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  1. I hope this wasn't posted before, I just came across it:
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    My first time building a PC

    Does video editing utilise SLI? Another thought, if you will be doing a lot of video editing, I would be looking at Ryzen.
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    My first time building a PC

    Sounds good, but a few observations: Do you need SLI? A lot of the time it is more trouble than it is worth. For the resolution of that monitor, I can't see a game that will be maxxing out 1 card. If you don't need SLI that PSU seems overkill, am using 650W fine, maybe 800W would be better if you need some growing room. Am not an expert on RAM speeds, but have seen posts on the intel subreddit recommending 3200 RAM for the 8700K with low CAS latency. Am not convinced an Optane drive is worth buying, especially now they don't come with a Sabre Raven any more. An M.2 SATA drive will be pretty much the same speed and be much cheaper. Do you need Windows 10 Pro, Home is usually good enough for most people.
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    Drake Vulture Q&A

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    Used Video Cards. Worth it?

    My secondary gaming rig has a 2600K and a GTX1060 6GB and when I tried it briefly the other day, it was running in the low 20's, it didn't make much difference whether it was on low or very high graphics (2560x1080). Was definitely playable. With the optimisations due by the end of the year, it should hopefully run pretty well on that level of hardware.
  6. As CIG are scrapping the Voyager Direct nonsense, you can now exchange any Voyager Direct items in your hangar for UEC.
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    Used Video Cards. Worth it?

    Personally I wouldn't buy GPU's that have been used for mining, but that said, I don't buy any computer stuff second hand! I wouldn't buy 2 cards, SLI is more trouble than it is worth, and it doesn't work with SC currently. Your 4 thread CPU will be more of a bottleneck for the game than the 1070, but the 1070 is a nice card.
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    Do you even DCS bro?

    That could explain it, thanks! Game is too complex for me I think!
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    Do you even DCS bro?

    I tried taking it out on test flights, I can keep choppers in the air in other sims, but in this one I get shouted at and the chopper crashes after about a minute in the air.
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    Do you even DCS bro?

    I have it and play it a bit in VR, but it has a very steep learning curve, especially with the Russian Helicopter I bought that shouts at me in Russian before it crashes. Is too hard for me to get my head around!
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    Objects In Space game

    I just came across the game Objects In Space that has just entered early access on Steam and GOG objectsgame.com Is a 2D retro style single player game that has a lot of the mechanics SC is working towards. The second video on Steam shows gameplay and it looks very neat.
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    New Vulture

    Being more of a solo player I really like the Vulture in preference to a Reclaimer. I will be tempted when it comes up for sale.
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    List of active members?

    When we had PTU we had a list of active members with a link to their RSI profile so we could click and add them as contacts in game. Is there something like that for live?
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    3.5 added to Roadmap

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    3.5 added to Roadmap

    I am more bothered with all the unused space inside the bridge. Like with the Terrapin, they aren't making believable ships you would want to spend time in real life which spoils my immersion. WRT Tardis effect, that definitely applies to Mustang Beta.
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    3.5 added to Roadmap

    Yeah, I am not thrilled with the connie, I might upgrade it to 600i Exp.
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    3.5 added to Roadmap

    No, I bought explorer pack with 315p, DUR and Dragonfly. I upgraded the DUR to a Prospector and the Dragonfly to a Cyclone. Hopefully the 315p will get a nice rework.
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    3.1.3 is Live

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    Around the Verse - A New Origin

    Upgrades keep the insurance from the ship you are upgrading from. To get LTI you need to buy the warbond 100 series with real money.
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    3.5 added to Roadmap

    Good spot! Sadly I sold mine, but could be interested again if they give it a proper cockpit view for an exploration ship.
  21. https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/SC/forum/4/thread/star-citizen-alpha-3-1-3-ptu-745418-patch-notes There is a nice selection of ships to fly and 100,000 aUEC to go wild with
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    my Build is finished

    Nice to see another Rift owner, there don't seem to be many of us in the org
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    Star Citizen Alpha 3.1.2d PTU

    Am guessing they want to get it released before the Free Fly weekend starts today.