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

    Personally, my failures have been exclusively disk players (virtually everyone I've ever owned has died) and PSUs (tend to last about 7 years or daily use).

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

    Silicon Power DDR3-1600 DDR3 2014 RIP, fan.

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

    Corsair CX750M PSU, I think it was only 3 years old, so very disappointing, no overclocking, cleaned regularly way over the top of what the system required by 50%. The failure was as if you hit the reset button? only happened a couple of times per week then missed a week and started again. Replaced with a CX550M and the problem went away.

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

    Western Digital Red HDD. Replaced under warranty. It was part of a RAID 1 array (with offline backups) so it only took about 20 minutes to physically replace it and about 12 hours for the array to rebuild itself,
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    Ryzen 5 1600. Mysteriously bent a pin between my handing it over for testing at my local CEX and the tester handing it back to me three days later. :|
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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    CPU fan on my Asus M32. Failed roughly a year and a half ago and has gone in to the screeching mode again. No idea why. Machine is roughly 3 1/2 years old now.

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

    Last component to fry was a PSU about 12 years ago. The unit was probably 6-9 years old at the time. Then there was 2 hard drive failures at the same time due to the PSU going SPLAT. There was a spike from the PSU that did not affect anything but the HDDs (they were also 8+ years old, so I am not surprised). The rest of my components have lasted beyond being replaced. I have even handed down components to people and they have handed those down to others.

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

    My Silverstone 240mm AIO sprung a leak and destroyed one of my R9-390X Sapphire GPUs.

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

    Power supply, rendering a motherboard unreliable after ~6 years. CPU and other components carried on with another ps&mobo until I retired the box a couple years later (last November).

    I've had a couple really cheap mice go bad since then, but do those even count?

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

    My Gigabyte 980ti Gaming G1 burnt out. PC was just idling (after 60mins of light gaming / browsing). PC shut down and wouldn't reboot. Feared for my motherboard but turned out to be my £500 Gaming G1 (ferrite beads burnt out and several owners have reported exactly the same issue).

    Gigabyte UK RMA team told me to do one as it was 6 months out of warranty and they no longer have parts to repair under their £50 over-warranty service fee. I will never buy another Gigabyte product.

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

    I've never had a complete failure thankfully, but saying that has probably just cursed me! I've only had bearings wear out/become noisy on fans and a RAM slot fail many years ago - it was a 4 slot board and I had 2 sticks, so just moved my RAM.

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

    Had a generic PSU fail a couple of years back after 9 years of service. That's the only one I can think of.

    I did break a couple of motherboard CPU sockets when they used to be those old hook type connectors for the cooler but that was me failing rather than the component! I'm glad sockets have much easier connectors nowadays.

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

    Corsair CPU liquid cooler - radiator too blocked by dust. Lesson learned, open case and vaccuum more regularly!!!

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

    The last thing was my i7 6700k CPU about two years ago. It would thermal throttle itself under light use, had an NH-D15 sitting on top of it, reseating did nothing at it failed Intels Diagnostic Tests.

    Seems like the package itself failed. Intel sent a new one and all problems resolved.

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

    1x 1TB Samsung 960 Evo M.2 SSD - Cause: controller failure
    1x 1tb Adata SU750 2.5" SSD - Cause: controller failure

    those are the only components that have ever died on my systems.

    Once SSD controllers go tits-up there is no getting them back. You can't simply slap another controller board into them and revive them like a mechanical hard drive.
    Once the controller's done, the whole drive is done for good.
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    Re: QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

    Seagate Archive 8TB HDD... four years old

    Thinking about moving to water cooling... not feeling good to see 5 reports here of parts failing!

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