My computer was a "going away" gift when I was asked to leave my job. I had just installed a new set of Dell Computers for all the employees with Wide Screen Monitors and SoundBars for speakers, high speed, lots of ram and mega size disk. The computers I were replacing were pushing eight years old. That is the one I am using now and it is almost 10 years old. After I left the company, the motherboard had a problem, one of the ram latches broke, so since it was under warranty dell fixed it without charge. I added ram and a second disk and second monitor. I then upgraded to Windows 7 from XP and it is working great. I could build my next one, but will probably buy it--if it goes bad there is someone else to blame.