Saturday, September 3, 2011

Old Computers Needed!

Hey everyone, I need some help!
I need some ideas on where I could find some old-ish (eg. winXp with a dvd drive) Computers, either for free or for cheap!


The only place I can think of right now is the tip shop, but I doubt they will have any ones that arnt totaly ancient.

The reason why I want some old computers is because I want to practice making/cleaning/upgrading a old computer before I do it with my own ;)



Thanks everyone!!




15 comments:

  1. There's always a few at reclaim centres, got an old xp laptop for £2 once!

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  2. Large companies/organizations. I've got myself a nice neat little computer graveyard in my room. Check around with your family/friends if anyone knows where you can get hold of a bunch of old computers.

    The only bad thing about this is you wont get the hard-drive. I hope you get hold of some old machines!

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  3. well it really depends where you live. I would try pawns shops or something but i doubt they would have some.

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  4. I've heard of people loitering behind shops and picking up perfectly good pieces of equipment that were headed towards the trash bin.

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  5. craigslist, put up an add, people are probably going to throw their old ones in the trash anyway even though they're not supposed to.

    I built my last 3 gaming rigs myself and had no prior experience and didn't end up breaking anything :) It's pretty straight forward and as long as you're careful you ought to be fine.

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  6. Ah, if only you live where I am, I could point you to an entire building of stores that sell old computers.

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  7. Schools occasionally throw out their old stuff when they upgrade their labs. Whether you can latch on to them or not depends on how "green" their IT person is. Some do the whole recycling thing while others just toss them in the garbage.

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  8. Neighbors of neighbors seem to provide all the computers I need for that reason. Hope yours are as accommodating and friendly.

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