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can someone give me an expected lifetime for a rig folding 24/7 and gpu also, with the cpu slightly oc'd with a good aftermarket cooler?
 

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Xigmatek S1283...

Just check it fits in your case.

Not sure if you meant recommend you a cooler?
 

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lol i meant the expected life of the rig with a aftermarket cooler
 

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Each system is different, and each component is different. I have had PSU's go out after 6 months. I have had identical PSU's keep going. It's really hard to tell. If I were to guess, I would say that I folding rig should last at least a couple of years(if not longer). If that rig had a mild overclock and was ran 24/7.
 

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The rig will last many years. I remember an article by intel saying that their CPUs will last 10+ years loaded 24/7. As long as its cooled well and voltages are safe it should last long enough that it is cheap to replace when its dies. I expect 5+ years.

Edit: As gibby pointed out with the PSU, if you don't have stable voltage at your house you can kill PSUs quickly. They are the only component that I have killed except for mobos and RAM while being stupid.
 

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Easily over 7 year's with a stock HSF, with a after market one, the PSU or RAM is more likely to die first.
 

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k, thanks . i just need something to last me a year or two, then it will be time to upgrade again
 

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Don't forget to buy a UPS. That'll save your bacon more times than you really want to contemplate.
 

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Keep the system cool and keep the air moving. It'll out live you!

I still got my 486 from 1993. Runs gooooooood.
 

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Lifespan of a rig depends on its maintenance. If you make sure you replace TIM every now and then, give it a good dusting, and don't fiddle around. I believe you can have a rig running as long as you want to

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I still got my 486 from 1993. Runs gooooooood.

 
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