MMO-Champion - Blizzcon 2014, Setup of the Month, Dark Legacy Comics #431
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Blizzcon 2014
It seems the Blizzcon Virtual Ticket page recently had some updates to change the title and header to include 2014 rather than 2013. Assuming this change isn't an accident, it could mean that Blizzcon 2014 is definitely planned and we should hear an announcement about it very soon.

Just keep in mind that we haven't heard anything official yet, and this could indeed be an accident.


Blizzcon has been announced in February or March for the past few years.


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 GPUs from AMD are here, at least on paper. Finding any AMD GPUs is hard now, as is finding some of the Nvidia GPUs. Prices for many GPUs went up due to demand and the older GPUs being discontinued.

The current SSD prices are stable, with most SSDs under $1 per gigabyte when on sale.

The Haswell CPUs run a little bit on the warmer side. Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D14.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or something that is similarly multithreaded, you do not need the 4770K and should spend that money elsewhere.

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! If you are interested in Folding@home, take a look in our team's thread.


Peripherals/Monitors
ComponentPuppy Dolphin
MonitorASUS VS228H-P 22-Inch Monitor - $140ASUS VS248H-P 24-Inch Monitor - $160
KeyboardKensington Pro Fit Media Keyboard - $15Cyborg V.5 - $48
MouseLogitech G400s - $46Razer DeathAdder 2013 - $56
SpeakersCreative A220 2.1 Speaker System - $25Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $35
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
MonitorDell P2414H Monitor - $220HP ZR2440W 24-inch - $310
KeyboardLogitech G510s - $80CM Storm QuickFire XT - $95
MouseLogitech G500s - $54Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $64
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1 Speaker System - $57Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $77


Puppy and Dolphin
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin.
ComponentPuppy Dolphin
CaseNZXT Source 210 - $43NZXT Source 210 - $43
Power SupplyCorsair CX500 - $57EVGA 600B - $63
CPUAMD FX-6300 - $110AMD FX-8320 - $140
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $33Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $33
MotherboardASUS M5A97 R2.0 - $80ASUS M5A99FX PRO - $115
MemoryKingston HyperX Blu 4GB 1333 - $438GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $84
Graphics CardMSI R7 260X 2GB - $140Gigabyte R9 270 or GTX 660 - $230 / $190
Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $53Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $99
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22
Total$581$705 - $745


Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
CaseCooler Master HAF 912 - $50Corsair Air 540 (Special Layout) - $140
Power SupplySeasonic M12II 620 - $90Rosewill Fortress 750W - $130
CPUIntel i5-4670K - $220Intel i7-4770K - $310
HeatsinkCooler Master TPC 812 - $63Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $79
MotherboardASUS Z87-A - $140ASUS Z87-PLUS - $159
Memory8GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $8416GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $155
Graphics CardASUS GTX 760 OR Gigabyte R9 270X - $250XFX R9 280X OR MSI GTX 770 - $370 / $330
Hard DriveWestern Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $99Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $99
SSDSAMSUNG 840 EVO 128GB (Review) - $90
OR
Plextor 128 GB M5 Pro (Review) - $118
Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB (Review) - $130
OR
SAMSUNG 840 Pro 128GB (Review) - $115
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22
Total$1018 - $1148$1514 - $1594


Dark Legacy Comics #431
DLC #431 has been released.

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  1. cptaylor38's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ShadeknightX View Post
    You are absolutely right...ya know lets not listen/trust/hear whatever a company says...a company that will have to live up to its standards, its legacy as game defining company on different genres.....and if that's not your kind of bs, they have to live up for the shareholders and how well it preforms and pleases to stay in the market....cause when it screws up big time it will sink so fast and they know it, and how they have to balance between creativity, income and quality...

    Instead lets listen trust some stark raving anonymous hater/fan-boy lunatics on some fan site stating opinions as facts.....more credible...sheesh...

    Their standards and their legacy?

    Where was that forum post from a year ago talking about never selling power-leveling?

    Or any post they've ever done about wanting to get content out faster?

    They've clearly always been completely honest and upfront.

    It's not like a multi-billion dollar company would have any reason to lie.

    I doubt a few lies here and there would disappoint shareholders as long as the money keeps rolling in.
  1. Santilom's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bantokar View Post
    I will never understand some of these setups. Buy 1500$ awesome computer - Leave shitty onboard sound and buy crap speakers?
    If you even consider about great sound you need to go with sound card not with already mobo sound something like asus ROG line bringing...
  1. Amulree's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ShadeknightX View Post
    You are absolutely right...ya know lets not listen/trust/hear whatever a company says...a company that will have to live up to its standards, its legacy as game defining company on different genres.....and if that's not your kind of bs, they have to live up for the shareholders and how well it preforms and pleases to stay in the market....cause when it screws up big time it will sink so fast and they know it, and how they have to balance between creativity, income and quality...

    Instead lets listen trust some stark raving anonymous hater/fan-boy lunatics on some fan site stating opinions as facts.....more credible...sheesh...
    /yawn.

    Have you nothing better to say than that?
  1. flaicher's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    That is what the internet is for, you can find anything and everything you need.
    Oh, if that's so. Please find me an album called "Itse Valtiaat - Kun mikään ei riitä" available for download.
    What's that? You couldn't find one? What a suprise.. you can't find everything from the internet!

    DVD drive.. I'd rather install WoW and all expansions from disk instead of downloading +20gb...
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flaicher View Post
    Oh, if that's so. Please find me an album called "Itse Valtiaat - Kun mikään ei riitä" available for download.
    What's that? You couldn't find one? What a suprise.. you can't find everything from the internet!

    DVD drive.. I'd rather install WoW and all expansions from disk instead of downloading +20gb...
    It all depends on your internet I can download 20 gigs in like 30 minutes so its not a big deal, and I will agree sure there may be some things you can't find that are very obscure, but for me I don't have enough stuff on CD's to care all that much about, everything I have is on my external that I care about, and my OEM Windows 7 and 8 are on a USB drive along with all my computer drivers. I just have no need personally and most people probably don't either for a DVD drive anymore, if you want a good DVD drive its more like 40-50$ and to me I would much rather put that towards a better component.
  1. bluspacecow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flaicher View Post
    DVD drive.. I'd rather install WoW and all expansions from disk instead of downloading +20gb...
    Since the Expansion DVD installers aren't compatible with each other that method of install isn't a recommended method of install.

    You'll actually end up with patching errors as well as having to re-download a lot more then 20 GB.
  1. Chopper_'s Avatar
    gotta love dark legacy comics

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