What useful software or programs do you install right away after building a Gaming PC?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/buildapc

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  • mpc-hc

    Media Player Classic

    Someone is continuing the project on github, that's what I've been using for the past couple years now.

  • mpv

    🎥 Command line video player

    mpv.io for anyone somehow struggling to find it

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • FanControl.Releases

    This is the release repository for Fan Control, a highly customizable fan controlling software for Windows.

    My only suggestion is: fancontrol

  • ImageGlass

    🏞 A lightweight, versatile image viewer

    If you don't need all the image manipulation tools of Faststone, ImageGlass is another good alternative.

  • sublime_text

    Issue tracker for Sublime Text

    Sublime - best notepad

  • ThisIsWin11

    The real PowerToys for Windows 11

    Yep, ThisIsWIN11 (https://github.com/builtbybel/ThisIsWin11/releases/tag/1.1.170)

  • dxvk-async

    You can download DXVK Async from here: https://github.com/Sporif/dxvk-async/releases

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    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • Bulk-Crap-Uninstaller

    Remove large amounts of unwanted applications quickly.

  • Open-Shell-Menu

    Classic Shell Reborn.

    I install Open Shell to bring back the proper start menu.

  • AudioBand

    Display and control songs from the Windows taskbar

    I just realized I linked the unmaintained outdated version, did you try the more updated version?

  • winstall

    A web app for browsing and installing Windows Package Manager apps.

    It is fully opensource and is featured in the verge.

  • GNU Emacs

    Mirror of GNU Emacs

    emacs install an operating system inside your operating system

  • neovim

    Vim-fork focused on extensibility and usability

    neovim the best text editor

  • ShareX

    ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to many supported destinations you can choose from.

    sharex scrot for windows, but with a kitchen sink attached to it

  • Awesome

    :computer: 🎉 An awesome & curated list of best applications and tools for Windows. (by Awesome-Windows)

    since a lot of this list overlaps with it, I figure I'll link the awesome-windows GitHub list here

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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