Do Gaming PCs Really Need a Lifetime Warranty?

December 22, 2020

One of the most common questions that people ask related to computers and other big technology purchases is what kind of a warranty comes with it. A warranty can give you some peace of mind when you spend hundreds (or over $1000) for a piece of equipment that you can use for gaming, work, and other everyday activities. The biggest challenge with most warranties, though, is that they either don’t cover the right things or they don’t last long enough to get any value.

Enter the lifetime warranty: a guarantee that if something goes wrong with an item you purchased at any point in your life, you can get a replacement or repairs. That is great for things that you are going to buy once and never need again, like a top-of-the-line vacuum cleaner or your favorite Eddie Bauer jacket.

Most tech like a gaming PC won’t come with a lifetime warranty. That’s partly because most manufacturers and stores don’t want to have to replace things that they know won’t last. But there’s another question that you might be asking. That is, do you really need a lifetime warranty on something that you will probably want to upgrade eventually? At Xidax, we still think they are a good idea.

Why Warranties are Worth It

We think computer warranties matter for a few key reasons: convenience, reassurance, and cost savings.


When your computer fails, it’s usually at the most inconvenient moment. The time when you really need it, and it’s not available for you to use. We can’t do anything about the frustrations of having a computer that fails because all the components will eventually wear out, but we can help you get it repaired and back in working order right away. Our shop is based in the U.S., so you can get it shipped, repaired, and returned in a matter of days rather than weeks to ship it overseas to a manufacturer.


A gaming PC is a big investment, and even if you don’t keep the entire PC intact for the duration of your life (we know that technology will get better and you’ll need to upgrade) it’s still nice to know that no matter how long you keep it, we’ll back it up. Every piece of hardware inside the computer case is backed by our warranty, so if it fails today or in 5 years, we’ve got it.

Cost Savings

If something goes wrong with your computer, you’ll be footing the bill to fix it. With Xidax, you simply let us know what’s going on, and we’ll make sure it gets fixed. As long as it’s part of your “core” computer (not accessories or special-order parts), we will cover it.

While you might be thinking a lifetime warranty is just a gimmick, we think it gives you some peace of mind knowing that no matter what, your big investment is covered, whether you need it for 3 years, 10 years, or the rest of your life. Shop Xidax today to see the full terms of our warranty and our great desktop computers that are covered.

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