So last week my laptop started crashing every time I dared to use my GPU even a little bit for more than a couple of minutes. I pulled out my old desktop machine, on which I couldn't really do anything fun or interesting, but at least I could chat & skype and what not.
.. and today that old PC refuses to start up.
Good thing I still have my trusty mac mini. At least you've never let me down, my old friend.