I’ve struggled with the decision of whether or not to replace my computer for the better part of a year now. The Core i5-2500K powering my main rig is roughly four and a half years old at this point and despite bumping up to 16GB of RAM a few months back, it may soon be time to retire the faithful system.

This is without a doubt the longest I’ve gone between major updates. I could probably squeeze another couple of years out of my setup – maybe longer with some overclocking – but the performance I’d gain from a sixth-gen Core i7 sure is tempting.

With this week’s open forum, we’re curious to know, how long does a typical PC last you? Do you like to ride a platform into the sunset or do you prefer to keep pace with technology on a fairly regular basis? Let us know in the comments section below!