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Well a powerful rig opens doors to other hobbies like 3D work, video editing and sound editing.

Or just having a rig where you can multitask more effectively. For me that's encoding a video in the background while playing a game.

Sometimes a powerful rig is needed to host a server for games.

Another cool thing to do with a rig with lots of ram and CPU power is learn how to use ESXi for virtualization for fun.

A lot of people mentioned folding, which is more a hobby then anything to me.

I don't know what else, there is a reason I have not upgraded my rig in a while, and won't be for a long time. I just don't need it.
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what i posted is not hard to understand. instead of posting the above pointless rant, you could just have named an additional activity that could be done on a powerful computer.
You say you're a programmer, so how about...

Write a program that scrapes the internet and compiles a list of everything a powerful computer can do, then cross references that list with every activity that ever made you smile, then emails a single result from the list to everyone on overclockers.net... that way everyone will be able to post a suggestion that you might possibly enjoy
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Another cool thing to do with a rig with lots of ram and CPU power is learn how to use ESXi for virtualization for fun.
what's that ?
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ESXi is an operating system meant to be a host for multiple operating systems running on top of it. It is heavily used in businesses to replace multiple servers with 1 more powerful server.

Would be something fun to learn if you are interested.
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> powerful computer
> phenomII 965
> hd5670s
> 2011
> mfw



0/10 Troll.
 
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Phase 1: Sell that acquired powerful computer since you don't need it.

Phase 2: ????

Phase 3: Profit!
 
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post #57 of 58
donate it to a gamer that have trash pc and that the only thing that holds him from being top1 is the pc. there are lots.
post #58 of 58
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
FOLD IT!!!!

No really though, fold it.
Exactly.
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