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Major Trouble

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  1. Help me find a PC

    As a first PC I'd buy a pre-built from a good name custom builder unless you have a friend who'll help you. The fact you're asking for help here leads me to think you'd be doing it by yourself. If your PC is just going to be used for gaming go for a fast Intel cpu like i5-6700k, i7-7700k, i5-7600k or i7-8700k. Gaming is still very reliant on CPU speed more than core count although that is slowly changing so having extra cores now maybe a wise choice. The advantage of the Intel k chips is the extra speed you'll get from overclocking them which helps them beat AMD in gaming. If you plan to stream while gaming or any task that will take advantage of multi cores you should seriously consider AMD Ryzen chips. They might not have the outright performance of overclocked Intel chips but they're close enough but in those multi core applications they kick Intel butt with their high core count. Spec a machine with 16gb DDR4 3200mhz ram. It's the sweet spot for gaming these day. You'll want to take advantage of the multi channel memory access where the cpu can read multiple sticks of memory simultaneously. This boosts memory throughput. 2x 8gb would be my choice and still leave room for possible memory increase later. I wouldn't go back to using a non solid state drive as my main OS drive as the responsiveness of the PC is vastly improved over old HDD technology. I wouldn't worry too much about going for a nvme over a regular SATA SSD if money is a factor. Nvme drives cost quite a bit more than their SATA equivalent for not much difference in noticeable speed. Yes is nice to know but your going to notice a lack of storage space more than any speed advantage. Go a 500gb SSD or nvme (if you can justify the price). You can easily add more storage options later yourself. Keep in mind 500gb isn't very big these days. Win10 will eat up 50gb with its install and page files and games are coming in around 30gb so that 500gb and your usage may have you adding another drive sooner than you might think. The gtx 1080ti is a great card but even it will struggle to get high fps at 4k without turning down the eye candy. Currently there isn't anything better unless you go for a Titan and they're even more ridiculously priced. Make sure your PC has a decent brand PSU and at least 600w. PSUs are a very important component in a stressed PC and going cheap can lead to lots of problems. The biggest consumers of power are CPU (especially when overclocked) and GPU. A 600w PSU will give you some headroom for future additional hardware. I wouldn't be tempted to add say a 1000w as that's just overkill unless I planned to add a 2nd 1080ti and go sli.
  2. Glad to hear. You had me believing your PC was a desktop with those parts.
  3. June Free Weekend

    You could always take the opertunity to step up and SL and show the new recruits how Squad is played. You would be helping the game grow.
  4. The biggest killer of fps in Squad is shadows and resolution scaling. I would go for medium shadows and no more than 1.25 scaling. Turn off motion blur etc. Those will just pull down your overall fps. The best thing to do is go on Jensens (shooting) Range. Spawn up the hill overlooking the main area and mess with your settings to find your best quality/performance compromise. Be aware that the real game maps have different levels of optimisation (and vegetation) and will give more, but usually less, fps. Just a little observation of your PC specs but I notice you have a single stick of ram. With that you're not taking advantage of dual channel capabilities of your motherboard for high ram throughput. Not sure I would choose the i7-8700 over the overclockable i5-8600k if it is a PC mainly for gaming. Did you miss the k off the 8700 or did you get it for core count and price?
  5. Little White Helicopter Pt.2

    It was the lack of info or point to the thread that probably lead to it being locked. A bit like this one. Perhaps if you state what map it was and where it would be more interesting.
  6. May 2018 Recap

    Nice to know and should allow a vehicle crew to get themselves out of trouble and save some tickets even if they're out of the fight for a little bit. Will we just interact with the vehicle to get it moving or will we get something a little more immersive. I can understand the simple interactive fix at this stage of development but would prefer something a bit more involving as a QoL update further down the road on this epic journey.
  7. May 2018 Recap

    Sooo disabling/damaging vehicles is going to happen soon which is great but how about fixing them up again. You can't drive a disabled vehicle to a repair station. Are we to assume we'll have to build a FOB/repair station nearby to fix disabled vehicles or have OWI got something up their sleeve to surprise us with? Repair/recovery truck perhaps?
  8. Field Bandage Glitching

    It seems the latest patch has made bandaging a bit more troublesome than before. Frequently I have to dance around the body with sometimes a complete failure to actually be able to bandage. I didn't realize we'd had a patch when starting playing today and hadn't cleared the cache so not sure if that will cure it.
  9. The beer thread - What are you drinking?

    Adnams Ghost Ship, Brewdog Punk IPA and Guinness on draught are my current favourites.
  10. Battlefield V

    BF3, BF4, BF1, BFV (5)..... That sequence itself tells you they have lost their way and don't know what to do or where they're headed. In what world does CoD give you a more realistic representation of WW2 than a Battlefield game? They lost me at BF1 (ignoring Hardline) and I still see no reason to return. They could of updated BF1942 with today's graphics, destruction and slant to teamplay and I would of bought into it. RIP CoD, RIP Battlefield. Thank goodness for the Indie devs who are staying true to history.
  11. Alpha 11.1

    What was in the 47.1mb hot fix? Medic fixes?
  12. magnetic usb charging cable

    Got some of those for my family phones and tablets. Really helps stop usb damage through repeated insert/removal. Thought I'd wrecked a costly tablet by picking it up and walking off to be tugged back by the connected charger. Fortunately it just messed up the charging lead connection. Those magnetic adapter just pull away and the magnets are fairly strong. It certainly something Apple did right on their Mac books. Why they did not continue that idea on their phones I can only guess. Maybe they want people to drop their glass front/back phones.
  13. Bring back Russian Ironsight rifleman.

    I'd like to see something like Insurgency where you choose your standard kit based on a points system. Want an extra frag grenade because you're fighting cqb on Sumari then take less magazines etc etc. Some things should be default like having at least 1x smoke, 2x bandages and shovel but it would be nice to be able to tailor your kit based on the battle you're facing.
  14. Rounds are too long.

    Longer rounds enable more tactical gameplay instead of mad rushes. +1 for longer rounds.
  15. High temp while playing

    80degC for 980ti is fine don't worry about it. It's probably dictated by Nvidias fan profile. You could use a utility like Afterburner to ramp up your fan speeds but that's going to bring extra noise. The safe limit for the 980ti is around 92degC.
  16. Ok, now it's time to add BMP-2.

    Hell, now I'm going to have to put down my Archer - FH77BW L52. Don't make me go to cruise missiles.
  17. Ok, now it's time to add BMP-2.

    I'll raise you. A10 Warthog.
  18. Changes to the crewman kit

    Well that's what I'd prefer to see. Self defense weaponry not just a pistol.
  19. Changes to the crewman kit

    What primary do crewmen get irl? I don't mind them getting a rifle (or real life equivalent) and having ammo restricted to limit their offensive capabilities. Definitely no grenades. They need a shovel though to make them useful in setting up quick fobs. They also need binos to help them counter the TOW threat.
  20. New idea for a slower game mode.

    Or capping points allows you to aquire resources which you need a logi to gather and take to nearby fob or main. Without enough resources at main vehicles can't spawn.
  21. I think it should only blur when you do the zoomy consentrait thing. Regular ADS shouldn't blur your peripheral vision.
  22. @MeFirst I disagree. You only see your own teams tickets even now so don't know exactly how it's going on the win /lose /draw front. All you need to know is the dynamics of winning like you do already. Cap points, kill enemy, defend. Scrutinising tickets over every little thing shouldn't really happen.
  23. Freelook with scopes

    Lol, never tried that but I can believe it happens as you describe. All you want then is using freelook snaps you put of ADS mode whether you have it toggled on or holding your ADS key. Makes perfect sense to me. Nice for a quick scan around then back to ADS without fumbling with keys. +1 from me.
  24. Bring back Russian Ironsight rifleman.

    Hopefully when OWI add Core Inventory we'll get to choose our loadout to some degree which should include sight options.
  25. Extremely long loading times

    16gb ram and an SSD is the best answer for speedy loading.
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