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Old Dec 5, 2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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What should I do with my old Dell computer?

Looking for some advice. I want to purchase a new iMac. Less than a year ago I purchased a new Dell Desktop and more or less spec'd it to the limit. Now a year later I'd like to get rid of it and get an iMac, but I dont wanna just give the damn thing away. Is anybody else in this boat? Suggestions?
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 04:17 AM   #2
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Looking for some advice. I want to purchase a new iMac. Less than a year ago I purchased a new Dell Desktop and more or less spec'd it to the limit. Now a year later I'd like to get rid of it and get an iMac, but I dont wanna just give the damn thing away. Is anybody else in this boat? Suggestions?
Unfortunately with PCs after 6 months its basically either keep it or sell it for as much as you can, which won't be much because PCs loose their value so quickly.

It's too bad but I would say sell the PC as soon as you can.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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You could give it to a relative or use it a file server or for Time Machine backups.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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You could donate it to a school and write it off on your taxes.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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Sell the thing!
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Attach it to your TV and turn it into a media center/HTPC. Or convert it into a file server. We live in an age where computers can be used to do just about anything, so give it thought. You might be surprised at what uses you can find for it.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 01:38 PM   #7
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Sell it on eBay, you'll get a decent amount for it. Just make sure you wipe the drive and do insurance and signature confirmation when you ship it.
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Take it to a gun range and use it for target practice.

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Fill it with drives and run FreeNas from FreeNas.org
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File server / itunes server
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I usually give it to a family member if someone wants it.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 02:30 PM   #12
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vortexbox

If you like listening to the music, you can set it up as a Vortexbox server (vortexbox.org). It is a good tool to convert easily your CDs to FLAC looseless format and it is recognized as a media sever by modern TVs and amplituners with net functionality.
BTW it also does converting DVDs to MKV.
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