Built up my PC a little over a year ago. Pretty pleased with how "future proof" it is too. i5 cpu overclocked at 4.2 will do me well for some time. Got 8GB or RAM atm and I can go up to 16GB with my mobo. My GPU can play current games easily (and most in full settings) and I have a second one (they fucked up and sent me 2 but only charged me for one ) that I can set up in Crossfire when I need MOAR POWAH.
"Every man's heart one day beats its final beat, his lungs breath their final breath. And if what that man did in his life, makes the blood pulse through the body of others, and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalised by the storytellers, by the loyalty, by the memory, of those who honour him and make whatever the man did live forever."
My PC is about 3 years old but barely use it cause it's fucking up and on it's last legs. I'm going to have to put all it's files on a USB to keep any important documents before it completely dies on me.
I've had mine 7 years. Cost over £1200 in 2006 and my Dad paid for it outright, and then I paid him £10 a week for the next two years and a few months. I was working for him full time and had too much money at the time as well which always amazed me he only wanted £10 a week, not a single complaint though.
Still works flawlessly. I'm not really a gamer so as long as it runs movies/music/internet I'm cool.
I can remember buying it and it's 300gb memory, and the man who sold it told me there is no way I would ever fill it. About 5 years ago I had easily filled 200gb with music and kept having to delete everything I watched.
Still, for 7 years worth, it's done it's job brilliantly. From when I bought it up until about 2010 I used it just for films/music/internet and also had my television hooked through it along with my Playstation, then for the last 3 years I've used it for work as well as the other three, and have it connected to the super-large TV on the wall and watch movies/TV nightly. It's paid for itself over and over.
I reckon if I wiped it completely, cleaned it thoroughly I could easily get £400 for it. Impressive given it came with a modern for the time monitor, stacks of re-burnable DVDs and all sorts of printers/scanners as add-ons.
Along with my iPad and my huge telly, it's the one thing that I can always say I have got my moneys worth.
I'm expecting to keep using it as well, not worth fixing what isn't broken. I don't game, unless it's Football Manager a few hours a month, so as long as it work it will do me.