MMO-Champion - Legendary Staff Model Preview, Setup of the Month, MMO Report, Artworks
Dragonwrath - Tarecgosa's Rest Model Preview
We already know how the legendary staff will look, thanks to the official preview from Blizzard, but I had a couple of requests from people who wanted to see it in a higher resolution and on a character so I made you a nice video!







Computers - Setup of the Month (by chaud)
Each month or every 2 months, depending on the hardware evolutions, the lovely chaud will work on a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

This month
New SSDs are finally here, faster and more expensive than the current generation. Look for small price drops over the next few months as the last gen is put on sale. New AMD CPUs will be here in the middle of June, performance is still unknown. The new Intel Z68 chipset that allows for SSD Caching and using both the integrated GPU and overclocking the CPU will be launched later this week, with stock showing up soon after. It will only show significant performance gains in video encoding, as SSD caching doesn't make a huge difference compared to actually using a SSD.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date. If you experience problems after updating, roll back to the recommended Nvidia Drivers.

New to building your own computer? ArsTechnica just released a nice guide for new builders (Part 2 and Part 3). They don't talk about it specifically, but Artic Silver 5 is standard for thermal compound, avoid using what came with your heatsink. Usually it is easier to connect the case headers when the motherboard is not in the case, provided the wires are long enough. She does mention a five hour build time, two hours seems more likely.

Don't hesitate to post any feedback in the comments of that news post, and don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!

Peripherals/Monitors

ComponentPuppy Dolphin
MonitorASUS VW224U 22-Inch Widescreen - $140ASUS VW246H 24-Inch Widescreen - $199
KeyboardMicrosoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 - $25Cyborg V.5 - $38
MouseLogitech MX518 - $38Logitech G500 - $55
SpeakersLogitech S220 2.1 Speaker System - $28Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $40
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
MonitorASUS VE276Q 27-Inch - $313Dell UltraSharp U2410 24-inch (IPS Panel) - $520
KeyboardLogitech G110 - $62Razer BlackWidow (Backlit)- $75 ($120)
MouseRazer Deathadder - $46Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $69
SpeakersCreative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speaker System - $49Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $70



Puppy and Dolphin

ComponentPuppy Dolphin
CaseNZXT GAMMA Classic - $35NZXT GAMMA Classic - $35
Power SupplyCorsair 650TX V2 - $80Corsair 650TX V2 - $80
CPUAMD Athlon II X4 640 AM3 - $100AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - $122
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $30Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $30
MotherboardGIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 - $89GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 - $130
Memory4GB PNY Optima DDR3 10600 - $324GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $62
Graphics CardXFX 5770 - $105XFX 6850 or EVGA GTX 460 - $152/ $180
Hard DriveSAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $61SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $61
DVDLite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $25Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $25
Total$527$697 / $725


Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn. SSDs are always optional.
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
CaseCooler Master HAF 912 - $60Cooler Master HAF932 - $160
Power SupplyCorsair 650TX V2 - $80Corsair 750HX (7 Year Warranty) - $140
CPUIntel i5-2500k - $225Intel i7-2600k - $315
HeatsinkThermaltake Frio - $58Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $80
MotherboardASUS P8P67-M PRO - $150ASUS P8P67 DELUXE - $258
Memory4GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $628GB G.Skill DDR3 12800 - $123
Graphics CardXFX 6950 1GB OR MSI GTX 560 Ti- $235 / $260XFX 6970 OR EVGA GTX 570 - $320 / $330
Hard DriveWestern Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $89Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $89
SSDOCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex 2 3.5-Inch (Last Gen) - $210
(Replacement Info)
Intel 320 Series 120 GB (Review) - $231
OR
OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 (Faster, more expensive) - $310
DVDLite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $25Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $25
Total$1169 / $1194$1741 - $1830



The MMO Report
It's time for your weekly The MMO Report.



Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The Cataclysm Art Gallery has been updated with four pieces representing the Warcraft universe.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Legendary Staff Model Preview, Setup of the Month, MMO Report, Artworks started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 87 Comments
  1. Many's Avatar
    Looks normal
  1. Randgor's Avatar
    Model is rather disappointing when compared to the likes of the warglaives, in my opinion. It just doesn't strike me as anything special.
  1. mezmir's Avatar
    Still looks stupid imo, ducktape some horns on it, omg now its uber powerful.... lol.
  1. Jasper Kazai's Avatar
    The staff is way too short, in all forms, in my opinion. Staves need to be long. And I still prefer Stage 2 out of all of them.
  1. marrefar's Avatar
    Meh, personally I don't like the warglaives, they look too big and wierd, this one got the right size and the epic looks Also, nice artwork ^^
  1. Alenoria's Avatar
    those are some big horns though....
  1. dubbelbasse's Avatar
    The staff looks alright. The horns are kinda cool, but it's still not much that's special about it.
  1. ViridianWRA's Avatar
    Very nice staff. I'm liking it more and more with each preview.
  1. savvasp's Avatar
    Awesome looking staff imo
  1. Anderzon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Randgor View Post
    Model is rather disappointing when compared to the likes of the warglaives, in my opinion. It just doesn't strike me as anything special.
    I feel the same, they should replace those horns with more blue shit flying around!
  1. Mineth's Avatar
    I can't wait to face orangeshatter cleaves.
  1. ViridianWRA's Avatar
    Boub is at 7,777 posts.


    GET!
  1. Tatanke's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mezmir View Post
    Still looks stupid imo, ducktape some horns on it, omg now its uber powerful.... lol.
    An atom of uranium doesn't look too powerful untill it explodes either.
  1. Abstieg's Avatar
    I like the staff, very nice looking.

    And gratz Boub!
  1. Byakuren's Avatar
    Boub, like 2-3 months ago you posted another model for the staff
  1. Kaldriss's Avatar
    always gonna be people qqing about it. well it doesnt look how I wanted it to look therefore its a plain generic crappy staff!

    please...just keep that to yourself.
  1. psycho42's Avatar
    Sweet looking staff!
  1. Punks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Orgrim Doomhammer View Post
    Boub, like 2-3 months ago you posted another model for the staff
    And?? It's been updated. Lol...Some people.
  1. Byakuren's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Punks View Post
    And?? It's been updated. Lol...Some people.
    Just wanna let other people see that model :P
    Looks better than new model
  1. Randgor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaldriss View Post
    always gonna be people qqing about it. well it doesnt look how I wanted it to look therefore its a plain generic crappy staff!

    please...just keep that to yourself.
    Constructive criticism is hardly a crime, and...it certainly does look like a generic staff to me.

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