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I rescued an old computer from the dump. Thinking of restoring it and giving away or selling. It's an old core i3. I think if I replace the hard drive with an SSD it would be usable for someone?

@daz I3 is fine. One of my laptops has an I3 and runs Ubuntu. It's smooth

@Archer786 yeah I'll probably go with one of the more user friendly OS options if I'm donating it. Rather than my default of arch linux

@daz I would do a very cheap build with it. As you stated a ssd would make a difference, along with a fresh install of some OS. You could always keep it for some use or give it to someone in need or sell it on the cheap.

@jordan31 I upgraded my main computer gfx card recently so I have a spare gtx 770 I can stick in it. It's an i3 2nd gen. So quite old but dual core 3.1Ghz with hyperthreading... And it does have 8GB memory. I've started cleaning it up. The fans were clogged up with dust and the CPU heatsink needed a good clean too.

@daz that's always the worst part. All that nasty dust and dirt. Especially if the previous owner smoked around the device.

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