When I built my previous PC 8 years ago, I went ITX form factor, expecting that it'd be replaced in a few years and would then be repurposed as a media PC. Since then, we've seen an explosion of appliances (smart TVs, NAS, Roku, etc) that are just as good or better at that role than a full PC. So now I've got a bunch of decent used, briefly used (PicoPSU before needing a GPU upgrade), or entirely unused (Alpine 11 Pro that I thought would fit under the PSU) parts that I really don't expect to use again. The wife doesn't need it, and I don't have kids, and I quit building PCs for friends & family years ago because I can't handle being the tech support line. So what to do with this stuff?
- The default solution is throw it in the closet, because I'll come up with a use for it the day after I ditch it all
- Part it out on ebay?
- Put the whole thing on ebay as a bundle? With the small case, shipping shouldn't be insane. Might be rid of the whole thing faster, but seems unlikely that anyone would be willing to pay much for this specific collection of used parts.
- Bin it and move on, there being nothing here worth the effort?
- <insert brilliant suggestion here!>
ZOTAC GF9300-G-E Socket 775 (has WiFi module, but Ethernet port appears to be shot)
SILVERSTONE Sugo SG05-B w/ 450W PSU
Pioneer DVR-TS08 DVD+/-RW
ARCTIC COOLING Alpine 11 Pro
3.5" 500GB HDD
Asus GTX 550 Ti
PicoPSU (120W? can't remember atm...)