I have too much hardware, help me rationalise it!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by BLEH!, Dec 12, 2020.

  1. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    keep one that can run windows XP at the minimum, and keep the best of them.
     
  2. 386SX

    386SX Maha Guru

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    I like ESX(i) more, but everyone got a different taste when it comes to hypervisors.
    Btw.: I had a serious discussion with my company's domain admin. He really thinks Hyper-V can map USB drives natively. :D

    That is one way to discard your stuff automatically, yes. But you loose the choice what to throw away. From the point of view of a man it is purely random what will be missing after next shifts end. :D
     
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  3. Freeman

    Freeman Member Guru

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    Maybe best is to think about what you will be able to with those components next year.

    Right now hardware is expensive and they are buying it.

    ...retro rig? Ok, go linux. Its way cleaner, no background task nonsense.
     
  4. ZXRaziel

    ZXRaziel Master Guru

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    Here is another take on this -
    Have you seen how much is some very old stuff selling for now ?
    Not just consoles and computers but cars , for example the original vw campervan !
    The prices now are insane . I wish I have kept some of the stuff that I had as a kid it's worth fortune now and I have binned it back then haha .
    I know I am probably not helping you here but it's just something to think about .
     

  5. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    In LGR voice:
    What's wrong with MS-DOS?o_O
    It's the definition of retro, baby!:p
     
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  6. Dragam1337

    Dragam1337 Ancient Guru

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    I sell everything i don't use as soon as i upgrade... cuts the expenses of upgrading by like a 1/3.
     
  7. Freeman

    Freeman Member Guru

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    MS-DOS FTW. I got Debian its clean, baby




     
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  8. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    Will digest the rest of that lot later on today (work calls), but I'm reckoning I'm probably better keeping the X99 MSI board over the AsRock one. I don't *need* 18 SATA ports, nor do I really need quad SLI/crossfire capability, though the dual M.2s would be nice. The MSI one has USB C, U.2 and SATA Express, which are both a bit newer, along with a lower power draw, and lower resale value.
     
  9. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    You can always repurpose a computer as your server. Be it file server, media, backups or ads blocking.
    Once you stepped into this realm, the possibilities are endless.
    Just saying.
     
  10. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    I had considered this, but I could also use the funds from selling everything to get an overpriced GPU
     

  11. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Well, you only live once.
    Knock yourself out.
     
  12. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    Would quad crossfire work with vega 64s? ;)
     
  13. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    How well would an Athlon XP handle WINE etc?
     
  14. Freeman

    Freeman Member Guru

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    dont know. I got everything I need on Debian, I dont WINE. Theres tons of OS'ses for light use.
     
  15. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    At least all my storage is now in one place...
     

  16. 0blivious

    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    Indeed. I need to get rid of 3 complete gaming rigs, a partial rig, a bunch of spare motherboards and our old VR headset (Rift +). For starters...
     

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