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Just coming back from my friends house playing out the God of War 3 in PS3, just 1 word ‘Awesome’ and what else here is the review of the game, what makes this game stand out of the rest and it’s also been long time I blogged my favorite topic ‘Gaming’ being a core gamer 😉

God of WAR - 3 [KRATOS]

God of war as always received excellent review and fans alike and was the recipient of many awards, including “Game of the Year” honors, for those of you who are not so aware of this game, God of War video game for the PlayStation 2 console was released on March 22, 2005. It is an action-adventure game based on Greek mythology. God of War was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment’s Santa Monica division. It is the first installment of the God of War series of games and the second chronologically. God of War III released worldwide in March 2010, it is the fifth and final chapter in the current story arc, chronologically after God of War: Chains of Olympus, God of War, God of War: Betrayal, and God of War II. God of War III, however, will not be the last God of War game of the series.

God of War 3 as better looking textures, and overall gameplay. “Graphically, God of War 3 has definitely come a long way since its appearance. The character models and shadows look even more accurate and detailed, and the animation is spot on. The environments are dynamic and feel alive, and the superb art direction definitely makes this a sight to behold. While the framerate has been slowed down a bit from the PS2 excursions, motion blur and bloom lighting help add to the cinematic style of the game. All in all, this is sure to be one of the best looking games on the system.”

God of War III picks up immediately where God of War II ended, with Kratos riding on Gaia as she and the other massive Titans climb Mount Olympus to assault the gods. Combos from previous titles also make a return as well as new combos. The number of enemies onscreen has been increased to 50 as opposed to the maximum of 15 in previous God of War installments, The game features a challenge mode, like the previous installments, called the “Challenge of Olympus”. There is also a bonus challenge mode that was included in both the Ultimate and Ultimate Trilogy Editions of the game called the “Challenge of Exile”.

God of war primary platform is PlayStation 3, for other on PC and Xbox you guys know how to get those or at least for God of War 3 PC version it will soon on the net bet me ;), Here is some average review score on this game: GameRankings –> 2.86% & Metacritic –> 93/100.

The Board Of Film Classification has slapped an ’18’ rating, so u are just lucky to grab an blu-ray disc of this game if you just turned 18 years old ;), it makes sense since I bet it is one of the most violent games i have ever played, I hope they make movie on this i can rest assure it can be a never seen box office hit….

Talking about the CGI cinematics in God of War 3 actually there is nothing much into the game itself but the in-game PS3 engine is plenty capable of blending the non-interactive sequences with the interactive, so there’s basically no difference, everything you see is 100% in-game. All camera features, including motion blur, run real-time in the cinematics and in-game.. The God of War 3 engine is a new game engine that Sony Santa Monica has built from the ground up and the the in-game graphics are created using the God of War III engine..

What else, ooh in case you don’t already know, the God of War III demo is now downloadable from PlayStation Store (http://www.playstation.com/pc/store/country-selector/). Make sure you go and get hold of it immediately, you won’t be disappointed, my bet 😉

And for those of you who haven’t yet seen it, here’s the latest demo/review where you’ll be able to see Kratos inflicting total chaos and destruction. That’s all for now, I’ll be back soon for some more news. Enjoy the Game…

Now let’s face it, you could’ve just got done making the biggest, highly budgeted, technologically superior game system on the planet and it still wouldn’t be squat if you didn’t have the right games at launch to support it. Sound familiar?

Every year you have change in harware coming up, so any specification I provide are squeezed whats the best you can find in market today..

Our goal isn’t to simply throw money at the problem. We avoid building a system that might push the thermal envelope too hard, or that requires a kilowatt power supply. What we want is a highly reliable, high performance rig that will run any game on the market at high detail levels, without being a noisy beast that can heat a small house. 😉

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Lets start with the Components we require, after a thorough review here is what I found:

CPU Intel Core i7 965
CPU Cooler CoolIT Domino A.L.C.
Motherboard ASUS Rampage Extreme II
Memory OCZ Platinum 3x2GB DDR3-1600
Graphics eVGA GeForce 285 x2
Sound Card Integrated (We should have it :))
Hard Drive – SSD Intel X25 160GB x2
Hard drive Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB
Optical drive Plextor PX-B310SA
Case Thermaltake Element S
Power Supply Corsair TX850
Operating System Vista Home Premium 64-bit or may try XP ok 8)
Monitor Dell UltraSharp 3008WFP (2560×1600)
Speakers Creative Gigaworks T3
Keyboard Logitech G19\\anyone in that series
Mouse Logitech G9x\anyone in that series
Headset Logitech G35, hmm what else..

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Lets go through some of these components quickly:

CPU: Core i7 965 Extreme Edition

The king of the CPU heap right now is the Core i7 965 Extreme Edition. If you’re on a budget, the Core i7 920 costs less than $300, and is unlocked so you can overclock it well above the rated 2.66 GHz speed.

Pros: Fastest CPU on the market, good overclockability.

Cons: Expensive.

Summary: If you want the best gaming performance now and in a more multithreaded future, you want a Core i7 CPU.

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CPU Cooler: CoolIT Domino A.L.C.

The CoolIT Domino A.L.C. (Advanced Liquid Cooling) is one of the most interesting CPU coolers we’ve seen yet. No, it doesn’t have quite the same cooling power as some of the bigger, more expensive, more complicated liquid cooling solutions out there.

Pros: Easy to install, usually quiet, good cooling performance.

Cons: “Full” fan speed is noisy, less cooling performance than some other liquid cooling solutions.

Summary: Powerful, quiet, affordable liquid cooling that’s easy to install.

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Motherboard: ASUS Rampage II Extreme

Right now if you are building a Core i7 CPU, there’s really only one chipset to consider: Intel’s X58. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of difference between motherboards built on this chipset, though.

Pros: Stable; full of features; unique ProbeIt area of motherboard is innovative.

Cons: Expensive!

Summary: One of the best, albeit most expensive, Core i7 motherboards on the market.

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Memory: 6GB OCZ 3x2GB DDR3-1600

Z makes great memory. It’s 6GB of quality, fast memory at a very good price. If you want to go really extreme in your overclocking you’ll want to spring for even faster stuff

Pros: 6GB of DDR3-1600 for just over $100!

Cons: None to speak of.

Summary: It seems too good to be true, but isn’t. This is a steal.

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Graphics: eVGA GeForce GTX 285 (Dual)

It’s currently the fastest single-GPU graphics card you can buy. Why no dual-GPU card? Simply put, we’re going to put two fast GPUs in our system, so we’re going to use two of these excellent cards in SLI.

Pros: The fastest single-GPU card on the market, CUDA support.

Cons: No DX 10.1 support.

Summary: Nvidia currently makes the fastest single GPU out there, and eVGA makes excellent cards using them.

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SSDs & Hard Disk: Intel X25 160GB

Here’s where we make one of the biggest and most profound changes in our Killer Gaming Rig system. This marks the first of our recommended systems to include solid-state drives, but it surely won’t be the last.

Pros: Crazy fast.

Cons: Limited capacity, extremely high price per GB.

Summary: Intel’s pricey SSDs are still by far the fastest you can buy.

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Peripherals: Monitor, Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard, Headset

Beyond the base CPU, power supply, case, memory, drives, and graphics cards that make up the base system, we’re decking our Killer Gaming Rig out with some killer peripherals. This is sort of a secondary exercise, as many people building a new system will keep their existing monitor, speakers, mouse, keyboard, etc.

Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 3008 WFP

Dell’s UltraSharp 3008WFP is an exceptional 30-inch monitor with 2560×1600 resolution. It’s got loads of inputs, good gaming performance, and great color

Speakers: Creative Gigaworks T3

5.1 and 7.1 surround sound systems for PCs have fallen by the wayside of late. And why not? Most users don’t have the space where their PC is located for surround speakers, so they have opted for a good 2.1 system instead.

Mouse: Logitech G9x

Still our favorite gaming mouse, Logitech’s G9x is comfortable, precise, and customizable.

Keyboard: Logitech G19

There are plenty of gaming keyboards on the market, and most of them offer the same features—macro recording, maybe audio jacks or extra USB ports, that sort of thing. Nothing yet has quite matched the usefulness and customizability of Logitech’s programmable G15 keyboard…until now.

Headset: Logitech G35

If you’re going to do any serious online gaming, you’ll need a good headset. There are lots that we could recommend, including the excellent Astro A40 Audio System, but for pure PC gaming we think Logitech’s G35 is the best currently on the market.

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That’s my take on the important things a Killer Gaming rig needs to dominate.

Having built several computers I can tell you it’s not hard. BUT you need to have patience and a willingness to fix your own problems. But it’s a ton of fun and let’s enjoy it…