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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    • dodgybob's system
      • Motherboard:
      • A8N-SLI Premium
      • CPU:
      • Opteron 170 @ 2.7 Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2x 1GB OCZ Platinum Rev 2
      • Storage:
      • 1x 320GB WD & 1x 1TB Samsung F1
      • Graphics card(s):
      • X1950pro
      • PSU:
      • 500W Seasonic S12-II
      • Case:
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      • Monitor(s):
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    I've had one brand new psu fail and 3 fail in pcs that had been running for quite a while. Next up i've had about 3 hard drive failures. The only ram problem I've had was some really cheap Geil ram 2 years ago which when turned out to be part of a faulty batch.

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    • Nox's system
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • Yes
      • Storage:
      • Yes
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Yes
      • PSU:
      • Yes
      • Case:
      • Yes
      • Monitor(s):
      • Yes
      • Internet:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen
    Would you class a pint glass as faulty if it broke when you dropped it?
    Only if the beer fell out.

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    The 2 most common components to break are floppy drives and power supplies. Having said that though, the only things I've had break on me are a AIW 9800 Pro and a 9600 Pro.

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    • BenW's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Dual SATA2
      • CPU:
      • AMD64 3500+
      • Memory:
      • 1GB Crucial DDR
      • Storage:
      • 160GB Samsung 8MB Cache
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Radeon HD 3850
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic S12 600W
      • Case:
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      • Monitor(s):
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      • Internet:
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    Well after saying i only ever had a PSU and mouse die my motherboard died on saturday

    Its a Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000Pro-G which had been running for 1 week. Bought from OCUK and i really hope they're not as bad as some people say they are

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    liteon dvd drives - cheap rubbish

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    Quote Originally Posted by phunkygal
    liteon dvd drives - cheap rubbish
    I have a liteon dvd drive - has worked fine for years
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    Power supplies. I have maybe 10 dead power supplies in my cupboard. Fortunately, most of them aren't mine.

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    I've lost count of the amount of Floppy drives I've had fail, but my current rig is on its third one, and I hardly ever use the blooming thing!

    For me, Optical Drives have been more unreliable than HDD's, I never had a HDD fail within its warrenty period, but have had CD-ROMs fail after a couple of months! Mind you, I always buy Seagate for thier reliability then I go and buy an LG CD-ROM

    I replaced all my Optical Drives with Asus ones recently and have had no problems at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by phunkygal
    liteon dvd drives - cheap rubbish
    Not a truer word spoken! Had mine barely a year, with minimal use, and it just completely died without warning.... Junk!
    I dont have much luck with CD/rw/ROM drives, but this is only due to the fact that I keep buying cheap ones.
    Apart from those I've had:
    1HDD fail - due to me I think...
    1GFX card fail - Voodoo!!
    1PSU - cheapo, got a few years out of it though.

    Apart from that, everything alse seems pretty reliable *touches head*
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzyo99
    **Touches wood**
    It would be wise to caress your wood

    It would have to be PSU's for me, I have had a few go on me. (Only the cheap ones though in pre-built systems. I have never had a decent PSU go)

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    What about peripherals? If they are included I would have to say printers have given me more hastle over the years than anything else.

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    well reliability wise... my MS Intelli Explorer has now been going over 5 years - flawless!!
    But it did cost me £50!! so it bloody well should!
    Windows XP / 1.1MB Orange BB: E6600 Core 2 Duo Gigabyte GA 965P-DS3P EVGA 8800GTS Superclocked WD 250GB SATA2/300 2GB Corsair TwinX 6400 DDR2 Corsair HX 520 PSU 17in LG Flatron SONY DVD RW DRU-800A Akasa Zen case SB Audigy

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    • BenW's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Dual SATA2
      • CPU:
      • AMD64 3500+
      • Memory:
      • 1GB Crucial DDR
      • Storage:
      • 160GB Samsung 8MB Cache
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Radeon HD 3850
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic S12 600W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ-04
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 17" Ultrasharp
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 8Mb
    If you're going to look at that then every single component/pheripheral on my sisters 7 year old dell is still going strong except the mouse that could be on the way out

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      • Memory:
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      • Storage:
      • Lots
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire X1950XT
      • PSU:
      • Hiper Type-R 550w
      • Case:
      • Antec lovely black thing
      • Operating System:
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    Motherboards for me... mine is playing silly buggers as we speak.

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