the sentimental attachment

With the new upgrade, I changed out the motherboard, the processor, the heatsink/fan for the processor, the memory, the video card and both hard drives. The hard drives will be installed on my other desktop. I’ll also be putting the copper heatsink and video card into that desktop. I think I will auction off the motherboard and the memory if I don’t find a better use for them soon.

I have had the processor since July 2001 when I first moved to the Austin area. This processor took me thru design school and also accomplished many jobs for me. It’s an Athlon Thunderbird 1.4GHz and not very fast by today’s standards, but it can still accomplish most of today’s everyday computer tasks. I’m going hang on to it even though it still has a decent resale value. I have another processor sitting in a closet that can be used on the motherboard.

I’ll probably list the parts this weekend and sell them piece by piece ’cause I know I’ll be able to get more that way. But the Thunderbird… I’m keeping that and no one can offer me enough to give it up.


You’ve started a business and just found your location. You’re almost ready to start hiring and get your operation in full swing. Where is everyone going to sit? Where are you going to set your computers? Your place of business needs to be set up before it can run. You’re going to need office furniture for you, your employees and your clients.

Author: Sig

Modern Soapbox is the blog of Sig.

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