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    QOTW: What was your last PC component to fail?

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

    4790k@4.7Ghz 1.28v, 2 months earlier h100i(5years)

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

    PSU died, took the Motherboard with it.It happened last December. A friend give me his old Motherboard so I only needed to buy a new psu.

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

    As it happens my GTX 670 gave up the ghost only last month, not exactly sure what part of the GPU broke as like most GPU failures it still worked when it was forced into a basic video mode.

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

    Last thing to properly fail was a GTX 460 2GB. It just died and was a factory overclock model, so probably voltage regulation given how old it was by then.

    I did have a 2600X that was never quite right and got sent back. It at least had the good grace to leave lots of info in the Linux kernel log that core 0 was constantly correcting errors in the L1 cache, and reboots on uncorrectable double bit errors. It was like that out of the box, not sure if DOA counts. At least it rebooted really fast

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

    An Asus Z77 motherboard, late 2016 after 4 years use.

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

    A WD black 640 HDD was the last item that failed on me 3 or 4 years ago. I'm still not 100% sure what happened to it, but it would randomly not show up at boot and Iā€™d have to reboot a few times until it did. I ran crystal disk on it and that showed a few bad sectors etc. Thankfully I managed up pull everything important off it when it did boot though.

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

    Last month when I upgraded to a ryzen 3600. The pc wouldn't boot and it turned out one of the ram sticks and gone faulty, despite having worked fine for the past 14 months.

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

    The last component, if you can call it that, was the 'start' switch on a case, i.e. what used to be the on/off but in these sift-start days it's not really that anymore.

    I wired in my own decent quality switch and, well, carried on. That was, oh, 5 years ago, maybe.

    What caused it? As it was on a case with pretty minimal use, I'm going for lousy, cheap, rubbjsh component quality over wear-and-tear, but I can't prove it. Other that that, a good 15 years or so I'd say.

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

    One from four DDR3 Ram sticks, had them around 10 years and had upgraded to a new pc so no real issues letting it run with 3GB lol.

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

    Corsair H110i. Lasted about 1 year before the pump died.

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

    One drive after thunderstorm attack, and one motherboard after a beer attack.

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

    nforce 2 motherboard about 16 years ago. the soundstorm audio on it was amazing for onboard sound.

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

    WD Blue 1TB 64mb cache consumer disk. Took 13 months to go from fine to having every sector go bad at the same time. I VERY SLOWLY copied my data off it, with latencies for normal access in seconds and transfer rates under a few hundred KB/s. No idea why it did this, system was fine when I left before work and the drive was on death's door when I got back.

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

    Graphics card. and yes. overworking it for too long.

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

    My graphics card 2 months ago. And it killed my motherboard and CPU. But it turns out that the GPU fans burned(Zotac and their garbage fans) and caused an electric spike which killed the other components(motherboard's pci-e slot, displayport port and CPU) .
    Bizzarely enough I changed the GPU radiator for an Arctic Accelero III(GPU warranty obsolete) and the GPU is doing fine since then(a week plus). But I lost the motherboard and CPU for sure.

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