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ftb infinity best power source?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by MiningPro, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. MiningPro

    MiningPro New Member

    what is a good power source? which requires less time refilling.. at the moment, I have 5 x 5 big reactor. it's good and all.. but requires yellowrium I know it's pretty common, and very easy to find, but sick of needing to keep looking for the stuff. i'd much rather focus on other stuff.
     
  2. GamerwithnoGame

    GamerwithnoGame Forum Addict

    Do remember that with MFR being part of it, you can (theoretically) use the Laser Drill with the right focus to generate enough yellorium to power the reactor(s) needed for the laser and more.
     
  3. MiningPro

    MiningPro New Member

    ^ is this an easy process, because i'd love to beable to have my reactor fueled up all the time if possible.
     
  4. lenscas

    lenscas Over-Achiever

    If you go this route then go with a turbine to generate the power, if memory servers me right this makes the reactor a lot more efficient and as a result you have more power for your base.
     
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  5. GamerwithnoGame

    GamerwithnoGame Forum Addict

    Yes, thank you chap - I knew I hadn't mentioned something! :)

    Its not too complicated, the drill uses a lot of power but its not unmanageable.
     
  6. MiningPro

    MiningPro New Member

    my reactor can do like over 1000 per tick, when full of yellorium
     
  7. lenscas

    lenscas Over-Achiever

    The most complicated part of it is getting the resources.
    You need pink slime ball for it and you can only get that by placing a bucket of pink slime in the world and wait a bit.

    To get pink slime you need an slaughter house kill quit a bit of mobs.

    As for how much power you need: a lot but if your reactor is to inefficient you will also not be able to do it. This is why I recommend using a turbine.
     
  8. GamerwithnoGame

    GamerwithnoGame Forum Addict

    Yeah, you're going to need 5000 RF/t per precharger, and 4 prechargers is probably what you'd need to generate enough yellorite ore.
     
  9. lenscas

    lenscas Over-Achiever

    In theory you could break even with 1 rf/t you just need to make sure you make enough to get the ore and process it before your out of yelorium.

    Another way to get it is probably bees(not looked into them yet)
     
  10. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever

    Short answer: Villager tears.

    Longer answer:

    Villagers in a well of suffering, powering lava crystals.
     
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  11. lenscas

    lenscas Over-Achiever

    Why do you hate villagers that much?

    Back on topic this could also be an valid option if you go this way you can also use a cursed earth mob farm instead of villagers.
     
  12. MiningPro

    MiningPro New Member

    i am trying to find an easy way though.
     
  13. lenscas

    lenscas Over-Achiever

    Then I think that big reactors is your best bed depending on how much power you need.

    edit a tree farm might also be plenty else pump lava from the nether
     
  14. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever

    It's a long, harrowing story of murder and betrayal.
     
  15. GamerwithnoGame

    GamerwithnoGame Forum Addict

    Well, true. Will the drill work little bit by little bit even with a tiny bit of power then? With the regards to breakeven, it depends on how fast your reactor burns through its fuel; if its very economical, you might well be able to manage it.

    You monster.

    I like you.
     
  16. lenscas

    lenscas Over-Achiever

    You bought flint for both gravel and emeralds, didn't you?
     
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  17. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever

    I tried to get a refund, this was CLEARLY a swindle.

    All the vendor would say was "HNRG".

    So I pushed him into a smeltery.
     
  18. lenscas

    lenscas Over-Achiever

    ok back on topic.
    some doable ways to get power
    solar panels I believe seeing rf producing ones at least
    tree farm to steam
    pumping lava from the nether
    if mystcraft is in infinity then replace lava and nether with liquid of your choice that burns and mystcraft age
    bigreactors
    using food and the culinary generators.

    Did I miss any?
     
  19. MiningPro

    MiningPro New Member

    mystcraft is in this pack yes, not done anything with it yet though, been thinking just pumping lava from the nether
     
  20. lenscas

    lenscas Over-Achiever

    Although this is a very simple solution this does still mean have to replace the pump every so often but I hope that this problem is solved.
     

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