Old Computer Parts

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Introduction: Old Computer Parts

I have an oold computer that doesnt work so i gutted all the main components and took them out. I was wondering if any1 could help me come up with an idea using these things.

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    bwpatton1
    bwpatton1

    12 years ago on Introduction

    These looks like parts from a Dell Optiplex.

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    louieaw
    louieaw

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    It's Dell Dimension 4300. I think I go it in 2002.. I think

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    memyselfand1
    memyselfand1

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    2002? We have a computer I'm taking apart at the moment which has a little sticker on the floppy drive saying "manufactured June 1997". It was running Windows 95 when I blew up the power supply.

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    rjgulick
    rjgulick

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I'm feeling older for reading this. Not going to admit to the average age of the computer grave yard in the attic..... haha one or 2 still have 5 1/4 floppy.

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    Thermionic
    Thermionic

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Good luck replacing the motherboard. Dell makes their cases impossible to be swapped for different boards. Different sizes, different mount points...

    how about a webserver or a ftp server always handy to know and btw this aint really oldschool oldschool is something like a zx sinclaire, comedore 64 or a 8080 cpu based pc :P

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    ardebot123
    ardebot123

    10 years ago on Introduction

    if the hard drives still work you could put them in a good computer for more GB's of HD space.

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    NoBonus
    NoBonus

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Why don't you make an old-school computer with the parts? You could load up an older OS and make the computer a dedicated jukebox, picture slideshow or arcade (MAME) machine; you know, for parties.

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    louieaw
    louieaw

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    that's a great idea. i was thinking of something like that myself, but like a picture slideshow. the only thing is i had a tech guy look at it and he said the motherboard was a messed up. so that's why i took it apart. i dont know if i should buy another motherboard.

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    MacroPower
    MacroPower

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Just buy another old used mobo on ebay that comes with a processor and make sure it fits your RAM, the stick inside the most on the time black slot. It is most likely DDR SDRAM, but you can that by googleing the computer name. Then Buy A SATA PCI controller and a SATA hard drive(s) with lots of space. Also I Would Buy a Wi-Fi or other networking card. Then, Download FreeNAS of the internet and bunt it to a CD with ImageBurner. Insert the CD into the drive and boot from it. This Will Turn your Computer into something that can hold all your files from all the PCs on the network. Great for Backups! Plus you'll save about $150 from the price of a NAS box on the market.

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    ol1v33r
    ol1v33r

    10 years ago on Introduction

    MAKE A TIME MACHINE OBVIOUSLY!

    Then go back in time to when your computer was worth something like before they  were invented and then sell it fo a mint.

                     or

    Take it to a PC World and watch the look on their faces they will be amazed they have never seen a computer before you see.

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    bwpatton1
    bwpatton1

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Those things that you dont know what they are, are floppy drives, very outdated
    eventhough i still use them =)