Taking good electronic components out of broken products, can take a long time. With a heat gun,, not that long :-)
Doing this is often a wast of time,, you never get to use the stuff you take out. But knowing what you will need to bye these $0,00 components for if you cant wait a month for shipping from China.
I do it anyway.
And this High end IBM Power Supply from a x3950 X3 has a lot of quality stuff in it.
Heating Element Heater 12V 200W : http://amzn.to/2aSErOc
AMTECH 10cc NC-559-ASM Flux paste : http://amzn.to/2aEUuCx
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My PlayHouse is a channel where i will show, what i am working on. I have this house, it is 168 Square Meters / 1808.3ft² and it is full, of half-finished projects.
I love working with heating, insulation, Servers, computers, Datacenter, green power, alternative energy, solar, wind and more. It all costs, but I'm trying to get the most out of my money, and my time.