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PIRATE Jan 18, 2013, 12:09am EST Report Abuse
Hey everybody, how are ya' guys doing?

I started this thread because the other day some friend of our family gave me 4 old computers he had in his garage, and to my surprise, out comes an ASUS socket 754 motherboard with a 3200+ installed in it.

So I salvaged parts from all 4 of said computers, and in 1 hour I had that baby running Windows XP with 2gb of RAM and on a SATA drive.

I was really surprised at how old everything was and how beautiful it was running, reminded me a lot of old times when I had first bought my Radeon 9800 pro that cost me a good $300.

What success stories do you guys have to share?

Intel Core 2 6400 2.1ghz / ASUS SLI Deluxe / 4gb DDR2 800 G.Skill / ATi Radeon HD 3870 512mb OC / 7 years old Seagate Barracuda 160gb 7200
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erob Jan 22, 2013, 10:43pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Older hardware vs. New hardware, share your stories!
PIRATE you are talking my life. I usually build new systems when I turn it in to the buyer the buyer usually gives me his old system which I then perfrom minor upgrades such as RAM, Graphics, Sound, HDD's, & the occassional Optical Drive or 2. I then do a test benchmark on how well runs let's say Win7 vs. Win XP, then I decide which OS to leave installed. Then I resell that machine. And yes you learn to appriciate the old hardware as well as the new hardware. Now if only Microsoft could build a quality OS like Windows 2000, or XP, heck even Windows 7 was better then Vista, and from the research I read on here, and else where Win7 looks to be the next XP.



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