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I had a friend drop off an old relic of a computer. It is a 486DX I think it is a 33mhz machine. It has 16mb ram, 7 ISA slots, 210mb hard drive, a 3 1/4, and a 5 1/2. It only has DOS 6.20 :shock: , anyways just something to play with I guess. I just thought that something this old would be good to mention. Then again there is plenty to salvage. If anybody has any ideas on what could be done with it just let me know. There is still about 100mb of free space on the hard drive. Enjoy :D
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lol, that really is a relic, atm the oldest comp i have is a patriot 100
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for some reason I endup with old computers ever once in awhile. I have another paper weight (old pc) that had a 4 disc cdrom. amazing that both of them actually still work. I was thinking about doing a competition and have people suggest something to do with them. :twisted: Maybe some destruction :twisted:
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lol, replace the mobo and give them both a £50 upgrade :P, use 1 as a server :roll:
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server :lol: , it takes them a good 5 minutes to boot. Maybe a very basic server that is just there and not doing to much. Remember one has a 210mb hard drive and the other I think maybe has a 500 mb hard drive. Actually both have win 3.1 on them. :D
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LOL, I have more ram then both of those hard drives combined.
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that is allot of ram :D still taking suggestions on what they could be used for :D
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practice case modification on them, make them look REALLY cool, then say how old they are :-D
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ever seen office space? ;)
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I have done modified outdoor encloseures, for PC based radio systems. :D
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hrm, the only bad part with the old ones are the sides are probably steel and harder then hell to cut a window in...
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Not with a right angle grinder, :twisted: that's 10,000 rpms of steel cutting power :twisted: , if it cuts the frame of a 52 GMC, 1/8 steel is nothing. A 3/16 steel beam takes me a little longer to cut :D
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well yea, but you might want a cool design or something :-P
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The angle grinder will take off the big pieces and then I would use a file for close up detail, if I was going to put a design on the case. Then maybe sandblast the case and then put some paint on it. :D
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case modding = fun

however mine is a premod therefor:

b_heyer = hypocrite

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It would be good if someone came up with a way to recycle computer bits and cases etc.

there isnt much you can do with them really once they out date
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well we all can't be perfect. I haven't done any major pc cases. I'll send you a picture of my dryer, if you want. I converted a dryer into an outdoor encloseure for one of my PC based radios.
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LOL!
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see I recycled a dryer
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musik wrote:
It would be good if someone came up with a way to recycle computer bits and cases etc.

there isnt much you can do with them really once they out date


There are some palces in the US where they will recycle the boards, and I am sure you can through the empty case in the recycling bin, not like it will be recycled in the end, but we can all dream.
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It depends on how old it is and how much time your willing to invest. The older computers used allot of gold for the connectors and such. But the thing is you would have to melt the connectors down and get rid of the impurities out of the gold for it to be any use. That and for any real value you would need a ton of old computers, to even get a few onces of gold.
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Do I sense a gold rush?
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no they stopped putting so much gold in computers a while ago. Now a days it is mainly copper coated with very little gold. I don't even know if it is real gold anymore.
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Some governmental computers still will have gold on them, and the odler ones will have even more gold on them. For some reason the gernment has money to spend or something??? ( :roll: )
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gernments :shock: always have money to spend :lol:
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Here is a picture of my recycled dryer. It houses a PC based radio system, a hub, amps, and a battery backup. Let me know what you guys think of it. :D

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Damn, what do you use that for?
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it has a PC based radio inside. We needed an outdoor enclosure that would have enough room for a Mid size tower, batteries, a hub, amps, and anything else that we might need. the tower to the right isn't ours but the two antenna's on it are (not in the pic). One antenna is the backhaul to a T-1 line and the other antenna is a multipoint access point. That is how I can get 400kbps over 26 miles from the actual hard line :D We are in talks with a few other people currently to do some major expansion in the area. T-1 = 1.5 Mbps the lines we are plaining to bring in will give us a 100Mbps backbone. And resell 1 or 2 Mbps connections to our customers.
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insane. very cool! 8)
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That is very cool. Well if you guys are going to expand your network, you might need to get more washers and dryers :D
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