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what do you with your old pcs?

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  • 14-06-2005 9:16am
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,478 ✭✭✭


    well with my old one, just as a server , though when my current pc goes out ,ill probably use it as yet another server since its kinda too big to be a media center for the sitting room


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,815 ✭✭✭✭po0k


    Media boxen, routers, file servers, messing about with clustering, networky type stuff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,297 ✭✭✭Ri_Nollaig


    you could always bring them into a 2nd hand shop and get a few euro or give them to charity or make a nice foot rest :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,630 ✭✭✭gline


    linux box is a good idea, learn how to use it if you are not a user already


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 3,734 Mod ✭✭✭✭The Real B-man


    Computer_smashing.JPG


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,268 ✭✭✭hostyle


    Computer_smashing.JPG

    I second that: I do that with all my old gear.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,301 ✭✭✭airetam_storm


    hostyle wrote:
    I second that: I do that with all my old gear.
    Ha that smokey stuff comin out is gonna teach u :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,141 ✭✭✭masteroftherealm


    Server, Linux Box, Renderers if you do after effects work, hardware firewall, MAME machine, SO so many things. Go look around skips in Dublin, I've got 3Macs and 2Pcs from them, you'd be suprised what people throw out!! "One mans rubbish is another mans riches"


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 91,498 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    Everyone knows it's smoke that makes electronics work. And that man has let all the smoke escape.

    Seriously if a monitor tube breaks open the windows and leave the room, phosphors on the inside of the tube are really nasty. BTW fluorescent tubes have mercury vapour and might also have a beryllium coating neither of which you want to breath in.

    You could refine your data recovery techniques !
    dead_hdd.jpg

    Anyone got a pic of that Swedish? guy who used to use quantum hard drives for target practice ?


    Link to a very dead drive http://www.technoa.co.kr/content/lecture/2003/07/18/hdd_damage.jpg 80KB


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 3,734 Mod ✭✭✭✭The Real B-man


    good idea for all you poor students out there just get one out of a skip

    cooking-pc.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,231 ✭✭✭✭Sparky


    well i used my old one purly as a DJ system with the 40gig HD it had in it, i have Virtual DJ on it and put 2 CD drives in it and a 6.1 Chnl sound card, it work's wonders.
    It only cost 70 quid to bring it back to life.
    But recenly im using it as a house music server, its home is the warm attic.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,669 ✭✭✭mukki


    good idea for all you poor students out there just get one out of a skip

    cooking-pc.jpg


    thats cant be safe


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,496 ✭✭✭quarryman


    why? that's operating temp for a prescott.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,485 ✭✭✭✭Khannie


    quarryman wrote:
    why? that's operating temp for a prescott.

    ROFFLES.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,231 ✭✭✭✭Sparky


    good idea for all you poor students out there just get one out of a skip

    cooking-pc.jpg

    Jesus he's going to need some cooling for that rig :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,216 ✭✭✭Redrocket


    i converted an old computer into a bin!!! took out expansion cards left mobo in and thats the new bin


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,965 ✭✭✭mp3guy


    Sparky_S wrote:
    Jesus he's going to need some cooling for that rig :D

    Overclocking: Gone wrong


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,949 ✭✭✭SouperComputer


    @ the real B man: id be worried about lead poisoning and all that jazz with that rig.

    I usually dispose of mine in a green and eco-friendly manner, but that can get boring so I do this 1st

    http://members.boards.ie/soupercomputer/mov01383.zip

    http://members.boards.ie/soupercomputer/mov01386.zip

    http://members.boards.ie/soupercomputer/mov01387.zip (I am personally responsible for this one, this VCR that ate my Die Hard tape!)

    http://members.boards.ie/soupercomputer/mov01399.zip

    The "white thing" is a 286 laptop with 20MB HD, 16mb RAM, red screen and a lead-acid battery. Complete with windows 3.11 for workgroups.

    Took those vids when moving out of the family home about 2 years ago.
    Thanks to my trusty assistant for risking life and limb for these vids, espcially with the TV.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,231 ✭✭✭✭Sparky


    @ the real B man: id be worried about lead poisoning and all that jazz with that rig.

    I usually dispose of mine in a green and eco-friendly manner, but that can get boring so I do this 1st

    http://members.boards.ie/soupercomputer/mov01383.zip

    http://members.boards.ie/soupercomputer/mov01386.zip

    http://members.boards.ie/soupercomputer/mov01387.zip (I am personally responsible for this one, this VCR that ate my Die Hard tape!)

    http://members.boards.ie/soupercomputer/mov01399.zip

    The "white thing" is a 286 laptop with 20MB HD, 16mb RAM, red screen and a lead-acid battery. Complete with windows 3.11 for workgroups.

    Took those vids when moving out of the family home about 2 years ago.
    Thanks to my trusty assistant for risking life and limb for these vids, espcially with the TV.

    You should never run an angle grinder back towards you, because sometimes it will kick back at you, but other than that you must love the destruction. :D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,949 ✭✭✭SouperComputer


    Sparky_S wrote:
    You should never run an angle grinder back towards you, because sometimes it will kick back at you, but other than that you must love the destruction. :D:D


    hehe, yea. I was merely observing ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,231 ✭✭✭✭Sparky


    hehe, yea. I was merely observing ;)

    Its also a great stress reliever ;)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,815 ✭✭✭✭po0k


    www.smoothwall.org

    Tis very easy to setup, no matter who you are.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,145 ✭✭✭DonkeyStyle \o/


    I keep my old PCs.
    Or more accurately, I don't get new PCs... I just keep upgrading my current PC and use the older parts to make old PCs when I have enough of them :p
    I think I'm still using the case from my old Duron for my AMD64... I should probably change it out... this case is falling to bits.
    More often than not, I don't let it get to a stage where I can build yet another PC from all the parts I have lying around... so I give them away to people I know while the parts are still reasonably new... give them a good home :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭whizzbang


    I turned one of mine into a book shelf.

    http://www.iol.ie/~thedeans/reversemod/

    has since been retired due to excessive sharp edges on the thing.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,301 ✭✭✭airetam_storm


    hehe, yea. I was merely observing ;)
    That makes it alright then :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,815 ✭✭✭✭po0k


    whizzbang wrote:
    I turned one of mine into a book shelf.

    http://www.iol.ie/~thedeans/reversemod/

    has since been retired due to excessive sharp edges on the thing.

    You fiend! Tearing apart a perfectly good Dual Slot1 motherboard...

    I'm currently looking for one of those now! smile.gif


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭whizzbang


    it was broken! and I sold any working bits on ebay, they all went to good homes!
    SyxPak wrote:
    You fiend! Tearing apart a perfectly good Dual Slot1 motherboard...

    I'm currently looking for one of those now! smile.gif


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,216 ✭✭✭Redrocket


    nice! i like that!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,949 ✭✭✭SouperComputer


    SyxPak wrote:
    You fiend! Tearing apart a perfectly good Dual Slot1 motherboard...

    I'm currently looking for one of those now! smile.gif


    i had one up on boards a while back, but decided to keep it.

    What about good ole ebay?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,034 ✭✭✭rcaz


    I salvage parts from it, and put them in my main rig. Mainly because my main rig is pathetic. I'm off to check some skips.

    I'm also going to make a barbeque out of the case :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 165 ✭✭Prosta


    Am I the only 1 that flogs my old PCs to some unsuspecting "user" (1 of my in-laws if I can swing it) for way too much money to fund my new PC?


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