MMO-Champion - New Video Games Forums, Artworks, Comics, Setup of the Month
Nothing really new today as we're still waiting for Patch 4.3 to hit the test realms, which is probably the perfect opportunity to launch new forums!

MMO-Champion - New Video Games Discussions Forums
It's time for MMO-Champion forums to expand a little more and to (finally) open forums dedicated to other games! We now have a "Video Games" forum category with the following forums:

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    1. Lysah
    2. Radux
    3. 3clipse

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These new forums should give a little more freedom to the growing community on the Video Games forums and should make most of you guys happier. If you're not happy enough, you can probably find an answer to your angry questions below.

Why didn't you open a forum for [insert game here] when you opened one for [insert similar game here]??? [insult here]
We only opened forums for games that already have a lot of activity on the Video Games forum in the first place. If your game isn't here, it just mean that we don't have a 5k+ replies thread about it, because not enough people are interested. Before someone points it out, 2 of the games with a new forum don't fill this requirements but I wanted them around anyway.

Where are the Off-Topic forums? I can't find them on the forum index!
The Off-Topic forums have been moved below the Class discussions forums, the entire section was just growing too big and WoW is still the main reason why people come to this site. Realistically you can still use the small arrow on the right of each category bar to collapse the entire category.

I can't see the new forums in "Recent Forum Posts" on the front page.
Intended, it would be too confusing for people looking for WoW threads (a huge majority of the visitors) to click something like "Best Farming Spots?" and end up in a Star Wars thread. For the moment, these forums won't show up on the front page but hopefully we'll have a way to do that in a non-annoying way soon.

I want to moderate one of the new forums!
Moderator Applications for the new forums will be open within 1 or 2 weeks, just to have time to identify people who will actually post there.


Darkmoon Faire Stopping in Philadelphia on September 30
Originally Posted by Zarhym (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The World of Warcraft Trading Card Game's Darkmoon Faire is arriving in Philadelphia, PA on September 30 and bringing with it a host of fun gaming events. Even if you've never owned a single card, you can learn the game through a demo and enter into one of the Beginner Tournaments, which launch every 2 hours throughout the weekend. You can also challenge Alexstrasza, the Life-Binder to a duel and become a Dragonslayer! On Friday, see the newest set, Throne of the Tides, before it hits stores. Bring your Worldbreaker Block Constructed deck and compete in the main event to win thousands of dollars in prizes. For a full schedule of events, visit the DMF Philadelphia page. We’ll see you there!

Burning Crusade Art Gallery Updated
The Burning Crusade game art gallery has been updated with five new pieces.




Comics: Dark Legacy and Teh Gladiators
Dark Legacy Comics #306 and Teh Gladiators #274 + #275 are available!



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
Now is a good time to buy a SSD, as the next generation is a good while away and the current prices are fairly flat. New AMD CPUs are rumored to arrive mid October, no confirmed information on them so far. New AMD GPUs are also rumored to be coming sometime in Q4 this year if you are thinking about upgrading.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

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 - $130ASUS VW246H 24-Inch Widescreen - $225
KeyboardMicrosoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 - $24Cyborg V.5 - $47
MouseLogitech G400 - $35Logitech G500 - $60
SpeakersLogitech S220 2.1 Speaker System - $23Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $40
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
MonitorASUS VE276Q 27-Inch - $295HP ZR24w 24-inch (IPS Panel) - $357
KeyboardLogitech G110 - $50Razer BlackWidow (Backlit)- $90 ($120)
MouseRazer Deathadder - $48Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $68
SpeakersCreative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speaker System - $39Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $50


Puppy and Dolphin
Overclocked Puppy will outperform Dolphin when multiple threads are in use (Not WoW) and come close in most other cases.
Mix and match anything but the CPU/Motherboard combo between Puppy and Dolphin. Mix and match anything between Dolphin and Narwhal.

ComponentPuppy Dolphin
CaseNZXT GAMMA Classic - $36NZXT GAMMA Classic - $36
Power SupplyCorsair CX500 V2 - $60Corsair CX600 V2 - $60
CPUAMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - $112Intel i3-2100 - $125
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $27Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $27
MotherboardASUS M5A99X Evo AM3+ - AMD 990X - $145Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - $114
Memory4GB PNY Optima DDR3 10600 - $284GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $39
Graphics CardXFX 6770 - $90XFX 6850 or EVGA GTX 460 - $163 / $183
Hard DriveSAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $19Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $19
Total$577$643 / $663


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 - $55Cooler Master HAF932 - $140
Power SupplyCorsair 650TX V2 - $70Corsair 750HX (7 Year Warranty) - $150
CPUIntel i5-2500k - $220Intel i7-2600k - $315
HeatsinkThermaltake Frio - $58Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $86
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - $160ASUS Z68 P8Z68-V PRO - $200
Memory4GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $398GB G.Skill DDR3 12800 - $63
Graphics CardXFX 6950 1GB OR EVGA GTX 560 Ti- $240 / $235XFX 6970 2GB OR EVGA GTX 570 - $350 / $330
Hard DriveWestern Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $80Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $80
SSDCrucial 128 GB m4 (Review) - $185
OR
Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB - $219
Intel 510 Series 120 GB (Review) - $310
OR
OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 (Review) - $219
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $19Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $19
Total$936 - $1165$1602 - $1712
This article was originally published in forum thread: New Video Games Forums, Artworks, Comics, Setup of the Month started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 104 Comments
  1. Melilithia's Avatar
    Dat Priest Tier. *Swoon*
  1. Karot's Avatar
    Oh DLC, how I
  1. elcher's Avatar
    Boub - could you also get Chaud to review Headsets? I know for certain that most raiders use a headset with a microphone - so knowing which are good and which are awesome might prove fascinating!
  1. Zoneseek's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bbr View Post
    A minecraft forum... what the... o_O ? Rift seems pretty pointless as well. I wouldn't have minded a Torchlight forum though. TL 2 is coming "soon".
    Right, rift is pointless on a mmo site but we need a torchlight forum because you happen to play it. LOL do you seriously feel that entitled?

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