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post #1 of 16
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Hello all,

I was wondering how I could get more use out of my rig other than surround (2D and 3D) gaming. My sig rig is the one I am using. I was wondering about Folding@Home and photoshop/video editing. I use Fraps to record gaming sessions sometimes, but I don't know how or what to use to convert them.

I just want to get as much as I can out of my i7 2600k and SLI GTX 580's. Overall, I'm just proud of my computer and want to put it to work. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks a bunch
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post #2 of 16
Well, with the hyper-threading assuming your using one of the applications that supports hyper-threading, then as for as encoding and what not goes you will see a good boost in performance as far as speed goes in the time it takes to encode the videos.

With the Folding@Home you will be getting a lot more folds in (from what I understand) I'm not an expert at Folding though.
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post #3 of 16
F@H is a great way to use your PC. Mine is always going 100% when it is on. And folding is fun, you get to meet people on here, ask/answer questions and check you progress through EOC or Stanford's site.

A good thread to get you started would be this one.

And if you wanted to try a bit of folding, I would use the GPU client. It's easy to set up and start right away.
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post #4 of 16
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Thanks for the info B-rock. I'll probably check out some threads on folding to get some more information in a little bit. I'd just hope that the 580's don't get too hot (they usually top out at 65C in surround). Time will tell!
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post #5 of 16
Fold! Your system would be an amazing contribution.
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post #6 of 16
So you are asking what to do with the PC you made?
Sorry, but that's just dumb...
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iCrap;15411993 
So you are asking what to do with the PC you made?
Sorry, but that's just dumb...

Kinda this.

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post #8 of 16
Start folding.

Become Addicted.

Keep on folding.

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post #9 of 16
Whats folding? Like mining bitcoins or something like that?
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post #10 of 16
Get into some vid editing.

Of course you'll need some vids to edit.

If you're looking for alot of "wow"s and enthusiasm, remember you're on OCN where OC'd 2600Ks and SLI setups are kind of common.
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