Valorant Economy

As you can tell by the title of this blog it will be all about the inner intricacies of Valorants Economy and how you can use it to your advantage each and every time you play.

There are a few main terms that you need to know as they are very important to the rest of this post. The first is Eco or a save round which is when your team buys very little and the main purpose of this round is to take away enemies’ guns. A hard save is when your team does not buy at all. Next is a buy round where your team all buys rifles and heavy shields. Creds are credits or valorant’s currency during a game. Pistol round which is rounds 1 and 13 as this is when all the guns and credits are reset and you can only buy pistols/sidearms. Finally, a bonus round is where your team has guns and doesn’t need to buy.

Your economy comes into play as soon as the pistol round (round 1) starts. It is important to plan with your team on what guns to buy as a winning pistol round is huge and can often impact an entire half or even a game. Winning a pistol round allows you to buy second round while your enemy has to save. This means that you should easily be able to win rounds 1 and 2 and you should not buy on round 3 assuming you kept your gun from round 2. Now round 3 your goal is to hurt your opponents eco to the best f your abilities by taking away their guns as this is your bonus round where you have nothing to lose. If you are able to win a bonus you are just adding insult to injury as it isn’t super necessary. If you lose the bonus that is totally fine and you should buy a rifle for the fourth round. This round once again sets the pace for the next couple of rounds as it is often the first real round where both sides have credits for rifles.

Winning this round is great and really helps set the pace for the game and essentially makes it so that you shouldn’t have to eco very often. Another important thing to pay attention to however is how your teammates are buying. As if a lot of your teammates are dying every round you might need to eco as it is important to buy with the team. So even if you don’t need to eco it is a good idea to buy with your team. This next part of an eco kind of has to do with gameplay more so than just buying guns. This is how you should play as a team to make sure that you maintain a good economic state. For example, if a player on your team buys an operator another person on your team should peak with them to grab the operator if they die and to support them in general. This is primarily because an operator is 4,700 credits which is about 1.6 times as expensive as a rifle. Meaning that it is important to save and keep within the team.

That’s about it for this blog and this coming week I will be releasing a video with more depth so feel free to check that out.

How to build a pc/should you?

This is going to likely be a multi-part series due to the fact that I not only will be recommending which parts of a pc to buy or if you should buy one at all. But I will also be explaining how to build a pc which is a lengthy process. So on that note let’s get right into it.

The main part of todays post is going to be about whether or not you should get a pc and what are all the components that you will need to make one. The main factors that contribute to whther or not you should get a pc are: Can you afford a pc or does a laptop make more sense, do you need to be able to move around with your computer, and do you want it to be upgradeable.

If you cannot afford a pc then you can either go for a budget pc and upgrade or a budget laptop until you can afford one. If you need to be able to move around I would recommend a laptop, and if you prefer upgradeable options then pc’s are better however there are upgradeable laptops. I personally am going to get a laptop that I will use through highschool and I will replace some componenets like the SSD before college.

Once you think about these things you can finally get to buying the pieces for a pc or researching which laptop works for you. If you are looking for laptops I’ll make a seperate post for that in a couple of days so stay tuned. For now lets go over the pieces for a pc.

First off you need a case to house your pc, next you need a motherboard, RAM (Random Access Memory), CPU (Central Processing Unit), GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), Power supply, Fans/cooling unit, and finally a monitor.

This may seem very complicated but it isn’t especially with a guide to follow. There are also a couple of small things that you may need such as cable managers and thermal paste but these aren’t very big pieces so I didnt mention them.

I’m now going to go into more detail about every piece of the computer starting with a case. Aside from the purpose of being the exterior of your PC your case allows necessary airflow to componenets like the CPU and GPU which overheat easily. So you need to make sure to get a high quality one to ensure that your pc lasts. A very common case brand is NZXT howver I prefer their coolers and fans. For cases I would recommend corsair as their cases are sleek but a bit more pricey however if youa re on a budget NZXT is the way to go.

NZXT H510 Elite - ATX Case PC Gaming Computer Case -

Now obviously we need something to connect all of our componenets together which is where our motherboard comes in. There are quite a few brands that sell motherboards but the one that I would have to recommend would be ASUS they have a variety of motherboards for people on a budget and those without one. They are also a very reputable brand that have lots of good products.

The next componenet on this list is extremely important for PC function and that is RAM. The 2 main brands that I would recommend for ram would be Corsair and HyperX once again these are very well known and reputable brands and their products are high quality which makes them the best options for a PC.

Of course we need a processor for any computer and there are only 2 brands that are commonly used which are Intel and Ryzen. Ryzen is considerably more affordable and has slightly worse performance & Intel is considerably more expensive and has better performance. Though if all you care about is gaming then Ryzen makes more sense as it isnt very CPU intensive. But for general use Intel CPU’s are better.

Intel Core i9 CPU Has 18 Cores, 36 Threads, And Is Built For the Future |  WIRED
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There is only one good brand of GPU which is NVIDIA and their multiple series of graphics cards.

However there are quite a few options in terms of power supply. I would recommend companies like Corsair and EV3A as they have many high quality power supplies.

The main companies I would recommend for cooling and fans would be Corsair, NZXT, and ASUS. Corsair is the most affordable followed by NZXT and ASUS. These are all good options.

There are also quite a few options for monitors the main brand that I would recommend would be ASUS as they have high-quality monitors at a reasonable price.

That’s it for today’s post stay tuned for another one tomorrow!

What laptop should you get

Last post I talked about what parts you would want to get if you were interested in a PC. But I’m sure some people would like to get laptops so I figured I’d make a list of some of the best laptops out there. To start we are going to go over some of the best gaming laptops on the market.

1. Razer blade 17 laptop (starting at 2,699$)

This list isn’t in any order but this is the laptop that I personally will be getting. It has a variety of graphics cards but the base version has an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, and an intel i7-12800H processor. It also has a QHD 165 Hz screen with 16Gb of RAM, it also has a 1TB SSD.

2. ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550 (2,399$)

The thing that makes the Zephyrus Duo unique is the fact that it actually has 2 screens. The first one is the primary monitor and the second is directly below it. The screens are both extremely high definition and the graphics they produce are very clean.

3. Acer – Predator Triton 300 SE (1,499$)

This third laptop on our list is probably the most bang for your buck. It comes with a 14″ monitor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060. The CPU it comes with is the Intel Core I7. The laptop also comes with 16 GB of ram and 512 GB of SSD storage.

4. Lenovo Legion 5 (1,199$)

This laptop is also very affordable as the Acer predator Triton was however it has very different specs. To start it has a Ryzen 7 4800H CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. With a 15″ 144Hz monitor. As well as the standard 16GB of RAM.

5. MSI GE76 Raider (2,899$)

The fifth and final laptop on our list is the MSI GE76 Raider which comes with some great specs including an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, a 17.3″ monitor that is in FHD quality with 144Hz, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD.

That’s it for today’s blog I hope you all enjoyed and I’ll see you in the next one!

Different types of Sandwiches

All around the world, there are hundreds of different combinations of sandwiches from gyro to Pb & J so let’s take a look at some of the most iconic sandwiches from around the world.

I figured why not start out with the classics, for most people here in the united states the first thing that comes to mind is the age-old salty and sweet delight the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But don’t let its simplicity take away from its amazing flavor.

Next up is a classic east of the USA, I’m talking about the cubano. The name kind of gives it away but it origniated in cuba and it consists of: 5 main ingredients Cuban bread, ham, Swiss cheese, pickled cucumber, and mustard. The sansdwich is then toasted with a generous amount of butter until it has a crispy exterior.

Next up we have another american classic that I figured I would mention as it is legendary all over the world and is a classic that shouldnt go unmentioned. That sandwhich is the Hoagie as well as the Philly cheesteak and as it turns out both these legendary sandwiches originated in Phillidelphia. The Hoagie is an Italian American creation that consists of: hoagie rolls, ham, salami, tomato, lettuce, onion, italian dressing, and cheese. The philly cheesesteak has less ingredients and they are as follows: Thin cut ribeye, onion, provolone cheese, and hoagie rolls.

Philly Cheesesteak Recipe, The Glorious Pride of Philadelphia
Philly cheesesteak
A hoagie

Our next sandwich finally goes far away from the states and lands us in Greece. Now maybe some of you can guess why we are here but I’ll just let everyone know that it is for another world renowned sandwich and I am of course talking about the Gyro. Gyro is a traditional greek sandwich that is enjoyed typically for lunch but it can really be eaten at any time. It is made with: Pita bread, tzatziki, Lamb and mutton, onion, tomato, yogurt, garlic, and cucumber.

That’s it for today’s blog post I hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you next time !