First post, by Brawndo
Just a random question, but how many of you use hardware which you are able to find new in the box? I am building several retro rigs right now and I've scored some decent deals new in box, with the original intent to use them in my builds, but now after thinking about it I'm having a hard time even opening the boxes, much less use the hardware. Thinking about just leaving them as is for display purposes and bragging rights. I mean this stuff isn't getting any easier to find! So far the new hardware I have:
Pentium III Coppermine slot 1 667 Mhz
Pentium IV 641
3Com 56k modem
Gigabyte Intel 440BX motherboard
My original thought was to build the systems with as many new parts as possible and use them, since new stuff should last pretty much forever considering they'll see very limited use. I just hate to destroy the newness, like finding an original first gen GTO with only 5 original miles, and deciding to drive it around for the weekend. Ouch!