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post #11 of 30
Folding doesn't suck, Folding is life!

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Originally Posted by Lampen View Post
You've also got some decent tech so folding is always an option and rather addicting when you get into it
It's like crack/smoking/STD - once you have it, you can never stop.
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post #12 of 30
I love using my computer for modelling.

There are plenty of programs out there like Catia3D and SolidWorks, although they are very, VERY expensive.

Google Sketchup is apparently meant to be a really good free alternative.
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post #13 of 30
3D modeling (CAD if you feel up to learning it and the high cost, or perhaps MAYA or 3DS Max)

Umm... Photoshop. Graphic design and illustration.

Movie/video editing.

Personally, I enjoy racing simulators and flight sims. What I like to do is create my own textures for the cars and airplanes in the sims and use them in the game. I use Photoshop to create the textures. I actually learned photoshop by creating a ton of nascar paintjobs for my nascar sims back in college. You could take that a step further and get into creating new 3D models for your games and other mods.
    
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post #14 of 30
folding and............. paint!


EDIT: PAINT refers to windows program that allows very simple drawings
    
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post #15 of 30
rendering fractals is always fun. Try apophysis with the resolution and quality jacked up to a few thousand and 10 AA or some such.
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post #16 of 30
High OC + Folding = use for heat in winter = Profit
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post #17 of 30
Thread Starter 
i wouldnt mind paying 200-300$ for a program if i were going to get good use out of it. some of the things you guys have suggested do sound kind of interesting to get into. does anyone know what programs are used to make animations such as cartoons or animes? (i hate anime its just the best example i could think of) and im not really quite sure what folding is lol. it seems to be popular but i never really checked up on it
    
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post #18 of 30
There are all sorts of things you can do with your PC. Not every useful app has to be a resource hog.

Video editing and encoding
Fold
Photoshop
MultiSim
3D/CAD
Programming
HTPC
Forensics
CUDA Apps
Data analysis

and on and on and on...........................
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post #19 of 30
Thread Starter 
i think i worded my original qestion wrong. didnt mean for the task to require a goly computer or even take up alot of good cmputer resources. i just was looking for fun hobbies to get into using programs that im not really familiar with (IE i wanna learn something new)

voltage defenitaely gets the idea and that was a nice list of reccomendations.
    
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post #20 of 30
When I'm not using my PC for folding/gaming/programming, I like to re-wire it, and find new ways to run it

So far, I have dropped my temps by 5*C by rewiring it and have dropped a further 7*C by adding 2500rpm Delta fans.

just unplug your PC, open it up and really appreciate it.
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