Originally Posted by Kaolc
Hey there! I've got some mixed questions related to computer building:
I've got a lot of parts lying around, a lot of RAM and a few graphic cards and hard drives.. Some of the hard drives are from a laptop and the rest are from a stationary PC.
Basically, my question is: Is there any way to use these parts? It would be awesome with a sort of "station" where I could plug in all my spare RAM and plug it into the motherboard of my stationary, but does a such thing exist? The same goes for graphics cards, and last but not least is there any easy way to use the hard drives with my current stationary PC? Any cheap solution, or am I not really saving money by doing this?
Thanks for the welcome! The forum sure seems nice and very active.. Which is perfect.
The RAM are really completely mixed up, and honestly the GPUs aren't worth keeping.. But the RAM are.
I recently saw a link to some kit you could use to turn your old hard drive into a USB-functional one, do you think that would work, since I don't have enough space inside the tower for them right now? Of course it would be slower, but do I have a choice? Could anyone recommend a good, cheap kit to use? The one I saw was for the stationary-type of hard drives, I'm not sure it would work with the ones I have from my laptop as they have a different plug.. Also, for the sorting into types thing I'm completely clueless, I'm really more of a software guy.. Until now. Could you recommend a guide or some other reading?
It's appreciated, so thanks for your help