# Posts by Liberfluus

• ## Complex reactors are pointless?

Thank you, that's nice.

• ## Complex reactors are pointless?

Rick, could you please show a screenshot of your reactor? That reactor planner seems broken to me, it doesn't show saved reactors. Also, how should I title topic better?

• ## Complex reactors are pointless?

Starting with basics. I simplified some steps (f.e. 2 ref. iron = 2 iron ingot/dust = 2 iron).

Electronic circuit = 6 ins. copper cable + 2 redstone + 1 ref. iron = 3 copper + 6 rubber + 2 redstone + 1 iron.
Adv. circuit = 1 electronic circuit + 4 redstone + 2 glowstone + 2 lapis lazuli = 3 copper + 1 iron + 6 rubber + 6 redstone + 2 glowstone + 2 lapis lazuli.
Bronze = (3 copper dust + 1 tin dust) / 2 = 1½ copper + ½ tin.
2 adv. alloy = 3 ref. iron + 3 bronze + 3 tin = 3 iron + 3 × (1½ copper + ½ tin) + 3 tin = 3 iron + 4½ copper + 4½ tin
2 integrated platings = 8 copper + 2 adv. alloy = 3 iron + 12½ copper + 4½ tin.
1 cooling cell = (4 tin) / 16 = ¼ tin.
2 HD = 4 copper + 4 cooling cells + 2 platings + 2 adv. circuits = 4 copper + 1 tin + (6 iron + 25 copper + 9 tin) + (6 copper + 2 iron + 12 rubber + 12 redstone + 4 glowstone + 4 lapis lazuli) = 35 copper + 8 iron + 10 tin + 12 rubber + 12 redstone + 4 glowstone + 4 lapis lazuli.
Machine = 8 ref. iron = 8 iron.

2 reactor chambers = 2 machines + 8 adv. alloy + 6 platings + 2 HD = 16 iron + (12 iron + 18 copper + 18 tin) + (9 iron + 37½ copper + 13½ tin) + (35 copper + 8 iron + 10 tin + 12 rubber + 12 redstone + 4 glowstone + 4 lapis lazuli) = 45 iron + 90½ copper + 41½ tin + 12 rubber + 12 redstone + 4 glowstone + 4 lapis lazuli.

1 reactor = 2 reactor chambers + 4 adv. alloy + 2 adv. circuits = (45 iron + 90½ copper + 41½ tin + 12 rubber + 12 redstone + 4 glowstone + 4 lapis lazuli) + (6 iron + 9 copper + 9 tin) + (6 copper + 2 iron + 12 rubber + 12 redstone + 4 glowstone + 4 lapis lazuli) = 53 iron + 105½ copper + 50½ tin + 24 rubber + 24 redstone + 8 glowstone + 8 lapis lazuli.

Thus,

4 reactors = 212 iron + 422 copper + 202 tin + 96 rubber + 96 redstone + 32 glowstone + 32 lapis lazuli + 4 generators.

1 six-chambered reactor = 53 iron + 105½ copper + 50½ tin + 24 rubber + 24 redstone + 8 glowstone + 8 lapis lazuli + 3 × (45 iron + 90½ copper + 41½ tin + 12 rubber + 12 redstone + 4 glowstone + 4 lapis lazuli) + 1 generator = 53 iron + 105½ copper + 50½ tin + 24 rubber + 24 redstone + 8 glowstone + 8 lapis lazuli + 135 iron + 271½ copper + 124½ tin + 36 rubber + 36 redstone + 12 glowstone + 12 lapis lazuli + 1 generator = 188 iron + 377 copper + 175 tin + 60 rubber + 60 redstone + 20 glowstone + 20 lapis lazuli + 1 generator.

Basically you’ll need only 13% more iron, 12% more copper, 15% more tin, 60% more rubber, redstone, glowstone and lapis lazuli, and also three more generators, I was too tired to count them on. But again, that’s not a big deal to me, I’m on to sacrifice a little more time and invest it into stability and simplicity.

• ## Complex reactors are pointless?

Hello,

I’ve been playing around with nuclear reactors for a few days and found out quite unpleasant thing.

Let's say we’ve got a simple reactor with no additional chambers filled according to the following layout:

It is Mark I-O EC reactor that can produce 4kk EU and emit it at a rate of 20 EU/t. We can see that it’s also very cheap, as it has only two expensive HD and four much less expensive platings.

Now let’s build four of them. We’ll get 16kk EU at a total rate of 80 EU/t, and it will cost us totally 8 HD, 16 platings, 16 cooling cells, and 8 Uranium cells, not counting 8 reactor chambers and 16 advanced circuits required to build 4 reactors.

And here it goes. I dare you to make one six-chamber Mark I-O reactor that produces 16kk EU at 80 EU/t without extra user-provided cooling. I’ve watched through couple of threads here, and the best six-chambers reactors I’ve seen were Marks II with more than one cycle providing about 50 EU/t.

Someone might think that six-chamber reactor is less resource-consuming to build that four single reactors. Well, latter do require more advanced circuits to build, but on the other hand, they need less HD that are more expensive to me.

Am I missing something? Or there really is no point in inventing and using more advanced reactors?