What is the general life span for a desktop / tower computer?

Question by crystalkeeper223: What is the general life span for a desktop / tower computer?
My first pc, a compaq on Windows 98, lasted me a good 6 years and a few spare months.
So, I was wondering, given due wear and tear (surfing, video watching, music listening, chatting, e-mailing, etc.), what is the average life span for a desktop / tower computer?

Best answer:

Answer by Avin
Depends On Maintenance. Mostly lasts For 5 To 6 Years

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