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How much of your previous build do you scavenge for your next build?

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3 years ago#1
(assuming the tech doesn't change)

and exactly what parts would you scavenge? Hard drives? PSU? Case? Optical drive? Monitors? Keyboard? Mouse?
3 years ago#2
I'll keep my case, PSU, monitor, KB/M, HDD, and OS (if applicable) for my next build.
3 years ago#3
PSU, KB/M, HDD, and SSD. Even then, I might upgrade my PSU.
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3 years ago#4
Depends on what I have. Usually keyboard, mouse, hard drives, monitor, speakers, and case. Maybe the PSU.
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3 years ago#5
From my build prior to this one, I kept the CPU, motherboard, a 750GB WD Black, and my multi-card reader. A month(ish) later, I upgraded the CPU and motherboard.
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3 years ago#6
I'm keeping my Case+fans, fan controller, Optical Drive, GPUs SLI [unless I decide to sell them] and HDDs.

I might get rid of my current SSD and get another one. I don't know right since I'm still using it with no issues. Other than that I'm getting a newer PSU and pretty much everything else not listing above.
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3 years ago#7
As for the build in my sig which I built last year in August. The only thing it retained from it's previous build was the two HDDs an an LG DVD burner.

My next build I'll probably retire the two HDDs and upgrade to a singular 2TB drive with a singular 250GB SDD for boot purposes.

I generally upgrade once every 5 years.

My next build will likely be when DDR4 releases and the Gen 5 Intel i7 Skylake comes around. Which should be 2017 thereabouts
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3 years ago#8
Hard drives, case, PSU, sound card and video card.
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3 years ago#9
Generally speaking I tend to upgrade my PCs to keep them limping along so long that when I do build a new PC about the only things I can salvage are the drives. Even the case is usually in less than ideal condition after 5-7 years of usage.
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