I'm planning to work abroad for several years and I can't bring my trusty PC along. I'm gonna buy a laptop and I'll possibly only come back home after 5 years. So my question is:
Is it OK to leave my computer turned off for several years?
Or should I ask a friend to turn it on from time to time? I'm thinking about sealing it off in plastic and leaving it turned off the whole time.
For specifics, my PC is a desktop computer, Intel processor (Core i7) and Motherboard (DP55WB), has regular internal and external HDDs and an Nvidia graphic card. I usually use it a few hours a day. The only problem I can think of so far is the battery of the motherboard (for the BIOS) dying out, but this is cheap to replace.