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No Game Zone / Software Engineering degree whats better? Please help :)
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:24:33 pm »
Hey guys I did ALz last year from maths stream and got 1A and 2Bs. (A for Chem and B for physics and c.maths z score- 1.71). Can someone from the industry enlighten me on how to proceed. In one hand I can do Software Engineering at APIIT which is awarded by Staffordshire Uni UK or I can do Software Engineering at Colombo Uni. Can someone tell me which is more recognized both locally(WSO2, MIT, Virtusa) and internationally?

Communal Assistance / Best smartphone for tight budget 34k
« on: November 11, 2014, 07:46:35 pm »
Guys whats the best budget phone for 34k? Budget is bit tight so max is like 35.. According to reviews the best I could find is the Moto G 2nd gen. ANyting better? Its a big help guys :)

Classifieds / [SELLING] Quad Core Q8200 + 2GB DDR2 + Sapphire HD 5750
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:03:35 pm »
Guys im selling my Quad core Q8200 CPU +  Sapphire HD 5750 + FSP 300W PSU + 2GB DDR2 RAM.. Hit me up :)

Expecting 5000 for cpu and 1500 for ram :D

Classifieds / [BUYING] R9 270X or R9 270
« on: September 04, 2014, 08:04:24 pm »
Topic says it all :D

PM me with your prices :)

Thank you

Classifieds / Good Headphones Needed
« on: October 08, 2010, 03:25:06 pm »
Hey guys can someone recommend me a good headphone for around 2000? The only ones I found about are Sonicgear HP600, Sonicgear HS800. Anyone have experiences with these? Or can someone tell me a place to buy better headphones for 2000.

Hardware / Peripherals / Building A Balnced Gaming PC
« on: August 29, 2010, 01:19:01 pm »
Hey guy I have found a very useful article about building a balanced PC. It really shows how the CPU or the GPU plays a part in game performance. Check it out its made by Tom's Hardware (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/balanced-gaming-pc-overclock,2699.html)

Hardware / Peripherals / How To Use Two Power Supplies To Power A One PC
« on: August 29, 2010, 12:45:35 pm »
OK guys its my first time putting up together something like this so bear with me  (Y)

PCs now days need a lot of power..Things like the GPU and the CPU need a lot of power to work properly. So we need a better power supplies and we all know how costly power supplies are in our country. In this guide I will show you brothers how to use two power supplies to power one PC

Calculations to remember Watts=Volts * Amperage

Use exaples to understand better

First of all use eXtreme Power Supply Calculatorhttp://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp to calculate the maximum amount of power that your PC will draw. Remember to select 100% load. What we are interested is in the Minimum PSU Wattage thats the maximum power your PC will draw that means every component is at max load..And remember this will never happen in real life usage..
 ex:- My Q8200 @ stock + HD 5870 + Hard Drive + DVD + Cooling + Mobo and every component use just 350W at max load.
Then you need to find how much power the  CPU and the GPU take(these are the main components that put a heavy load on the 12v rail). Q8200 uses 95W and the HD 5870 uses 188W  :D

Now to choose two power supplies
If you already have a PSU and you are looking to upgrade ur GPU and then finds out that your PSU is not enough. Try to find how much your PSU can deliver. See how many amps are listed under 12v rail on the psu label. They might not be true on a generic but you atleast get a idea. Then see how many watts the your PC uses before upgrading.

ex- A generic 300W psu came with my casing and that safely powered a Q8200 and a 9500GT along with all other components. So I can safely assume that generic is able deliver around 225W without any probs. Then I decide to upgrade for a HD 5870 and use a dual psu setup so I buy a FSP 300W EGS for 2500

Lets say you have no PSUs at hand then the best bet is to buy 2 FSP 300w or 350w from EGS prices 2500 and 2750. And never assume a PSU to deliver its maximum labeled power. So I take 280W for the 300W and 330W for the 350W. So two 300W FSP PSUs combined will give 600W but like I said earlier assuming they deliver 280W we can safely say the dual PSU setup will deliver 560W..And two 350W will deliver 660W  (Y) and that is just for 5500rs.  ;D

Now how to distribute the load
Let one PSU power the motherbaord and the GPU. We will call this primary psu. This is important because some of the power to the GPU is supplied by the motherboard and the other is supplied by the PCIE POWER CONNECTOR. So dont connect the secondary PSUs PCIE power connector to the GPU cause this MIGHT cause problems. Use the secondary to power CPU and HDD, Fans and stuff.

So Now to the real stuff

Heres a image of the motherboard power connector
When you press the turn on button on the case PSU is turned on by shorting PSU ON(14th pin green color) and Ground (15th pin BLACK)...The prob arises when powering the second PSU.We can just put a wire or something to short it but then the PSU will turn on as soon as power is supplied. So the solution? Use a relay

Go here to understand more about relays - http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/relay1.htm
So a relays is a magnetic switch.

Go to a hardware store and buy a 12V 4pin relay. Pinouts may vary but search for the part no and you will find the datasheet. Now you need to get a Molex power extender cable

Now connect that to a free Molex cable coming from your primary psu and cut the yellow and black cable in the extender and wire it like this

Remember to insulate your soldering with some glue.

Thanks for reading. If people are happy with this i will create a guide on how to find out how much power your PSU can really deliver on the 12v rail.

BRAND NEW Sapphire HD 5750 have only been opened for testing...Very good card at stock speed on par with 250 GTS. Greatly overclock able and when overclocked is comparable to 260 GTX...And the best thing of all it only uses 86W of power at max load...Best choice for those who have cheap PSUs...THIS THING CAN BE POWERED BY A FSP 300W WITHOUT ANY PROBS  :o (other [email protected] and a 2GB ram). Over one TFLOP of processing power  :yes:


    1.04 billion 40nm transistors
    TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
        720 Stream Processing Units
        36 Texture Units
        64 Z/Stencil ROP Units
        16 Color ROP Units
    GDDR5 memory interface
    PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
    DirectX® 11 support
        Shader Model 5.0
        DirectCompute 11
        Programmable hardware tessellation unit
        Accelerated multi-threading
        HDR texture compression
        Order-independent transparency
    OpenGL 3.2 support1
    Image quality enhancement technology
        Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
        Adaptive anti-aliasing
        16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
        128-bit floating point HDR rendering
    ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology2,3
        Three independent display controllers
            Drive three displays simultaneously with independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
        Display grouping
            Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
    ATI Stream acceleration technology
        OpenCL support14
        DirectCompute 11
        Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling4,5
    ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology6
        Dual GPU scaling
    ATI Avivo™ HD Video & Display technology7
        UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
        Advanced post-processing and scaling8
        Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
        Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
        Independent video gamma control
        Dynamic video range control
        Support for H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2
        Dual-stream 1080p playback support9,10
        DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
        Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP11
            Max resolution: 2560x160012
        Integrated DisplayPort output
            Max resolution: 2560x160012
        Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support and high bit-rate audio
            Max resolution: 1920x120012
            Integrated VGA output
            Max resolution: 2048x153612
            3D stereoscopic display/glasses support13
        Integrated HD audio controller
            Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
            Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
    ATI PowerPlay™ power management technology7
        Dynamic power management with low power idle state
        Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
    Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

Speeds & Feeds

    Engine clock speed: 700 MHz
    Processing power (single precision): 1.008 TeraFLOPS
    Polygon throughput: 700M polygons/sec
    Data fetch rate (32-bit): 100.8 billion fetches/sec
    Texel fill rate (bilinear filtered): 25.2 Gigatexels/sec
    Pixel fill rate: 11.2 Gigapixels/sec
    Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 44.8 Gigasamples/sec
    Memory clock speed: 1.15 GHz
    Memory data rate: 4.6 Gbps
    Memory bandwidth: 73.6 GB/sec
    Maximum board power: 86 Watts
    Idle board power: 16 Watts

3D Mark Vantage score @performance-

Price RS 17 000..(its brand new).This was brought from US by a friend. Works perfectly.

Contents-DVI to VGA adaptor
                 PCI E power adaptor
                 Crossfire thingy

Classifieds / Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 Games for sale..
« on: October 09, 2009, 07:08:49 pm »
My friend has some PS3 and Xbox 360 games for sale...

Metal Gear Solid 4  Rs.5000
Socccom  Rs.4000
Bragon Ball Z burst Limit  Rs.4000
Darkness  Rs.4000

Xbox 360-
GTA IV  Rs.4000
Project Gotham Racing 3   Rs.2500
Ninet Nine Nights  Rs.2500
Dead Or Alive 4  Rs.3000
Fifa 2008  Rs.3500
Fifa 2007  Rs.2500
NFS Carbon  Rs.3500
Xbox 360 controller 2 available Rs.4000 each

Pm or reply for lower prices...

I will keep posting new stuff be sure to check out..


Well lot of people say modding makes RROD appear faster..well thats the dumbest thing ever..they should get their head examined  :stupid:  When modding the modder doesnt even have to touch the motherboard....Just take the DVD drive out and change its firmware..easy  :yes:

Xbox 360 prices and RROD

All the ones thinking about buying a 360 and is afraid of RROD...Well make sure you buy a xbox 360 with a manufactured date of 2009..This makes sure you have the newest motherboard with cooler running CPU and GPU..SO far there are no RROD from this type..Its names Jasper...

The prices of the xbox 360
Arcade- 199$   23000.Rs
Pro     -  249$  29000.Rs..This version is discontinued but can still find it
Elite    -  299$  34000.Rs

Modifying means changing the firmware of the xbox 360..No chip whatsoever...By changing the firmware the drive reports a burned DVD as an original..... The only risk is the modder should be a very experienced one.....There is a key(a number) in every console its unique.....So when modifying a.k.a flashing the modder should find the correct key..If flashed with the wrong key..It will only play DVD Movies and there's no way of fixing it......It will be just another overpriced DVD player


When playing pirated games ONLINE you should make sure the game a.k.a. backup is properly dumped and written..You can use AGBX to check this...So far the games from PCL MULTIMEDIA is good....

And the most important
When giving the console for someone to modify take the faceplate off and there will be a warranty sticker..Use your hair dryer to heat it and remove it...place it on wax paper..keep it on a safe place....This ensures that if you get RROD give it to your modder to get it restored to the orginal firmware..the paste the sticker back and send it back to Microsoft...

Playstation 4 and Xbox 720

Well lot of people say that the next generation of consoles will come out at 2012 or something. The reality is it will take some time to appear the new generation.Why? well for XBOX project Natal is the next generation it will revolve the way we play games and it will introduce a new genre of games.....For PS3 well perhaps the PS Eye will be there....The normal console lifespan is like 5 years..With new addons like Natal will at least give like 2-5 years of more lifespan. On theses consoles the CPU and the GPU will be merged in a single ones Or will do GPGPU...

Xbox 360s region lock

Well some people dnt know abut playing cross region games...Its like this GTA IV PAL works both NTSC J and PAL....Most of the games are region free...


Well in Sri Lanka its of course overpriced....The best method is to buy online..The two shops thats best are
And you can get games off ebay too....Dont worry I have bought games from both shops and they are best..CDUNIVERSE only has NTSC games and is cheaper......While Playasia offers alot of regions..

Buying a PS3 or a Xbox 360 from SRi LAnka?

Dude never buy from a Sri Lankan shop..They are just ripoffs...AS I saw on a other thread the PS3 Slim which is 299$(34000) is sold for 89 000.Rs  :sick:  :no:  :bye2:  Nastras guy just takes like 3 times the money....the best thing is to find people going abroad and tell them...You willl save like 50 000rs doing so....

PS3 Slim or Xbox 360 Elite..what s worth buying
This not a console war I just want to make things clear

With the new PS3 Slim and 360 Elite standing at the same price 299$(34000) you will wonder what is worth the money and on what will you save more money on..

Going to the PS3 it has several advantages like Blu Ray, WiFi and free online play(actually not an advantage keep reading).....Well as far as Sri Lanka's development I dont think WiFi and Blu Ray matter.....

The xbox 360s strong point good online(exclusive content) and good games and the most important thing that matters to US sri lankans its HACKED it can play pirated games......The PS3s blu ray player isnt hacked yet it will atleast take 2 more years or so..When coming to paying for online a 13 month subscription is 40$(http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Live-Month-Gold-Bonus/dp/B000B9RI00)

If you buy a Xbox 360 it will save you most of your money and buying a PS3 will get you BLURAY...Its up to for you to chose 

Cheap xbox 360 hard drives

I bet you people are dying for this..It is possible to change the firmware of a PC hard drive to suit the xbox 360...But you cant go father than 120GB because Microsoft only have released that much of Memory..For this you need a Western Digital WD1200BEVS hard drive.....and if you dont have a xbox 360 hard drive case you can buy one off EBAY..here is the link to the guide

The XBOX 360 with mighty 250 GB hard drive

WEll the new Super Elite or waht ever they call it comes out with MODERN WARFARE 2....This will have MW2 themed XBOX 360, two contorllers, copy of Modern WArfare 2 game, and a 250GB hard drive..ONLY FOR 399$   ::)  o.0  pretty sweet deal if you ask me... :yes:


Xbox 360 has big failure rate so MS kept changing the motherboard revisions with much more cooler chips(CPU,GPU).....

The first one is Xenon-
It has 90nm CPU and GPU...And is the most unreliable motherboard these were up from the release to Aug 2007..I guess.....

The second- ZEPHYR
It is the same as xenon with a HDMI port.....Still unreliable...Up from AUG 2007

The third-Falcon
Now MS has moved a step forward..This got 65nmCPU and a 90NM GPU....the GPU havent changed but little bit more reliable...These were up form Oct 2007 to Nov 2008...Not sure

The fourth is-Jasper
Now this comes with a 65nm CPU and GPU..The best reliable one yet..This havent failed yet....This is the cure for the RROD...You can get a Jasper if the console is made in or after 2009......If you are ging to get a xbox 36 be sure to buy this one

No released yet but some websites say this will include CPU and the GPU in a single chip.....Do not know they these things will bee out


Xbox 360s security system is finally hacked now we can boot XMBC and all thos thing we did with xbox 1....Emulator and everything...
Well if you went to xbox live past few weeks and got the new update you are out of luck MS replaced the bootlogger.....
WEll its called the JTAG hack and it is only available for Xenon yet but the hack will be released for other revisions too..

This hack needs soldering to dump and write the NAND...

Feel free to ask any questions about Xbox 360 or PS3

How I know all this?????  ::)
I am a long time member of XBOXSCENE.COM....This is the result of many years of reading....
Please make sure if you are repairing or modding you know what you are doing..


Scrin and me will be working together modding and repairing consoles  ;D

For modding please email - [email protected]
And for repairing please contact Misnad - [email protected] or [email protected]

Here are our prices

Console modify- 4000.Rs

Console repair - 5000.Rs(RROD or anything)

Message from "scrin"

"just to let everyone know... we're doing this to help our GLK community in times of despair over your X360 issues... and since we kinda love ripping apart consoles and inspecting their innards  :P lol... what we do here will be done to high quality standards and for a very small price to cover our costs plus a little something for our little pockets :P"

I can also supply copied games for low prices.....Games I have
Just Cause 2
Modern Warfare 2
Assassins Creed 2
Mass Effect 2 (2 discs)
Gears Of War 2
Smackdown Vs Raw 2010
Grand Theft Auto Episodes From Liberty City

You will need to supply me with dual layer dvds and I will burn them for Rs.100....You can find dual layers for around 150 bucks.....Dont buy stuff like Banana they are crap...

Remember people your 360 WONT break if you mod it and neither it would lower the lifespan..Those are just myths...

Contact us for any other needs...happy playing
(Y)  ;D  :yes:  :bye:

Consoles / xbox 360 modify help
« on: December 10, 2008, 08:44:40 am »
Ok guys I am going to mod my 360 by myself. Yeah Yeah I know how to do that safely  :stupid:
Just tiny problemo what firmware should I use to play games bought from MC.

Consoles / Free xbox psp ps 3 wii
« on: November 29, 2008, 07:49:33 pm »
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Cauz it isn't.

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step 2: Sign UP

step 3: Do some offers!!(do the free ones)

step 4: Receive the gift!!

Here is how it works.

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Each Gift is received for Free in exchange for Credits which can be gained by Xpango members.

When you register with Xpango and select your Free Gift, you will receive a 'Referral ID' which is used to gain Credits. Credits can easily be gained by either (or a combination of) participating in Xpango Offers, Referring Friends, or by purchasing a Clix Package

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When You Complete an offer that place pays XPANGO money for that. Using that money they will be able to send you free gifts.

I received a XBOX 360 from them past month.(with the help of my friends of course)

If you want pics of my 360 post a reply saying  "evidence (your email)".

Here are some testimonials from the XPANGO site:


If you still don't believe me try google keyword [XPANGO REAL].
and here is a link to yahoo answers about this.


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Consoles / xbox 360 game download
« on: September 30, 2008, 07:38:12 pm »
Any one know where to download xbox 360 games for free  :sleep:

Consoles / xbox 360 PAL
« on: September 28, 2008, 12:06:21 pm »
Iam going to buy a xbox 360 from UK which will be PAL and I think it comes with 110V power supply. Do I need a special thing to run the 360 in Sri Lanka?

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