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Resident Evil 5 Stereo 3D Benchmark Utility: Zombies Crawling Out of Your Screen

In Computer Hardware, Electronics, FPS, Gaming, Survival Horror on July 25, 2009 at 12:09 pm

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Anyone who’s been following the development of NVidia’s Geforce 3D Vision technology closely probably knows all about Left 4 Dead and the effect of 3D Zombies. Left 4 Dead happens to be one of those games that is perfect for 3D vision. Horror, twitch-action, lots of thrills, and the 3D works really well with zombies literally clawing their way out of the screen as they come for your… brainsss.

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

With Resident Evil 5 on the horizon Capcom has given assurances that the game will fully support NVidia’s stereo 3D effects allowing for the ultimate level of immersion in their survival horror shooter. They’ve even released a 580MB demo which allows users to test the stereo 3D effects in the upcoming game.

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Buying a PC with The Coolness Factor: How would you spend £1599 (or $2628)?

In Computer Hardware, Electronics, Gaming, Overclocking & Tweaking on July 25, 2009 at 1:14 am

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The Story: How the Xsistor® CoolRig™ 1000 was Born

I know I promised to do an ultra low-cost system build with my next one, but this one’s popped up and I just have to do it, and now.

My ex-girlfriend got her  second year electrical engineering results today. She had some really brilliant grades — first class honours. Naturally she was thrilled, except her Intel ex-work buddy was in a particularly gloaty mood and was on about this awesome new system he was getting. Standing in stark contrast to her own aging Toshiba  laptop stood the The HP TouchSmart IQ820, a truly mean piece of hardware. Not something her positively miserly, aging relic of a contraption could compete with. While she was elated at her grades she lamented that she would not be getting something better until she was done with university.

HP TouchSmart IQ820 Desktop PC

HP TouchSmart IQ820 Desktop PC - Click her to view the product page

She sent me the link asking what I thought of it… Not much.

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