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Originally Posted by Maddoxman View Post
Also, please give us your definition of "fun".
something visual, or audio. that, i cannot do with a less powerful computer. not their production though.

ie, like at one point i asked in a profession forum whether there were any '3d modeled scenery' stuff or something like that - stuff which are photo-realistic, taxing renderings of natural scenery, that i could just load up and watch. you know, imagine a hill top oak tree, both tree, hill, and the scenery rendered in extreme detail, leaves waving, wind blowing etc.

at a point i even attempted to make it myself, but as i said, i want to enjoy rather than produce. i do enough work with computer every day to want to get a hobby producing something on it.
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post #32 of 58
No pun intended but:

Get a new hobby?

Clearly you are not enjoying this as much as most people here..

Other than that, 3rd post is true.
    
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post #33 of 58
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Originally Posted by unity100 View Post
what's there to do, in terms of fun, with such powerful rigs ?
why did you even buy it if you will ask that?
sell it and spend the cash on your other hobbies.
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post #34 of 58
Get into 3D and do some rendering. Try cinema 4D, it's a lot of fun.
post #35 of 58
hmmm if I had your rig I would brute force my WPA wifi and see how long it take 0_o

idk try new apps, get CAD, teach yourself new skills etc.

or do what I did and build a project car.
    
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post #36 of 58
This is OCN, maybe if you want to deal with the computer still just do some case modding or something. Nice productive activity that gets you off the computer but not really.

Note: Paint flames on it so it goes faster.
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post #37 of 58
OP, I kind of understand your situation. I feel that in order to answer the question it's best to answer it in terms of "If I had what you have..." kind of mentality.

I'm assuming you have atleast 4xGTX 580s with i7-2600K processor with atleast 3 monitors. So here's what I would do if I had a powerful rig:
- Overclock it as much as I can (CPU and GPU).
- Make the desktop look nice and awesome.
- Spend a fortune making the computer area look super awesome. (Desk, surround speakers, backlight keyboard and mouse).
- Do massive amount of benchmarking (3DMark 11 and all that).
- Go to forums and show off the results and pictures on people's faces for epeen purpose.
- Claim they are too poor to have an awesome rig as this and make them feel like utter crap for not having what you have. (No seriously, I would do this if only I had the capital).

Basically OP, think of it like an expensive car. Try to show it off as much as possible to friends, guests or strangers. Take satisfaction in your material wealth and possessions.

If this doesn't seem enticing to you, perhaps you could sell/donate your computer to an university / research program.
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post #38 of 58
I'm sure many have already suggested. Get a new hobby.

Or better yet Get a Life.
Kidding aside maybe computers aren't for you anymore.

If i can suggest something try radio controlled hobbies.
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post #39 of 58
Most of the list that popped into my head has already been hit on in this thread multiple times, but the only other thing I could think of was programming. It's not exactly my cup of tea but I know some people love it. And it would use you whole CPU (can't say that for GPUs though ) Personally I fold and do CAD on my rigs, but that's because I don't game anymore (much like yourself). I'd definitely say check out folding if the programming thing isn't your cup of tea, since the point of folding is to just let your rig sit there and run simulations, and you don't seem to do anything too intensive on your rig.

Just my thoughts,

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Quote:
Originally Posted by JonnyFenix View Post
find another hobby like cars or your wife. Lol

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That's a full time job, not a hobby.

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