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  • in reply to: Rollers #45535

    BOY
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    Cool. LoOks like I was a tad out of touch, bad memory module. Thanks!

    in reply to: Rollers #45536

    BOY
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    going on ten years for this topic!

    Can someone who knows models and codes help me with an old question.

    It has always been my understanding that the projectile functions to explode when it makes contact with the 3D surface of any part of the landscape, or the tank model, or, an object, such as a tree or building, or, the boundary (which is why turning off trees can be hazardous).

    Or does the projectile model actually pass through the tank model in any way? Does it only make contact with this “hit box”.

    I had in mind that with rollers it worked that the roller does not explode on contact with anything, it explodes when it is within a certain proximity to the tank center – a calculated area called the “hit box”.

    Have I got this wrong?

    If I am wrong then there is no advantage to using a smaller tank to avoid projectile contact. As it is, I will continue to use smaller tanks so that the projectiles will miss more often.

    But if I understand gavin corretly, the hit box cannot be too small or the rollers will roll off the tank model and not explode, because the tank model will be like a large shield to the roller. In the same way the shields, if large enough, cause the rollers to roll off.

    And just to make sure, if I’m correct on the projectile part, then a large tank model would cause the projectile to explode, but if it is large enough then the radious of the projectile explosion will not reach the center of the tank and therefore the projectile will do no damage.

    in reply to: Sondra – MIA? (S3D Theme Lyrics and Spam) #21428

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    Someone drew out someone’s wood?

    in reply to: New rig for a kid – budget build $800 #66140

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    sounds good. Ya. we’re not in the stone ages… we have a third plug too. 😛


    BOY
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    I don’t think I ever succeeded in changing much of anything, nothing significant. But anywayzzzz, that’s good, it means I really might have been scratched off the list just for grudge sake. I really am good!

    *wistles to self all the way to bed*


    BOY
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    Voted brain damage.

    I would vote me, on account of many factors, but as it were, post count and best ever tournament aren’t enough to make the list. :mrgreen: not being there in the right hour is really a handicap. Nearly voted wowbagger cuz he was so impossible to beat.

    in reply to: New rig for a kid – budget build $800 #66138

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    Ah. Cool. So with grounding, the advice that I had been working with was that it is easier to install the processor on the mono before putting it into the case. Does it really matter as long as I do whatever I need to do to ground myself? Does being barefoot help :-p

    in reply to: New rig for a kid – budget build $800 #66136

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    alright so we got all his parts in, for one thing, he got the wrong power supply, it is only rated to 430 W. The base power requirements of the system are well under 400 but I wanted a 600 W.

    The other thing is that when inspecting all the parts, I accidentally touched the area on the bottom of the heat sink and made a small impression in the thermal compound. It’s about the size of an eraser head, and extreemly shallow but it looks like crap :P. I didn’t see any warning or nothin or hear any vids talk bout avoiding this, so I touched it, OKAY! YA. I DID. So now what, i want to put a tiny dab of compound there to cover it, but will this just imbalance the whole mess?

    Arrg.

    When I put the CPU and heat sink on there what other stupid things should I not do??? (besides drop it or forget to ground myself)

    in reply to: New rig for a kid – budget build $800 #66133

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    CPU AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core $84.74
    Motherboard MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 $57.78
    Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $69.99
    Storage Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM $49.94
    Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB $199.99
    Case Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower $29.99
    Power Supply Corsair 600W ATX12V $37.99
    Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98
    Custom peripherals $150

    Total – $785

    in reply to: New rig for a kid – budget build $800 #66132

    BOY
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    @peanutsrevenge wrote:

    Watching this now. Don’t KNOW what their findings will be, but it’s about your kind of budget and such

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpGfA6g0-0Y

    Pretty good little channel he’s got there. He seems to be on my plane. He knows about the capabilities you’re talking about, and it seems that the problem is just that there is too much headache making good drivers and software that can utilize the new architecture. Makes sense.

    Did you take a look at the card I linked? Is it trash also?

    about the socket type. AM3 is old, but the AM3+ didn’t seem to be. there were a lot of boards on newegg with that type, but you have a point, I wasn’t able to find many options with PCI x16 I think. There were more FM2 sockets boards with x16 capability. Hmmm.

    in reply to: New rig for a kid – budget build $800 #66129

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    how about this card, any good?

    It’s pushing the budget limit…. $250.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133492

    in reply to: New rig for a kid – budget build $800 #66127

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    the first part makes sense, the computerish parts started to…..

    Why is 1GB too small? I can’t see any single frame being as large as a Gigabyte. It doesn’t hold just one single frame at a time does it?

    in reply to: New rig for a kid – budget build $800 #66125

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    for some reason i misread the post, I thought that you mean the motherboard “horsepower”.

    GPU… so you’re’ saying a 1 GB card is actually better for BF4 framerates if it has a faster clock?

    in reply to: New rig for a kid – budget build $800 #66124

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    If I choose the GPU in the first post it looks like I save enough to get back in the budget.

    in reply to: New rig for a kid – budget build $800 #66123

    BOY
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    actually it is his call, and he’s gunning to build this soon, but I’m going to hold him up so we can do this right.

    I was really hunting for a better mobo but I kept running into compatibility issues with the AM3+ socket….

    One of the issues is that he picked out a full sized case for $100 and then when I said he didn’t need a $100 dollar case, he picked out this little micro ATX. So we’re stuck with the micro mobos unless I make him upsize. for the price I think the full ATX mobos seemed to be better, not sure. I sure didn’t see many pcpartpicker builds made with micro ATX, most were mid size towers.

    What do you mean by mobo “horsepower” or was it just all around piece of trash?

    And would it be better to trim the system RAM down to 4GB of decent 2×2 to save some money here? If we upgrade the mobo, downgrade the CPU/APU, and downgrade RAM, will this give us something better to work with? I had hoped to balance it all out and get 8GB of RAM, but this is just such a tight budget. I nice brain teaser for me.

    Here’s a $$830 build a I made without his input (no monitor, mouse, keyboard) any better?:

    CPU AMD A4-6300 3.7GHz Dual-Core Combo or $59.99
    Motherboard ECS A85F2-A DELUXE(1.0) ATX FM2 $92.01
    Memory Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Combo or $30.99
    Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Combo or $30.99
    Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM $59.98
    Video Card XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Combo or $205.66
    Case Raidmax ATX-298WY ATX Mid Tower $62.98
    Power Supply Rosewill 630W ATX12V / EPS12V $49.99
    Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98
    Custom peripherals $150.00

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/gcha8e/saved/3SCf

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