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“Is it worth digging through the trash for this?”  – A gamer finds an abandoned gaming PC that makes the hearts of many in the community beat faster

“Is it worth digging through the trash for this?” – A gamer finds an abandoned gaming PC that makes the hearts of many in the community beat faster

Sometimes you meet old friends again in unexpected places.  (Image: Stock.adobe.com - JVLMediaUHD)
Sometimes you meet old friends again in unexpected places. (Image: Stock.adobe.com – JVLMediaUHD)

A gaming computer should never be put in the trash, even if it seems broken or no longer needed. Finally, there are recycling centers and the opportunity to donate old appliances, for example at www.comutertruhe.de.

But what do you do if you find a complete computer in the trash that someone else threw there?

A Reddit member recently submitted this exact question to the gaming community with the following words: Found this while taking out the trash. Is it worth digging in the trash for this?.

Let's find out and at the same time answer the question why this computer makes so many society's hearts beat faster.

Why does seeing a computer in the trash make so many people happy?

If you decide to save this PC: wear gloves!  (Image: Reddit - uxdog12)If you decide to save this PC: wear gloves!  (Image: Reddit - uxdog12)





If you decide to save this PC: wear gloves! (Image: Reddit – u/xdog12)

The answer to this question is very simple: because, as can be seen in the photo above, it uses a case that was very popular at the time: the Antec Nine Hundred, which was first released in 2006.

The GameStar buying guides in our print magazine also regularly recommend computers with Antec cases. In the comments on the Reddit thread linked above, unsurprisingly the nostalgic joy of the Nine Hundred classic is a constant companion:

This is Antec 900 case…what are you waiting for?

Reddit user kuangmk11


I always wanted an Antec 900 when I was younger.

Reddit user does wr-mem



Strictly speaking, it will likely be the successor to the Antec Nineteen Two. But that doesn't detract from the joy of the reunion repeated in the comments about popular classics.

What about the rest of the computers?

This is what's in your junk computer

The FX CPU is in the computer from the trash.  This video shows how this model performs against a processor 10 years younger.The FX CPU is in the computer from the trash.  This video shows how this model performs against a processor 10 years younger.

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The FX CPU is in the computer from the trash. This video shows how this model performs against a processor 10 years younger.

Since there is only one photo and the topic creator has not yet explained in the comments whether or not he took the computer out of the trash, it is not possible to accurately identify all components. However, there are some helpful hints about the hardware.

This is mainly due to the stickers on the case and the small transparent by today's standards part in the side wall. The following components are installed accordingly:

  • Healer: FX CPU (AMD)
  • Motherboard: AM3+ socket (GB)
  • RAM: 4 x DDR3 RAM (G.Skill)
  • Graphics Card: Unknown GPU Radeon (Sapphire)
  • Transducer: Unknown model (EVGA)

AMD's first FX processors came out in 2011. This alone shows how old the hardware is in a PC. The fact that the graphics card only has a 6-pin power connector suggests that it is a somewhat slow entry-level or mid-range model.

But this does not mean that the computer no longer has any value or that it is no longer functional in general – Even if its presence in the trash suggests so.

It is quite conceivable that only one of the components is causing the issues or the device is still generally usable. However, you should clean the computer well and replace the power supply before examining it.

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Is a computer worth the effort?

Despite their age, the components in a computer have a certain value, which increases if they are still working. Even playing titles that are technically very lenient may still be possible today.

However, cleaning and testing your computer definitely requires a certain amount of effort and requires proper knowledge. Alternatively, the computer will likely be sold for some money from a suitable dealer in approximately the same condition as above and only roughly cleaned.

In the end, everyone must decide for themselves whether they want to go down this path or not. Either way, it's a shame that the PC in this example was so carelessly tossed in the trash – and not just because of the classic Antec Nine Hundred (Two) case.

You can find out how much money a completely different computer is worth that at first glance seems like insignificant:

A gamer buys a high-end PC with broken hardware for $20 and doesn't realize it's worth 100 times that amount

What do you think of the unexpected discovery in the trash? Is the computer worth taking out again to give the components a second chance? Or are they old devices that you prefer to stay away from? And do you still remember the Antec Nine Hundred case? Feel free to write it in the comments!