Discuss: What do you use your PC for?

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Discuss: What do you use your PC for?

Post by kenc51 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:51 am

I've noticed that some sites have like a Friday night Topic........
I think we should do the same, mayby not every Friday, but have a thread every now and again.......

I was wondering what all of you actually use your Pc for?
I'll reply later, as about to leave for work :(

We all know games, but are you a photoshop nut? Does the Idea of turning on your Pc after a days work sicken you?

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Post by TK421 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:04 am

Well, games are the reason I own a computer, but I still use it for more practical things. I sit at one all day (thus the trolling here and other forums all day), so I've learned to do a few more things with them than just games.

I mostly play Blizzard games and right now I'm enthralled with World of Warcraft (hence the sig). But I'm a fan of all their games and BlizzCon is where I first found out about LegitReviews, and I've been here ever since!

I also play as many Alpha and Beta tests as possible because I'm working to get into the industry some day (interview pending at Blizzard)

I used to DJ at local Jr. High, High School dances and clubs so I've just kept my 40GB of music over the years and got an iPod to hook up in my car.

I used it to modify my PSP to play NES and SNES games via emulators. I was an active member in the PSPUpdates community for a while, but I just sold my PSP to a friend until more RPG's are released for it.

I created my own sig using Photoshop. I also use Illustrator and Premiere. I've just self-taught myself each of these, so I don't use them for professional use... yet. I'm considering it though.

I sell my vintage video games on eBay and buy computer parts for desktop builds (and soon-to-be laptop builds) via newegg and other retailers.

I dabble in .html and web design as much as I can while at work (we have permission restrictions).

I've assisted in creating community sites for such games as Guild Wars, Hellgate: London and now The Chronicles of Spellborn.

I moderate forums for our WoW Guild, Praetorian Alliance, and ProjectHellgate.

I email my brother in the Ukraine and family across the US.

I think that about sums it up. But I think that's what the majority of us use the internet for. When I say us, I mean those of us that have the interest to build our own computers... not those that just want to email grandchildren.
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Post by sbohdan » Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:06 am

my use for the PC:

- games
- continous video connection with my various family members who live all over the world (my father in sweden, my sis in england, one of my brothers in germany, the rest of the family like uncles grandparents in poland and hungary, my family in new york etc. )
- surfing the web and some of the shopping over the web.
- video editing (converting and editing home videos to dvd)
- making music compilations for my car and mp3 player from originals.
- getting such info fro the web which might be censored or even prohibited otherwise.
- storing and organizing data, backing up data, music, documents on dvd's
- e-mail
- also [email protected] lately :finga:
- learning all I can from forums and test sites about computers and their uses
- scanning, editing , printing photos
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:19 am

-games
-music, gotta blast my klipsch some time, LOL
-forum whoring :finga: lol
-games
-tis the season, shopping
-ripping dvd
-games
-watching movies ++
-oh yeah and games!!!!
-storm watching, radar and some cameras before i actually head out and spot them
-use a thing called echolink that lets you use your computer to talk to ham radio operators around the world, havent done that in a while though

wow, i guess i really do have no life, LOL i really dont do much with my spendy computer but game. WOW i guess it takes actually saying that to realize it!
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Post by bubba » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:36 am

games, photo editing, engineering (drafting stuff on the side), getting into vid editing (home movies and such), backing up my kids DVDs, and folding :)

the wife on the other hand, solitaire and the net.

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Post by FZ1 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:59 am

I like to overclock mine and then come up with crreative ways to destroy my components like cutting into them with razorblades. Next up - OCZ RAM vs. static electricity :lol:

- Gaming
- Vid editing
- email/internet (given)
- shopping
- research
- music
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Post by Apoptosis » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:07 pm

no one said pr0n, yet it is the biggest thing to do online according to stats.

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Post by bubba » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:18 pm

p0rn lol

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Post by Illuminati » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:23 pm

games, photo editing, video editing (rarely, but have done it), email, blogging (occasional), forums, news, music, DVD backups...

hmm.. wonder if I'm forgetting anything...
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Post by kenc51 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:52 pm

Wow, alot of people have responded ;)
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:58 pm

Apoptosis wrote:no one said pr0n, yet it is the biggest thing to do online according to stats.
i was going to say it jokingly, but i figured with that people would have started talking..... ya know. LOL
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Post by FZ1 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:36 pm

What the heck is p0rn??? :mrgreen:
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:17 pm

Vstrom wrote:What the heck is p0rn??? :mrgreen:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ITS....

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Post by Antonik » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:37 pm

Downloading alot of [expeltive] :evil:

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Post by infinitevalence » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:51 pm

- Overclocking
- Gaming
- Graphics and video editing
- School work (mostly laptop)
- Lots of web, forums, research, stuff like that
- its my only friend so we hang out and get drunk alot :)
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Post by FZ1 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:55 pm

infinitevalence wrote:- its my only friend so we hang out and get drunk alot :)
:-({|= You need to get out more man!
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Post by kenc51 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:58 pm

I started this thread simply because I want to get to know you guys! (works both ways!)

infinitevalence wrote: - its my only friend so we hang out and get drunk alot :)
It's Friday night, Just completed another late shift
Have a can of beer, it's almost 11pm, the weekend starts here LOL

I used mine for:
TV / PVR
Video editting / Ripping etc.
MP3
Games of course (less and less though)
interweb stuff
bittorrent (24/7)

I have 100's of movies and complete series etc. -> always good to watch when bored..
Education........ -> the best thing about them is access to everything...
1 day I can learn Cisco, the next Linux, then p0rn and so on......

To be honest....I'd kill someone if something happened to my 2 kids LOL

Ohh and I almost forgot, Tweaking........(thanks DFI)

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Post by -mogwai » Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:35 pm

pwning.
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Post by Zelig » Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:39 pm

DragonCooler wrote:-music, gotta blast my klipsch some time, LOL
Top usage, at least time-wise of my computer is music playing.

-School work
-Internet
-Communication
-Webdesign
-Movie watching (no TV)

I used to play games, but haven't in months from excess school work...

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Post by cre8 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:15 pm

-Games
-Movies
-Chat with family and friends
-Surf the interweb
-Dling
-Porn
-Music

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