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Valor of the Ancients Buff
Mists of Pandaria is going to make it easier for you to earn Valor points on your alts once your main character is capped for the week. The Valor of the Ancients buff increases the Valor earned on all of your characters on a realm by 50%, after one character has capped for the week. This comes along with another change to Valor points that limits the amount you may hold at any time to 3,000 per character.
Jaina Audio for Theramore Event
One of the recent beta patches added some more audio for Jaina during the Theramore event. If you haven't already listed to the previous audio, listen to it first! See the long standing thread about Jaina in the Mists of Pandaria forum if you are interested in more speculation and discussion of the lore!
Beta Class Balance Analysis
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
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 slowly moving downward, with most under $1 per gigabyte now. A few sales have even gone under 50 cents per gigabyte, so look for something on sale!
Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering 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 - $138 ASUS VW246H 24-Inch Widescreen - $190 Keyboard Logitech Media Keyboard K200 - $18 Cyborg V.5 - $49 Mouse Logitech G400 - $34 Razer Deathadder - $42 Speakers Logitech S220 2.1 Speaker System - $23 Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $40 Component Narwhal Unicorn Monitor ASUS VE276Q 27-Inch - $254 HP ZR2440W 24-inch (IPS Panel) - $363 Keyboard Logitech G110 - $52 Razer BlackWidow (Backlit)- $70 ($104) Mouse Logitech G500 - $54 Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $72 Speakers Logitech Z323 2.1 Speaker System - $60 Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $70
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 - $40 NZXT GAMMA Classic - $40 Power Supply Corsair CX500 V2 - $54 XFX Core Edition PRO 550W - $64 CPU AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition- $110 Intel i3-2120 - $122 Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $26 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $32 Motherboard ASUS M5A97 AM3+ 970 - $95 Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H - $120 Memory 4GB PNY Optima DDR3 10600 - $25 8GB G.Skill DDR3 12800 - $55 Graphics Card XFX 7770 - $105 XFX 6870 or EVGA GTX 560 - $137/ $146 Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $68 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $100 DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $20 Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $20 Total $543 $695
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 - $154 Power Supply Corsair 650TX V2 - $90 Corsair 750HX - $156 CPU Intel i5-3570K - $220 Intel i7-3770K - $330 Heatsink Thermaltake Frio - $60 Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $85 Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V LK - $146 ASUS P8Z77-V - $190 Memory 8GB G.Skill DDR3 12800 - $56 8GB G.Skill DDR3 12800 - $56 Graphics Card ASUS 7850 DirectCU II - $260 XFX 7970 Black Edition OR EVGA GTX 670 FTW - $430 / $430 Hard Drive Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $100 Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $100 SSD Crucial 128 GB m4 (Review) - $105
Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB - $129
SAMSUNG 830 128GB (Review) - $99
OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 (Review) - $95
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $20 Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $20 Total $1012 - $1141 $1521 - $1620
The Daily Blink
The Daily Blink talks about the recent subscriber number releases.