If you’re anything like me, you’re probably at a bit of a loss whenever you make an upgrade to your PC. Right now I’m weighing up whether to buy a pair of 8GB DDR3 RAM modules, but then I’m not sure what to do with the two 4GB sticks they’ll be replacing. Lazy me will probably want to take them out and put them in the DDR4 memory’s case, ready to be forgotten about forever. Or until the next upgrade at least. But there are of course better ways to do things.

The obvious choice, and I’m guesing what most people opt for, is to the sell these components. Often this can help significantly offset the cost of an upgrade, part-funding the new components. The side benefit is that it means you don’t have an ever-expanding pile of old gaming trash in corner.

For the real tweakers there’s also a couple of alternative options. I know some like to find any means necessary to keep their old hardware in the rig, such as keeping that 60GB SSD kicking around just in case you run out of space. Then there’s the other option - offsetting your old parts into an entirely new rig. It’ll be running a few years behind the curve, sure, but it could be perfect for building a cheap living room setup or for some old-school gaming in a different room to your main build.

I know plenty of you are buying PC upgrades all the time, so what are you doing with all the tech you’ve got kicking about as a result? Do you fold it into a new build? Are you a hoarder? Do you just bung your old parts in the trash? Let us know!