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My current rigs are bought in years 2013 and 2015, making them 6 years old and 4 years old respectively. However they are still going strong to this day, after a few spot upgrades like NVMe SSD, newer graphics card et al. On top of that I still has my 2012 MacBook Pro 13-inch Core i5, 2011 MacBook Pro 13-inch Core i7 and even a 2004 Dell Latitude D620, all of which still kicking.


How old are your current rigs, and how long do you expect them to last?

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Workstation 2: 2x Xeon E5-2680 ~ 8x Kingston KVR 16GB DDR3-1600 Registered ECC ~ Asus Z9PE-D16C/2L ~ XFX RX 480 8GB ~ WD Black NVMe 1TB ~ Windows 10 Pro Workstation amd64

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Laptop 2: Apple MacBookPro8,1 ~ Core i7-2620M ~ 2x Samsung 4GB DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM ~ Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB ~ macOS High Sierra amd64
Laptop 3: Dell Latitude D620 ~ Core 2 Duo T7600 ~ Kingston 2GB DDR2-800 SO-DIMM ~ Kingston 1GB DDR2-800 SO-DIMM ~ Intel 945PM ~ nVidia Quadro NVS 110M ~ Kingston SSDNow V300 60GB ~ Windows 10 Pro amd64

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3 minutes ago, maxtch said:

How old are your current rigs

Barely a year old.

3 minutes ago, maxtch said:

and how long do you expect them to last?

As soon as Intel gets to 10nm and nVidia gets to 7nm.

Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @4.7ghz  |~| Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3200mhz CL16 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: Corsair RM850X 80Plus Gold |~| Boot: WD Black M.2 2280 500GB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk SSD Plus G26 480gb |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display Setup: Acer X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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built my system in 2015 and have made minor revisions to it and dont plan on upgrading or getting a new one for at least 3 more years. 

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It’ll last until I have the money to build a new one and burn the old one. 




my rig (oh god the horror) 

AMD Athlon II X4 650 at 3.1GHz  [Quad-core, 4 threads) (stock cooler)

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880 uATX Motherboard (From an HP prebuilt)

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming X 4G

Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD

Seagate Barracuda 320GB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 

Corsair CX500 (I know, I know)

HP Pavilion uATX case (think MicroATX but upside down. what were you thinking HP?) 






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I think most of the pc's on here are kind of in the "you replace both the head and the handle of an axe, is it still that original axe" range


I originally built mine back in 2017, then have upgraded the gpu and cooler, probably will upgrade to Zen 2 once it comes out

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Mine was built in Summer 2017 and is nearing its second birthday; I may be upgrading to the Zen 2 CPU's, if performance is what I expect it to be. Otherwise I might get a new GPU someday; the prices are just not to my liking now.


As @Slottr mentions, I think most people would more likely be upgrading their PC's here in bits; rather than getting a new one straight up. At what point is it a new PC though..?

Because I might get a new motherboard and CPU; two pieces of a PC some people might consider to be 'the main parts'.

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Last as in still work? 10 years at least. 

How long Ill keep them is another thing. 

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Certainly not as long as my mom's 2008 Macbook, still going to this day


I plan on using my current rig for another 4 years probably in its current state and then doing a full system upgrade.

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i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.


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Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - Asus DirectCU GTX 760 - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

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Always hard to say.  My last rig was built in 2012 and lasted until 2018.  This rig will last until it can no longer run AAA titles at 1440p 144hz high/ultra graphics.  Then I'll upgrade to the next high refresh rate resolution.  I'm expecting to get at least 4 yrs out of this one.


Time will tell...

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As long as it can browse the internet I intend to keep using it.

I have a lot of different pcs but my current main machine is a Thinkpad Z61m from 2005. I expect it will last probably another 10-15 years before the board components start to fail.

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Of my current rig, the motherboard/cpu/ram/ssd/hdd are all from when I first built it back in 2012.


The case/power supply/gpu are all new this year.


Technically, the GPU is only new to me, though.


Edit: I plan to upgrade the mobo/cpu/ram when Zen 2 comes out. I will probably add a larger HDD for game/video storage, but the SSD is still running super strong.

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Considering the game i play most was released in 2012 and the fact i will probably  continue to play that game.


I think its gonna last at least 8 more years

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Year old 1600X build, don't need to upgrade for two years probably but will upgrade the CPU to Zen 2 when its out and if it's any good. GPU i have no idea, NVidia is way to pricey and AMD doesn't have a upgrade for me, Intel may just solve that. Current build is in my signature.

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I rebuilt my rig this year, with an upgraded CPU, Motherboard and RAM. 
My GPUs are from 2014. I'll probably keep them for a few more years as I don't play many graphically intensive game. 

Gaming PC: i7 9700k | Noctua NH-D15 | 2x Asus STRIX GTX 980 DirectCU II SLI | Asus Prime Z370-A | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 Mhz | Corsair RM850X | Asus Rog Swift 165 Hz | LG 27UD58 4K | Phanteks Enthoo Primoo


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Im expecting my rig to last another five years or so, depends on what happens during uni. last rebuild was just a few months ago but the oldest component is from 2014

I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play MTGA & watch anime at 720p...


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Built my rig minus my motherboard which I replaced a month ago, in March of last year and was lucky enough to get a 1080ti brand new at MSRP, which oddly enough is the only thing I'll be upgrading anytime soon and by soon I mean more than likely two or three years, I'll see what Navi and the next Nvidia generations have in store before I decide when to upgrade it, but at this moment the only thing I see upgrading it with would be a 2080ti but they're pricing is wack, and my 1080ti is good for 1440p gaming for a little while to come.

Main Desktop: Cpu - I7-8700k @5ghz | Mobo - Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E | Gpu - Evga GTX 1080ti FTW3 Ram - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3000mhz | Aio - H100i Pro RGB | Psu - Evga 850 GQ | Case - Fractal Design Meshify C White | Storage - Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 1x 1TB 1x 512GB / 1x Seagate Ironwolf Pro 4TB HDD |


TV Streaming PC: Intel Nuc CPU - i7 8th Gen | RAM - 16GB DDR4 2666mhz | Storage - 256GB WD Black M.2 NVME SSD |


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A year at most, i always end up finding something i don't like or i think i should upgrade.

MB/CPU kit is about to go on this one, still thinking about going back to Intel.

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I can't remember the year, it was built probably within months of the release of the GTX 9 series.

It started with an i5 4670k and a gtx 780.

I've since added a ssd drive, replaced my 780 with a 1080 and it still seems to be going very strong.


The only upgrade I'm considering is maybe looking for a used 4790k just to add some extra clock speed and hyperthreading.


I should be good for a while still.

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The base unit is about 10 years old, RAM is about 3, graphics card I'm not sure as it's not actually mine but it's a GTX650. SSD new in Feb(ish) and a pair of unknown age 500GB pipelines in RAID 1.


It'll probably last until it can't be repaired, then I'll take the other one I have and put all the working parts into that.

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I assembled my current rig (in signature) in September, although I'd bought the GPU 1.5 years earlier for a previous rig.


I built the system with the intention of being able to play the vast majority of games on 1080p 75fps in ultra or high settings for at least the next 3-4 years, at which point I intend to replace the CPU with whatever Ryzen 4---- model is the best for AM4 slot and maybe upgrade GPU.


My previous system (FX-8150 with 8GB DDR3) I used for more than 5 years, and it was still running everything pretty well up until I upgraded to Ryzen. In fact, I probably could've replaced the FX-8150 with a FX-8350 and gotten another couple of years of comfortable gaming out of it, so I figure the current Ryzen system is going to be good for a long, long time. 

Ryzen 1600x @4GHz

Asus GTX 1070 8GB @1900MHz

16 GB HyperX DDR4 @3000MHz

Asus Prime X370 Pro

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

Noctua NH-U14S

Seasonic M12II 620W

+ four different mechanical drives.

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4 hours ago, Giganthrax said:

My previous system (FX-8150 with 8GB DDR3) I used for more than 5 years

I had an FX-8350 from release until 8th gen Intel came out and loved it. A good solid 6 years of heavy use and it's still going strong in my buddies system.

Main Desktop: Cpu - I7-8700k @5ghz | Mobo - Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E | Gpu - Evga GTX 1080ti FTW3 Ram - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3000mhz | Aio - H100i Pro RGB | Psu - Evga 850 GQ | Case - Fractal Design Meshify C White | Storage - Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 1x 1TB 1x 512GB / 1x Seagate Ironwolf Pro 4TB HDD |


TV Streaming PC: Intel Nuc CPU - i7 8th Gen | RAM - 16GB DDR4 2666mhz | Storage - 256GB WD Black M.2 NVME SSD |


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I build every system with the intent of it lasting as long as I need it to.

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Current system is  ~2 years old other than the RTX2080. I suspect it'd be fine for another 5 years without additional upgrades
I'm planning on swapping my CPU, board, RAM and SSD in around 3-6 months. 

1700 @ 3.8GHz; 32GB RAM @ 2933Mhz; 480GB MLC nvme SSD; 2TB TLC SATA SSD; RTX2080 + 4x4TB RAID10 NAS
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