Category Archives: Gaming

Nvidia 3D Vision Surround is now available

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On hearing the announcement of ” The 3d vision ” any gamer would have jumped screaming like a little girl. Though i was a hard core gamer, i din do that. Playing games in 3D Vision Surround is a unique experience, across three screens, combining the best technology NVIDIA has to offer: GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs, 3D Vision, and SLI technology. This video say it all .

Check out what Maingear did . This simulator gig is the coolest

We @ chaaps would like to review the system. @nvidia and @Maingear can you send one to India .
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ATI vs NVIDIA in 2010. And The Winner is….

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Here is a Verdict on ATI vs NVIDIA in 2010 by Sahil Singh who is a Hard Core Gamer

This fight cannot end , if anyone asks about Graphics the first name which comes on mouth is  NVIDIA which takes the win, but in 2010 the game has changed! The game winner is ATI now! ATI started making its place when it launched the 4800 series graphics. After that, World got to know that ATI is still in game! The first 4800 series card the ATI RADEON HD 4830 was the starting of the evolution , though it was not a big hit, soon there comes 4850 with same platform as 4830 which had more GPU core speed, the next card was the main highlight of the show! It was the nvidia killer, HD 4870, after that ATI never moved back. HD 4870 boasts of having 956 million transistors on 55nm fabrication process ,256-bit GDDR5 the first card ever having GDDR5 that made the day for  ATI , after that there was HD 4890, Once again a hit by ATI, which made nvidia to think

As you can see in the picture, the smallest one is HD 4850 the middle one is HD 4870 and the biggest one is HD 4890. Let me just say that you will need the best gaming monitor to even get close to seeing these at max settings. There were no big hits till September 22nd. They launched the first 5800 series card, the 5870 which was again a great hit! There were 2 models available hd 5870 1gig and 5870 2 gig, Later, hd 5850 and the hd 5830 all were the lucky charm for ATI, but ATI wanted something more than this! It wanted the name “World’s Fastest Graphics Card”

Here are the specs of the HD 5800 series of card. All of the 5800 series supported eye infinity which is a next generation module immersive gaming experience innovative, panoramic, multi-display capabilities4,6 and also had the direct x 11 support

This is the main deal, HD 5970 world’s fastest card with 4 gig of memory and with Eyefinity 6 which could connect six display together like a large monitor!

By This You Can see how the game changes Not every time winner stays the winner

Therefore, The Winner is…………….

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The Best CPU Cooling Systems Available in market

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These days bigger processors like core i7 , phenom 2 are widely used. But they all have 4 to 6 cores working on 3.0 GHz or more which makes them really-really hot. However, the default cooling fans that are supplied with them are worthless. They are good enough for ordinary users who work on PCs for a couple of hours and shut it down later. But what about the hardcore gamers, web designers or hardcore downloaders whose PC’s are not turned off for weeks?? I for instance belong to the latter category of users who cannot wait to lay my hands on the latest game that arrives in the market. However, I find that it is nearly impossible to sit near the PC for more than a couple of hours, thanks to the heat generated. So, I decided to come out with this article to make it easy for hardcore PC users so that they could get more out of their PC by having a higher cooling system not only for the CPU but also for the RAM, Graphics, Northbridge and overall cooling of the cabinet.

This is a nice cooling kit and all the fittings are pre-assembled. This is from Cooler Master (I’m sure every one is familiar with this brand) .This can be fit in any case which has 120mm fan holding space. It has very tiny pumps but does its work well. However, the one disadvantage of this cooling system is that it makes a lot noise. I would say if u do not want to spend a lot of money and still make your friends jealous then go for it 😉

This cooling system from corsair is a fine product. It is less noisy and also fits into any cabinet with 120mm fan support. It is affordable too. The only disadvantage is that it does not look that cool. I wont recommend this for hardcore gamers but would be more suitable for people who work a lot on networking.

Now,this is the big daddy water cooling system from Cooler Master. This stuff is insane! It can connect to every thing in your pc and not just the CPU. On a rating scale of 10, I would give it 8.2. The disadvantage of this is its high price

Cooling systems for those who think water cooling is worthless and need maintenance.

Thats right! Water cooling needs some care too! You will have to fill the coolant and keep a eye on the rubber pipes Take a look at one of the hardcore cooling systems. This doesn’t consist of water but just the old school heat sink and the heat spreaders are on some sort of steroid.

This is a big one, does a good job and is from cooler master. However, the only problem is that this weighs around 2 pounds(or you can say 865g). Thats a lot of weight for the motherboard to handle, so I would recommend this for those who have the downside cabinet

coolermaster v10Now thats a demon called v10 from cooler master. Its a great product! You wont believe that this thing weighs 3 lbs or u can say 1200 g Heat Sink Material – Cu base, Al fin, 10 heat pipes ,Fan Life Expectancy 40,000 hours @ 25oC, Now have a look on Dimensions – 236.5 x 129.6 x 161.3 mm (L x W x H) this thing is very big and after seeing all I will still go for water cooling but if u cant look at the maintenance then u should go for any of the 2  monster

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10 Must subscribe Youtube Channels!

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Youtube has become one of the best websites that exist. This has attracted many individuals/groups to upload videos on youtube. I gathered a list of must subscribe youtube channels. I have subscribed them all as they are awesome. Lets see if you like them or not.

Most of these groups are comedy because  90% of the most subscribed and best groups are comedy 🙂

1. Nigahiga : (Comedy/Asian):

This guy is one of the most subscribed in the youtube + Most viewed.  He has achieved many other things too. nigahiga has uploaded many comedy videos made by him. he is one of the most funniest guy in youtube.

2. =3 : (Comedy/Review):

This channel is my personal favourite. I never miss any video. the channel is run by a dude “Ray William Johnson”.  He reviews videos on youtube every 3 -4 days. The guy has an amazing sense of humor and I reccomend everyone to subscribe.

3. machinima: (Gaming/Mix):

Machinima.com is the premier online entertainment network showing trailers, gameplay, montages & original series created in video games. this is the no. 1 subscribed games related channel.

4. fred: (Comedy/Stupidity):

this kid really needs to be subscribed because he can make you laugh all day with his stupid talks and actions. BTW he can also make you wanna unsubscribe him because his voice sucks 🙁 . But still he is good 🙂

5. VenetianPrincess: (Comedy/Parody):

This channel is run by a teenage girl who looks like she was trolled by every singer so she started making parodies of them. And yeah yeah for all you horny boys, yes she is beautiful. So now go subscribe her!!! BTW do watch the transformers revenge of the twitter on her channel. Its awesome.

6. Failblog: (comedy/short clips):

This channel collects some of the funny shortclips around the world mostly fails and some wins ( Rarely) .Nevermind but this group is awesome for people who like trolling everyday.

7.  Mean Kitty :(Animals/Vblog):

The channel is made by family or guy who owns this kitty. As the channel says : THE MEAN KITTY CHANNEL’S PURPOSE:
To remind us all that pets aren’t just a piece of furniture in our homes… even though they can look that way sometimes. : ). I was never a kitty fan but this is for all you who loves furballs 😀

8. The Movie Vault: (Gaming/Movies):

Gaming vault is sponsered by Alienware so expect some highQuality videos made by random people around the world. The channel houses videos/movies made exclusively ingame. The channel also holds some tutorials and other random videos.

9. Google: (Tech/latest):

How about the very own Google official youtube channel which brings you some latest technology by google and how-to’s. Most of the bloggers must have already subscribed it but still its a must subscribe for all the tech freaks.

10. Windows: (tech/latest):

Don’t tell me that you were not expecting microsoft on youtube. They have a own sponsered youtube channel for Windows. Maybe its for promoting but still it is a must subscribe.

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Online Gaming Options for Cricketing Lovers

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Cricket LoversIPL3 is just ended and now its the turn for International T20 World Cup. I think the cricketing fans are now enjoying the Cricketing Feast. As it is also the summer vacation, it is the best time for the cricket lovers to enjoy the Game.

Not only the real cricket that which comes seasonally, many Gaming Designing Companies like EA sports, Sega, etc were also involved in developing the Game that which should provide the great cricketing experience for the Gaming Lovers also.

Now, Many websites have been evolved which are offering the Online Cricket Game. These games are really making a great impact in the Industry, as millions of Lovers were playing the game daily according to recent analysis.

Here is my list of Websites that are Offering the Online Cricket Games:

  1. SLOGOUT : Experience the rich cricketing interface. It makes you feel as if you are playing the real cricket. You will have 2 options here, Just Slogout, Slogout Classic. You should register in the site in order to play the Full version game.
  2. nPower Cricket Game : Are you vexed with T20’s and 50 over matches and want to play the test match that lasts for long time, this is the best place for you. This provides you a 12 over match with 10 batsmen and the only player who play is you!
  3. Super Sixers : Play the ball as a batsmen bowled by Blower according the pitching mark. Try to hit the ball as far as you can to score more points.
  4. Gully Cricket : A cool little street cricket game. CONTROLS Mouse to move bat. Click to hit.
  5. Body Line Cricket : Here in this game you act as a bowler and your goal is to hurt Batsmen. Keep Pressing Space to point out the pitching of the ball in order to hurt Batsmen.

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5 Ways to Prevent your PC parts from Frying!

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Before reading this post rewind back in time and check how many times your PC has been fried due to overheating! Yesterday after seeing my laptop’s processor getting destroyed because of the cooling fan not working gave me an Idea of making this post to make people aware how to protect your PC.

1. Clean PC Regularly: Sorry if the image frightened you. But this may be your PC from inside asmost of the people don’t often open up there case. they are unaware of the dust particles which are gathering around in the PC and is making the inner temprature hot. Due to dust particles many of the core components of PC may fail like SMPS, Motherboard and CPU too.

Open up the PC case and use a blower or a cotton cloth to wipe out the dust. You may also use Vaccume Cleaner.  This will help you to lower your PC’s temperature.

2. Air Supply: Air supply is one of the most common thing which normal users forget. Airsupply will help to exaust hot air and will ultimately resul in less temprature. There must be atleast 2 fans in a PC for users who use their PC for multimedia purposes and 1 is enough for those who just browse the net or some like work. better airsupply means better performance of the PC as cooler parts give much better performance than the fried one.  You must use a proper case with proper air ventilation!

3.  Overclocking: Overclocking means pushing your PC parts capacity beyond their default clocks. yeah it increases performance but it increases the heat level too. the default fans of the product like processor fan and GPU fan are not made for these changes. They are ment to cool in normal circumstances. And also overclocking must be carried out by the people who know what they are doing.  Falior may screw up the part 🙁

Even if you tend to overclock consider buying a new cooler for parts like CPU, GPU and RAM.

4. Long Running Hours: Long running hours of PC and using PC at its full performance may also result in winning you a trip to the repair shop. For example When i bought my new PC I played GTA IV continously for 15 Hrs (Believe it I Did) and the next day i was at the distributor (Coolermaster distributor in Delhi)  to replace my SMPS. May it never happen to you.

5. Malfunctioning of Components: Regularly check that if your PC fans, Cooler are working properly or not. Also replace CPU’s thermal paste every year. It helps processor to remain cool. It will reduce the risk of PC parts dying in early stage.

Hope the above tips were helpful. Also there is a free utility for checking your PC temprature called Speed Fan. Download it and check out the av. temp of your PC.

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PS3 vs PC vs XBOX – A Quick Tour

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Hi everyone. Nice to see you all again. This time i am comparing PS3 vs PC vs XBOX.
You all maybe surely knowing what a PS3 is. For all those who are new to this gaming field, here is a short summary of what it really is!
PlayStation 3 often abbreviated as PS3 is a video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. Its mainly used for high performance computing.
Now lets come down to business!

We know when it comes down to Sony PS3 its a superb piece of hardware. Now lets discuss the areas where and how it differs with PC and XBOX.

1. PC cards often have trouble with smoothing of the graphics, but the PS3 has no trouble at all. The cell processor and the GPU chip works to produce something that high-end PC graphic card makers could only dream of.

2. The cell in conjunction with the GPU is capable of squeezing 2.0 trillion floating point operations per second on the fly and outperforms XBOX 360’s 355 billion floating point operations per second.

3. Digital foundry recently did an MSAA analysis. MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility is an application to interact with user interface elements of an application or an OS. PS3’s MSAA is far more advanced than anything seen whereas XBOX 360’s can do a maximum of 4x MSAA with built in graphics card. Anti-aliasing and edge smoothing has been a challenge even on the PC front.

4. PS3 has all the good stuff. IT ONLY DOES EVERYTHING! The PS3 system has built in Wi-Fi and huge amounts of storage for games, add-ons, videos, photos. Its built in Blu-Ray player shows HD movies at 1080p so you ge pristine picture quality.

5. Meet up with friends and other gamers to discuss games, get new content or team up for online gameplay. The PS3 system offers you some of the industry’s most hottest games such as SOCOM, God Of War III and BioShock 2. THe PS3’s Synergistic Processing UNit (SPU) gives you advanced microprocessor working at blazing speeds to give you the best HD gaming experience.

So my friends go out there and instead of wasting money on PC and XBOX purchase a PS3 and be ensured for atleast 10 years that your PS3 will run all the latest and oncoming games.

Remember when you purchase a PS3 you are ten years ahead of PCs and XBOX coz you are already running the next generation computing system available on the planet.

So go out there and ENJOY!!!

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5 Must Have Tools/Apps for Gamers

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Gaming is not what it used to in previous time. With the rise in the gaming market many tools and applications have also evolved.

These tools are for helping gamers in task like chatting to other gamers, server info, buy games online and other tasks.

I found some of the mot popular and most helpful applications for Gamers.

1. X-fire: This is one of my favorite applications for PC. A beautifully made software for gamers. Has functions like tracking game played hours, Automatic patch downloads, Info about servers, Ingame chat, Screenshot, video, live broadcasting and other. I could have made a separate topic about it. This one is the most recommended program for gamers. And best of all its free! 😉

    2. FRAPS: Fraps is the ultimate tool found on everygamers desktop. It specialises in HQ video recording ingame and can also be used for taking screenshots. It is also used for benchmarking and checking FPS (frames per Second).Though the size of the videos is huge, so they need to be rendered in an approprite form before uploading or just saving. Although it is not free but still this program has seen a huge success in the gaming world.

    3.  Steam: Steam is an ultimate online gaming platform. Supports Instant access to your games, Chat with friends,but games online, automatic game uploades and more. millions of people around the globe are using steam. And moreover its free too. 🙂

    4.  Gamebooster: Gamebooster is a free utility by iObit, a software developing  company. It aims at improving PC performance for game by closing all unwanted processes and priograms and defragging memory. It also has an inbuilt game defragger. It can not only be used by gamers, but for everyone who wants to do some multitasking work and wants more resources.

    5. Games For Windows Live: Games For Windows Live is an online marketplace for buying Games For Windows Live Supported games. It is released by microsoft and is slowly gaining popularity. It enables you to buy games online, track the gamescore and achievements, and enables multiplayer in some selected games too. I absolutely love this app because of the ingame features. And its free too 🙂 .

    These were some helpful apps for PC gamers. I will continue the rest in the next part.

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