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Dan Whitfield Aug 18, 2013, 03:01pm EDT Report Abuse
Hi All,

I built a PC several years ago and have no idea what to do with it. I'm not sure if its worth upgrading or should be sold on. I am a gamer, but this rig obviously can't handle modern games with decent settings anymore. I'd look to sell, but to be honest, I wouldn't even know what price to put on a machine like this now.


Antec P182
Intel E8400 @ Stock
P5KC mobo
ATI HD4850
4GB Ram


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mothow Aug 18, 2013, 08:17pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What to do with old PC
That rig would make a decent folding rig.Ever consider fold?

I also know churches have programs where they give donated computers to kids that cant afford them

(That would be my choice).Some kid would love that rig.With a nice 19 inch LCD with 1440x900 res that PC could play most games with decent frame rates

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Bungle Aug 20, 2013, 04:14pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What to do with old PC
I would use it for an HTPC.

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john albrich Aug 20, 2013, 07:13pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What to do with old PC
A local...

Home schooling program
(they help home schooling parents coordinate activities, instructional materials, etc)

Group that helps senior citizens or the disabled
(can use for all sorts of things like coordinating/making group purchases, helping with doctor scheduling, meals/visits, etc)

Amateur (HAM) radio club
(preferably affiliated with ARRL or other recognized group)
(often help with communications during disasters and severe weather, local charity events, and more)

Some added thoughts:
Understand the licensing limits that may be placed on any software you plan to leave with the system. There may be legal restrictions on "passing on" the software or leaving a copy on the donated computer while you keep a copy on your new computer.

ID Theft and Personal Data Security
Use a 100% delete/overwrite security program to completely eliminate any sensitive data you may have on the storage drives. A simple Windows OS file delete leaves the file(s) intact and fairly easy to recover if someone chooses to do so. There are a number of decent freeware/donateware programs that do this quite well. One can even wipe the entire storage device(s) (and then would need to install/reinstall an OS). See download site like for what's currently available.

Naveen Goud Aug 23, 2013, 02:19pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What to do with old PC

Basic computing skills can be achieved through your Pc. But definitely not for games. May be you need to give it off to a retailer, who can put Linux os on it and carry on with basic trasactions........hmmm.....ya you can operate Linux on it.

Think about it. Or the only option is to offer it to some recycling companies like

But do not expect much for this old PC. But you can save environment by doing so.




LEO Flowers Mar 19, 2015, 03:55am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What to do with old PC
Search the price on second hand websites.



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