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Armored Druid Forms Preview
In Mists of Pandaria Druids will get the Incarnation talent, which allows them to change into an armored version of the form for their spec. The images below show the different colors of the armored forms.
Heroic Scarlet Halls Video Preview
The last beta patch enabled many of the Heroic difficulty level instances, including Scarlet Halls, which is a combination of the old Armory and Library wings of the Scarlet Monastery.
Mists of Pandaria Quest Voiceovers
Blizzard added a lot of voice acting for questlines so far and the latest patch added even more! Here are a few samples of what to expect while leveling.
White Tiger Temple Event
Bold Karasshi Questline
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!
Hard drive prices are slowly declining, but are still above the pre-flood prices, so now is still a good time to buy a SSD. The current SSD prices are still moving downward, with sales bringing the cost to under $1 per gigabyte. A few sales are even nearing 50 cents per gigabyte, so look for something on sale!
If you are building today and don't go for the upper range of overclocking (past ~4.5Ghz) then you are better off buying Ivy Bridge. If you want to go for the maximum overclocks or have to save money, the 2500k is $25 cheaper. Unless you are doing a lot of video encoding or something that is similarly multithreaded, you do not need the 3770K 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.
Component Puppy Dolphin Monitor Acer V223W EJBD 22-Inch Widescreen - $146 ASUS VW246H 24-Inch Widescreen - $190 Keyboard Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 - $25 Cyborg V.5 - $46 Mouse Logitech G400 - $41 Razer Deathadder - $44 Speakers Logitech S220 2.1 Speaker System - $23 Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $40 Component Narwhal Unicorn Monitor ASUS VE276Q 27-Inch - $267 HP ZR2440W 24-inch (IPS Panel) - $375 Keyboard Logitech G110 - $61 Razer BlackWidow (Backlit)- $72 ($114) Mouse Logitech G500 - $58 Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $74 Speakers Logitech Z323 2.1 Speaker System - $54 Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $82
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. Pick one of the two CPU/Motherboard combos.
Mix and match anything between Dolphin and Narwhal.
Component Puppy Dolphin Case NZXT GAMMA Classic - $36 NZXT GAMMA Classic - $36 Power Supply Corsair CX500 V2 - $57 OCZ ZS Series 650W - $70 CPU AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black Edition- $142 Intel i3-2100 - $110 Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $26 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $29 Motherboard ASUS M5A97 AM3+ 970 - $102 Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H - $129 Memory 4GB PNY Optima DDR3 10600 - $25 8GB G.Skill DDR3 12800 - $56 Graphics Card Gigabyte GTX 550 Ti - $120 XFX 6870 or EVGA GTX 560 - $140 / $155 Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $65 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $115 DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Total $595 $715
Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn. SSDs are always optional.
Component Narwhal Unicorn Case Cooler Master HAF 912 - $60 Cooler Master HAF932 - $130 Power Supply Corsair 650TX V2 - $90 Corsair 750HX - $135 CPU Intel i5-3570K - $240 Intel i7-3770K - $388 Heatsink Thermaltake Frio - $59 Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $83 Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V LK - $152 ASUS P8Z77-V - $190 Memory 8GB G.Skill DDR3 12800 - $56 8GB G.Skill DDR3 12800 - $56 Graphics Card MSI 7850 Twin Frozr - $260 Sapphire 7970 OC OR EVGA GTX 670 FTW - $480 / $420 Hard Drive Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $115 Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $115 SSD Crucial 128 GB m4 (Review) - $114
Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB - $130
SAMSUNG 830 128GB (Review) - $145
OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 (Review) - $105
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Total $1054 - $1184 $1539 - $1744