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Heroic Garrosh Defeated
The 10 player Heroic Garrosh encounter has been defeated in Asia by 天 啟. The group had a 573+ item level, compared to the top US and EU guilds that currently have a 565 item level.
Siege of Orgrimmar Heroic Progression
Method, Blood Legion, and Exorsus are leading progress with 13/14 bosses down now, followed by five other guilds at 12/14. Over in the 10 player column, Paragon and Depraved are leading with 13/14 bosses down.
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!
New GPUs from AMD are on the way, so if you are only upgrading your GPU it might be worth it to wait a month or two.
The current SSD prices are stable, with most SSDs under $1 per gigabyte when on sale. RAM prices are continuing to climb.
The 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 VE228H 21.5-Inch Monitor - $127 ASUS VS248H-P 24-Inch Monitor - $160 Keyboard Kensington Pro Fit Media Keyboard - $18 Cyborg V.5 - $48 Mouse Logitech G400s - $44 Razer Deathadder - $48 Speakers Creative A220 2.1 Speaker System - $26 Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $35 Component Narwhal Unicorn Monitor Asus VE258Q 25-Inch Monitor - $216 HP ZR2440W 24-inch - $367 Keyboard Logitech G510 - $79 Razer BlackWidow (Backlit)- $70 ($120) Mouse Logitech G500 - $52 Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $70 Speakers Logitech Z323 2.1 Speaker System - $55 Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $66
Puppy and Dolphin
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin.
Component Puppy Dolphin Case NZXT Source 210 - $36 NZXT Source 210 - $36 Power Supply Corsair CX500 - $45 XFX Core Edition PRO 550W - $61 CPU AMD FX-6300 - $120 AMD FX-8320 - $154 Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $18 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $33 Motherboard ASUS M5A97 R2.0 - $103 ASUS M5A99FX PRO - $115 Memory Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB 1333 - $41 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $79 Graphics Card XFX 7770 - $95 Gigabyte 7870 2 GB or Gigabyte GTX 660 OC - $190 / $180 Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $56 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $85 DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Total $536 $765 - $775
Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.
Component Narwhal Unicorn Case Cooler Master HAF 912 - $60 Corsair Air 540 (Special Layout) - $140 Power Supply Corsair 650TX V2 - $87 Corsair 750HX - $110 CPU Intel i5-4670K - $241 Intel i7-4770K - $340 Heatsink Thermaltake Frio - $56 Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $77 Motherboard ASUS Z87-A - $140 ASUS Z87-PLUS - $155 Memory 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $79 16GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $153 Graphics Card MSI 7950 OR MSI N760 TF - $265 / $260 Gigabyte 7970 - $280 Hard Drive Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $85 Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $85 SSD SAMSUNG 840 128GB (Review) - $95
Plextor 128 GB M5 Pro (Review) - $116
Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB (Review) - $125
SAMSUNG 840 Pro 128GB (Review) - $133
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Total $1125 - $1151 $1457 - $1495
Heroes of the Storm Trademark
The Heroes of the Storm trademark from last week appears to have been applied for in the US database now as well. Keep in mind that nothing is confirmed until trademarks are granted.