All things mechanical/electrical, electronic & retro, flashlights/torches & their modification, SWL, scanning and radio in general, hardcore science & naval fiction, music 70's to present... inclusive of Heavy Metal.
Heatpipe tower (generic) with delta fan
2 x 2Gb Geil DDR1066
Dual 80 & 120 Sata drives
500w Antec Earthwatts PSU
Acer Aspire Midi tower
Foxconn Heatpipe HSF
2 x 2 Gb Patriot Viper DDR2
nVidia 9600gt 512Mb PCIe
Western Digital 80Gb Sata
Antec True Blue 480w ATX (recapped)
Capacitors age and components wear, but it isn't so bad as you might think...
That really depends on the conditions at which those components have been working in, for example high temperatures age capacitors prematurely, a bad fan can also permit excessive dust build up which in turn can cause components to run at higher temperatures as well... and so it goes on.
How often was the unit/PC cleared of dust in that 8 years of service?