Reuse is the best form of Recycling
So you may or may not know that The Computer Technician, as a business is all about Reuse, as much as possible.
Through computer/laptop repair and the sale of refurbished computers / Laptops.
This also runs through my personal life.
So this weekend, I plan to build a PC for myself out of mainly used parts from my son’s old gaming machine donated to me over a year ago. (might be two years)
My old PC is also a very old PC, that I was given by a very thankful customer many years ago.
Is getting even too slow for my modest use.
With the cost of new computer parts being so high, this will be a bit of fun and economical for me.
I have the spare parts, let’s hope all the used parts still work.
Update 12/6/19, all parts worked in my new PC, and My old PC, I will be selling my old PC or given away to a new home.
Update 21/9/22 this is still going with more upgrades of Solid state drives, SSD upgrades is one of the most popular jobs I do for my customers with older laptops and PCs.
Update11/1/23 This PC now has a new graphics card after the last very old one failed.
This shows that you do not need to buy a new computer all the time, and upgrades can extend the life of a laptop or PC for years in some cases.