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    Help wanted grading components.

    Hi

    I acquired a couple of months ago a truck load with old IT-equipment. It came with 9 42HE servers racks fully equipped with old equipment, 2001-2007. This equipment is too old to refurbish/resell.
    Im dismantling the servers and sorting the components between, CPU, CASE, RAM, boards, cables, drives, Alu heatsinks and, Cooperheatsinks.
    Can someone give me hand grading the quality of its components.



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    Just an opinion ... but i think a lot of this has to be self taught. The standard recommendation here is that you dig through the archived threads. I would offer a couple of other suggestions as well.

    1: Most buyers have their own grading system. Look at the buyers listed here and learn their grading systems. They aren't exactly the same but there are many similarities. Many will answer questions you may have by email.

    2: You might look at boardsort.com That wouldn't be a bad place to start learning.

    3: See if you can find some ewaste buyers in Germany or in the EU. All of the different components you have only have value if you have someone who is willing to pay you for them. Transportation and shipping costs are an important consideration as well. There are some components that cost more than they are worth to transport over any great distance.

    For example: You might sell the computer cases and heat sinks at the closest metal recycling yard.

    Best of luck on your new undertaking !

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    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    just an opinion ... But i think a lot of this has to be self taught. The standard recommendation here is that you dig through the archived threads. I would offer a couple of other suggestions as well.

    1: Most buyers have their own grading system. Look at the buyers listed here and learn their grading systems. They aren't exactly the same but there are many similarities. Many will answer questions you may have by email.

    2: You might look at boardsort.com that wouldn't be a bad place to start learning.

    3: See if you can find some ewaste buyers in germany or in the eu. All of the different components you have only have value if you have someone who is willing to pay you for them. Transportation and shipping costs are an important consideration as well. There are some components that cost more than they are worth to transport over any great distance.

    For example: You might sell the computer cases and heat sinks at the closest metal recycling yard.

    Best of luck on your new undertaking !
    great info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    Just an opinion ... but i think a lot of this has to be self taught. The standard recommendation here is that you dig through the archived threads. I would offer a couple of other suggestions as well.

    1: Most buyers have their own grading system. Look at the buyers listed here and learn their grading systems. They aren't exactly the same but there are many similarities. Many will answer questions you may have by email.

    2: You might look at boardsort.com That wouldn't be a bad place to start learning.

    3: See if you can find some ewaste buyers in Germany or in the EU. All of the different components you have only have value if you have someone who is willing to pay you for them. Transportation and shipping costs are an important consideration as well. There are some components that cost more than they are worth to transport over any great distance.

    For example: You might sell the computer cases and heat sinks at the closest metal recycling yard.

    Best of luck on your new undertaking !
    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    Just an opinion ... but i think a lot of this has to be self taught. The standard recommendation here is that you dig through the archived threads. I would offer a couple of other suggestions as well.

    1: Most buyers have their own grading system. Look at the buyers listed here and learn their grading systems. They aren't exactly the same but there are many similarities. Many will answer questions you may have by email.

    2: You might look at boardsort.com That wouldn't be a bad place to start learning.

    3: See if you can find some ewaste buyers in Germany or in the EU. All of the different components you have only have value if you have someone who is willing to pay you for them. Transportation and shipping costs are an important consideration as well. There are some components that cost more than they are worth to transport over any great distance.

    For example: You might sell the computer cases and heat sinks at the closest metal recycling yard.

    Best of luck on your new undertaking !
    Hi thanx for the info. yes, heatsinks and cases im selling them to the local junkyard.

    And for what I researched locally most components are related to PC. but all of the ewaste i have are from decommisiones servers. Thus im not sure where to put them. I see in here components are divided under the following
    CPU Ceramic - 1A
    CPU withouth plate - 1B
    CPU with plate - 1C
    RAM gold socket - 1A
    RAM silver socket - 1B
    Mother pre 2000 or under socket 478 grade - 1A
    Motther post 2000 grade - 1b
    boards with little gold contacts - 1c
    boards with large components - 1d

    So far i gathered this ram all gold contacts. but im gonna try to sell first the 2GB ECC DDR2 sticks the rest doesent sell.


    CPUS are mostly XEON SL72Y. they will go as ewaste



    now the question are regarding the following boards.
    NAS controller board


    pci riser, and a part from a Blade server


    main board NAS Server


    from the PSU of a server


    another board from the NAS server.



    Im gonna try to identify using that guide. thanx for the info.


    arent the heatsinks from the pictures below 100% copper?
    a Junkyard offered me less, because he says heatsinks are mixed with Aluminum.




    all boards were taken out of running servers.

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    MYTH BUSTERS!!!! 10 pictures on his third post!!
    They're not uploads! 3rd party linked pics possible immediately!

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    Julie :

    Most of the heat sinks i have seen are copper and aluminum. Some may have copper plating or are anodized.It's best to do a scratch test with a metals file if you think they might be pure copper. Look at the metal underneath the plating.

    A few general guidelines you could go by:

    Ram: DDR 2 ram is obsolete. It goes as scrap ram.

    Processors: Most of the processors made between 2001-2007 are obsolete. There are two kinds. Green fiber with little gold pins.( capless) Green fiber with little gold pins and a heat sink on top.(capped)

    (They stopped making ceramic CPU's sometime before year 1999.)

    Mainboards / Motherboards: Most motherboards made after year 2000 are classified as small socket. Many server boards have a provision for two removable processors. They would be classed as dual socket server boards.

    The NAS controller boards look like they serve as a computer mainboard. The processors are soldered directly to the board and are not removable. They would go as some grade of telecom. Your buyer would have to make a decision on that one.

    PSU boards: Power supply boards generally do not have a lot of value.They go as low grade.

    There is still much more to learn but this will help get you started. Time and hands on experience are the best teachers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    Just an opinion ... but i think a lot of this has to be self taught. The standard recommendation here is that you dig through the archived threads. I would offer a couple of other suggestions as well.

    1: Most buyers have their own grading system. Look at the buyers listed here and learn their grading systems. They aren't exactly the same but there are many similarities. Many will answer questions you may have by email.

    2: You might look at boardsort.com That wouldn't be a bad place to start learning.

    3: See if you can find some ewaste buyers in Germany or in the EU. All of the different components you have only have value if you have someone who is willing to pay you for them. Transportation and shipping costs are an important consideration as well. There are some components that cost more than they are worth to transport over any great distance.

    For example: You might sell the computer cases and heat sinks at the closest metal recycling yard.

    Best of luck on your new undertaking !
    Couldn't agree more

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    NAS controller board: telecom (your buyer will tell you what grade of telecom as hills noted)

    Riser boards: Either gold fingercards, telecom low or mid-grade depending on your buyer

    Main board NAS server:
    a low/mid-grade backplane board. Possible higher if the other side has pins too

    From the PSU of server: Power board

    Another board from NAS server:
    Telecom

    Heatsink: #2 copper. Desktops rarely have all copper heatsinks, usually Al/Cu or just Al. But all copper is not uncommon in servers. The yard should be able to tell by the weight alone that it's copper.

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    Hi Thanks for the info. the heatsinks were 100% cooper. the guy cut it in half with a grinder.

    and as of selling the stuff. I just post it on ebay here. there is not much of a scene here in germany or at least i havent found one.

    why mithbuster? does people dont usually upload pictures?. im gonna made a new thread and upload directly some pics from my last dismantling. a missile testing device.


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