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Getting parts from garbage

FreedomEclipse

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#51
I picked up 2 AMD 1.8Ghz Durons off the street corner, both in working condition, both with working hardware

1.8Ghz~ 512Mb PC133 SD-Ram 40Gb, Hard drive, 32X 'Creative' CD-Rom

fixed them up some some left over hardware & begged for some parts off fellow TPU members n used the free parts that was given and donated both machines to a childrens nursery.
 

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#52
It happens..........not often, but crazy shit like that does happen :D How much were they worth at the time?
Not a whole lot, i actually got it for free from a member here back in '08 or early '09.:rockout:

They're not worth a whole lot these days... if it were '06/early '07, i'd be diving into every trash can in the neighborhood to find it.
 
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#53
stuff like RAM and hard drives are always re-usable
Aye, and often the whole computer. They might use uncommon standards (flex atx for instance) and crippled BIOS'es, but the components are the same as in anything else.
 
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#54
See i'm not the only one who got some good stuff ;) What is even easier to find is old screens. Some of them were costing 300$ for a 17" at that time and now we get them for free.
 

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#55
See i'm not the only one who got some good stuff ;) What is even easier to find is old screens. Some of them were costing 300$ for a 17" at that time and now we get them for free.
That doesn't really say anything. It's like all those ads saying "I bought this laptop for $1500 6 years ago and i've taken good care of it so I want at least $1200 for it!11!!!"
 
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#56
Yes but who cares its still worth not much here they sell those 17 inches for 15$ so it worth nothing its so abundant and people throw tem to garbage in fully working condition.