View Poll Results: Which item of hardware breaks the most?

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  • CPU

    2 2.00%
  • Motherboard

    6 6.00%
  • Graphics Card

    9 9.00%
  • Memory

    9 9.00%
  • Hard Drive

    46 46.00%
  • Optical Drive

    18 18.00%
  • Other

    10 10.00%
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    • oralpain's system
      • Motherboard:
      • DFI "Blood Iron" P35-T2RL
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      • Memory:
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      • 2x Seagate ST3250410AS
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      • NVIDIA 8800GTS (G92) 512 @ 783MHz core, 1836MHz shader, 1053Mhz memory, stock cooling 70% fan speed
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      • Seasonic SS-500GB
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    For me video cards and optical drives die the most and hard drives the least.

    I'm really wondering what some of you people do to your drives if they fail this often. I have had a single drive out of more than 20 die in my life time. I have hard drives that are over a 12 years old that still work fine.
    Last edited by oralpain; 13-05-2005 at 03:10 AM.

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      • Yes
      • Storage:
      • Yes
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      • Yes
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      • Yes
      • Case:
      • Yes
      • Monitor(s):
      • Yes
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    Of all the hundreds of pc bits I've bought in the last 10 or so years, the only thing I've had go pop are hard drives. 5 of the buggers.

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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Loads!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 780 GTX
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 850Watt
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Storm Trooper
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
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      • Dell 24"
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    In my case its close between RAM and Hard Drives, but i think Ram has the slight faliure average. I work in I.T so we go through a lot of RAM and Drive.

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      • Leave my mother out of it!
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      • If I knew what it meant?
      • Memory:
      • Wah?
      • Storage:
      • Cupboards and drawers
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Slate & chalk
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      • meh
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      • I was 1 at skool
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    At work it's PSU's & hard drives that have the biggest failure rate. But personally i seem to get thro a lot of opticl drives.
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      • 250GB 960 EVO + a few more drives
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      • 6GB Palit GTX 1060 Dual
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      • Antec Truepower 750W Modular Blue
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T White Edition
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      • Windows 10 PRO
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      • 27" Asus MX279H & 24" Acer 3D GD245HQ + the 3D glasses
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher
    My 5900U at work went bang at random. :/
    Wasn't the same brand as mine was it? I'll give you a clue..... golden sample

    I had the original die about 7 months after purchase, the 2nd died roughly 22 months into the warranty and the 3rd lasted just 10 weeks and this took me out of the 2 year warranty period.

    Talk about gutted... so to cheer myself up I ended up buying a SKT 939 system instead with PCI-E and 2 x 6800GT's

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      • 2 x 8GB Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4-3000
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 (OS) + 2 x 512GB Samsung 960 EVO in RAID 0 (Games)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC
      • PSU:
      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
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      • Fractal Design Node 804
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    I voted "Other", and that for me is Software!

    I know it's a hardware poll, but the only thing that I've had "break" in the past god knows how many years of building PC's is my monitor that went recently. Every other problem I have is down to Windows.

    I can bet that HDD's is gonna be the most popular though...

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      • If I knew what it meant?
      • Memory:
      • Wah?
      • Storage:
      • Cupboards and drawers
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Slate & chalk
      • PSU:
      • meh
      • Case:
      • Suit or Brief?
      • Operating System:
      • Brain
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      • I was 1 at skool
      • Internet:
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    Wasn't the same brand as mine was it? I'll give you a clue..... golden sample

    I had the original die about 7 months after purchase, the 2nd died roughly 22 months into the warranty and the 3rd lasted just 10 weeks and this took me out of the 2 year warranty period.

    Talk about gutted... so to cheer myself up I ended up buying a SKT 939 system instead with PCI-E and 2 x 6800GT's
    Mine died after 13 months, utter pants.
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      • 16GB DR3
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      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
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      • Dell 20" TFT
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    As we speak, I have just registered a warranty call for another b0rked hard disk in a laptop, so you know what my answer will have been...

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    • Butcher's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97 Gaming 3
      • CPU:
      • i7-4790K
      • Memory:
      • 8 GB Corsair 1866 MHz
      • Storage:
      • 120GB SSD, 240GB SSD, 2TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 970
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    Wasn't the same brand as mine was it? I'll give you a clue..... golden sample

    I had the original die about 7 months after purchase, the 2nd died roughly 22 months into the warranty and the 3rd lasted just 10 weeks and this took me out of the 2 year warranty period.

    Talk about gutted... so to cheer myself up I ended up buying a SKT 939 system instead with PCI-E and 2 x 6800GT's
    IIRC it was an nvidia pre-release sample actually.

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    Optical drives in my experience. Damn things
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    • hibby's system
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      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair DDR3 Vengeance LP 1600MHz (9-9-9-24)
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 840 Pro; 120GB OCZ Vertex 3; 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ; 250GB Seagate 7200.10
      • Graphics card(s):
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      • Case:
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    Well the only thing I've ever managed top kill was the motherboard in my SN45G, stupid bug with changing the memory voltage.
    If you can't keep up, stick with reality...

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    Ill tell you what breaks a lot

    Its the hard drive, I always try and upgrade, add remove, generally mess about with my system when Im intoxicated, and end up dropping them on the floor and bam ! Ive lost about 5 hard drives in the last year due to this :\
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swafeman
    Ill tell you what breaks a lot

    Its the hard drive, I always try and upgrade, add remove, generally mess about with my system when Im intoxicated, and end up dropping them on the floor and bam ! Ive lost about 5 hard drives in the last year due to this :\
    But surely that comes under "User error" rather than "Broken Hardware"!

    Would you class a pint glass as faulty if it broke when you dropped it?

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    3 sticks of ddr ram in a matter of months

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    Hard drives fail a lot but I've had just as many power supplies fail as hard drives. Are we talking new builds or machines that have been in service more than a year? There's a big difference.

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