Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Just wondering what you guys do with such good specs?

02 Jul 2012   #21
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Running Handbrake 24/7 to transcode movies from my physical disc collection to my external ~10TB array of disks...

Gaming on lower end settings (Believe it or not the Core 2 Duo is still quite a the performer in games since most PC games are just simple console upports, time is running out though, when the new consoles arrive, the minumum benchline would be a quad core and a mid to high end DX11 card for PC gaming)

Surfing the net, and Watching transcoded videos.

It gets quite hot, so i've got a Coolermaster Cooling Pad to handle the heat. Wish I had a Zalman NC series, but they don't sell it where i live..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2012   #22
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post

I use my computers for profit\money.
So do I.

Profit and money for retailers that is


*

Most of the time I could do with a machine with an eight of the spec, browsing, emails, videos, music etc.

But I also do a bit of video encoding, run VM's etc.

But mostly my specs are high for when I play games. When I play, I like my eye candy and I like it to be smooth


It's like having a performance car as a daily driver. Most of the time it's under utilized but when I get the urge to plant my foot - it goes
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2012   #23
Trucidation

 

Only gaming justifies the dough I forked over for this rig. If I wanted the usual email/work/porn setup I'd have gone with something more modest and much cheaper.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Jul 2012   #24
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Sadly, my 400$ laptop has all the publisher/word/powerpoint/paintshop stuff on it, but it doesn't do too bad. I use it at the office and would never think of bringing my "fat boy" over there. Its my baby.

The laptop takes a little longer than my $$ rig, set up simply for gaming, but I'm fine. I surf on all the computers I ever touch. Favorite games right now are Civ V and DA II. So, the story of my life, right? Oh, and of course I spend more money whenever I encounter a problem, using it as an excuse to upgrade, whether it be software or hardware related.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2012   #25
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Oh, and of course I spend more money whenever I encounter a problem, using it as an excuse to upgrade,
My best excuse is that the day has a y in it...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2012   #26
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

I used to keep accounts for the wife's garage/shop/petrol sales business(via MSExcel/Access/Word etc..)

I also mess with youtube, fb, skype, I slay the enemy in Skyrim, Diablo3, etc..
- or am being constantly massacred in the (dreadfully unbalanced) Battlefield3..

sometimes I sketch (via Corel), listen to MP3's (via WMP), watch catch-up TV online (via WMC and iPlayer), mess with photos (via Samsung camera), do mobile phone stuff (via Galaxy S2)..

also, I read the news (from various sources), post on forums, chase up solutions to this and that..

- usual sort of stuff..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2012   #27
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have more computer than I need by a long shot. Who knows what tomorrows needs might be.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jul 2012   #28
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

My Rig, just about everything...surfing,office stuff,v-box testing,video editing/encoding,teamviewer,OC'ing fun, Games, And as a music/video server for the whole house. Also just to hear people say "What do you need three monitors and a two foot tall 70lbs tower for??"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2012   #29
techpro

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post

I use my computers for profit\money.
So do I.

Profit and money for retailers that is


*

Most of the time I could do with a machine with an eight of the spec, browsing, emails, videos, music etc.

But I also do a bit of video encoding, run VM's etc.

But mostly my specs are high for when I play games. When I play, I like my eye candy and I like it to be smooth


It's like having a performance car as a daily driver. Most of the time it's under utilized but when I get the urge to plant my foot - it goes

Oh yes brother! it's like my dual shock mtb whenever thiers traffic blocking the path I shred through the rocky garden! awesome feeling.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2012   #30
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post

I use my computers for profit\money.
So do I.

Profit and money for retailers that is


*

Most of the time I could do with a machine with an eight of the spec, browsing, emails, videos, music etc.

But I also do a bit of video encoding, run VM's etc.

But mostly my specs are high for when I play games. When I play, I like my eye candy and I like it to be smooth


It's like having a performance car as a daily driver. Most of the time it's under utilized but when I get the urge to plant my foot - it goes


Attached Images
Just wondering what you guys do with such good specs?-panais.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Would these be good specs? (need advice)
Okay, so I made a topic awhile back when I was considering upgrading my current PC. However, I did not get it upgraded, as some of the upgrades appear to be incompatible with my current PC, and in the end it proved itself to be cheaper to just purchase a new computer that was built from scratch. I...
Hardware & Devices
are these some good specs for a prebuilt computer?
are these some good specs to run recent-newer video games? what about this computer:Lenovo - IdeaCentre Desktop / Intel® Core™ i7 Processor / 8GB Memory / 1TB Hard Drive. With these specs? From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores Intel® Core™ i7-2600 processor...
Gaming
Are my specs good?
I am sorry if this is the wrong sub forum but it seems like the best choice to post my question. I am getting my new laptop tomorrow and was wondering if my specs were any good. Also will it be ok for gaming e.g modern warfare 2/ WoW. Model: Msi Processor:AMD TURION 2 ULTRA DUAL CORE...
Hardware & Devices
Slow computer with good specs
Hi all, My computer is starting to run slow these last few months. I have low framerate when playing Napoleon: Total War on semi-high, which I think with these specs I should be able to play with ease... I lag on 1080p Youtube videos, for Christ sake. :mad: I have formated it twice within that...
Performance & Maintenance
Wondering how you guys test your antivirus
Where can an average user get some virus files and test their antivirus against them? :D
System Security
How good are mine specs for new games?
Hello everybody. I just wanted to know what do you think about my new computer. Is it good for games and other stress? Would you use a computer like this? Tell me, please. Motherboard: ASUS P5Q-E CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3,06GHz Memory RAMs: Kingston 2GB DDRII 800 MHz (x3 = 6GB) Hard...
Gaming


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:11.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App