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About rimmer59

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  1. Welcome to the club. If you need anything send me (or another member of HR) a message and we'd be happy to help ^^
  2. Items are cached clientside Actual items are stored server side To get new items you must auth and sync those DBs A fresh install has no items
  3. You need to auth to sync with the DB containing your information. New ships/etc won't show up unless you do.
  4. You do need to authenticate to the launcher, but after that you're free to load assets via executable arguement. Technically speaking it's the same as typing "map de_dust2" in counterstike: just a localhost server. It's not an exploit to load assets; otherwise GrayHeadedGamer would be banned for putting ships on his island. https://www.reddit.com/r/starcitizen/comments/6rv0av/play_star_citizen_263_pu_offline_without_moving/ I should also say that I do not recommend giving out any files to anyone. In other games you can hijack accounts by using session tokens stored in log files.
  5. Build help

    With the parts that are being suggested; I don't know if there is budget for a 2nd GPU. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rhwRm8 ($3800) AMD Threadripper 1950X ASUS Primer X399 Corsair H00iv2 (placeholder) 32GB DDR4 3200Mhz G.Skill RAM 2x10TB WD Red HDD 500GB Samsung 960 EVO (less than you wanted; placeholder) EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Phanteks P400S Tempered Glass (pick a case you like; this is one I like) 850W EVGA Supernova G2 PSU Windows 10 Pro (pro not home because you have the PC to use VMs/etc) There are ways to trim this back quite a bit; such as (if you're going threadripper) buying a 1920X instead, going to a lower amount of bulk storage (do you really need 10TB?), and going with a SATA SSD for games and then a smaller NVME drive for Star Citizen and your OS. It really and I mean really depends on what you're doing here and if it matters to you. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d2DGZ8 ($3350) for the same parts everywhere other than moving to 8TB storage with a 1920X insdead. I think some people need to reign in what they're saying; because it doesn't seem like some people have put thought into the whole build price and instead are only focusing on the "best of the best" processors on the market. Especially considering the gaming focus of the build.
  6. Build help

    I'm not saying that it's not an impressive chip. I'm saying to be smart with your money and wait for real benchmarks and real-world performance. Make sure it matters to the person buying it; not numbers for a renderfarm. Raw numbers for price per dollar put Ryzen and Threadripper/Epyc ahead of Intel; but they still hold the single core lead. That benchmark shows a 10 core versus a 16 core chip. That can't be ignored for those numbers (although it is a $/$ comparison). The last thing I want to happen is have RocketMan buy a god tier computer and not use it; or buy a junk one and want more performance. Lets get some gaming benchmarks on the table (because that is what he said was his key focus). Wait for benchmarks (which should be here any day) then make a decision and let's talk then.
  7. Build help

    I will believe (and buy into) that when I see it. There have been claims for years and years that more cores will be used and tasks will be queued on them rather than cores 0-3. I really want that to be true as apart from workstation tasks and heavy multitasking there's no benefit to having more than those 4 cores (direct consumer and prosumer). Also the Xeon line has many different types of chips that fall under the consumer, prosumer, and enterprise umbrellas designed for different tasks. Threadripper can be directly compared to Xeon/Epyc as they're product names that fit a broad range of applications. e: I should add in that I do NOT recommend buying a quad core CPU. Get something that will last, either a Ryzen 7 1700 (or better) or wait for Intel Coffee-Lake.
  8. Build help

    Threadripper is designed to target the Xeon marketshare of Intel. They have targeted a high core count market such as servers and workstations with the allure of a significant price decrease compared to the competition. Intel has higher single core performance while AMD has the higher core count. The typical performance difference is about 10% with single core applications (in favor of Intel). I do think it is important to remember that buying a Threadripper compared to even an R7 1800X (basically a higher-binned R7 1700) will be minimal performance gains on single core reliant applications (games). So dropping $1k on a chip that will do for you the same as a $350 chip isn't ideal; especially when you factor in the cost of motherboards. I would recommend a Threadripper only if owning it will benefit your workflow. People will quote and say that "X" chip is YY% faster than "Z" chip; but remember what matters to you and your applications. Benchmarks of Handbrake or Cinebench does not represent real world gaming performance. As for storage, if it's only for cold storage (eg: photos/movies/etc) that will be accessed now and again; go RAID1 with 2x10TB disks. RAID is not a backup; it instead tries to improve data integrity. The benefit to adding more drives is to allow for further array degradation and higher I/O. Windows Storage Spaces or a Mirrior in Disk Management would work well for this application and reduce cost in regards to bulk storage. There are multiple solutions but what I said would be easiest for you.
  9. I'm going. Got a hotel room too.
  10. Build help

    I would wait for reviews on the Threadripper platform before making a purchase. At those resolutions the CPU will not be the bottleneck, so even a i7 7700k/R7 1700 would work fine. It depends on what else you're trying do with the computer and how that impacts the chip choice. Is that 10TB of storage raw or after RAID (1 to 10)? I also would suggest against SLI to begin with. See what one card can do and decide if it's worth the upgrade. What other than gaming are you going to be doing on this computer? If it's just games and not VMs/workloads then your budget is inflated and can be cut down. Even a $2k PC now and a $2k PC 4 years from now would perform better than a single $4k PC after those 4 years. Let me know what your plans are. I have 16TB+ raw storage and have built/supported workstation and personal infrastructures.
  11. Hello guys. I'm curious if anyone will be attending the Minnesota BarCitizen next weekend. It's held at the Doubletree in Bloomington. It's on the 12th and starts at 8:00pm. https://www.reddit.com/r/starcitizen/comments/6iln98/minnesota_star_citizensbar_citizen/ https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/SC/forum/50176/thread/minnesota-star-citizens-bar-citizen https://discord.gg/S76T3w4 2DCon is being held in the same hotel/event center area and there will be some people from the SC community before the BarCitizen starts. There is no fee to get into BarCitizen; but 2DCon does have one (~$40). Let me know if anyone is headed there. I'll show if it's not just me ^^.
  12. Looking good. That motherboard goes well with that case accent lighting.
  13. Any update on this? I think that we've given a bit of information on the topic. I'd say that an R5 1600, 16GB RAM, and a GTX 1070 would be a good starting point. Throw in the trimmings and then go from there. He is gaming on a laptop right now, so this would be a great improvement. See about updating the BIOS on that ASUS board (or choose a different one) and OC that chip a little bit. It would handle the game perfectly. I run a 3930k, which has similar single core performance to a 1600 w/ a GTX 980 (lower performance than a 1070). You'd have a better computer than me and I can play SC perfectly fine.
  14. R5 1600 for $200 is basically the same chip (single core perf) he had listed (slightly better actually) and adds two cores. The ~5%-10% performance difference at 1080p towards the 7600k doesn't seem worth it to me especially with 1440p+ becoming the standard for enthusiasts (god I hate that word). I think this is the right link, but PCPP is down and I can't check. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/jPqsQV e; Site is back up, it's a 1060 but you could add the 1070 in if desired.
  15. I think it's pretty hilarious what Intel has allowed AMD to do. Basically swoop in on those hex-core+ sales and Intel releases something to compete only after AMD has had their processors on the market. I agree with Linus, they didn't put out their best product but rather put out something slightly better or a direct competitor to AMD (this is what all businesses do, but not on the scale of Intel/AMD). They were afraid of giving up their Xeon line exclusivity and instead have created a bubble around their pricing structure when compared to AMD. Competition is good, because this is what it looks like ^^