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CyberPower Gamer Xtreme XI Desktop Launched

Monday, October 6th, 2008

CyberPower have released their latest high-performance desktop gaming PC, the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme XI, which brings a host of customisable options to the table including a choice of either Core 2 Due and Core 2 Extreme Quad Core CPUs (up to the QX9770 Core 2 Extreme overclocked to 4.0GHz) and a seriously broad choice of graphics cards, maxing out at dual PCIe 16x 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX280 cards in SLI configuration – though 3-way SLI is a further option for those that opt for Nvidia nForce 680i, 780i, or 790i Chipset Motherboards.

Apart from offering 4GB of Corsair DDR3 PC 1333 dual channel memory as standard, other notable options include up to three HDDs with 2TB (2×1TB SATA-II) on offer per mount or, if you prefer, a 32GB SSD, Blueray writer, and a Creative Labs X-FI XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro 24-BIT PCI Sound Card paired up with a Razer Mako THX Advanced Desktop Audio 2.1 Satellite Speaker System.

Utilising a NZXT Khaos full size tower case with no less than two 1000W PSUs – though, of course, an upgrade is possible here too – the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme XI starts and around $4940 and, should you wish to max out this beast of a machine with all the possible bells and whistles on offer, you’re looking at more like a decidedly cool $10,000.

[via nexus404.com]

Chen, the Holy Knight Guide by killing you softly

Monday, October 6th, 2008

This guide was written by killing you softly, really good job!

Chen, the Holy Knight

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Introduction

This guide is not targeted at newer players and is focused more on strategy.

Chen has often been the target of changes in new maps, not only because of direct changes to the hero itself but the neutral creeps and terrain as well. Before the 6 series, Chen’s gameplay does not revolve around creeps. After which, he underwent a remake where he has new skills, most notably Holy Persuasion. In 6.50, Chen received major buffs because he was too weak. Buffs that are so major that Chen rose from a nobody to a top pick or a common ban instantly in competitive plays.

He is definitely not an easy hero to play and excel in and I believe you agree too. But contrary to what most people think, micromanagement is not that difficult. As micro is a skill like all others, you will improve as you play more Chen games.

In order to play Chen at his peak level, you need to at least:

  • to know when to gank.
  • to be able to control your creeps well in team battles.
  • to keep an eye, literally on the minimap every non-engaging moment for your global heal

And a battle Chen is ridiculous.

Skills

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Forces a unit to accept punishment for its sins, causing it to move slower and accept more damage from attacks and spells.
Lasts 7 seconds.

Level 1 – 8% movement speed reduction, and 7% increased damage taken.
Level 2 – 16% movement speed reduction, and 14% increased damage taken.
Level 3 – 24% movement speed reduction, and 21% increased damage taken.
Level 4 – 32% movement speed reduction, and 28% increased damage taken.

Cooldown: 14 seconds.

Level 1: 100 mana, 14 sec cooldown.
Level 2: 100 mana, 14 sec cooldown.
Level 3: 100 mana, 14 sec cooldown.
Level 4: 100 mana, 14 sec cooldown.

A powerful slow and damage amplification spell, often used in initiating ganks and letting your creeps chase up to your target.
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From KS.int to DTS

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Roaming rumors about changes in top DotA teams Ks.int and DTS has finally confirmed. Tree top players Dendi, GO[blin] and Axypa goes to team DTS.Chatrix after short period of being in Kingsurf.international. So current line-up is:

DTS.Chatrix

Ukraine Artur `GO[blin]` Kostenko
Ukraine Bogdan `Axypa` Boychuk
Ukraine Alexei `Travka` Trofimenko
Ukraine Danil `Dendi` Ishutin
Russian Federation Ivan `Vigoss` Shinkarev
Russian Federation Andrew `Provein` Suchkov

Kingsurf.international

Estonia Clement `Puppey` Ivanov
Russian Federation Vlasislav `Azen` Morozyuk
Russian Federation Pepelyaev `Jolie` Vasiliy

So DTS.Chatrix consist of very nice players and can perform in Competitive DotA very well, I think, and you?