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Originally Posted by Nick0matic;15438647 
I don't call a quad core Phenom and CF'd 5670s "powerful." That's anything but. Try Quadfire or Quad-SLI on huge triple monitor (or more) setups. If you want powerful and some fun with building computers, you might want to entertain yourself with modding, sleeving, and liquid cooling.

If you classify you're system as "powerful," then I guess mine is top of the line, which it isn't. As I said, if you want to "do" something with high-end parts, what about liquid nitrogen ventures and dry ice?
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Originally Posted by derickwm;15438636 
Ok? Not sure what you're looking for. The phII 965 is a decent processor, the 5670s are...well half decent. If you want more game beautifulness @1080p get new graphic cards. Everything else is fine.

see, there is the point :

i dont game anymore.

therefore, none of what is said apply to me.

even if i spend effort for modding, every bit of pleasure goes away when i sit in front of what i modded/oc'ed and all i can do is benchmarks.
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What the guy above said, but I also overclock my cpu because:

1. I can
2. It won't shorten its usable life (i.e. I will ditch it before it degrades)
3. It doesn't use that much more power
4. 3.8ghz to 4.6ghz is a big leap, and in a lot of programs and games you feel the difference.

May I suggest that, if you don't find any pleasure in any of this, you may be on the wrong forum?
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Overclock a powerful cpu and do what, exactly ?

That is the $64,000 question isn't it? In my case the main thing I do is game, which is why I am running a $400 AMD 555 rig instead of a $1000+ Intel machine. The only game I currently have that comes close to maxxing out my $87 CPU (OC'd to 4 Ghz) is Supreme Commander against the AI with a 80km map and thousands of units. I am not into FPS games, but 20-30% CPU usage for most of those with your CPU sounds about right (except for older single threaded titles). The RTS type of games eat a lot more CPU, especially if you are playing against AIs. I just went through about a 6 month period where games had no draw at all for me and was mostly interested in just making m rig all it could be (for cheap), but a couple weeks ago I got Total War : Napoleon and I have been racking up a lot of hours on that. Great game I love it. I might get the newset TW, Shogun2, but I am not really interested in the oriental setting, although I hear the graphics and gameplay are a notch above TW:N. I think what you need is to find a game that grabs you once again.
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Sounds like you are stressed for idea's on your rig. Take outside and "office space" it.
Another idea is to sell it to someone who will enjoy it and find another hobby like cars or your wife. Lol

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I think what you need is to find a game that grabs you once again.
i really played EVERY significant thing in the past 20 years, when they came out and they were hot. i played starcraft when it was thundering new, i got into swg on day one, i was there at age of conan launch, i played medal of honor on a thunderbird. that's counting out that when dune 2 practically 'made' the rts genre, i was there playing.

so, now whatever game i play, nothing feels new to me. i see the game concepts behind the game, instead of what's in front of me on the screen. and i get bored.

so gaming's out of the question.



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i even entertained the idea of getting into 3d modeling just for having something to do with my rig, but then i got bored with that too. i didnt have any particular desire to do 3d modeling from the start in the first place.
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Sounds like you are stressed for idea's on your rig. Take outside and "office space" it.
what does that mean ?
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if i could afford it i'd stick 100x more performance in my system but thats what low gloss refraction rendering does to you
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call in the wambulance buddy needs to get a grip on reality.

there are other things to do in the world, maybe you can use your computer to figure that out! there ya go!
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call in the wambulance buddy needs to get a grip on reality.

there are other things to do in the world, maybe you can use your computer to figure that out! there ya go!
aaaaand, your point in telling this to someone who is asking for advice in a computer overclocking forum for stuff to do with a COMPUTER, is ?
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Well, seeing as you have basically said no to any type of intensive computing... sell it? seems like you aren't getting much use. Maybe venture into the realm of HTPC or audio and build up a library of your life/movies/music. Either way it is a lot cheaper to run a small/quiet htpc server than a top of the line gaming rig. although mine is a pretty damn near top of the line gaming rig with 2 tb of redundant storage which is plenty to start off with .
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