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View Poll Results: Did your last PC fail, or become obsolete?
My last PC failed, and was replaced. 12 7.89%
My last PC become obsolete, and was replaced. 91 59.87%
I've had PCs both fail and become obsolete, before being replace. 27 17.76%
I've never had a PC fail or become obsolete. (I might be a new PC user.) 22 14.47%
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:23 PM   #26
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Absolete
Replaced an athlon XP 2600+
with an athlon II 250e
damn it i should have bought the phenom II 910e back then so even my new pc is relative weak now lol
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:04 AM   #27
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I've usually upgrade slowly and then move the computers on to other uses. Right now I have a i920 (1366) as my main rig, 4400+ X2 (939) as the wifey's box and a 3200+ (939) pulling file server duty. I have retired my Socket A CPUs (1.2 Thunderbird, 1600+ Palamino, 1800+ Thorobred, 2400+ Thorobred and 2600+ Barton) so those could be considered obsolete. I've had a couple of Socket A mobos, a couple of video cards, some optical drives and many hard drives give up the ghost.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:02 AM   #28
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I haven't had a PC become obsolete in a while now, I'm still using most of my past PCs, except some that have been sold off to friends and acquaintances. Right now I'm running a 3570k, and my backup PC is a PhenomIIx4 955, core2duo is still in my server rig. Other spare computers include athlon64s, a pentium D820, and a pentium G840 w/16gigs of ram

edit: after reading my post...I think I have a problem
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:20 AM   #29
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The computer I had before my old Dell (so... 3 computers ago) was a pre-HP Compac that worked very well for 4 years until the mobo popped a cap. Then I bought my first Dell (2007) and it's still going strong. The Dell was finally retired when I built my current rig, primarily because I wanted to play Modern Warfare and the Dell couldn't handle it; and there was always that thought of a sudden death like the Compac suffered. Giving the devil it's due, I gave the Dell a little facelift... new CPU/RAM/HDD... and it's still chugging along upstairs as the backup and audio library manager.

I suspect my current build will be replaced, at least in part, before it breaks or becomes obsolete...
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:42 AM   #30
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My computers were kind of obsolete and their deaths were good reasons for upgrading.
My AMD x2 3800+ water cooling leaked and ran hot and then it burnt out.
The hard drive died in my old laptop, but it was first replaced 2 years after it crashed since I didn't need a new one at the moment.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:48 AM   #31
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The system that I had before my current home system which was an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6400 I think is still being used by the person I gave the system to. Of course he doesnt have very high standards as he thinks Doom was the best computer game of all time.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #32
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My last PC was a Core2 Quad (Q9450) that was getting a bit long in the tooth when playing Skyrim with a ton of mods. I moved it over to my girlfriend's machine, where it (and its SSD and 8GB of RAM) is overkill for FaceBook and LinkedIn.

Upgraded with 3750K.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #33
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Dual Pentium Pro was somewhat obsolete by the time it was replaced in 2005.

C2D E8500 was replaced some months after it had started to hick up occasionally. Technically that was the "last" (aka previous).
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:20 AM   #34
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My old Athlon 64 3700+ with a 7600 GS AGP is sitting on a desk between the dining and living rooms. Its obsolete for gaming, but is just fine for browsing (and it get used a lot by the family for looking up stuff while we're eating or watching TV). I don't think it'll ever be totally obsolete for that purpose. When XP stops being supported I'll just install Linux.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:59 PM   #35
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I don't think Runz has ever thrown anything out. We have enough old (obsolete) parts sitting in the basement to build 2 computers, including the Barton cpu, 2 Audigy sound cards, cases...I could go on. Runz needs to DO SOMETHING with these parts...I want my basement back!

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:29 PM   #36
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I've never had a PC fail. I generally replace my main PC on a 3 to 3.5 year cycle but honestly, I probably could've gone without this last upgrade (upgraded from E8400 to i7-2600k) and been fine even today. My PC history with CPU and first vid card in that generation (prior to PCs, I was a Commodore user -- Vic 20 through Amiga):

1995: Pentium 120 (CPU died and swapped with Pentium 133), Matrox Millennium I + Voodoo I
1997: Pentium Pro 180, Matrox Millennium II + Voodoo II; I still have this PC in my garage!
1999: Celeron 300A (upgraded to P3-733), Intel i740+Voodoo II
2002: Athlon 1800 (upgraded to Athlon 2500), GeForce 4 Ti 4400
2004: Athlon 64 (first 3500, then x2 4800), GeForce 6800 GT
2008: Core 2 Duo E8400, GeForce 8800 GTS 512
2011: i7-2600K, Radeon 6870

My eighth generation PC will probably be built in 2015 barring failure of my current box. Unlike my last upgrade, if I think this box will last me longer, I may delay into 2016.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #37
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My last one (Athlon 64 3200+) became obsolete and when I wanted to build a file server with it I shorted the +12v line instead of a 'screwdriver connecting contacts reset'. Found out afterwards that the instruction manual had the wrong pin layout printed and I didn't look at the (correctly) printed layout on the motherboard...

My current Ph2 x3 720 might be replaced when Haswell arrives, but probably by an IB or Richland on sale.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #38
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My 1993 p75 with 200mhz overdrive chip was the only computer that ever failed.
That p75 was replaced with the first p3 500 fc with a 155fsp = 775mhz and a Voodoo3 3500.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:33 PM   #39
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I still have my last PC (see sig) and just built a new one.

I still have the PC I built in 2007 and the one I built in 2004. The PC I build in 2002 I gave away to a needy party. The PCs I built in 1999 and prior are long gone.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:39 PM   #40
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My last one was obsolete. An HP running an Athlon 64 3200+, 2GB RAM, 8800GT, crappy HDD. Even opening programs took forever, and it couldn't game worth a crap. I replaced it with the system in my sig.

Should last me another 3 years before it becomes obsolete.
I still have my Athlon XP 3200+ overclocked to 2.4GHz, 4GB of DDR400, ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB and WD Raptor 74GB hard drive.

It's not a bad machine really and I still use it on occasion. It sat for a few years and the CPU and GPU fan were both dead. Replaced those with cheapos from Newegg that seem to cool better than the originals. Older Antec "classic" case. Good machine.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #41
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I really like to try and stretch my period of ownership out as long as I can, so that when I get my next computer, there will be more of a WOW effect at how fast it is.

I was on a single core AMD 64 3000+ for about 5 years before I replaced it with an i7 860 and after about 2 and a bit years, my primary hard disk died and I used that as an excuse to buy a brand new Ivy Bridge i5 3570K system.

Now with the i5 3570K overclocked to 4.0Ghz and a SSD as my primary hard disk, other than perhaps a GPU upgrade when they come out on 20nm, I'm aiming to not replace this system till sometime in 2018 or later.

It will be interesting to see if anything comes out that makes me want to upgrade before then.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #42
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I still have my first pc

But with upgrades.

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:37 PM   #43
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By enthusiast standards, my machine would probably be considered obsolete. I bought my motherboard five years ago this March. It has been running a power hungry PhI, a PhII 940, and now my 1090T @ 4GHz. I have 8GB of DDR2. That should be enough system memory for anything an average person would do today. But with that said, 8GB is on the lower end for today's systems, so that may become an issue sooner than later. It'll have to do until Haswell.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:04 PM   #44
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They don't actually fail until a month or so after I give them to family.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:27 PM   #45
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My socket 478 P4 is still chugging along - running a lean linux distro with an AGP video card (although flashplayer brings it to it's knees on occasion).

Obsolete.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:31 PM   #46
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they don't actually fail until a month or so after i give them to family.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:34 AM   #47
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My last system was a 939 rig that I put together after 939 was already dead. It started out as an FX-55 and Geforce 7900GTO and ended as an Opteron 165 @ 3.5ghz. with an 8800 GTS(320mb). Obsolete out of the gate.

I've had my current system as is, with the exception of a GPU upgrade, since Aug. '10. It is pretty much obsolete. Baring a catastrophic hardware failure or complete inability to play CoH2, I won't be upgrading until 2nd half 2014(Star Citizen Rig).


I've not had one of my personal systems fail but I'll be damned if I haven't had to upgrade my brothers' rigs several times for hardware failures. Mostly motherboard failures but had one PSU fire.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:33 PM   #48
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I upgraded from a i7 920 to a i5 3570K. I didn't need to. It was working fine and continues to as my son's computer. I like to build and having 3 children and parents to pass old builds off to makes me feel better. Honestly though I mainly build HTPC's. This lets me play with each generation of platform, but on the low end so I save some money. I do tend to recycle things like cases, power supplies, and SSD's though.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:35 PM   #49
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My definition of obsolete is very bad (not good for wallet either )
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:03 PM   #50
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I have never had a failure except for my first GPU . I retired my browser for SB . I thought it was out of service . But it seems a Zoo needed it and I sent him the MB /Cpu /and the memory. It went to a good cause . I am going back to watercooling for a browser with Haswell as I don't like going out to the shop to game late at night. So I build a really stupid browser next round . My present SB browser I will send the whole PC to the gentemen that got my P4 stuff . Hopefully the zoo can use alittle better performing machine . My IVB water cooled gamer . I had a chance to sell it last month and didn't . Now I want to sell it
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