I spent around 500 USD on my eMachines desktop in 2011 and it still runs fast and without other errors. Therefore, I think I got an excellent deal. However, I don't think computers are immortal, even if well taken care of. What might cause it to finally die of old age? I'd be shocked if this thing was running perfectly in 10 or even 20 or more years from now. Oh, by the way, I am willing to spend way more than 500 for a 2nd computer, one that is specifically for gaming, because I want to get more into 3D art creation.