With Black Friday and Cyber Monday past us, the holiday shopping season is now in full swing, and many people are pondering a new PC purchase. Whether you’re getting a new tower for gaming or an ultraportable to tote around at meetings, don’t throw out your old PC!

Sure, its glory days may lay in the past, but as long as the aging machine you’re about to replace still runs there are plenty of ways to put it to good use.

Home theater PC

It always sounds like a good idea, but few people are willing to take the plunge and turn a PC into a media streaming and playback powerhouse. Now that you’ve got an old PC kicking around, why not give it a try and plunk that PC in your living room’s entertainment center?

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