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On top of that, few people actually buy those build-it-yourself computer boxes these days, anyway. There is a reason why companies emulate, more and more, the roughly closed designs of laptops and similar and area moving more towards things like tablets.
The only place I know where you can sort of engage in this kind of build-your-own camera design to some extent is with some medium format systems where you can switch in and out a variety of backs. However, most photographers would not be very happy with the way you have to run those cameras, especially by comparison to the highly integrated systems we are used to now with our DSLRs.
With the very tight integration of the DSLR camera systems - which is nothing at all like the way film worked - you would have to give up a lot to have a removable sensor, etc in your DSLR. On top of that, the darned thing would end up being even bigger. And it would only sell to a very small subset of the market.
Fortunately there is an easy solution. First, hang onto your camera until you really need to replace it. It is entirely unnecessary to buy each new camera body upgrade. The differences are real, but they are also typically not that significant to your photographic results. Skip an upgrade or two before buying again. And when you do buy a new camera, hang onto the most recent older body as a backup and second camera. Sell your oldest body or give it to some deserving kid or family member... ;-)
Gak. The amount of ridiculous impractical unreasonable nonsensical wishful thinking that goes on here, totally divorced from reality.
PCs are not cameras.
PCs: don't have to be miniaturized, don't have to be robust, don't have critical mechanical components occupying large percentage of volume, have lots of empty space, exist in the context of a very much larger commodity-like industry, ...
DSLRs are not commoditized like PCs for similar reasons why smartphones are not commoditized like PCs.