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About greywulf58

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    Married to my wonderful wife for 13 years. Have two rough Collies, Lady and Mac.

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  1. Okay. This is the rig so far and I'm building it myself. CPU: AMD RYZEN 5 1400 4-Core 3.2 GHz (3.4 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1400BBAEBOX Desktop Processor MOBO: ASRock AB350M AM4 AMD Promontory B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Intel X99 and 100 Series Desktop Memory Model CMK16GX4M2A2400C16 Video: Radeon RX 560 DirectX 12 GV-RX560OC-4GD 4GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x8 ATX Video Card HDD: Seagate SV35 Series ST31000526SV 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Manufacture Recertified SDD: Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW600G3 600GB 2.5" MLC internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Power Supply: EVGA 450 BT 100-BT-0450-K1 450W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Non-Modular Active PFC Power Supply Case: ROSEWILL Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - SRM-01 Price at this point is $629.92. Still have to get Windows 10. So the question is, is this worth the price? I couldn't have done this without the help from all of you. Thanks.
  2. Okay a short question. I am getting close, at least I hope so, to a computer configuration that might just be within my price range and allow me to play ArmA 3. I do have one question though. Please keep in mind that I have to try and keep this rig cost under $700. What would be the absolute smallest HDD I would need or do I need one at all if I get a large (900 Mb to 1 Tb) SSD?
  3. I've been looking at some build-it-yourself kits and need to know what you think of this rig combination: AMD RYZEN 5 1400 4-Core 3.2 GHz (3.4 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1400BBAEBOX Desktop Processor (Model:YD1400BBAEBOX) 1xROSEWILL Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - SRM-01 (Model:SRM-01) 1xEVGA 450 BT 100-BT-0450-K1 450W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Non-Modular Active PFC Power Supply (Model:100-BT-0450-K1) 1xEVGA GeForce GTX 1050 GAMING, 02G-P4-6150-KR, 2GB GDDR5, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) (Model:02G-P4-6150-KR) 1xASRock AB350M AM4 AMD Promontory B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard (Model:AB350M) 1xCORSAIR Vengeance LPX 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model CMK8GX4M1A2400C16 (Model:CMK8GX4M1A2400C16) 1xSanDisk SSD PLUS SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SDSSDA-240G-G26 (Model:SDSSDA-240G-G26) 1xWD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX - OEM (Model:WD10EZEX) Pretty much all that I would need to add to this would be Windows 64-bit, key board, and mouse. I already have a nice Acer monitor.
  4. At the moment, I am ashamed to tell you what I am using in the way of a computer. Actually, I'm not. It is an old (like 10 years old) Lenovo laptop that barely runs anything but interestingly enough, it will run Cold War Assault just fine. About all I use this computer for is to correspond on forums such as this or send emails or play Windows solitaire (over 5,000 games played so far) and that is about all I do with it. Back to the system(s) I am looking at. Some do come with a 120 Gb SSD. My question is this. I have found several refurbished Seagate 250+ to 500 Gb SSDs for fairly good prices (usually under $100). So, should I order a computer rig without an SSD and install a Seagate or purchase the system I first showed and add the Seagate if possible? I did build a rig for myself years ago (in 1997/1998) so I am not to intimidated doing so again. However, much has changed in the last 20 years (that was a true understatement) and I'd hate to purchase all the components for a new rig only to find out I purchased incompatible or not powerful enough components. One other question and I am sure this is not the correct forum to ask it. I noticed on Steam that in order for ArmA 2/OA to run properly on Steam that there is a patch. I have looked everywhere for that patch but with absolutely no luck at all. I did purchase the ArmA 2/OA combo but it is still waiting to be installed from Steam. Where is that patch or do I absolutely need it? Thanks all.
  5. Thank you for offering all this information. It makes it a little better for me to choose what components I should be on the lookout for. Several of the systems I've looked at do have 1060 3 and even 4 GBs of DDR memory. Most of the systems do not have an SSD and those that do only have a 120 Gb drive. I might have to get an SSD drive (found several Seagates) and switch out the smaller drive. Question, and I think I know the answer to this one., c @Tankbuster. Valken doesn't and I should have realized that from the beginning. I know that sometimes I might be a bit trigger happy (in a negative way) with my replies when people, often strangers, make some sort of derogatory comments about me. Those that know me very well, will use comments in parenthesis or brackets (just pulling your chain) or [just joking] since they are old school online chatters like me. I've been doing this now, as I said, since 1992. I began chatting with mIRC (shows you how old I am) and learned a lot in that time. But having said that, Valken and I have both apologized to each other which is the right way to resolve this. Last, I want to thank all of you for helping this old f**t (I'm allowed to insult myself, lol) in helping me select a rig that will suit my needs. I hope all of you have a pleasant day.
  6. Apology duly accepted. I know exactly what you mean about interpreting a comment online as it being either serious or as a joke. Been online since 1992, so I get it. Btw, my apologies to you to...man to man 😉
  7. I am 65 years old and disabled if you must know. I get SSD and pay my bills. So for you to say that is totally uncalled for. It must be nice to know so much about a stranger. I didn't come here to argue or to be insulted by a complete stranger. I came here for some help and that is all I came here for. If I've crossed a line with this reply, well then ban me from the forums and you won't be bothered by me anymore. Thank you!!!!!
  8. Well, that was helpful. Thank you so very much.😎
  9. I swear, I am going nuts trying to find a computer that I can afford but good enough to run ArmA 3. I find what I think is a good rig only to find out it is DDR3 memory. My budget for a computer is $700.00. If I ask my girlfriend for anything more I think she is going to castrate me.
  10. WOW!!! No wonder your avatar shows your wearing a bear-skin. The north face of Mt. Ventoux. I did find a Samsung SSD for a fairly decent price and I might as well opt for that one instead instead of the HP. Thanks again.
  11. Would this be a satisfactory SSD drive for ArmA 3? HP S700 2.5" 250GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
  12. First of all, I want to thank you for the help. I really do appreciate it. For the time being I am constrained as to how much money I can invest in a new computer. I know that the computer that I mentioned will run ArmA 2/OA without too many performance issues but after seeing all the hoops one has to jump through in order for ArmA 2/OA to work on Stream, I just didn't want to have to deal with those headaches. From past experience, I know basically how to install the numerous mods and it looks like it takes just a little more effort to make ArmA 3 mods work with Steam. So saying that, for the time being I will have to settle with the computer configuration as it is. I can put up with the less-than-perfect performance for ArmA 3 until I can get the better graphics card and the SSD drive. Again, thank you for the help.
  13. Will this system run ArmA III? I really don't want the hassles associated with ArmA 2/OA on Steam. System specs: CPU Type: Intel Core i7 8th Gen CPU Speed: 8700 (3.20 GHz) Can be over-clocked to 4.60 Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB Memory Capacity:16 GB DDR4 HDD: 2 TB Thanks, Chris
  14. Still trying to get a handle on where to post what. Please be patient with this old geezer. Thanks
  15. Good morning, Once again, I need to ask if the following configuration will support ArmA 2/OA and possibly ArmA 3? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4 GHz Processor Main Features: 64 bit Quad-Core Processor Cache Per Processor: 8 MB L3 Cache Memory: 8 GB DDR4 Storage: 1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2 GB GDDR5 Power Supply: 400W Operating System: Windows 10 Home