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    Old Desktop PC - Recycle / Tip?

    What do people tend to do now with old desktop PCs? I've had a go at cleaning it up and basically wiping it (the hard drive), but with no disks or any original documents etc, would anywhere take it off my hands, or is the tip the best idea?

    Bulky monitor, windows XP, parts that are no longer available to buy basically!

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    Don't chuck it! Try eBay? You'd get a tenner with the monitor

    Freecycle someone will take it off your hands no problems [url]www.freecycle.org[/url]

    We have a guy on ours regularly takes old pc's and/or parts and rebuilds them installs an OS and then puts them back on Freecycle

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    Where you at? I'll take it off you just to see if I can recover any thing off your hard drive 8-) did you do about 10 passes on the hard drive?

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    what is it?

    ebay w/ local pickup
    gumtree
    cheapcycle
    local freeads

    best selling locally as those CRT monitors weigh a tonne.

    if you can be bothered then you could probably sell each part individually on ebay (ram, motherboard, hard drive, etc) but only if they're not too old.

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    specs?

    why not use it as a server? or as a downloader?

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    lumoruk;7873430

    Where you at? I'll take it off you just to see if I can recover any thing … Where you at? I'll take it off you just to see if I can recover any thing off your hard drive 8-) did you do about 10 passes on the hard drive?



    and then do what? fap?

    bykergrove;7873446

    specs? why not use it as a server? or as a downloader?



    how many people need a server lol!

    warehousestock;7873464

    how many people need a server lol!



    Think Byker means a media server rather than webserver:thumbsup:

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    oldmanhouse;7873445

    ebay w/ local pickupgumtreecheapcyclelocal freeadsbest selling locally as … ebay w/ local pickupgumtreecheapcyclelocal freeadsbest selling locally as those CRT monitors weigh a tonne.if you can be bothered then you could probably sell each part individually on ebay (ram, motherboard, hard drive, etc) but only if they're not too old.



    It's about 5 or 6 years old according to the OH. Think I'll take it to bits and get rid of the hard drive.

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    a p4 chip is worth about a tenner

    512 ram sticks 5-8 quid each

    hard drive maybe 10

    thats about it, i scrapped a 6 year old pc recently, sold the bits on ebay

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    jubbyme;7873561

    a p4 chip is worth about a tenner512 ram sticks 5-8 quid eachhard drive … a p4 chip is worth about a tenner512 ram sticks 5-8 quid eachhard drive maybe 10thats about it, i scrapped a 6 year old pc recently, sold the bits on ebay



    Will have a look inside. Thanks.

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    bykergrove;7873458

    and then do what? fap?



    I'm sure you would have over some of the stuff I've had off a hard drive on here, some bird working for reuters been to a world trade summit :thumbsup:

    p.s. oh nooo at you looking through my feedback :shock: :lol:

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    lumoruk;7873581

    I'm sure you would have over some of the stuff I've had off a hard drive … I'm sure you would have over some of the stuff I've had off a hard drive on here, some bird working for reuters been to a world trade summit :thumbsup:p.s. oh nooo at you looking through my feedback :shock: :lol:



    what? world trade summit? was she nekkid?

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    oh, dont forget the video card, sold an ancient radion 7000 for 10 quid and a ati 9550 for 15 quid too

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    bykergrove;7873629

    what? world trade summit? was she nekkid?



    no not there, just pictured at it, and was naked in the bath, at some bondage meeting has close photos of her with 4 different blokes in a year :? so a busy lady :?

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    lumoruk;7873664

    no not there, just pictured at it, and was naked in the bath, at some … no not there, just pictured at it, and was naked in the bath, at some bondage meeting has close photos of her with 4 different blokes in a year :? so a busy lady :?



    loooooooooool bull!

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    bykergrove;7873685

    loooooooooool bull!



    I'm serious, sent an email to the Sun to see if they were interested but got no reply ;-) her official title was "Associated Press Bureau Chief "

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    lumoruk;7873741

    I'm serious, sent an email to the Sun to see if they were interested but … I'm serious, sent an email to the Sun to see if they were interested but got no reply ;-) her official title was "Associated Press Bureau Chief "



    please dont pm me pics

    images.google.co.uk/ima…=wi



    SERIOUS

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    dcx_badass;7873745

    I keep all mine, got two PC's in the spare room at home, and two PCs in … I keep all mine, got two PC's in the spare room at home, and two PCs in my room at Uni.



    but zero gfs




    bad times

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    bykergrove;7873782

    http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=Associated%20Press%20Bureau%20Chief&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi



    daylife.com/pho…0Sd

    sure you don't want PMs?

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    lumoruk;7873814

    http://www.daylife.com/photo/08UHayj64z0Sdsure you don't want PMs?



    pm a non google pic to prove (not a pr0n pic plz cause i dont want nightmares)

    xcookx;7873502

    It's about 5 or 6 years old according to the OH. Think I'll take it to … It's about 5 or 6 years old according to the OH. Think I'll take it to bits and get rid of the hard drive.




    If you do, dismantle the Hard drive and take the magnets out, they are great! I have them all over the house, they are rare earth and when you get two stick together impossible to seperate without tools. Even without the hard drive someone will take it on freecycle.

    I skipped* two PCs recently, couldn't be bothered trying to profit from them - Both pre 2000

    Took to the local dump and disposed of them sensibly in the electronics section.

    Local charitys use old pcs. Womens aid and blind centres. They are always glad of them.

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I've tried in the past with charities but they never seem to take electrical items. Will take it apart and see what's in there.

    Freecylcle them as people are always after second pc's for the kids etc

    Any of my friends who are getting rid of pc's always give em to me, I strip em down, make them worthy (add a new HD / Ram) and then flog them for the cost of the parts. I just sold a dual core 1.6 (i think) with a 120GB HDD for £40 to someone after a pc for the kids homework.

    If the pc works fine, see if local groups want it, we have a couple of local groups here that do free pc lessons for people so are always after pc's
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