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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    Last component to fail was an Asus R9 290, which was a replacement for an MSI GTX570 which failed.

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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    Not so much a pc component but a EK EVO CPU Block had the main O-ring fail. Luckily I caught it while it was just a occassional drip. As it was only a few months old I contacted EK support who then tried blaming me for it leaking!! In the end I had to search the net for and found a guide for O-ring sizes for all of EK's products. Terrible support and I will never buy a EK product again.

    As for actual pc component I think it was over a decade ago and was a Hyper Type R 580w psu that literally blew up (smoke, flames, change of trousers) and took out a two week old DFI motherboard. Hyper was not interested at all in honouring the warranty or replacing the motherboard and the place of purchase just kept referring me back to Hyper.

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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    An SSD for a Linux system
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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    i7 8700K, BSOD city..


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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    The last failure I can remember was a CPU cooler. I had an Arctic Freezer Pro 13 that failed during an overnight encode with Handbrake. Much to my amazement the encode was still running and the CPU was fine, although it had clocked itself down to almost nothing. The CPU was an i7-3770k with mild overclock and it's still going strong as my main PC

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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    Zotac GTX 590. Both Zotac and Ebuyer were useless with support so over £560 down the drain. Have avoided buying anything made by Zotac or anything sold by Ebuyer since.

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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    ooh, i forgot about a 3TB external Toshiba drive a couple of years ago that had my entire Hyperspin collection on it. died after a couple of weeks. thankfully it was backed up, will never buy Toshiba HDDs again.

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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    My Aorus 1080Ti extreme burned out about 2 weeks after I got it by simply turning on the PC
    Thankfully I bought on Amazon and they still had stock to replace it.

    I've since sold the replacement to a friend and it is still working fine, what a beast of a card it was!


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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    2tb seagate hard drive, was one half of a raid 0 4tb array. Just replaced it and restored my backup and carried on. I had no downtime as my backup is a straight mirror and usb3 so was fast enough to keep working while the waiting for the replacement to arrive. I then setup a new raid array and restore the backup over night and all has been good since.

    Always keep backups of anything important (in my case my work).

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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard failed after 6 years of heavy use. I'm still using the 2600k CPU that was mounted to it but it's now used in my HTPC and I rebuilt the gaming rig.

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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    Does an external USB 3.0 SSD drive count? That's the only failure I've had. Computer, diskpart or bios don't see it

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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    My hard drive (a 2Tb Seagate one) died in March this year after almost exactly 6 years of service (virtually to the day). It had been getting slower nearer the end and I started experiencing lots of crashes in games, due to the drive just simply disappearing until I rebooted my PC. It was replaced by another 2Tb Seagate, since it was a cheap option, and 6 years isn't terrible, just annoying. I do think that the constant hammering of the drive when I was playing lots of Ghost Recon Wildlands sped up the death of the drive though, as any mission failure would result in a long reload, even if you were just passing through an area and wasn't even doing that particular one. Also, playing lots of Elite: Dangerous, with lots of jumps to different systems, possibly constributed to an earlier death as well.

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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    A 7 year old 200mm fan just recently started making noises. Sounded like the bearings were going. Replaced it with a Noctua 3000 rpm pwm industrial fan that I had laying around. Now it's drawng air away from the CPU/motherboard area.
    Some history of issues in the past: Before the fan went wonky. A Corsair 850w psu failed in 5 second. Not even enough time for the computer to get past the BIOS menu. It was not the psu's fault(when I found out about the bent pins). It was the bent pins under the CPU for the p8z68 asus board I had. At the time I didn't notice the CPU pins were longer then the others at the top. This caused the pins to be flattened out in a north west direction. This caused a power surge and fubar'd the psu and likely saved the rest of my computer. Except the Corsair vengeance ram I had was slower than the G.Skill I replaced it with a couple of weeks later. So the ram maybe got some of the power hit as well. At the time I blamed Corsair for the bad PSU. I ended up replacing the Corsair psu with an Antec 900w. I didn't have any more power problems after that. I naturally assumed it was an psu issue. I wouldn't find out it was a bent pins issue for another year. I would go on having another motherboard issue with the next mobo. The Asus maximus hero 6. The bios on that board never worked right. Always felt weird and acted weird. A couple more years later, Ryzen was released. I decided to jump ship to AMD. My current Crosshair VI has been pretty flawless. I'm still pretty happy with the whole setup. So far the P8Z68 and the Maximus VI Hero and an older board a Asus P4C800 where the VRM burned itself out(literally) are the only ones that have had major/minor issues.
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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    Not much has gone wrong for me, in the last 10 years I've had a Corsair PSU and Ram die on me, both replaced through warranty.

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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    Platter HDD 2015, and age

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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    On laptops, which is what I've been using for nearly a decade, it is always the bloody fan that fails (does that count as a component?).

    Other than that PSU and HD in nearly equal measure. Not too often, but happens and annoying in the case of HD.

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