

Depending on the spec, could use as a pfsense box or home media server.

#13 Mark

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:59

Depends on the parts, I'd either keep it for spares or use it as a file server.

#14 +sanke1

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:03

Push it out of the window!

#15 cork1958

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:18

Best Buy and Goodwill will take it off your hands for free, recycle.

Yeah,
How old is it? Most people on here think anything past a year or 2 is old. I could only wish that ANY of my 8 computers were that new!! My "newest" machine is 5 years old, although all 8 run Windows 7 perfectly and quickly.

Had Windows 8 Preview on a few of them and they ran just as well, but sticking with Windows 7.



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