Computers - Build of the Month
Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

This month
New GPUs with significant performance improvements are on the way from Nvidia! The GTX 1080 ($600) and GTX 1070 ($380) will be available at the end of May and middle of June, but it may take a little longer for them to be available everywhere. If you aren't in a hurry, these are worth waiting for. The Intel 6600K has integrated graphics you can use while you wait (not for gaming) or you may be able to reuse your old graphics card. Benchmarks from independent reviewers should be released in a few weeks.

The current SSD prices are fairly flat right now, with most SSDs under $0.50 per gigabyte when on sale.

Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 6700K and should spend that money elsewhere.

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

Don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!

Peripherals


Narwhal

MonitorDell U2414H Monitor$229
KeyboardLogitech G710+$110
MouseLogitech G502$69
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$60

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2715H$468
KeyboardCorsair K70$130
MouseRazer Naga 2014$55
SpeakersLogitech Z523$81


Puppy and Dolphin
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin.

Puppy

Updated May 8, 2016
$561
CaseNZXT Source 210$48
Power SupplyEVGA 600B$50
CPUAMD FX-6300$99
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$30
MotherboardASUS M5A97 R2.0$95
Memory8GB Kingston HyperX FURY DDR3 1866$32
Graphics CardGigabyte R7 370$110
Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar Black 1TB$74
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23

Dolphin

Updated May 8, 2016
$676
CaseNZXT Source 210$48
Power SupplyEVGA 600B$50
CPUAMD FX-8350$150
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$30
MotherboardASUS M5A99FX PRO$104
Memory8GB G.Skill DDR3 1600$42
Graphics CardR9 380 / GTX 960$160 / $155
Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar Black 1TB$74
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23


Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.

Narwhal

Updated May 8, 2016
$1010
CaseCooler Master HAF 912$50
Power SupplyEVGA G2 650W$90
CPUIntel 6600K$247
HeatsinkScythe Mugen 4$52
MotherboardASUS Z170-A$135
Memory16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$70
Graphics CardR9 380 / GTX 960$160 / $155
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 2TB$123
SSDCrucial BX200 250GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$65
$89
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23

Unicorn

Updated May 8, 2016
$1304
CaseCorsair Air 540$130
Power SupplyEVGA G2 650W$90
CPUIntel 6600K$247
HeatsinkNoctua 6 NH-D15$90
MotherboardASUS Z170-A$135
Memory16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$70
Graphics CardGTX 970$289
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 2TB$123
SSDSanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB OR
SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB
$107
$127
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23





Scheduled Maintenance, Yellow Items GR 40 Challenge, S4 Support Barb Spreadsheet

Thijs' European Road to BlizzCon Decks, Budget Cutpurse Aggro Rogue, Not-so-Secret

Lt. Morales Preview Video, Carbot's Herostorm #5, European and Korean Qualifiers

Armory Stats - Legendary Quest Line Achievements
Today we are taking a look at the legendary quest achievement completion rate of players. The data used today is a sample of 2.1 million players active since August 1. We also did this at the end of 2013 for Mists of Pandaria, which you can see here. As a sidenote, 35.86% of players also have a Level 3 shipyard.

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Name Percent Points
Chapter I: Call of the Archmage Begin Khadgar's legendary quest and prove yourself raid-ready by defeating the spirit of Kairozdormu.
67.13% 25
Chapter II: Gul'dan Strikes Back Complete Khadgar's legendary Highmaul raid quests and save his life when things take a turn for the worse.
51.65% 25
Chapter III: The Foundry Falls Complete Khadgar's legendary quests within the Blackrock Foundry until the Iron Horde is on the run!
35.86% 25
Chapter IV: Darkness Incarnate Acquire your legendary ring by completing Khadgar's quests.
17.37% 25


Poll - Legendary Ring Progress
How are you doing on the legendary ring questline?





Patch 6.2.2 Hotfixes - The Frozen Halls
Blizzard put back the missing sockets on the hotfixed gear from The Frozen Halls today.

Level Type Slot Name
219ClothLegs Rimewoven Silks
219LeatherWaist Flayer's Black Belt
219MailHead Polished Mirror Helm
219MailHead Horns of the Spurned Val'kyr
219PlateChest Scourgelord's Frigid Chestplate
219PlateHead Skeleton Lord's Cranium
219Two-handed MaceTwo Hand Garfrost's Two-Ton Hammer


Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
in this case it doesn't seem to be a vocal minority either. Far more people than average posted disapproval
It's rather difficult to evaluate whether a majority feels a certain way without a relatively scientific survey. (OccupyGStreet)
And majority rule isn't always great for design either. Cell phone customers always just ask for more battery life not features. (OccupyGStreet)



Heroes of the Storm - Lt. Morales Trailer
Blizzard released the trailer for Lt. Morales yesterday.



MMO-Champion Forums Moderator Recruitment
Good news everyone! We're recruiting moderators for the forums again! The amount of users and posts keeps increasing and we reached the point where we need some help before the trolls take over and play Whack-a-Mod in the Darkmoon Faire. I know it sounds fun, but I'm going to assume we don't want that.

Please be sure to read the entire post before applying!

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