new specialty: 0 chamber reactors! HAYO!

  • just what is a "0" chamber reactor?
    the zero chamber reactor is quite simply a reactor alone with no additional chambers.

    now most designs i've seen rely on at least 2+ chambers for the design to work and that's fine if you like that much digging and crap...

    but for those of us who enjoy simply getting the nuclear reactor core and not using 20+ cooling cells and HDs coming out the ears post your ideas here.

    here are 3 designs ive managed to scrape together

    1: the poor-mans breeder
    im sure you've all seen the giant 6 chamber monstrosities out on the forums but here is a design that enriches 2 cells for the price of 2 while generating power (self sufficient to a degree)
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    :Tin Can: :Uranium Cell: :Tin Can: DC=depleted cell and the :Tin Can: are empty spaces
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    this reactor has an 80 min cool down time between each run and reqs exactly 18 water cooling and i mean EXACTLY.
    any more and you wont get the 50%+ you need and less is a waste of energy (not all :Intergrated Plating: are req but these help strengthen the reactor you need at least 4 at the corners)

    2:simple but effective
    now for those of not concerned with breeding uranium and making it last, or just need power now, here is a design thats no mess or fuss

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    this design can run nearly infinitly with no explosion risk AND uses the same amount of cooling as the breeder above!
    (note there is a 16 sec cool down time between each run so if your faster than this with changing out fuel than there is a 500 run limit)
    (not all :Intergrated Plating: are req but help strengthen the reactor you need at least 4 at the corners)

    also not how these designs are extremely similar so as not confuse new players or bother with complex arrangements
    the cooling is simple and dosent have to be changed and the extra Reactor plating strengthens the hull

    3:more bang for your buck(not explosion)
    this design is a bit more complex but will yield 3 re-enriched uranium per 2 used cells (not bad for 0 chambers eh?)

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    DC :Uranium Cell: DC

    note: this design has a 60 min cool down between runs with a 24 water cooling req and just barely hits the 51% mark per run.
    note: cooling must be exact here too much and nt enough energy/ too little and you get boom

    all breeders are a zero heat start and run in full cycles at a time aka: uranium cells being used

    so gents ive started the ball rolling now lets see some good designs!(note reactor must be 0 chamber and can use any amount of water/air cooling)

    :Reactor: have fun with new relatively cheap and efficient 0 chamber designs! :Reactor:

    :Water Mill: Building water generators since IC1 v5 :Water Mill:

  • Zero chamber reactors are nothing new. The best 'stable' I've gotten on them is 2.0 eff and 20eU/t (forever, as long as you provide uranium). There are two basic designs. The one I made uses 3 IHDs and six cooling water cells. Someone else made an even cheaper (glowstone dust wise) version that used 2 IHDs and 2 hull platings in a nice diagonal mirror configuration (platings were at either end of the stack of uranium).

  • sorry, but gthe future is with 2 chamber reactors!
    (0 chambers for poor people, 2 chambers for epic people, and 6 chambers for rich bastards)

  • just fiddelt a bit, and came up with this one.

    would recharge 2 cells for one, if heated to 6k before (as 9k is inside the BOOM range...)

    and you can add up to 6 cooling cells, it you want to connect it with RP tubes/whatever.