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Do PC parts have planned obsolescence?

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2 years ago#1
Most other electronic things have this where the thing dies very close to the warranty expiration. How convenient for a steady flow of money to the distributors, right? For me, I play mostly indie games. Since about May 2011, I've had a GTX 580, 4 GB ram, i5-2500k @3.3 ghz. Checking out random titles on Can You Run It, the only thing it seems I need to update is the ram. 99% of titles are still good, especially considering I play lite games as I said.

Assuming the games I play keep having low specs, can I keep playing for quite a few more years on these specs? Or like I said, do PC parts "conveniently" die after a set period of time?
2 years ago#2
I've rarely had any PC parts die on me. I've had one video card that was a lemon and a handful of hard disks have gone bad over the decades which isn't surprising because they have moving parts and I put them to work a lot of the time.
2 years ago#3
Isn't planned obsolescence illegal in (some?) countries?
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2 years ago#4
Cheap parts do.
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2 years ago#5
I had a motherboard where the USB ports quit working. I had a video card die with a scorch mark after a year.
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2 years ago#6
From: TastyKittyMMMM | #001
Most other electronic things have this where the thing dies very close to the warranty expiration.


Have an actual basis for your claim other than wanting to troll?
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2 years ago#7
Never had that problem. Have computers over a decade old that still run fine. All electronics are prone to failure at some point no matter what. It's not planned, it's just the nature of electronics.
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