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I built my machine last August with the intent of being a gaming machine, and as of late I've found myself playing less games, mostly BF3, MW3, NFS The Run, and a few others. Really when you look at it I spend almost no time utilizing the system for doing anything, and I feel like I should get into something that will utilize my computer and be somewhat fun to get into, almost like a hobby. Any ideas? I want to learn more stuff as my experience with computer software was very limited before I built this, I was mostly a hardware type of person so that was easy. I'm not asking specifically, but what's folding? Should I consider doing that? What about linux, how easy is it to get into, or what should I try? Thanks OCN smile.gif
post #2 of 11
There are tons of distributed computing options to choose from. Folding at home is just one of many.
Here's a wiki page with a pretty extensive list.
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There are tons of distributed computing options to choose from. Folding at home is just one of many.
Here's a wiki page with a pretty extensive list.

I wasn't specifically asking about F@H, but it was just an idea to put my system to use. I was more looking for what OCN enjoys/does on their machines other than looking at naked ladies and gaming smile.gif
post #4 of 11
I'm having the same problem as you. Other than being able to simultaneously game, web browse, and download movies i find myself starting to justify spending 2200 dollars on a gaming system. It's been 2 1/2 weeks since i built it and now that the "wow" factor of the graphics are now gone i'm hoping this thing isn't collecting dust 6 months from now.
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I'm having the same problem as you. Other than being able to simultaneously game, web browse, and download movies i find myself starting to justify spending 2200 dollars on a gaming system. It's been 2 1/2 weeks since i built it and now that the "wow" factor of the graphics are now gone i'm hoping this thing isn't collecting dust 6 months from now.

:/ It really sucks. PC always seemed so great and now I feel like I'm either missing something or it's not.
post #6 of 11
I don't think it's that you're missing out. The only thing that seems to remotely impress me are smaller powerful devices a.k.a. quad-core tablets, android phones that can do 50 things at once, vita's with oled screens. But even that i those i have no use for. Just more **** to waste time with. I say be patient. Once the next gen. consoles come out it will breathe new life into the gaming industry with fresh game engines.
post #7 of 11
You could always back up your DVD's and Blue ray's. That's guaranteed to take time, is well worth the effort, and can easily justify the cost of the machine. Just have to have drive space for all those images. Hope you didn't skimp on that.
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You could always back up your DVD's and Blue ray's. That's guaranteed to take time, is well worth the effort, and can easily justify the cost of the machine. Just have to have drive space for all those images. Hope you didn't skimp on that.

Thanks for the tip, but I backed up my collection of 400 DVD's and a handfull of Blurays onto my NAS tongue.gif
post #9 of 11
Submit quotes to local graphic design companies to buy rendering time from you?
post #10 of 11
I justified mine because I use it to repair other's computers in my area. So it's either a gaming computer I work with or a work computer I game on, take your pick.

Photoshop editing of photos of my kids, downloading a crapload of movies and programs, burning DVDs, gaming, shopping, social networking, reading the news, finding answers to any question that could pop in my head....you gotta have a computer. I just like mine working right, and doing things faster. I also like the hobby. I think I get excited when something breaks.
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Intel 3770k Stock Clocks Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 32GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128GB Crucial M4 1TB WD Black 1TB WD Black ASUS 24X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Dell UltraSharp U2312HM Still Deciding 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic SS-660XP NZXT Source 210 Black Razer Imperator 2012 Custom Logo 
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