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Old 25th November, 2009, 08:18 PM
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I'm not sure whether the US has something similar, but in the UK you can get refurbished second hand components from outfits such as Computer Exchange* or otherwise find rare and obsolete hardware from small local computer shops and repairers.

For the most part, second hand components are still in sound, working order, significantly cheaper than new and come with a Warm Fuzzy Feeling™ at having spared the landfill of more copper, mercury and bonded silicon.

Disclaimer: I'm fondly disposed towards Computer Exchange after flogging half my electronics graveyard to pay for food when I was a student. Who'd have thought a PCI-based Voodoo 3 was worth so much?
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