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Software talking abt best software, autodesk/unity3d/notepad yes notepad!!
Benchmark Scores theres nothing to brag abt potato, but it can run decent 30fps fullhd with good setting:)
this might be usefull for potato system budget like me
https://www.monitortests.com/forum/Thread-Custom-Resolution-Utility-CRU by toastyX, this software pretty much change monitor, some called it as monitor overclock software, even have a free/gsync option (i managed to oc my LG tv from 60-70hz & 2k acer vgo from 75-83hz, beware to read the instructions, this might cause error or damage your monitor)


also this https://dxgl.org/ and nglide i forgot where to download, those stuff for interpolation scaler which have a magic to display in any non native resolution without blurry, but not all game work well after forced by those software, just test it enjoy:)

i forgot abt this fancy duck software, here its, aint free, but you can try a demo, so consider it as free software
:)
 
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this might be usefull for potato system budget like me
https://www.monitortests.com/forum/Thread-Custom-Resolution-Utility-CRU by toastyX, this software pretty much change monitor, some called it as monitor overclock software, even have a free/gsync option (i managed to oc my LG tv from 60-70hz & 2k acer vgo from 75-83hz, beware to read the instructions, this might cause error or damage your monitor)


also this https://dxgl.org/ and nglide i forgot where to download, those stuff for interpolation scaler which have a magic to display in any non native resolution without blurry, but not all game work well after forced by those software, just test it enjoy:)

i forgot abt this fancy duck software, here its, aint free, but you can try a demo, so consider it as free software
:)
yep I have used toastyx for many years now. great program. most monitors need not apply though, its only for very niche.
 

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FastStone Image Viewer, you can sort, setting order, rename photos, pics
XnView, photo viewer, image resizer, batch image converter and more

VidCoder, DVD, Blu-ray and any video file to MP4/MKV video converter, based on HandBrake

Edit: gPodder, is a simple, open source podcast client written in Python using GTK+
FastStone Image Viewer is brilliant for batch conversions like image resizing when you have muliple images for example and the limit on a website might be 100KB per image. I usually default to this program rather than use TinyJPG/PNG.
It also features a handy (amongst many other cool features) rotate feature, allowing you full control over the rotation. All completely free, too!
faststone-rotate.jpg
 
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Audacity - free audio editing software with conversion

AIMP - free audio playback software supporting asio pcm, dsd and dxd
 

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One of My Favs is Paint.Net;
As close to Photoshop as you can reasonably get. Been using it for years.
But you'll need the .Net Framework runtimes found below(offline installer);
I like Paint.net and well but find Gimp more closely resembles Photoshop imho. I finally made the move to Gimp entirely about 6 years ago and don't regret it one bit. Is more of a resource hog and takes longer to load because of that, but can do quite a bit more too. Check it out

You can get either of those installed from ninite.com along with other free software you choose. I use it all the time to do fresh deployments and updates (same installer works for both of it was used to install the software initially).

If you guys haven't used ninite.com, you're missing out. It's worth a gander. I grab many things like Chrome, FF, VLC, Gimp, Revo, Putty, FileZilla, .Net, Java, Foobar, etc. Installs them without any additional bloatware which is the main reason I use it, aside from being a huge time saver.

:toast:
 
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DaVinci Resolve,it's unbelievable such software can come free.
I haven't created many videos in my life,but with davinci it's a lot of fun.
There's countless tutorials on youtube that will let you use it to the fullest.
 
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Motherboard msi b350 pc mate
Cooling x2 cheap china handmade, i got plenty aigo/fantech rgb fans now heh
Memory klevv dual channel 8gb 3000mhz, trident 16gb 3600mhz, random ddr2 stick
Video Card(s) daily used cards vega 8, rx580 pulse, rtx strix 2060, 1080ti gaming x, vega 64 founder
Storage wd green ssd 240gb, 3tb seagate expnasion, random laptop hdd x4, 1tb 3.5
Display(s) acer vgo 22inch fullhd 75hz
Case cheap segotep/dazumba mid atx, alcatroz mini atx
Audio Device(s) genius retro wood style, harman kardon stick iii
Power Supply be quite system power9, powerlogic standar, voltron 300fx, thermaltake smart 1k+
Mouse rexus, genius ps/2, powerlogic ps/2 ball tracking
Keyboard rexus, random china product x3
Software talking abt best software, autodesk/unity3d/notepad yes notepad!!
Benchmark Scores theres nothing to brag abt potato, but it can run decent 30fps fullhd with good setting:)
memory scanner like ce/artmoney, theres plenty else, dont remmember alr:)
ohyea something i forgot to mentioned
software like blender/unity, those are good:)
 
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I like Paint.net and well but find Gimp more closely resembles Photoshop imho. I finally made the move to Gimp entirely about 6 years ago and don't regret it one bit. Is more of a resource hog and takes longer to load because of that, but can do quite a bit more too. Check it out

You can get either of those installed from ninite.com along with other free software you choose. I use it all the time to do fresh deployments and updates (same installer works for both of it was used to install the software initially).

If you guys haven't used ninite.com, you're missing out. It's worth a gander. I grab many things like Chrome, FF, VLC, Gimp, Revo, Putty, FileZilla, .Net, Java, Foobar, etc. Installs them without any additional bloatware which is the main reason I use it, aside from being a huge time saver.

:toast:
I use Gimp as well, but then moved over to Inkscape which I used to design the cover of my novel. What I found most useful was creating a pattern in Gimp, importing it into Inkscape and applying that pattern to a font. For example individual letters having the pattern of a flag, which was precisely what I was looking for.
It's amazing that these incredible programs are free in the first place. There's a bit of a learning curve and you have to stick at it, otherwise skill-fade kicks in.
 
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