Well you've been lucky. I've had virtually every kind of PC part fail, over the years. My current motherboard is a Z170. It died after two weeks. Just didn't turn on, one day. The replacement has been great ever since. But, its another example in a long story of various hardware issues, not related to drivers.So, I would have to take exception at the last paragraph. My system has been running rock solid stable since I put it together back in 2016. No windows reinstalls or anything. Other than one time when the memory failed (which PNY warrantied quickly, props to them), I have had zero downtime, and in near 24x7 operation. I use a Xeon on an Asrock board with a Gigabyte 1060 6gb card. I don't overclock or screw with crap to try and eek out an extra 2 or 3 FPS. To be frank, Windows has caused me more grief with their updates than Nvidia has. I keep everything up to date and current, typically installing new drivers on the first of the month.