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  1. I’m working on a video to help editors better understand how to place air defense systems so that it’s a little more difficult for me (or anyone with a similar jet skill set) to kill everything in the opening minutes. But before that I thought it would be a good idea to record a rough “Banshee Ridealong” video for any editors who do not fly jets but want to have a better idea of what a Banshee pilot does. Although I don’t state it in the video, what makes a Banshee jet so lethal is its speed and maneuverability when combined with a pilot who knows how to put them to good use. The mission I'm playing was thrown together in less than 5 minutes. I didn’t spend much time placing the units but this was enough to repel my approaches into the airspace several times. It wasn’t enough to stop me but I was slowed down significantly compared to a normal Saturday op. I do have some ideas on how to make AI air defense much more effective, beyond just better placement, but that’ll have to wait until I learn to do some basic scripting. Hopefully the video is informative and if you have any questions feel free to ask. The video on placing units will come in the next week. FAO: @Filth @PARKER @SoKkada @Chroma
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    Aye. I was kidding about the custom loop. ;-) As for M.2 the only ones I’ve tested are 2x 1TB Samsung 970 EVO, like the ones Parker linked. Samsung make adequate stuff.
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    BTW, @Chroma, I’m guessing this is what you’re going for…
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    In the months I’ve been using M.2 drives I have experienced zero perceptible improvement in either the OS, gaming, or productivity (mostly working with large projects in Adobe CC apps). For someone who just wants to play games it makes no sense, other than e-peen bragging rights. You can save £20-30 per drive and spend that money on something else… or save it.
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    I don’t know if you’ve built your own PC before @Chroma but I’ll post these tips anyway: Be patient and plan what you are going to do before you do it. When in doubt, ask for help. Make sure you have enough space to build and enough time to use that space should there be any problem (the lounge coffee table or kitchen table might not be a great idea unless you want your girlfriend or housemates to get pissed off with you). Never use a cheap or underpowered Power Supply Unit. When you’re trying to keep costs down it can be tempting to get a PSU that is half the price of a good brand but it could end up frying your components, or worse. Never mix PSU cables, even if they’re from the same brand. While the component ends of PSU cables are standardised the PSU ends are not. M.2 drives are not a great idea. Little benefit. Potential problems with PCIe lane use and cooling. I have two and they work fine but good SSDs over SATA cables are good enough for gaming. In addition to an Intel build I’ve also listed a Ryzen build, seeing as I did most of the research already for someone else. I think you’ll be happier with an Intel but if you want to do streaming/recording or video editing in future the Ryzen build will be a better choice. Not taken into account: case, drives, extra cables, GPU, RGB lighting controller/strips etc. Obviously have a good look and check everything before buying any parts. ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Intel Build Options CPU: i7 8700K - £365 - 8th rather than the latest 9th generation Intel CPU. There is little reason to go 9th gen as it is more expensive, consumes more power and produces more heat for a marginal performance improvement. 8th generation parts are widely available and proven. CPU Cooler (this will depend on your budget and space in your case): Noctua NH-U9S - £48 - Compact high performance air cooler. Good choice if you’re going to be using a smaller case and are worried about the size of an air cooler. Noctua NH-U14S - £57 - A larger, heavier and more capable air cooler. Fine for overclocking but not the best. Noctua NH-D15 - £78 - The king of the air coolers. Very large and heavy. Memory will have to be installed before fitting this cooler due to overlap. Corsair H100i V2 240mm Radiator - £109, and Noctua NT-H1 - £7 - All In One water cooler. Should be sufficient for normal operation but might struggle with overclocking due to the limited size of the radiator. If you plan to overclock try to get the largest radiator that will fit into your case, links below. Corsair H110i 280mm Radiator - £113, and Noctua NT-H1 - £7. Corsair H150i 360mm Radiator - £136, and Noctua NT-H1 - £7. Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz - £88 - No bling but cheaper. If you really want RGB then just make sure it’s the same specs. I prefer adding RGB light strips to the inside of the case than having my fans and memory glowing but that’s just me. Also, you only want to use two of the four memory slots on the motherboard due to consumer level motherboards only supporting 2 memory channels. If you fill all four slots the bandwidth of the two channels will be split between four DIMMs, degrading performance. 16GB should be enough for gaming and most other tasks. Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO - £95 Power Supply: Corsair TX650M - £74 - Semi modular (some of the cables are optional, some are hard wired) Should be sufficient even for overclocking. Corsair HX750 - £131 - Fully modular (all cables can be detached). More headroom for power consumption for overclocking or buying a beefier GPU in future. ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Ryzen Build Options: CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X - £272 - Runs fast enough without needing to be overclocked. Comes with a good basic air cooler but if you want to overclock you should get something better from the cooler list below. CPU Cooler (optional if you’re budget is limited as the Ryzen 7 2700X comes with a good basic air cooler): Noctua NH-U9S - £48 - This is a compact, high performance air cooler with a focus on space compatibility. Adapter kit included. Noctua NH-U12S - £52 - Larger air cooler. No adapter kit required. Noctua NH-U14S - £57 - Even larger air cooler. Adapter kit included. I use a version of this one to cool my 1950X Threadripper. Corsair H100i V2 240mm Radiator - £109, and Corsair AM4-AMD Retendtion Bracket Kit - £25, and Noctua NT-H1 - £7 - You will want the largest radiator you can afford that will fit in your case if you choose to overclock the CPU. The adapter bracket is required. Corsair H110i 280mm Radiator - £113, Corsair AM4-AMD Retendtion Bracket Kit - £25, and Noctua NT-H1 - £7 Corsair H150i 360mm Radiator - £136, Corsair AM4-AMD Retendtion Bracket Kit - £25, and Noctua NT-H1 - £7 Memory: G.SILL F4-3200C14D-16GFX - £162 - Ryzen requires fast memory with specific timings. This stuff is perfect and worth the extra price. As with the Intel build you will only want to use two of the 4 available DIMM slots. Motherboard (ATX): Something to note is that older AM4 socket motherboards need to have their BIOS updated to be compatible with second generation Ryzen CPUs. This can only be done with a first gen Ryzen CPU installed. The boards linked below check out as compatible with 2nd gen but if you go with something else you need to make sure it’ll work with the CPU. ASUS X470 PRIME X470-PRO - £142 MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC - £270 - Has built in WiFi. Power Supply: Corsair TX650M - £74 - Semi modular (some of the cables are optional, some are hard wired) Should be sufficient even for overclocking. Corsair HX750 - £131 - Fully modular (all cables can be detached). More headroom for overclocking or powering a second GPU in future.
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    Will give this a good look after work. Should be done in an hour or two.
  7. Snow camo. And 210 Hydra rockets for when you have to kill all the things.
  8. Testing road runways.
  9. This is for @falseprophet.
  10. Gaming is exclusive by its nature. PC gaming even more so. What are you going to do if Bohemia release Arma 4? Stick with Arma 3 forever? Apex is currently a requirement. Are we going to drop that because it’s not “inclusive” enough? However well meaning, this policy is short sighted.
  11. Yes, it’s exactly the same. Except the air assets will be recycled Arma 2 garbage and there’s no 400 square kilometre map in two flavours. But apart from that it’s the same.
  12. Agree that the quality is top notch. I was surprised. Just spent the last two hours exploring the map and testing stuff. As for airfields there's plenty of flat enough space outside the map that AAC can build an airfield and export it as a composition (or whatever it's called) to make things easier for editors. As for airframes we already have the A-10A, the F-16C and the Su-25 which are all period-correct but we'd have to only use weapons from the time if we were doing the 1980s thing (no GPS guided and probably no laser guided, which is fine). Helicopters I'll have to think about. We should push for adoption of this DLC. Not immediately but if we give everyone 3 months to save their pennies together then it shouldn’t be a problem. We’re all running PCs with discrete GPUs. If you can't save £17 over 3 months then you should be in a bread line not a gaming clan. This would also give mission makers plenty of time to explore and create, and AAC to set up airfields and find 1980s helicopters that work. August 1, boys. Let's make a goal.
  13. Released today. 9pm UK time. I didn’t notice the planned price of £16.99. It’s not going to sell well.
  14. I guess they were running low on supplies at The People’s M Factory.

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