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Lt DeFault

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About Lt DeFault

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  • Birthday 09/26/1978

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    Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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    Little of everything.
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    Derailing threads. ;)

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  1. New Gaming Rig - Thoughts?

    Thanks for the input, everyone! I've been passing the info on to my wife.
  2. New Gaming Rig - Thoughts?

    That's something to think about, thanks. More info: WRT her "budget", that's just how much she is willing to pay right now, we're not quite maxing out. And we do have some investments. We know we will have to upgrade at some point if we want this PC to last as long as the previous one. Our line of thinking is that if we go for some "overkill" now, we won't have to upgrade as soon. It seemed to work last time. Does that make sense? Or do you think the technology (hardware and software) is still advancing at such a rate that it won't make that much of a difference?
  3. New Gaming Rig - Thoughts?

    That's one thing we're concerned about: longevity. We'd like it to be as "future proof" as possible. And a 4K monitor isn't out of the question. I doubt we'll be doing any VR, though ... but who knows?
  4. New Gaming Rig - Thoughts?

    Yes, there is an Ethernet jack on the back of the case. The lack of one would certainly be a deal breaker.
  5. New Gaming Rig - Thoughts?

    Indeed! Thank you for confirming that.
  6. New Gaming Rig - Thoughts?

    My wife wants a new gaming rig to replace the one she currently has: an HP Blackbird. The Blackbird is about 10 years old now and - although we've been upgrading the graphics cards, RAM and power supply - it's starting to really show its age. So, I did some research and I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on an MSI Trident X 9th. Here's the basic rundown: 3.6 GHz Intel Core i9-9900K Eight-Core Z370I Gaming Pro Carbon AC Mini ITX Motherboard 32GB DDR4 | 512GB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (11GB GDDR6) 650W 80 Plus Gold Certified PSU USB 3.1 Type-A & Type-C | HDMI 1.4| DisplayPort 1.2 Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) | Bluetooth 5.0 Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit) The only downside I can see right now is that the case is kind of small (15.6 x 15.1 x 5.1 inches [129.7 x 382.7 x 396.4mm]) and the hardware seems crammed into it with little extra space - potentially making future upgrades difficult if not impossible. (I'm thinking about graphics card replacement, mostly. I could put the 1200W power supply I have outside the case if I needed to.) I'm not fond of Windows 10, but it's her computer, so I guess that doesn't matter much. And with 10 Pro the RAM limit is a whopping 2TB! So, what do you guys think? Is it worth the $3,000 asking price? Are there any other rigs you would buy instead of this one? NB: Her budget is $3,000, so this [just] fits the bill. She might be convinced to spend a little more, if there's good reason to. It's her money, but it still makes me nervous spending that much. I know a little bit about computers, but I'm no guru. Any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
  7. Some artillery fire questions

    It's possible because the width and length are adjustable in scale but fixed in orientation to the attitude. SB is an armored combat sim, not a geometry textbook.
  8. Some artillery fire questions

    Look at the blue rectangle under "Attitude 0". Now, if you rotate that rectangle 90°, it would look like the rectangle under "Attitude 1600". If you rotated it another 90° (180° total), it would look like the rectangle under "Attitude 3200". The longer axes of the rectangles in Mark's diagram (the "width" of the AOE) are not pointing to the mils orientation - the shorter axes are.
  9. About that deleted thread

    Looks like he edited his as well, so the link no longer takes you to the potentially offending document.
  10. About that deleted thread

    FYI, your quoting of Kev2go's post still contains the link - defeating the purpose of him editing his post.
  11. Installation of old Steel Beasts

    FYI: My 2001 manual says nothing about installation paths. Edit: DUH! That manual is for SB1. Yeah ... my oldest SB PRO PE manual is also from 2009.
  12. Beasts on the Prowl

    I've got my SB1 install disc around here somewhere ... but I've been unable to find it so far. If I do, I'll try to post a link to the music here.
  13. Video Thread

  14. Hello

  15. Hurricane Florence

    Thank you. Luckily for me, my family and friends, the storm is now heading well south of us. I just hope those in the Carolinas and Georgia make it through unscathed. Fortunately, the storm has weakened quite a bit recently. But with winds still at 110 mph and the threat of heavy rains and flooding, they're not out of danger just yet.