Originally Posted by BeastMode
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?