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    Chromatic Dragon Pet Video, Setup of the Month, Fan Art, The Daily Blink

    Chromatic Dragon Pet Video
    The Chromatic Dragon pet was updated since the last time we featured it, so here is a new video with the current model and animations. (The dragon's breath at 0:45 may be slightly bugged)



    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
    Even though hard drive prices have come down slightly, now is still a good time to buy a SSD, as the next generation is a good while away and the current prices are fairly flat.

    AMD's Bulldozer arrived last month to negative reviews, citing excessive power usage and heat output and very poor single threaded performance. They are working on another stepping which may help the problem slightly, but don't expect any significant improvements on the design until the middle of 2012 with the arrival of Piledriver. There is a glimmer of hope for those of you who purchased one and play games however, a software patch that increases gaming performance by fixing some of the scheduling issues is coming in January.

    New mid range AMD GPUs are rumored to be coming in Q1 2012 if you are thinking about upgrading. The new higher end 7900 parts will be here in January, with a press event and NDA lift possibly later this week.

    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 VW224U 22-Inch Widescreen - $149ASUS VW246H 24-Inch Widescreen - $217
    KeyboardMicrosoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 - $20Cyborg V.5 - $47
    MouseLogitech G400 - $35Logitech G500 - $61
    SpeakersLogitech S220 2.1 Speaker System - $25Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $44
    ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
    MonitorASUS VE276Q 27-Inch - $303HP ZR24w 24-inch (IPS Panel) - $400
    KeyboardLogitech G110 - $70Razer BlackWidow (Backlit)- $70 ($112)
    MouseRazer Deathadder - $45Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $70
    SpeakersCreative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speaker System - $45Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $71



    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 M59 Classic - $50NZXT GAMMA Classic - $40
    Power SupplyCorsair CX500 V2 - $41Corsair CX600 V2 - $50
    CPUAMD Phenom II X4 960T Black Edition- $125Intel i3-2100 - $124
    HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $21Corsair Air Series A70 - $26
    MotherboardASUS M5A97 AM3+ 970 - $95Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - $115
    Memory4GB PNY Optima DDR3 10600 - $274GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $42
    Graphics CardXFX 6770 - $90MSI 6850 or EVGA GTX 560 - $168 / $165
    Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar Black 500GB - $118Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $170
    DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $20Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $20
    Total$587$755


    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 - $50Cooler Master HAF932 - $152
    Power SupplyCorsair 650TX V2 - $75Corsair 750HX (7 Year Warranty) - $118
    CPUIntel i5-2500k - $240Intel i7-2600k - $315
    HeatsinkThermaltake Frio - $60Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $83
    MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - $160ASUS Z68 P8Z68-V PRO - $210
    Memory4GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $428GB G.Skill DDR3 12800 - $54
    Graphics CardXFX 6950 1GB OR EVGA GTX 560 Ti- $210 / $220XFX 6970 2GB OR EVGA GTX 570 - $310 / $360
    Hard DriveWestern Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $172Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $172
    SSDCrucial 128 GB m4 (Review) - $213
    OR
    Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB - $200
    Intel 510 Series 120 GB (Review) - $275
    OR
    OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 (Review) - $170
    DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $20Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $20
    Total$1029 - $1242$1604 - $1759



    Blizzard Art Gallery Update
    The World of Warcraft Cataclysm Art gallery has been updated with six pieces representing the Warcraft universe.





    The Daily Blink - Zero Sum Games
    The Daily Blink reports on a discovery that no one thought was possible.

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    XD Nice Daily Blink.

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    We'd still wish to know where that awesome pet drops from :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Znuff View Post
    We'd still wish to know where that awesome pet drops from :-(
    This too. It's so... shiny @.@
    My Main is Melithiria (90 Lock)

    The Left-Hand Path is the brightest path I have ever walked upon.

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    Any chance it's going to be added as a pet like Tarecgosa for the legendary dagger achievement?

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    The Daily Blink delivers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishHead View Post
    Any chance it's going to be added as a pet like Tarecgosa for the legendary dagger achievement?
    This was my first thought I hope so!

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    Olympic pet 2012?? or MOP pre-order c.e??

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    The daily blink is sooo fucking true i hope all the haters and whiners take a look at that and understand some shit.

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    even thou i don't like SWTOR at all i really liked this Daily blink xD

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    Soo wtf is up with the names on these setups of the month.

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    That pet is either for the pre-MoP event, or MoP collector's edition. Working on a paper about the SW/WoW coexisting thing.

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    Am I the only one vaguely offended that WoW is on the body of Arafat?What you trying to say daily blink?

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    I think that comic is full proof that The Daily Blink is utter BS. This goes against everything we know. They have NO PROOF TO BACK THIS CLAIM. They just make the claims and run off hoping we believe them. There is NO SCIENTIFICALLY POSSIBLE WAY to prove that 2 games can be simultaneously good.Seriously, I used to respect TDB, but after this "discovery" it's clear that I can't rely on them for PROPER news../satiresincesomebodiesgoingtotakemeseriously

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imhullu View Post
    Soo wtf is up with the names on these setups of the month.
    For puppy, I would recommend genius led media 700 than the microsoft media 3000.
    Its almost the same price, but the genius one simply just have more features.
    Last edited by good diu bro; 2011-12-19 at 04:05 AM.
    Hello SPELL STEAL NERF ?
    Spell steal gives wings and Working As Intended

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    Srsly that pet dragon is so....energetic! xDME WANT!

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    Star wars is nothing compared to WoW. Daily blink is off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Sodahoof View Post
    I think that comic is full proof that The Daily Blink is utter BS. This goes against everything we know. They have NO PROOF TO BACK THIS CLAIM. They just make the claims and run off hoping we believe them. There is NO SCIENTIFICALLY POSSIBLE WAY to prove that 2 games can be simultaneously good.Seriously, I used to respect TDB, but after this "discovery" it's clear that I can't rely on them for PROPER news../satiresincesomebodiesgoingtotakemeseriously
    I think we can all agree that WoW and SWTOR both suck.

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    Hm yes, nice pet. So where is the chromatic dragon mount that I actually care for?

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    2012 is the Year of the Dragon for the Chinese. And Pandas coming next year too. Yeah. Just sayin! Could be either I guess.

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