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general_kerr

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#1 8 years ago

that a company is throwing away (Their moving)

I broke down one of them (I have 4 atm)

and the mobo is Gateway Support - Specifications

each has 2 cd drives, no graphics card or ram, a floppy drive, 250 watt ATX psu, and 2 case fans (Ball Bering)

The processors are intel Pentium 4 1600mhz

They have networking cards and sounds cards too...

There is also a gaylord (IDK if that's how you spell it?) of cat5 Cabling...

The (nice) keyboards and monitors (Flat panels and crt's mixed) are there too.

Oh, but the graphics cards and hard drives have been yoinked out :p

Anything i'm missing about the computers as to a reason not to take them?

(besides the 50 Mile drive)




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#2 8 years ago

In that condition you probably won't make a lot of money with the PCs. Better salvage those components that you know you can sell easily to avoid having to dispose of the junk yourself. If the flat panel monitors work they might be about the best investment of your time. Keyboards, cables, fans and CD drives should be easy to remove, maybe you can sell them on e-bay for a few bucks. Motherboard and CPU require more time to remove and are probably not so easy to sell. The cases require a lot of space and are difficult to sell, if it is a 50 mile drive you may end up paying more money on gasoline than you make by selling old cases.




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#3 8 years ago

I'd say maybe just get a couple and use the parts to make one or two better ones, and keep one or two for spare parts.

A P4 1.6 is not exactly a speed demon, the fastest P3s could probably match it. They are socket 423 so good luck finding anything better for them, and they use RD-RAM which is pretty much impossible to find. I doubt you would be able to sell much since they are very outdated.




general_kerr

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#4 8 years ago

I Weighed the heatsinks, they aren't yuor standard heatsinks... 1/2 a pound of aluminum each! but, yeh i know the cases aren't probably worth selling, but they are all in good condition (The one i broke down (took apart)' case is really nice condition(Not even any scratches), Thick steel...)

They must have gotten these special, the cases dont even have the gateway logo on them.

IDK if they all use the same processor, This one was windows 98, and i know that they are a mixture of 98/NT computers. (They all have the same case though ?)

Well, I'm off to college... Cya all in 10 hours :p

EDIT: and amazon has listing for the rdram




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#5 8 years ago

Might as well take a few. More computers are better than no computers, I guess. You could make a server out of one of them, at least.




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#6 8 years ago

For you, I probably would not recommend them. More computers is not better. You end up with a lot of dead weight, and time wasted.

For my needs, 50 is barely enough for a 50 mile trip. I would take them for free.

I crush the cases, and coolers like Aluminum cans.

The CD-drives and floppy drives have dropped severely in value. Not really much value in those. Not enough scrap, and too old to be worth anything. I'd sell them at an outdoor [flea] market for $2 a piece.

The power supplies are more valuable than you would expect, when you have a buyer. I keep them, and put them on eBay. Somebody is bound to need a replacement. Or it might work in a computer I am repairing.

The Motherboards, and PCI cards can be shipped off to another facility to recover the raw materials.

The older the processor, the more Gold it has. Therefore I collect the processors, and sell them when gold is high.

Actually, all of this is past tense. I don't do that anymore.




general_kerr

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#7 8 years ago

the PSU is standard ATX - 250 watt in the one i broke down.




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#8 8 years ago

Sell the heatsinks and cases to a scrap dealer, you may be able to get decent money for them. Donate the keyboards and monitors, maybe a school or charity will want them. Other than that, I can't think of anyone that would. Crappy as they are, even Atoms are better than 1.6GHz P4s. And the rest of the hardware is so old and outdated you'd probably be better off saving yourself the effort and going to buy a cheap PC, if you needed an upgrade or an extra system.




D3matt

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#9 8 years ago

The fans might be worth something to someone. I mean, a fan is a fan, not much changes there.




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#10 8 years ago

Maybe. Depending on how much they've been in operation, they may be coming towards the end of their lifetime anyway.




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