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    Drop it like it's hot Howard's Avatar
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    Me and my computer

    Ok I have all this power inside my computer and all I ever seem to do on it is browse websites, chat on MSN and play a bit of Vice City. What do you lot use your computer for? I need something interesting and new to use it for, like some interesting software, etc. After all, all these gigahertz are going to waste! Games don't offer that much long-term interest for me, I can only play for about 10 minutes without getting bored
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    Seti, Photoshop dabbling, Cinema 4D, Poser etc etc, oh, and the occasional game
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    Ive got 10/40w for blood... THCi's Avatar
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    Photoshop, Maya/Max 5, Interweb, the odd game, I used to run seti, but i got bored with it

    and of course:
    showing off with...

    THATs why you buy a PC/CPU with XGhz speed rating, or the best performance:money ratio.

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    Drop it like it's hot Howard's Avatar
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    I'm at the moment playing with photoshop and downloading Dreamweaver to try and make a website template thing with just to play with and learn some skills. I'm failing miserably on the photoshop front though, trying to design a banner logo thing
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    Multitasking.

    Photoshop, Internet Explorer, Dreamweaver, IIS on XP, Winamp all trying to get what they can outta my aging AMD Thunderbird....

    Need to get a Barton

    And games not holding your attention? Medievil Total War, Vice City, Warcraft 3, Deus Ex....

    As for photoshop try a few tutorials.

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    Make a program on your computer for world domination MUHAHAHHA!!
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    Get SETI on there !!!
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    internet, a few games, mp3's, porn, occasional college work (its rare...), more porn and not much else.

    if war is the answer, then we are asking the wrong question
    2 things i hate the most - xenophobia and the french
    "chuffing"

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    That really depend which rig you've in mind... The server does the least - just act as domain server and cruch S@H. However, the rest of the rigs do some hard work: 3dsm, Maya, Illustrator, Photoshop, games, office productivity suites, etc... Any spare clock cycles are devoted to S@H.
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    I heard your PC cooked a mean round of toast Hayden!
    I use mine for flash/swish web design, musaaaaak, most things but games....that's why I bought a Gamecube, Xbox and PS2. But Nintendo are still the best. I've gone off subject again haven't I?

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    oi! i wouldn't dream of cooking toast with my PC...ooh no, never... and there's no 'y' in Haden...lol, i get soo annoyed when people spell my name wrong

    if war is the answer, then we are asking the wrong question
    2 things i hate the most - xenophobia and the french
    "chuffing"

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    Mostly Medal of honor/Spearhead, IL2, maybe watch a DVD, type a letter now and again!

    Get crunching Seti if you're not using all teh capacity Dude
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    Drop it like it's hot Howard's Avatar
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    How does one get crunching with SETI then?
    Home cinema: Toshiba 42XV555DB Full HD LCD | Onkyo TX-SR705 | NAD C352 | Monitor Audio Bronze B2 | Monitor Audio Bronze C | Monitor Audio Bronze BFX | Yamaha NSC120 | BK Monolith sub | Toshiba HD-EP35 HD-DVD | Samsung BD-P1400 BluRay Player | Pioneer DV-575 | Squeezebox3 | Virgin Media V+ Box
    PC: Asus P5B | Core2duo 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 PC6400 | Inno3d iChill 7900GS | Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 | 250GB | 500GB | NEC DVDRW | Dual AG Neovo 19"
    HTPC: | Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 | 250GBx2 | Radeon X1300 | Terratec Aureon 7.1 | Windows MCE 2005
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    UD crunching, photoshop, browsing, games, dvd's. divx encoding, music, and of course.......PORN!

    and of course.....bragging rights are nice........i just upgraded to 1gb of RAM and have an xp2700 on the way from ebuyer btw

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    Sorry HADEN.

    Get revenge. call me Baz.
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    Hmm lets see now, Protein Folding, music playing, video editing (DV Videos, mostly friends at the mo), photo retouching, music mixing (Have friends in a band), E-Mailing, surfing the web, searching newsgroups (Does anybody else do that?), ripping DVDs, watching DVD/DivX movies, programming, website meddling (Only my own) and game playing.

    Quite how my poor Thunderbird 900 survives all that is quite a mystery! At least its getting a complete overhaul next week...
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