Using my New PC

By stonarda ยท 4 replies
May 25, 2013
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  1. Hey guys! I recentyl built my own PC, a really powerful machine but I have only ever reached its limits once - through a stress test. The specs are below:
    - AMD 8350 CPU, 8 core @ 4GHz
    - 16GB RAM dual channel @ 1866MHz
    - Gigabyte 7950 graphics card OC to 1GHz
    - M5A99X Evo R2.0 motherboard by Asus
    - 120GB SSD
    - 1TB Western Digital Green Hard Drive

    I am woundering (has to be free, not much spare change at the moment!) what applications/games can I download that would utilise all the umph in my new PC

  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    What. No offense, but this is kinda silly.

    Just buy any games you enjoy playing. A lot of the latest ones won't give you >50fps on full detail @ 1920x1080, so that's a test for your PC right there.

    As far as applications... trans/encoding video and audio is always a good one to load up your system. I don't know why you'd do that "for the lulz" though...

    Try running some VMs too - VirtualBox.
  3. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Take up CGI as a hobby. I have some scenes that will take a good hour or two to render a single frame on that setup. Should be a good test if you just wanna stress it.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,486   +45

    Lmao I read your post and thought about 4k rendering on that machine.
  5. rowling

    rowling TS Rookie

    Search and browse. depends on your interests. so far I am playing Crysis 3.

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