electricity connection and voltage fluctuations... that sucks.
i might be going to India next summer for vacation. India seems like a nice place to spend a week of summer vacation.
hope i don't need a stabilizer for my smartphone charger.
about the CPU RAM and motherboard lifespan:
i can say that i personally have had my CPU RAM and motherboard for 3½ years. the RAM and motherboard are doing fine, but i am for sure gonna change the CPU somewhere in 2013. by doing so, i'll also have to change the motherboard, because i am using first generation core i7 on the X56 Chipset.
if at that time i get a motherboard with quad channel support, i'll change the RAM as well.
i currently have 6 gig of RAM in trible channel, and it would be nice to have a 4x2 kit (8gig) in quad channel.
if i do so i will have the RAM all set for at least 3 years more to come