Did you build the computer you use or did you buy it?
If you had it custom built or bought through a store. Or whether you bought the parts and built it yourself.
I bought the parts and assembled it, it costed me about 400$ so it's not flashy but If it brakes I can just build a new one really easy.
I built my previous one from parts ordered. It lasted 7 years and still going, but was becoming too obsolete. So my family pooled their resources and bought my current one as a birthday gift. It's pretty good, with any luck I'll be using it for at least another 7 years!
If you take care of the computer and do the routine maintenance on it there is no reason why it couldn't last 12 years!! Just keep up with virus scanning software and defragment those hard drives.
As far as I know, it's still running- I sold it on eBay once I was given the new one!
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.
Yeah that is one of the main downsides to building it yourself. If it breaks you know you have to fix it, but honestly I love that. I mean each of the parts will be under warranty, so the part is free, I just have to do the labor.
Warranties do not last forever. Some things, like power supplies have a 90 day warranty.
Both. I built one tower a couple times over, and the other I bought.
Bought as a set. It's cheaper and less tedious. And you can upgrade components later when you get the budget.
Several of the computers that have been in my house over the years have been loving put together with my own hands. And then upgraded by my own hands.. and then repaired by my own hands.
Of the current computers in my house, one was built by me, one was purchased used and upgraded by me, and one was a present bought for me.
i bought the parts and built it myself... well mostly i really just kept replacing parts but what i have now is really a completely new computer the only thing that s left from the old one is the monitor i even changed the tower.....
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