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Posts posted by discororo

  1. I just had a quick look at your motherboard specs and I reckon ebay will be your friend.

    Assuming your budget is $130 USD you could be looking at something like an

    i7 2600k and 8GB of DDR3 1600 RAM based on some of the prices i saw.

    The 2600k can be overclocked and potentially the Ram as well.

    If you can find reasonable quality 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 RAM whithin your budget, go for it!

    Not much point in going higher than 1600Mhz though as the motherboard probably won't use it 

    and also the cost. Better to have more GB than max MHz.

    If the ram is overclockable there's every chance you'll hit the limit of the board with 1600MHz sticks.


    I am no expert and I may not be 100% correct so do your research (google) before  you commit.


    28 minutes ago, Gunter Severloh said:


    CPu as high as you can get it, Ram as high as you can afford, min of 16gb and no lower then 3000 freq, put the game on an SSD and your golden!

    Review this it will give you an idea of what kind of tests where done with a quad core and ram and what FPS the testers were getting.


    Thanks Gunther. I agree. That link is quite helpful and enlightening. Sadly some of us don't have budgets that generous.

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  2. Socket type determines whether the CPU will fit the board.

    Look up the motherboard specs online.

    Intel currently have 5 different socket types on the market.

    Hopefully your motherboard isn't as old as mine or you'll need 

    to buy second hand or purchase a new board.


    There are other compatibility concerns as far as finding the optimal match

    but in general if the CPU physically fits in the board it will work.

    Pays to do some homework before blowing the pesos though. 

  3. In my experience CPU made the most difference. My last hardware upgrade was a huge CPU cooler.

    My I5750 @2.67GHz just wasn't cutting it so I overclocked it to 3.99GHz. That made it run too hot but there 

    was room in the case for a massive air cooler which keeps temps down to what they were before the overclock.

    Average frames in ARMA 3 went up from around 18-21 to 28-30. It can be as good as 50+ depending on AI and building density.

    My previous upgrade was to purchase a second GTX 960 4GB card and put it in SLI with my existing one.

    That got me no perceptible increase in FPS but, i can run much better quality settings without losing frames.


    Basically, I went out and spent nearly $500 AUD on the GTX960 hoping to get better frames and was gutted

    when that appeared to make no difference. So with my budget blown I did some research into how to get 

    better performance. It took me a few hours tinkering, reading, googling and about 100 bucks on the cooler to get what I was looking for.

    Been running this config for over 12 months now without a meltdown or heat related crash.


    Buying the second GTX 960 wasn't a waste of money as it cranks the hell out of just about every other 

    game that I own. Deus Ex, BF4 and ME3 are beautiful to look at on near full settings at 60FPS, and after overclocking my 

    CPU ARMA 3 looks amazing whilst being playable.


    That's just how it went for me. Maybe i will get a couple more sticks of RAM soon to see how that goes.

    I will definitely be making my next big spend on a new overclockable I7 with as many cores as I can afford.

    Unfortunately for me that will have to include a new motherboard as well so might be a while yet. Fortunately I already have

    8GB of good quality RAM and a huge cooler that works. I started this system in 2011 with a GTS 250, Windows 7 and the current CPU and

    motherboard so it's pretty old now but with a little tinkering here and there it's hung in and should go a little longer yet.

    Hopefully at least until ARMA 4 by which time there will probably be a newer version of Windows to deal with.


    So to sum up, If your budget is tight, plan your purchases and get the best spec CPU you can. Make sure your motherboard will allow

    you to benefit from from spending money on everything else like good RAM, SSD etc.


    Good luck, enjoy and let us know how you go.


    My specs:


    I5 750 @2.76GHz OC'd 3.99GHz

    Gigabyte P55A-UD4P Socket 1156 LGA

    2 x 4GB Corsair XM53 DDR3 3200 RAM

    Coolermaster Hyper 612

    850 EVO Samsung 500GB SSD

    WD 1TB Black Caviar

    2 x Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming 4GB in SLI

    Antec HCG-850M 850w Modular PSU

    Windows 10 Home 64bit


    Edit: Keep one eye on your power usage. I had to upgrade my power supply for the second 960.

    Luckily that left enough headroom for the overclock.




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  4. Hi Andrew,


    Thanks for sharing this really useful script with us. I love the usability of it being hotkeyed. I have found a small issue however.

    When switching a weapon to the launcher/dual position, the textures on that weapon appear to change on some.

    For example, I equip a Khaki SPAR16 in the primary slot and take an SPMG from a weapons box,  then switch them, the SPAR changes to Black.

    I tried it with SMA as well and found a similar thing happening. Is it possible that they are reverting to a default texture?

    Or perhaps there is a different classname for the different textures and your script only contains one classname?


    Also, just wondering if you plan to add Project Zenith support at some point. I understand that right now it would be a bit like chasing your tail whilst the 

    mod is still in alpa, but perhaps once it is closer to version 1.0?


    Thanks again mate. Great work, much appreciated.:drinking2:

  5. Mate!! She's a bloody ripper!

    Have a question tho, is there meant to be an engine sound at this point or is sound still WIP?

    The handling seems pretty good and the model is just gorgeous.

    Can't wait to see the other variants in game. 

    Really special work, keep it  up.

  6. At first glance i thought that was DPNU!

    Doesn't seem green enough for AMP.

    Thanks for the update.

    Hope you all won a game of Two Up!



    So i've just been having a look at the AMP from ADF Uncut in the editor on Stratis.

    I assume it's the same texture?

    It doesn't look so bad in the shade, but i was definitely wrong about it not being green enough.

    It just seems so dark compared to most other good multicam textures.


    I'm not saying you should make another one, even though there's a shortage of options :)


    Please don't take this post as a slight on your work.

    It just really stood out to me and I wanted to share that.


    Anyhow, i bet you guys have heaps on.

    Keep on plugging at it.


  7. Just wondering if anybody else has experienced the glitch in the screens below?

    It's the AAC Honey badger. The muzzle is there, it's just not where it should be.

    Tried attaching a silencer and it appears inside the rail.

    Anyone know of a fix?






    Any hints appreciated. I love this mod, it's great work.


    Thank you Robert Hammer and HyperMetal!

  8. If anybody has found a fix for the missing radio texture, I for one, would be over the moon if they decided to share it here.

    I'm not certain, but I think that the texture appeared prior to 1.64???

    Without doubt, this is still one of the finest mods available for ARMA3.

    A standard that is just now becoming the norm, 2 years after it's last update.

    And I'm still yet to come by a multicam texture that is definitively better in-game than this one.


    Mahalo Hawaiian!!!

  9. Thanks heaps SIC.

    Outstanding work!

    Loved it.

    Helped me unlock some of the mystery and got me well down the path to making my first mission.

    Great tip about making sure objectives work before "dressing " the mission, and I guess it 

    re-enforced for me the need to have a plan or story before getting too deep into the what goes where part.


    Have only watched the first one so far and it has been immensely helpful.


    Thanks again! 

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