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#1
Its a single core 939 based machine, with 2gb ddr 333 ram. Basic mobo with pci-e and a 250gb drive.

Any suggestions? I've already got a server and enough computers but I hate throwing computers away when they work.
 
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#2
donate to local whatever
 

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#3
donate it to someone in the family with kids as a way to get them on the PC bandwagon;)
 
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#4
Sell it for like 150 bucks.
 

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#6
Take it to your local school or ask the school office to put up a poster there and donate it to a lesser fortunate family for their child
 

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#8
I did think of putting linux on it just for fun
It's got 2GB RAM, a 250GB HDD, and a PCI-E slot, $150 sounds like a damn reasonable price to me, especially so when 939 has quite a few X2 solutions making it a viable platform for grandparents on a budget.
 

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#9
Do what I do, store it. ;D
 

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#10
Woah bro, woah, ship it to me. I'll buy another 460 and make it a folding rig. (we are both in Texas, would not cost too much).
 

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If you can't use it or sell it, then I think you should donate it. There's always some charity outfit that could do with something like this.

I mean, we know the spec is good enough to run any office/internet app you throw at it, so a charity might well be grateful for it.

Think, you can put on Linux, Open Office and Firefox. Just those three things alone make it useful for everyday stuff. And I know there's a lot more out there in Linux land that could be used to enhance it much further still.
 

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Throw it at random homeless person.
 
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I agree with qubit :)
 

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#14
Woah bro, woah, ship it to me. I'll buy another 460 and make it a folding rig. (we are both in Texas, would not cost too much).
I was up near you last weekend. Was in dallas, then Austin.
If you can't use it or sell it, then I think you should donate it. There's always some charity outfit that could do with something like this.

I mean, we know the spec is good enough to run any office/internet app you throw at it, so a charity might well be grateful for it.

Think, you can put on Linux, Open Office and Firefox. Just those three things alone make it useful for everyday stuff. And I know there's a lot more out there in Linux land that could be used to enhance it much further still.
Probably best. I'll see what I can find.
 

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Grab a few more hard drives and make it a NAS?
 

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@freak: seeing your reply has made me realise that I missed PVT's reply. lol silly me.

Basically, I second his suggestion. What could be more awesome than turning it into a Folding rig for TPU, the best crew in the world? :rockout:
 

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Tried cent os and ubuntu. Neither seem to work. Always blanks out
 
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#18
Take it to your local school or ask the school office to put up a poster there and donate it to a lesser fortunate family for their child
Or donate to your local church
 
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#21
way to bring up a dead thread.

@ Goodman - I thin you have a bit of a nip slip in your avatar
 

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I think we should just ban anyone using avatars like that. They're retarded and the woman looks like a plastic monster.
 

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#23
^ not to mention Paris Hilton has whored herself out and she is disgusting in my opinion