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I've got a decent rig, but I can't use it at its best. What can I do?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello.

I am a 17 year old guy that happens to have a pretty high end PC. My dad paid for that. We both decided to go for i7, for no reason really. And now, I feel bad, because the only thing I do on this PC is... gaming. I could go with i5. However, I don't feel like changing, so here comes the question - what can I do with my rig, so I will use the bloody thing to the max? I know rendering, but the only thing I can think about connected with rendering right now is running a youtube channel, and with my internet I don't feel like doing that, at all. I'm thinking about folding, because it's a good cause, so that's one thing. But I want to do something else when not in idle. I see all these 32GBs RAM 5960X's, AND HELL I WANT ONE, but I just don't know how could I use it. Even if this thing would need a whole lot of learning etc., I'm up for that. I can do that even for free. JUST. GIVE. ME. SOMETHING. TO. DO. WITH. MY. PC.


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CPU: Intel i7 4770k @4.2GHz | Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo | Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO (Wi-Fi AC) | RAM: 4x2GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz | GPU: Asus GTX 1070 ROG Strix | PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W | Case: SilentiumPC Aquaris X70W | HDD: 2x Samsung HD502HJ 500GB | SSD: Corsair Force LS 240GB | Microphone: Blue Snowball iCE | Headphones: Superlux HD668b | Soundcard: Maya U5 5.1 | Speakers: Genius SP-HF1800A | Phone: Samsung Galaxy S7 

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550VD:

CPU: i5-7300HQ | RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400MHz | GPU: GTX 1050 + Intel HD Graphics 630 | Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD | 

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You can fold, do any kind of graphic design (3d modeling, photoshop, etc.), you can create games. You can also code algorithms to solve long problems. There are many things you can do for raw power.

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CAD programs, 3D modelling. Graphical design.....Just a few options, all are heavily dependent on how good your rig really is.

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I already mentioned folding. I need something I can do, not just look at the screen. Read the thing people.


Desktop: 

CPU: Intel i7 4770k @4.2GHz | Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo | Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO (Wi-Fi AC) | RAM: 4x2GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz | GPU: Asus GTX 1070 ROG Strix | PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W | Case: SilentiumPC Aquaris X70W | HDD: 2x Samsung HD502HJ 500GB | SSD: Corsair Force LS 240GB | Microphone: Blue Snowball iCE | Headphones: Superlux HD668b | Soundcard: Maya U5 5.1 | Speakers: Genius SP-HF1800A | Phone: Samsung Galaxy S7 

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550VD:

CPU: i5-7300HQ | RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400MHz | GPU: GTX 1050 + Intel HD Graphics 630 | Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD | 

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CAD programs, 3D modelling. Graphical design.....Just a few options, all are heavily dependent on how good your rig really is.

3D modeling is a really good one. I made my profile picture myself on my i3 rig and it took 10 minutes to render. Normally slightly more complex objects take an hour for me to render.

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I already mentioned folding. I need something I can do, not just look at the screen. Read the thing people.

mod skyrim.


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mod skyrim.

 

 

and minecraft

 

 

@veimiK consider jumping up to 1440p / 4k gaming? That's how my 4790k + GTX980 is used most of the time, and I'm also 17 years old (except I paid for everything out of my own pocket ;))


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and minecraft

 

 

@veimiK consider jumping up to 1440p / 4k gaming? That's how my 4790k + GTX980 is used most of the time, and I'm also 17 years old (except I paid for everything out of my own pocket ;))

Mod them both at the same time and put one on each screen :P

That will certainly use all the PC's power


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I have 4770K for future proofing. You don't need to do anything. Just occasional video editing and rendering gets satisfaction when you see i7 maxed out.


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You could always just sit opening and closing 50 tabs on chrome, that's probably what I'd do..

But you don't have to do something with it right now. I built what you were talking about a 'strictly gaming' PC, cos I didn't see myself needing to do video editing or that at the time. Year or so down the line I ended up needing to do a fair bit of it for college and personal stuff. So just because you don't need it now won't mean you won't need it at some stage!


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Mod them both at the same time and put one on each screen :P

That will certainly use all the PC's power

 

My modded minecraft uses around 50% CPU usage and pulls nearly 60% out of my GPU 


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swap computers with me :D /s


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Browse through Lynda.com and see if there's anything that interests you.

Knowing PHP or MySQL are always skills that employers are looking for.

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Hmm lets see :3.

 

3D Modeling, Rendering, After Effects,Photoshop/Illustrator,Virtual Machine,Video Editing ,Streaming,Folding. that's some uses :), Plus if it may help always think of an i7 as a Powerful Workstation rather than a Gaming PC, May have a placebo effect?.


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mod skyrim.

Pfft don't just mod Skyrim, mod every games!  :P


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Mod GTA V  ;)


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Learn how to setup and run virtual machines. 


My Systems:

Main - Work + Gaming:

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Woodland Raven: Ryzen 2700X // AMD Wraith RGB // Asus Prime X570-P // G.Skill 2x 8GB 3600MHz DDR4 // Radeon RX Vega 56 // Crucial P1 NVMe 1TB M.2 SSD // Deepcool DQ650-M // chassis build in progress // Windows 10 // Thrustmaster TMX + G27 pedals & shifter

F@H Rig:

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FX-8350 // Deepcool Neptwin // MSI 970 Gaming // AData 2x 4GB 1600 DDR3 // 2x Gigabyte RX-570 4G's // Samsung 840 120GB SSD // Cooler Master V650 // Windows 10

 

HTPC:

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SNES PC (HTPC): i3-4150 @3.5 // Gigabyte GA-H87N-Wifi // G.Skill 2x 4GB DDR3 1600 // Asus Dual GTX 1050Ti 4GB OC // AData SP600 128GB SSD // Pico 160XT PSU // Custom SNES Enclosure // 55" LG LED 1080p TV  // Logitech wireless touchpad-keyboard // Windows 10 // Build Log

Laptops:

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MY DAILY: Lenovo ThinkPad T410 // 14" 1440x900 // i5-540M 2.5GHz Dual-Core HT // Intel HD iGPU + Quadro NVS 3100M 512MB dGPU // 2x4GB DDR3L 1066 // Mushkin Triactor 480GB SSD // Windows 10

 

WIFE'S: Dell Latitude E5450 // 14" 1366x768 // i5-5300U 2.3GHz Dual-Core HT // Intel HD5500 // 2x4GB RAM DDR3L 1600 // 500GB 7200 HDD // Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon

 

EXPERIMENTAL: Pinebook // 11.6" 1080p // Manjaro KDE (ARM)

NAS:

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Home NAS: Pentium G4400 @3.3 // Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 // 2x 4GB DDR4 2400 // Intel HD Graphics // Kingston A400 120GB SSD // 3x Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 HDDs in RAID-Z // Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w PSU // Antec Performance Plus 1080AMG // FreeNAS OS

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

and minecraft

 

 

@veimiK consider jumping up to 1440p / 4k gaming? That's how my 4790k + GTX980 is used most of the time, and I'm also 17 years old (except I paid for everything out of my own pocket ;))

 

I think this is what I'm going to do actually. 1440p 144Hz seems like a cool sweetspot for me.  

 

Browse through Lynda.com and see if there's anything that interests you.

Knowing PHP or MySQL are always skills that employers are looking for.

I knew there was something like that, I think that Linus mentioned that in some of his videos too. Really cool website, thanks! 

 

Hmm lets see :3.

 

3D Modeling, Rendering, After Effects,Photoshop/Illustrator,Virtual Machine,Video Editing ,Streaming,Folding. that's some uses :), Plus if it may help always think of an i7 as a Powerful Workstation rather than a Gaming PC, May have a placebo effect?.

 

There we go, that's a nice list! Thanks!

 

Learn how to setup and run virtual machines.

 

How can I profit from that? I mean, what can I do on virtual machines anyway? :P

 

3D modeling is a really good one. I made my profile picture myself on my i3 rig and it took 10 minutes to render. Normally slightly more complex objects take an hour for me to render.

Seems like cool thing. I'm going to check this out too.

Thank you all very much! If anyone has any other suggestions, I'm still here.


Desktop: 

CPU: Intel i7 4770k @4.2GHz | Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo | Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO (Wi-Fi AC) | RAM: 4x2GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz | GPU: Asus GTX 1070 ROG Strix | PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W | Case: SilentiumPC Aquaris X70W | HDD: 2x Samsung HD502HJ 500GB | SSD: Corsair Force LS 240GB | Microphone: Blue Snowball iCE | Headphones: Superlux HD668b | Soundcard: Maya U5 5.1 | Speakers: Genius SP-HF1800A | Phone: Samsung Galaxy S7 

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550VD:

CPU: i5-7300HQ | RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400MHz | GPU: GTX 1050 + Intel HD Graphics 630 | Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD | 

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How can I profit from that? I mean, what can I do on virtual machines anyway? :P

 

 

The profit would be the experience and knowledge gained. You can do just about anything with virtual machines. Run multiple OS's at the same time, all running various programs/processes. Gives you the ability to try out/learn various other OS's (Linux distros, for example) without actually installing them on a physical PC. The list goes on... ;)  


My Systems:

Main - Work + Gaming:

Spoiler

Woodland Raven: Ryzen 2700X // AMD Wraith RGB // Asus Prime X570-P // G.Skill 2x 8GB 3600MHz DDR4 // Radeon RX Vega 56 // Crucial P1 NVMe 1TB M.2 SSD // Deepcool DQ650-M // chassis build in progress // Windows 10 // Thrustmaster TMX + G27 pedals & shifter

F@H Rig:

Spoiler

FX-8350 // Deepcool Neptwin // MSI 970 Gaming // AData 2x 4GB 1600 DDR3 // 2x Gigabyte RX-570 4G's // Samsung 840 120GB SSD // Cooler Master V650 // Windows 10

 

HTPC:

Spoiler

SNES PC (HTPC): i3-4150 @3.5 // Gigabyte GA-H87N-Wifi // G.Skill 2x 4GB DDR3 1600 // Asus Dual GTX 1050Ti 4GB OC // AData SP600 128GB SSD // Pico 160XT PSU // Custom SNES Enclosure // 55" LG LED 1080p TV  // Logitech wireless touchpad-keyboard // Windows 10 // Build Log

Laptops:

Spoiler

MY DAILY: Lenovo ThinkPad T410 // 14" 1440x900 // i5-540M 2.5GHz Dual-Core HT // Intel HD iGPU + Quadro NVS 3100M 512MB dGPU // 2x4GB DDR3L 1066 // Mushkin Triactor 480GB SSD // Windows 10

 

WIFE'S: Dell Latitude E5450 // 14" 1366x768 // i5-5300U 2.3GHz Dual-Core HT // Intel HD5500 // 2x4GB RAM DDR3L 1600 // 500GB 7200 HDD // Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon

 

EXPERIMENTAL: Pinebook // 11.6" 1080p // Manjaro KDE (ARM)

NAS:

Spoiler

Home NAS: Pentium G4400 @3.3 // Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 // 2x 4GB DDR4 2400 // Intel HD Graphics // Kingston A400 120GB SSD // 3x Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 HDDs in RAID-Z // Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w PSU // Antec Performance Plus 1080AMG // FreeNAS OS

 

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Naaah, overkill doesnt exist. Anyways, you will get to its limits in 2-3 yrs. Because its pretty high end you have more headroom for upcoming titles


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Posted · Original PosterOP

The profit would be the experience and knowledge gained. You can do just about anything with virtual machines. Run multiple OS's at the same time, all running various programs/processes. Gives you the ability to try out/learn various other OS's (Linux distros, for example) without actually installing them on a physical PC. The list goes on... ;)

 

Oh, seems like a great idea. Going to check it out too.

 

Learn your Bios & use your PC to help your Dad out if you can!

Well, he's fine on his own. He has an 3770k with a GTX 660 that he is not using, so I might grab it in order to fold with it. What do you mean by learn my BIOS?


Desktop: 

CPU: Intel i7 4770k @4.2GHz | Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo | Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO (Wi-Fi AC) | RAM: 4x2GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz | GPU: Asus GTX 1070 ROG Strix | PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W | Case: SilentiumPC Aquaris X70W | HDD: 2x Samsung HD502HJ 500GB | SSD: Corsair Force LS 240GB | Microphone: Blue Snowball iCE | Headphones: Superlux HD668b | Soundcard: Maya U5 5.1 | Speakers: Genius SP-HF1800A | Phone: Samsung Galaxy S7 

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550VD:

CPU: i5-7300HQ | RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400MHz | GPU: GTX 1050 + Intel HD Graphics 630 | Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD | 

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