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Gaming, folding and benchmarking. I use Photoshop in a daily basis too.

Some random usages it has include video editing, compilating small programs and so on.
   
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I am kind of weird in the sense that I built my first custom computer without a cause in mind, moreso with the purpose of just building the best machine I could with the latest technology possible and making it powerful as can be. I tend to just want the best and enjoy having it there, not necessarily always utilizing it. This is how I ended up with a Samsung LED monitor, bose 2.1 speakers, a razer mouse, a logitech G19 computer, and an insanely fast computer even though I am not even a PC gamer. So, with all this gaming gear at hand and a beast of a machine (triple SSDs in RAID 0 being the beastliest part of it) I am wondering, what can I do to take advantage of this machine? I temporarily enjoyed pushing it to its limits via overclocking, but I got lazy so I let the computer auto OC it to 3.2ghz. After that, I put it aside for a few months. I just recently turned it on again, as I am typing on it this instant, and cleaned it up, realizing a computer of its stature need not be snubbed, although I must say my Macbook Air is mounds more convenient. Nevertheless, I have played a couple of PC games and I must say, they bore me too quickly. I ran Crysis 2 on "hardcore" yesterday, surprised by how I could run it so smoothly, but the gameplay was not as interesting as the graphics. Likewise, I have played Portal 2, and wasting my time in such a manner just didn't appeal to me. I have tried playing mmorpgs, but they bore me as well. The concept of hitting, waiting to be hit by a monster, then hitting again just so you can continue to do that forever isn't exactly rational enough for me. So I am stuck here. The only games I do enjoy, anyway, happen to be on consoles-games like GTA4 and GT5-that I have.

So from all of this, I can conclude that the real joy of building and tuning my own power-hungry PC is just having all of that power lying around. It's kind of like my love for powerful sports cars like the BMW M3; you don't (and cannot) always exploit the power that is available to you. A lot of the satisfaction just comes from knowing that it is there. So what I seek to do now is take my metaphorical BMW M3 to the track; anyone have any suggestions as to what that track might be?
Either a huge troll post or a ignoramus with more money than sense. I think he managed to hit on something that will bother just about every demographic here.
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post #13 of 28
I use my machine mainly for gaming. And when not gaming I use it for school stuff.
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post #14 of 28
My own computational biology experiments (folding), gaming, torrents, netflix streaming to my hdtv.
    
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PORN! LOTS AND LOTS OF IT.

well that and gaming, and watching movies/tv shows. And the occasional schoolwork.
Yep.... pretty much this.
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Gaming, folding and benchmarking. I use Photoshop in a daily basis too.

Some random usages it has include video editing, compilating small programs and so on.
This + TONS of music
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post #17 of 28
I use mine rig mainly for gaming. Secondary is Linux (VMWare) and the rest is just social stuff like chat, youtube, email, HD movie watching, blah blah blah.
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When not on OCN, Techpowerup and Toms I play WOW still until a new genre MMO comes out. Funny how it's Log on do daily Heroic, check for new raids on calandar. Finish Daily and hop on OCN.

oh and Wimp where I generally check out the daily virals. Wouldn't mind folding but I m gathering that Folding is better on my Nvidia machine vice this one due to driver architecture.
    
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You should try some multilayer games like BFBC2 or L4D2. Single player games usually bore me(besides Portal 2, DUDE how could you not like that game?). Playing shooting games with other people online is always fun, it's always different and has a satisfying feeling of making someone else mad.
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