Why wait? You'll be surprised how many people have systems just lying around waiting to be stripped down. I've snagged 1 x PPro 200, 2 x P-233, 1 x P-166 MMX, 1 x P-133, 5 x P-75, 2 x Cyrix 6x86 PR200, and a whole buttload of 486es just by asking people around the office. Plus there are other goodies like video cards, sound cards, modems, and network cards (3 x 3Com 905Bs!!!!). Some Pentiums are being retired soon and I've got my greedy mitts ready.
Go out there and start some "Social Engineering"
i work in a state university, which means its government. To throw away a non-working 6 year old dot matrix printer thats worth $.10 in scrap metal, i have fill out 2 pages of paper work with all the confusing codes you can find. else its considered stealing if i throw it away and they will arrest me.