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Buying & scavenging a Pc

Hey i was wondering i have a all in one HP I was wondering if I could buy a tower pc and open my all one and scavenge it for parts
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  1. Nothing worth using. Maybe an HDD at most.
  2. Really depends on the AIO, but chances are good you're looking at an HDD at best, as Gam3r01 stated - although you could potentially reuse your OS, if the AIO is heading for the trash otherwise.

    Some AIO's did use desktop CPUs and RAM, but they weren't overly common - typically soldered Pentiums were used, which isn't worth salvaging.

    You'd likely be better off selling the AIO complete - with the HDD and OS included, and using that cash towards your build.
  3. Gam3r01 said:
    Nothing worth using. Maybe an HDD at most.

    Tower im Getting is only gonna have a better proccesor then my All in one hp (my all in one hp sucks ass)
    but the tower barely has anything on it 1gb of ram and doesnt have a good graphics card but my all ine one hp has a 1TB hard disk drive a better graphics card and 4 gb ram wouldnt it be better to scavenge all those parts i mentioned?
  4. AIOs typically use soDIMMs (aka Laptop RAM) and mobile GPUs that are not compatible with desktops.

    Ultimately, it's impossible to advise without knowing the specific All In One, and what desktop specifcially you're looking to upgrade with the used parts.
  5. Barty1884 said:
    Really depends on the AIO, but chances are good you're looking at an HDD at best, as Gam3r01 stated - although you could potentially reuse your OS, if the AIO is heading for the trash otherwise.

    Some AIO's did use desktop CPUs and RAM, but they weren't overly common - typically soldered Pentiums were used, which isn't worth salvaging.

    You'd likely be better off selling the AIO complete - with the HDD and OS included, and using that cash towards your build.


    Well Tower is only gonna have a way better procesor Meanwhile AIO has 1 tb hdd better graphics card and 4gb ram i can all scavenge
  6. Best answer
    Most of the time you physically cant remove those components.
    Most AIOs dont use full sized RAM sticks. They also never use GPUs that are usable in desktop PCs.
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