D3 Available on Day 1 on PSN, Blue Posts, Imperius Fan Art (+ Video), Curse Weekly Roundup
Fireside Chat Episode 8 VoD, Weekly News Recap, The Burdens of Shaohao - Parts 4 & 5
Patch 5.4 - Tier 16 Hunter Armor Set
Keep in mind that this is just a preview and the final set may be different!
Flex Difficulty Feedback
Flex difficulty needs more testing and feedback, so be sure to give it a try if you have time this weekend!
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!
The current SSD prices are stable, with most SSDs under $1 per gigabyte when on sale.
The new Haswell CPUs from Intel are here and they run a little bit on the warmer side. Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D14 or H90.
Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or something that is similarly multithreaded, you do not need the 4770K 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 Asus VS229H-P 21.5" LED IPS Monitor - $135 ASUS VS248H-P 24-Inch Monitor - $170 Keyboard Kensington Pro Fit Media Keyboard - $18 Cyborg V.5 - $47 Mouse Logitech G400 - $47 Razer Deathadder - $50 Speakers Creative A220 2.1 Speaker System - $26 Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $36 Component Narwhal Unicorn Monitor ASUS VE278Q 27-Inch - $260 HP ZR2440W 24-inch - $370 Keyboard Logitech G510 - $90 Razer BlackWidow (Backlit)- $60 ($121) Mouse Logitech G500 - $45 Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $70 Speakers Logitech Z323 2.1 Speaker System - $59 Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $70
Puppy and Dolphin
Component Puppy Dolphin Case NZXT Source 210 - $40 NZXT Source 210 - $40 Power Supply Corsair CX500 - $50 XFX Core Edition PRO 550W - $50 CPU AMD FX-6300 - $125 AMD FX-8320 - $145 Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $28 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $33 Motherboard ASUS M5A97 R2.0 - $100 ASUS M5A99FX PRO - $120 Memory Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB 1333 - $35 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $70 Graphics Card XFX 7770 - $97 ASUS 7870 2 GB or ASUS GTX 660 Ti - $200 / $199 Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $55 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $85 DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Total $552 $765
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 - $50 Corsair Air 540 (Special Layout) - $140 Power Supply Corsair 650TX V2 - $90 Corsair 750HX - $110 CPU Intel i5-4670K - $219 Intel i7-4770K - $330 Heatsink Thermaltake Frio - $57 Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $77 Motherboard ASUS Z87-A - $112 ASUS Z87-PLUS - $165 Memory 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $70 16GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $137 Graphics Card MSI 7950 OR MSI N760 TF - $240 / $260 MSI 7970 OR Gigabyte GTX 770 - $350 / $400 Hard Drive Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $85 Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $85 SSD SAMSUNG 840 128GB (Review) - $98
Plextor 128 GB M5 Pro (Review) - $120
Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB (Review) - $125
SAMSUNG 840 Pro 128GB (Review) - $130
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Total $1043 - $1085 $1492 - $1574
Weekly News Recap
Another busy week full of news, so here is your chance to catch up!
- August 4
- August 5
- We got an update on Virtual Realms, now renamed to Connected Realms.
- August 6
- We looked at the chests on Timeless Isle. These chests drop item level 496 tokens for gear, as well as the rare Burden of Eternity to upgrade that gear to 535. You can find a detailed guide here on the forums.
- There will be no epic gems in Patch 5.4.
- We got more detailed information about the changes coming to Vengeance.
- There was a new PTR build with Patch 5.4 music, along with class changes and some new items.
- August 7
- August 8
- We looked at some of the items sold by the Timeless Isle vendors, including item level 535 trinkets, Heavenly Golden Cloud Serpent, and the Censer of Eternal Agony.
- Patch 5.4 will increase the cap on pets to 1,000.
- Sometime in the next week or two it will be time to start balancing the numbers on the PTR.
- August 9
- We looked at the rewards from Bloody Coins, farmed by killing other players on the Timeless Isle. These include things like the Ashhide Mushan Beast and Vengeful Porcupette.
- Base Resilience and Battle Fatigue will be increased in one of the upcoming PTR builds.
- The Celestial Blessings quest has been hotfixed to be easier for Yu'lon or Xuen's Celestial Challenge.
- Several sections will be removed from the WoW website this week.
- The final part of the Burdens of Shaohao series was released. Be sure to let Blizzard know if you want to see more like this in the future!