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How often do you recycle parts from a previous build into a new build?

#1bsballa09Posted 10/14/2013 11:53:44 AM(edited)
How often do you recycle parts from a previous build into a new build? - Results (43 votes)
I never recycle parts.
16.28% (7 votes)
7
I recycle 1 part.
18.6% (8 votes)
8
I recycle 2 parts.
16.28% (7 votes)
7
I recycle 3 parts.
18.6% (8 votes)
8
I recycle 4 parts.
6.98% (3 votes)
3
I recycle 5+ parts.
23.26% (10 votes)
10
This poll is now closed.
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#2AnimorganimatePosted 10/14/2013 12:03:55 PM
My PSU usually goes into new builds (unless it's too old, of course . . . but right now I have a 700w that's in good shape, so it'll stick around for a while); maybe my GPU if it's still getting the job done and I want to save a couple hundred dollars on a build; and sometimes some RAM if it's compatible. So around 3 pieces. Of course, all of that stuff would probably get upgraded later on . . . but not right away.
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#3CNLSandersPosted 10/14/2013 12:43:17 PM
Kind of weird question, because many people here (I'm guessing) haven't gone through enough builds to give a good response. People are much more likely to upgrade a component then buy a completely new build.
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#4Digital StormPosted 10/14/2013 12:44:10 PM
Depends on the age of the parts and their usefulness.
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#5sonicteam2k1Posted 10/14/2013 12:45:47 PM
I usually keep..

case
HDD's
RAM
optical drive
power supply
monitor
kb/m

I will usually just upgrade the mobo, CPU, GPU and sometimes RAM.
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#6NicodimusPosted 10/14/2013 12:46:17 PM
Let me think, what would I recycle in 2 years?

-Case
-PSU
-RAM
-Noctua case fans
-212 Evo cooler (unless it didn't fit whatever the new socket is)
-DVD-RW drive
-Blu-ray drive
-Sound card
-HDD
-SSD

I guess I'm in the 5+ club.
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#7bsballa09(Topic Creator)Posted 10/14/2013 12:49:16 PM
CNLSanders posted...
Kind of weird question, because many people here (I'm guessing) haven't gone through enough builds to give a good response. People are much more likely to upgrade a component then buy a completely new build.


The solution is simple. If you haven't done it, then you can't answer.
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#8maybecallsPosted 10/14/2013 12:52:10 PM
I haven't done that yet.

I've owned two desktop PCs.

The first one was in use from March 2003 to September 2011, with the same case, motherboard and CPU all the time. Socket 478, AGP, IDE.

I built this one in September 2011, and haven't upgraded anything (yet).
#9maxfreakPosted 10/14/2013 12:53:27 PM
I usually tend to recycle my HDD's, Opticals, and sometimes my GPU.
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#10Killah PriestPosted 10/14/2013 12:57:49 PM
I used to recycle now I like to keep the old one as is.

I've become sentimental.
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