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Best material to make a singularity with ME condenser?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by McJty, May 27, 2014.

  1. McJty

    McJty Over-Achiever Mod Developer

    Hi all. I'm trying to make two singularities for linking two distant ME networks. I'm currently crafting (with AE autocrafting) lots of stone slabs because with 3 smoothstone I can get 6 stone slabs which means more items that I can feed into the condenser. But are there other easy to automate recepies that one can use to generate more items out of a single block. I know that with the microblocks saw one can create tons of microblocks out of a single block but that's time consuming to do for about half a million blocks (to make two singularities, about 256000 blocks per singularity). Any other ideas?
  2. netmc

    netmc New Member

    Anything you can produce a lot of. Many people just use a cobble gen to feed it. Some feed their farm output. You could always set up a mfr tree farm to shear leaves. That will produce loss of blocks in a short amount of time.
  3. McJty

    McJty Over-Achiever Mod Developer

    Yes, I have 350K of smoothstone (from a borer machine) but I'm talking mostly of trying to get more items out of a single item (like making the slabs that I'm doing now) or using microblocks to get more value for your buck as it were :)
  4. rhn

    rhn Too Much Free Time

    Yeah leaf blocks from an MFR farm(coupled with MFR fertilizer or other "bonemealing" means) or perhaps a melon farm(each melon drops many slices).
  5. jedi13

    jedi13 Well-Known Member

    Most bang for your buck: (without microblocks, beyond slabs) An mfr treefarm set to shear leaves. You can toss in the leaves, turn the logs into planks (bonus points for using a saw mill), and then those into slabs. Then again, a cobble gen may produce stone faster than the treefarm...
  6. Ieldra

    Ieldra Popular Member

    Producing cobblestone with an Igneous Extruder costs no energy whatsoever. Just set up a dozen of them. I think this is the most resource-efficient way to get the required items for the singularities. I propose not to store that much cobblestone in your ME system. Either use it or compress it. If you're going to craft the cobble into more items, use non-AE mechanisms. AE autocrafting costs energy.
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  7. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever

    Igneous extruders, massively upgraded JABBA barrels, job done.
  8. Ieldra

    Ieldra Popular Member

    No barrels. If necessary, I'll be using a set of Factorization packagers to compress the cobble for easier storage. 300k cobble end up as....five blocks of "quintuple compressed cobblestone".
  9. Dezz

    Dezz Well-Known Member

    How about sticks? :p
  10. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    So from what I understand of the OP, you want to connect two networks with a quantum link. Which means you only need to get a single singularity, rather than two since you convert a singularity into two entangled singularities. So a quarter of a million items instead of half a million. Hopefully that helps.
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  11. McJty

    McJty Over-Achiever Mod Developer

    Oh, I didn't know that! That's good to know. In any case in the future I'm probably going to want to expand my network even further so a second singularity wouldn't hurt.
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  12. Strikingwolf

    Strikingwolf New Member

    you could skip the singularity and use LP to connect your networks although you would not be able to access AE crafting
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  13. Wekmor

    Wekmor New Member

    I'd go for the wood log to sticks if you want the most amout of items per item :D
  14. Omegatron

    Omegatron Well-Known Member

    Extra utilities transfer nodes make a really fast cobble generator if you upgrade them fully with mining upgrades, though that does make them quite expensive.
  15. No one

    No one New Member

    I challenge anyone to make singularities out of quintuple compressed cobblestone.
  16. epidemia78

    epidemia78 New Member

    Dont you get a lot of scaffolding for practically nothing? I havent made singularities yet but Id go to the twilight forest or jungle with a lumber axe, bring back tons of wood. Feed it to a sawmill and make lots of them.
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