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What is the most common part failure you have encountered during your time working on PC's?

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22 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

Seagate hard drives specifically. I think I can get a job in their QC department easily with my ability to pick the bad batch of products out by hand.

Same here. For some reason no seagate I have owned last more than just over the warranty. One time I got 3 new seagate drives on the same warranty. My conclusion is simply that seagate drives are horrible. 

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Just now, LinusOnLine said:

Same here. For some reason no seagate I have owned last more than just over the warranty. One time I got 3 new seagate drives on the same warranty. My conclusion is simply that seagate drives are horrible. 

That's weird. I've only ever had one Seagate drive fail on me, and that's because I dropped the laptop it was in while it was read/writing data. I wonder if Seagate does the same thing as WD where you have to look at the serial number to confirm which factory it was made in as those drives are actually built better than their others.

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1 minute ago, TempestCatto said:

That's weird. I've only ever had one Seagate drive fail on me, and that's because I dropped the laptop it was in while it was read/writing data. I wonder if Seagate does the same thing as WD where you have to look at the serial number to confirm which factory it was made in as those drives are actually built better than their others.

I remember having huge problems with WD blue in the past but these days I run WD red or Black and so far none of them have failed me :)

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I work at a computer store and the most commonly failed part we see is the hard drive, followed by the power supply (Dunno how many of each)


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Fans for sure. I figure a useful working life of about 2 years continuous. Sometimes more, sometimes less.

 

Probably HDs 2nd.


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15 minutes ago, LinusOnLine said:

Same here. For some reason no seagate I have owned last more than just over the warranty. One time I got 3 new seagate drives on the same warranty. My conclusion is simply that seagate drives are horrible. 

Yeah. WD has no problem (used 2 blues, 1 green and a rather old 320GB one from a dead video recorder) & HGST is a bit shouty but so far nothing's lost.


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22 hours ago, TetraSky said:

Hard Drive, RAM, PSU are the big three that usually fail for me.

I would have to agree with this. Hard Drives definitely take the cake on workstations at least.  Ram was the next follow up. PSU from quality product where not so high but low-end cheap branded PSU's where a big issue but not as common as the other two components. 

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1 Hard drives. In the end they all failed.

2 PSUs. It took me about 10 years to figure out not to buy the cheap no name ones.

3 GPUs. 2 out of 16 have failed since 2007. Both RMAed.

4 Motherboards. 1 in 4 fails. I keep them for a long time so not a big deal.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I've had headache upon headache with broken motherboards, really blows.


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Case fans and then RAM.

 

And CMOS batteries. ('cause I'm a bad person who locks PCs away in dark closets).


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12 hours ago, ActuallyMediocreOC said:

I work at a computer store and the most commonly failed part we see is the hard drive, followed by the power supply (Dunno how many of each)

HDD are one of those products that will fail either in the first few months or generally not till 5 years,  it's best to think of them more as a consumable product.

 

Having said that, personally because I upgrade my storage every 4-5 years I've only had one hdd fail on me,  I've had 3 GPU's and 3 PSU's in 20 years.  In fact nearly every piece of hardware I have kept still works, it's just obsolete :( .


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I've had to to replace 2 mainboards, one cause mounting for CPU cooler broke of and the next one because of an damaged SATA controller... oh and I had constant Problems with onboard networking device. I had although to replace 2 HDDs.

In office we have to replace an HDD per month, so i'd say HDD is part most prone to failure.

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ive had 3 GPUs dead in under 16 months. a 1080ti, a 1080, and a 2080ti. 

 

Ive had 2 dead mobos, a dead HDD, and a few dead ram sticks. thats about it. 


Rig 1: i7-9700k OC'd to 5.0ghz all core | EVGA XC RTX 2080Ti | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 4x8gb | ASUS PRIME Z370-P | Asetek 550LC 120mm | ADATA 480GB SSD & Toshiba P300 3TB | Cooler Master Masterbox MB500 | Win 10 Home | Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum, G502 Proteus Spectrum, G933 Artemis Spectrum Snow Wireless Limited Edition, Corsair MM300 Mouse Pad | 2 MSI Optix Curved 27" FHD Monitors 

 

(before i sold the WD drive and MSI gpu - https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11946219 171 gaming. felt good.)

 

Rig 2: i7-7700k Stock clocks | MSI Armor GTX 1070 | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 2x8GB | MSI Z270 A-Pro | WD Green 240GB SSD & 2TB Seagate HDD | Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition | Win 10 Home | 2 HP Omen FHD 144hz 24.5" Monitors 

 

Rig 3: i7-6700 | GT 730 & GT 645 OEM | Some random DDR4 2133mhz 2x8gb sticks | OEM Dell Mobo | WD Black 2TB HDD & Toshiba 1TB HDD | Win 10 Home | 3 27" Dell FHD Monitors 

 

Rig 4: i7-4770 | EVGA SSC 1050ti | Some random DDR3 ram 2x2gb and 2x4gb sticks | OEM Dell Mobo | Stock Cooler | 1TB WD Black HDD | Win 7 Home 

 

RIP 

 

Rig 5 (dead and dismantled and sold) : i7-7820X OC'd to 4.8ghz all core | MSI DUKE 1080ti | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 4x8gb | Gigabyte X299 UD4 PRO | Asetek 240mm AIO | WD Green 240gb SSD | Other various components that I can't remember

 

Rig 6 (same fate as rig 5) i7-8700k stock clocks | MSI DUKE 1080ti | ADATA DDR4 2400mhz 2x8gb | MSI Z370 A-Pro | Asetek 550LC 120mm | WD Green 240GB SSD & Toshiba 2TB HDD | Other various components that I can't Remember 

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