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April 21, 2014 1:30:55 AM

Leaving health issues aside, I was wondering if it's bad for a computer to be used 12 hours everyday? I recently built a new computer and I wanted to be extra careful with it. I will most likely be gaming half of the time and watching anime and movies during the other half. Will any problems arise from using it too much?

Of course, when the Fall semester starts, I will be taking much more classes than I am now so that will decrease the hours spent on the computer. However, that's still a few months away.

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April 21, 2014 1:33:53 AM

The PC will be fine as long as it's not getting excessively hot.
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April 21, 2014 1:36:32 AM

As long as it's not a laptop running on battery power, it's fine. Most of the wear and tear on desktops comes from heat stress (metal expanding and contracting as it heats and cools), so it's better to leave it on then turn it on and off all the time.
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April 21, 2014 1:38:24 AM

MagicPants said:
As long as it's not a laptop running on battery power, it's fine. Most of the wear and tear on desktops comes from heat stress (metal expanding and contracting as it heats and cools), so it's better to leave it on then turn it on and off all the time.


+1, by the way, a nice PC you have there :) 
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April 21, 2014 2:49:42 AM

Of course the real issue is your pending cardiac arrest .

Ideally get some exercise instead of watching movies and gaming all day
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April 21, 2014 4:51:54 AM

Outlander_04 said:
Of course the real issue is your pending cardiac arrest .

Ideally get some exercise instead of watching movies and gaming all day
"Leaving health issues aside" was his first sentence.

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April 21, 2014 9:44:52 PM

Eduello said:
MagicPants said:
As long as it's not a laptop running on battery power, it's fine. Most of the wear and tear on desktops comes from heat stress (metal expanding and contracting as it heats and cools), so it's better to leave it on then turn it on and off all the time.


+1, by the way, a nice PC you have there :) 


Thanks!
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April 21, 2014 10:53:36 PM

4cloud said:
Outlander_04 said:
Of course the real issue is your pending cardiac arrest .

Ideally get some exercise instead of watching movies and gaming all day
"Leaving health issues aside" was his first sentence.



Which is a little like saying "how far can i drive on a tank of gas if we ignore the tank is empty "
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April 21, 2014 11:27:09 PM

Outlander_04 said:
4cloud said:
Outlander_04 said:
Of course the real issue is your pending cardiac arrest .

Ideally get some exercise instead of watching movies and gaming all day
"Leaving health issues aside" was his first sentence.



Which is a little like saying "how far can i drive on a tank of gas if we ignore the tank is empty "


I think it's fairly obvious that there are risks to that kind of lifestyle. I run on the treadmill at least 30 minutes to an hour everyday. Plus, I take short breaks by chilling around the house as well as attend classes. There's no problem, and if one does come, then oh well. I appreciate the advice anyways.

Thanks for the answers everyone!
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