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  1. SpaceX Discussion Thread

    fins are probably to help keep the vehicle stable during launch and especially during abort using LES. Bonus is that trunk looks less boring with them
  2. Well, it happens to me really is easy to forget that there are places where things are different But in all honesty, hardware, especially powerful hardware is really hard to get here in Croatia. Say GPUs...currently it is almost impossible to find anything faster than a GTX 1070...some 1080s, usually founders edition, pop out here and there but are sold out really fast. Of course some shops allow you to order cards they don't have on them, but you have to wait for at least few weeks
  3. well the thing is good hardware is quite hard to find here in Croatia...shops tend to get very small quantities which are sold quickly and then you have to wait until (and sometimes if) they get a new bunch. I will be buying parts that can last longer (performance wise) like case, SSD and HDD, fans, etc...I will then buy RAM, CPU and MBO together so that if something out of those 3 most expensive parts comes DOA I can RMA it.
  4. I think I am leaning a bit more towards AMD than Intel at this moment. I still see that there are some problems with memory copatibility and MBO-s (well, the one that I am interested in anyways) have some teething problems, but as I said I will be buying everything else with MBO and CPU at the end (that will be somewhere in october I hope) those might be resolved before then. And just a prise for Arctic Cooling...less then a week since I requested AM4 retention ring for Liquid Freezer 240 it arrived at my door.
  5. @snkiz Thanks for your opinion. I will probably wait a bit on that decision though because I don't want to lock myself into one or the other only to change my mind halfway through the build. I will buy everything else and then choose and buy MBO and CPU at the end.
  6. I have a bit of dillema going on here. Started (finally) buying parts for my new build and I can't make up my mind on two of the most important components: CPU and MBO. I am undecided between ASUS ROG Maximus IX Code + i7 7700K on one side and ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero + Ryzen 7 1700 on the other side. Other components are: CPU Cooler: Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 AIO cooler (I have requested free AM4 bracket from Arctic just in case and they sent it today) RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 2x8GB 3000MHz M.2 SSD: SAMSUNG PM961 128GB M.2 2280 (to be used for Windows and apps) SSD: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB or Kingston Hyperx Savage 240GB (whichever is available in shop when I will be buying them; to be used for games I play the most) HDD: My current few months old Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm (for other games) + Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200rpm (for downloads and temporary backup) Case: Cooler Master Mastercase Pro 6 PSU: Seasonic Prime 850W Titanium Graphics Card: I will continue to use my MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GB OC for about 2-3 months and then buy either GTX 1080Ti or 20-series card if they are released by that time. Monitor: AOC Agon AG271QG 27", though I am not fully set on it yet. If I go with Ryzen CPU and Crosshair MBO it comes at about 90-100€ cheaper. The problem is, I haven't really ever used anything based on AMD stuff (other than graphics cards) so I am not as comfortable with that platform as I am with Intel...then again, I am aware of bad thermals from Kaby Lake CPUs due to bad TIM betwen CPU die and heatspreader and I am not comfortable with de-lidding my CPU even though it can make it run 20-30°C cooler. I will use this PC mostly for gaming (KSP of course, F1, some other racing and sports games, as well as simulations) and maybe, just maybe for some light video editing. I might also come back to programing a bit.
  7. [OLD]Tundra Exploration

    Yeah, I haven't used the mod since upgrading to 1.2 so I forgot that it was 9 and 1 instead of 9 and 3. Thanks for your reply though
  8. [OLD]Tundra Exploration

    Looking good. Just on the F9 engines: will they be able to switch between 9-3-1 engine modes or just between 9 and 3?
  9. Blue Origin Thread (merged)

    Wasn't Dragon designed to be able to carry both cargo and crew before they decided to leave Dragon as a cargo only and instead develop Dragon v2? I mean, on SpaceX's youtube page some of the first animations regarding crew transport to the ISS are shown with Dragon docking to the ISS without use of canadarm Even the description of that video states: Now, if Dragon was designed as cargo craft only I am sure it could have been much more optimized for that purpose.
  10. Blue Origin Thread (merged)

    Looking good at the pad
  11. Blue Origin Thread (merged)

    I found this picture posted on unofficial SpaceX facebook group, originally posted by reddit user codercotton I have quoted the original description, but I the date is obviously a typo
  12. Blue Origin Thread (merged)

    LC-39A is being modified by SpaceX, not LC-29A. At least that is what NASA site says
  13. thanks for your time, but thing is I am working on a budget of around 420-430$ for PC + monitor. I looked at G4560 at the get go, but there are only i3, i5 and i7 CPUs from Kaby Lake lineup available here in Croatia. G4400 is the newest Pentium I could find, so I matched it with a board and RAM that is available, yet doesn't get mi over the budget. I have also recommended SSD drive to my friends father, but he has not given me his definitive answer on that one yet. GPU is not going to be installed in that PC any time soon as the integrated one is more then enough for what this PC will be used for. This is the pcpartpicker list Note that he plans to reuse his current HDD, but I plan to install the 230GB one I have in my spare parts which I took from my PC when I bought a 1TB drive for myself because I suspect his HDD is with that huge IDE cable, while my 230GB one is with SATA connection. I couldn't find the case I will build it in on pcpartpicker so here is a link to manufacturer's site And I couldn't even begin to explain how different prices for hardware are here in Croatia, mostly to do with huge taxes. For example while looking for parts for my new PC I looked into GTX 1060 for a GPU. Here is an example: GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB from MSI is currently priced at 276,99$ on Amazon. Here in Croatia the cheapest one is (with exchage rates as they are today) 390$ and that is while it is on sale at the moment. Normal price for that same card is 436$