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How long does your average rig last?!

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So ive logged on the forums again and i looked at my rigs
and i noticed that THIS computer i am running now (starcraft 2 station) has last been updated in September 2010.....we are in 2014 now! woooo!
this is about the longest any motherboard lasted in my household without giving up any features at all.
quite frankly, i am amazed.

How long does it take your mobo to die? your chipset to fry? and your sound card to begin the lie?
    
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Intel Core i7 2600 P8H67-M PRO Intel HD Graphics 1000 (GT1) 4 sticks of 4 gigs of g.skill 
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It depends on how it's used, if it's overclocked,, if it's actually stable, the average temps, the load temps, the PSU, the quality of the parts, the quality of the power coming out of the wall outlet, etc. etc. etc.

 

I'm still using the same PSU, optical drives, case, fans from 2008. The motherboard, CPU and memory are from mid 2011. The rest is newer.

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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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I still got a Samsung optical DVD drive from 2006 or 2007 it still works just fine, things like that depends on how much you use it how you use it and how hot or cold it is in your room
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
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LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
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Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
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Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
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Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 
AudioOtherOther
x2 Dali Opticon 1 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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post #4 of 4
Well my previous PC was from approx 2004, that had a Core 2 Quad in it and lasted me untill I upgraded to an I7 950 back in 2010.

Sadly I had to sell my PC in 2011 and I got my GF's old PC ( Which is still a great pc ) that was built in 2010. She got the new rig xD

So, on average. My PC's tend to last between 5- 10 years. Granted there are some new techs out between then but lately it's been slow. I'm still maxing out alot of games (Bar AA) on my 6970 3GB, using an i7 950 @ 4GHZ and I don't really "Feel" the need to update to any new tech.

However, saying that. I would upgrade in about 2015 / 16 if anything 'decent' comes out. Like the ATI 300 series thumb.gif ( Provided they don't bump up the price due to this silly 'mining' crap )
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