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US Realms - World Boss - Apocron
Apocron is up now, so you can head to the Broken Shore for a chance at item level 900 loot, a Iron Relic, or Life Relic.



US Realms - Nether Disruptor and Command Center
The Nether Disruptor and Command Center are active on US realms!

Nether Disruptor

Command Center



Build of the Month - April 2017
Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

All of the parts on this page are Amazon affiliate links. When you purchase your parts through them it helps support the site!

This month
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 7700K and would get more performance from spending 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$240
KeyboardLogitech G710+$77
MouseLogitech G502$66
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$44

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2715H Monitor$470
KeyboardCorsair K70$105
MouseRazer Naga Chroma$60
SpeakersLogitech Z523$75


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

Puppy

Updated April 16, 2017
$631
Case Carbide Series 200R$59
Power Supply EVGA 600B$48
CPU Intel i3-7100$117
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$34
Motherboard ASUS Z270-K$140
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$70
Graphics Card ASUS RX 460$90
Hard Drive Western Digital Blue 1TB$50
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23

Dolphin

Updated April 16, 2017
$859
Case Carbide Series 200R$59
Power Supply EVGA 600B$48
CPU Intel 7600K$230
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$34
Motherboard ASUS Z270-K$140
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$70
Graphics Card RX 480 OR
GTX 1060 3GB
$210 / $180
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 1TB$75
DVD Asus 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 April 16, 2017
$1134
Case Cooler Master HAF 912$45
Power Supply SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W$80
CPU Intel 7600K$230
Heatsink Noctua NH-U12S$58
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$160
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$110
Graphics Card GTX 1060$210
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$123
SSD Crucial MX300 275GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$95
$109
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23

Unicorn

Updated April 16, 2017
$1296
Case Corsair Air 540$120
Power Supply EVGA G2 650W$90
CPU Intel 7600K$230
Heatsink Noctua 6 NH-D15$90
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$160
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$110
Graphics Card GTX 1060 OR
GTX 1070
$210
$360
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$123
SSD SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB$140
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23


Dark Legacy Comics #580
DLC #580 has been released.

This article was originally published in forum thread: World Boss - Apocron, Nether Disruptor and Command Center, Build of the Month, DLC started by chaud View original post
Comments 31 Comments
  1. Kon01's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lordzed83 View Post
    Wow runs better on [email protected] than it did aon my previous [email protected]!!

    Overclocked 1600 will be gr8 for wow!!#

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    Same here i think old engine of wow loves allot of l3 cache!!
    WoW is more CPU bound than GPU this has always been the case. Also it should run better with more cores overall than having a higher clock rate with fewer cores.
  1. BeerWolf's Avatar
    Both buildings up on US, and it's 80/30+% for ND/CC on EU...
  1. Mazzic518's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Notdev View Post
    monthly reminder that the build suggestions are actually pretty awful for the prices, you can do far, far better, and the only reason mmo-champion does this every month is that they get referral revenue from amazon for linking to their products.
    Um sure buddy whatever you say...
  1. Bigvizz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kon01 View Post
    WoW is more CPU bound than GPU this has always been the case. Also it should run better with more cores overall than having a higher clock rate with fewer cores.
    You sir need to read the Computer forums more often, WoW favors Higher clocks and better IPC performance. WoW's old ass engine rarely uses more than two core of any processor. So more cores does not equate better performance. I'm assuming the builds of the month are still recommending Kaby I5's due to their high clocks and better ipc. As for price to performance /shrug I have yet to see how Ryzen performs in wow from a reputable 3rd party testing source.
  1. Janin's Avatar
    I'm confused. We've had the Mage Tower up twice, the Command Centrr is almost on it's second completion, and the third is about two thirds ready as well...to it's second construction.
  1. MatthewOU2015's Avatar
    Quit recommending an i5 over and i7. The i7 is the best gaming CPU hands down
  1. Notdev's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mazzic518 View Post
    Um sure buddy whatever you say...
    Care to correct me?
  1. Fobus's Avatar
    These builds are a joke right? I mean come on your unicorn has an i5 and a 1060 or 1070. Give me a break at least slap an i7 and a 1080 or 1080 ti in the damn unicorn build. Or better yet and another tier of enthusiast builds.
  1. roahn the warlock's Avatar
    I will say this big. DO NOT BUY AN I5. Pretty much every reviewer agrees the Ryzen 1600 is better.
  1. Absintheminded's Avatar
    Not trying to start a flame war here, but why no love for Ryzen?
  1. bbr's Avatar
    Dark legacy's site is ,.. annoying - can't use mousewheel to scroll T_T

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