What to use my PC for?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by undentifiedz, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. undentifiedz macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone, Sorry if this isn't really the right section to post but I need some "advice" on what I can do with my PC.

    At the moment I have a macbook which I make music on (Its a strict music production mac, It's still my personal mac which I do other stuff on but I don't game on it) And I have my gaming PC which i never use since I got my mac for making music.

    I turned it on and figured; why not do something with it instead of it collecting dust? it would be a waste of money.

    Does anyone have any idea what I could use it for music production wise or just to make my life easyer in general, I used to hackintosh this PC but now it only has windows 10 on it, (I can hackintosh it again if i want to) If i hackintosh it, is there something I could do that would make some things easyer or something awesome I could do? (Like connect my hackintosh with my macbook and do stuff, vice versa) The only thing I really came up with was putting all my files of my mac on this PC (So I have a whole backup of my mac) which I'll probably do, my mac is 250GB and this PC has 1TB.

    Sorry that this is such a vague post but I really want to know how I can put this PC to good use instead of letting it dust and never using it.
     
  2. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    I used my old PC as an Home Theater PC. I connected it to the TV, downloaded Kodi and Navi-X and Project Free TV - then cancelled cable.

    Eventually bought a mac mini to replace it and gave it to a friend,,but it worked.
     
  3. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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  4. undentifiedz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, that sounds like a cool idea, I might try that! Thanks!

    I'll check this out too, thanks.
     
  5. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Host servers on it. You can host a web server, Minecraft server, Email server, Bitfighter server, etc etc. You can also use it as a file storage box and access it remotely when you are away from home. Maybe even connect cameras to it and monitor your home.
     
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Make it into a file server. Leave it on your network and use it for backups and archive. You can run BSD or Linux on it. File/backup servers need to be ultra reliable and BSD will do that.

    As we all know BSD is the OS that Mac OS X is based on.
     
  7. BigRed1 macrumors 6502

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    I'm in a similar situation. I'm wondering if I should use it to run some free virtual instruments and connect it to my mini running logic Pro 9 somehow. The PC I got is a just low-end lenovo laptop. Could be fun, I think.
     
  8. fastlanephil macrumors 6502a

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    Hang on to your PC. If you use and think you need more power using VI plu-ins some day, you can use the PC as a slave via ethernet and Vienna Ensemble Pro.

    I was doing this for a while until I upgraded to a tricked out cMac Pro. VE Pro 5 can also come in handy as a sample host for CPU efficiency and 32-bit, 64-bit conflicts using one computer.

    It's the coolest music production software ever developed IMO.
     
  9. jblongz macrumors member

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    This. You can also use it to edit and render video/animation.
     

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