Quote Originally Posted by gomipile View Post
Unless it's specifically designed for that, of course.

For a significant premium price you can buy radiation hardened processors, memory, etc. that are designed for use in outer space. They tend to use larger transistors and slightly updated 1990s era designs so that they are less sensitive to radiation flipping bits, etc. Also, they sometimes use more radiation resistant semiconductors.

Also, 1980s and early 1990s hardware is quite durable for the same reason, with the exception of storage technology. If you want a simple, half-####d solution for a low-spec computer that will last a long time, get an early 90s PC, and replace the hard drive with a Compact Flash card and adapter. Oh, might want to install a modern power supply that's a bit over-specced for the system, too.
Anything after 2010 or so will probably prove pretty durable. Most of the hardware failures in the 2010s were caused by bad capacitors that were manufactured between 99 and 07 and were extremely popular due to low cost (which was attributed to the new tech used, which works quite well when they aren't defective). A large percentage of power supplies, motherboards, and video cards manufactured in that date range are doomed to fail catastrophically (not only are the effects of not having the capacitor usually not good, the failing cap leaks acid) because of this. A notable example that's likely to still be in use is the original Xbox console - all but the last hardware revision uses such a capacitor to store the date/time, so anyone with an OG console needs to open it up and pop the thing out.