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Do You Keep Your Hardware's Original Box?

Do You Keep Your Hardware's Original Box?

  • Nope, Direct to recycle the miunte I take the hardware out

  • Yeah, I collect them

  • Boxes? They just slowly disappear into my room, somewhere

  • I repurporse them for whatever other use

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Mar 18, 2008
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Like the title said. I have found myself keeping all of my hardware's original box during my end of summer cleaning. Well of course flattened out boxes. Maybe for easier resell or whatever. I just like to collect these boxes. What about you?
Jan 29, 2012
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I put other things/parts in them usually so it's not just boxes wasting space.
Jul 31, 2016
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Power Supply Corsair HX750
I keep them but usually only my most recent stuff not really collecting them. I found it a little easier to sell stuff that had boxes for pictures, conveys that you treat your stuff well.

I do keep motherboard boxes though just to store random boards in.
Aug 3, 2011
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Display(s) 4K 40" BDM4065UC
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Keyboard Logitech G910
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Yep, I love my original retail boxes.

I used to chuck them out but then I realized how much more comforting it is to see the original box.

It reminds me of going down the PC shop and seeing all the brand new hardware that's boxed up.


Overclocked quantum bit
Dec 6, 2007
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I collect them too. I keep all the packing and other little bits and pieces in them too and they take a fair amount of space in my home. :laugh: They really come into there own though when I have to transport the item, especially if it's big, bulky and fragile, such as a computer monitor.

Now, to take this nerdiness to a new level, I really like my PS4 Pro box, so I didn't put it in the cupboard, but have it proudly on display! Yes, the PS4 has been taken out of it and being used, don't be silly. :p Mind you, I could buy another one and keep that on display, all pristine and new and sealed...

Finally, the slowly disappearing into my room phenomenon happens to some degree as well...


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Jun 23, 2007
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Mouse MS intelimouse \ Logitech G700s + Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
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Keep'em all as sooner or later i will re sell the item and it adds value, all so some company's you are required to have the box and believe Samsung is one of them.

I think some company's respect your RMA more too, and if i send a item in with the origianl box i expect the same back as it's part of what i payed for, Yes looking at you Razer.
Aug 1, 2009
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Power Supply Corsair AX650 // Cougar CM 550
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 // Logitech MK120
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 // Logitech MK120
Software Windows 10 Professional x64 // Windows 7 Professional x64
I keep the boxes and everything that goes with it in case I need to sell the part. Most of the buyers I've dealt with ask if the part/s I'm selling come with the boxes and other stuff.
Nov 21, 2010
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I keep them for the eventual resale or as a coffin if the item in question doesn't make it that far.
Dec 6, 2005
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Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Logitech G710 Blue / G610 Orion Red
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Keep 'em for two reasons:
1. To organize manuals and extra parts
2. Resale value
Apr 16, 2010
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i put mother board, cpu, gpu, psu and etc boxes inside of the case/tower boxes(...except for my node 304...) and store them.....for some unknown reason.


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Jul 25, 2008
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Storage 1x 250GB MX200 SSD; 2x 2TB WD Black; 1x4TB WD Black;1x 2TB WD Green (eSATA)
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I keep them, but not to collect. It keep them for when it is time to sell the used hardware.


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Aug 16, 2005
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I keep them for a month or so to make sure I have something to send it back in if my HW needs RMA. After that I make sure I dont need it to keep extra stuff like my PSU box is the only thing I will keep since it has alot of unused wires I might need later. Otherwise I break it down.
Jan 31, 2010
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Video Card(s) Sapphire Nitro+ RX580 8GB OC 1342/2000 (Core/Mem) BIOS Modded
Storage 2x Kingston V300 120GB SSD's Raid0: 1x Sandisk 128GB SSD 1xWD 2TB red, 1xWD 1TB black 1xWD 2TB nas
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Yup keep the shit outta them makes for easier storage for items waiting for sale whether thats a GPU CPU or mobo ram and sound cards too I even keep my keyboard and mouse boxes aswell
Mar 5, 2012
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I keep them, I feel it's an insult to the hardware I buy if I put them away like so, also I usually upgrade them and selling them in their boxes is a value to me, hardware, the buyer.
I keep my hardware, phone, tablet, tech gadgets even my necklaces and stuff xD and sometimes I give away some stuff, so in their boxes it's a good value ,respect and appreciation to the person having it.
May 4, 2012
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I don't exactly collect them, just never throw them away immediately. I put all the boxes in my case box, which is huge, and stack it on top of the closet to save space.
I don't usually flatten the boxes though, since most of them has plastic/foam inside to keep the hardware in place.
The main reason I keep boxes are for warranty purposes. That's why when I replace/sell a hardware, I get rid of the box along with it.
Aug 8, 2017
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I keep boxes only for the time of warranty then it goes into the bin
Jan 31, 2012
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I always keep my boxes, just ask my wife, who will gladly make a bonfire with all of them :D. Where I have boxes though, I got a lot of second hand parts too, but there is no option in the poll :)
Jul 18, 2007
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i have boxes filled with boxes xD

then i will throw them out, normally years after the hardware has been sold/passed on/died xD
Mar 21, 2009
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Keep all boxes i can and put them all in the case box so they aren't spread out all over the place.


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Feb 26, 2013
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I do the Russian doll thing with my boxes.
May 14, 2016
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I always keep them as well, but yesterday I had to damage one of them :D (my PSU box). I went to get a budgie but I did not have any good box to carry her within so with tears, I placed some air holes on the surface of my PSU box. Sad but true story..


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Jan 5, 2006
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Yeah I keep them, reasons:
  • Just in case when I need to send hardware back because of failure within the warranty period (RMA)
  • In case I sell some hardware, then I still got the original box
Nov 20, 2013
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Storage Samsung XP941, Sandisk X400 512GB
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Mouse Logitech G5
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Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores Can fit into a backpack =)
I'm an original box hoarder.
If it's something personal, I keep the box for the sake of better resell value, and at least for the first few years - warranty.

When it comes to mundane everyday crap, I keep boxes from motherboards that I couldn't fix and dismantled for recycling. Those are perfect to store my other crap, like smaller boxes, smaller-smaller boxes, useless gizmos, and electronic components.
Also perfect for indefinite storage of unfinished projects (I have quite a few). All you need to do is dump everything related into the box, put a sticker on it with short description of whattaheck it is, what it's for, and put it away in the pile of similar boxes.
Mar 26, 2014
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Video Card(s) MSI GTX1080 Ti Gaming X
Storage 250GB SSD / 3x1TB + 2x2TB HDD
Display(s) 3x AOC 2425W + ViewSonic VA2855Smh + 2x Dell E178FP
Case Phantec Enthoo Pro
Audio Device(s) LucidSound LS30
Power Supply Rosewill Fortress 750w
Mouse G.Skill MX780 RGB
Keyboard G.Skill KM780 RGB (Brown switches)
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I wish we did so I'd have that Win8 key for reinstalls.
Jun 8, 2017
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Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT white 2x8GB, DDR4-2400
Video Card(s) Gigabyte R9 390 G1 Gaming via Arctic Accelero Xtreme III
Storage Samsung 840 250GB (OS), Crucial MX300 750GB
Display(s) Samsung 40" LED 1080p TV
Case Fractal Design Define S - Front: 3x Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500, Back: Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500
Audio Device(s) onboard
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Yeah I keep them, reasons:
  • Just in case when I need to send hardware back because of failure within the warranty period (RMA)
  • In case I sell some hardware, then I still got the original box
Did it for the same reasons but since our cellar was almost exclusively filled with boxes, I was forced by my wife to dispose most of them. :slap: