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Patch 5.4.2 - Karazhan Cleanup
You might have noticed the addition of a new phase, "Karazhan Restoration" in the latest PTR build. It is unclear what that phase will be used for, but the regular version of Karazhan has seen some cleanup in 5.4.2. Most of the spiderwebs, skeletons, and overturned chairs have been removed. All other signs of abandonment and age remain untouched.
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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 remaining high.
The Haswell CPUs 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 - $126 ASUS VS248H-P 24-Inch Monitor - $160 Keyboard Kensington Pro Fit Media Keyboard - $18 Cyborg V.5 - $45 Mouse Logitech G400s - $45 Razer Deathadder - $47 Speakers Creative A220 2.1 Speaker System - $28 Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $35 Component Narwhal Unicorn Monitor Asus VE258Q 25-Inch Monitor - $213 HP ZR2440W 24-inch - $333 Keyboard Logitech G510s - $82 CM Storm QuickFire XT - $95 Mouse Logitech G500 - $62 Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $70 Speakers Logitech Z323 2.1 Speaker System - $53 Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $65
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 - $35 NZXT Source 210 - $35 Power Supply Corsair CX500 - $50 XFX Core Edition PRO 550W - $60 CPU AMD FX-6300 - $119 AMD FX-8320 - $160 Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $25 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $33 Motherboard ASUS M5A97 R2.0 - $95 ASUS M5A99FX PRO - $118 Memory Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB 1333 - $40 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $80 Graphics Card MSI 7790 OC - $100 Gigabyte R9 270X or Gigabyte GTX 660 - $207 / $170 Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $56 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $87 DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Total $542 $765 - $802
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) - $150 Power Supply Corsair 650TX V2 - $90 Corsair 750HX - $110 CPU Intel i5-4670K - $235 Intel i7-4770K - $339 Heatsink Thermaltake Frio - $56 Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $78 Motherboard ASUS Z87-A - $144 ASUS Z87-PLUS - $160 Memory 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $80 16GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $162 Graphics Card XFX 7950 OR MSI N760 TF - $250 / $250 Gigabyte R9 280X OR ASUS GTX 770 - $300 / $315 Hard Drive Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $87 Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $87 SSD SAMSUNG 840 128GB (Review) - $120
Plextor 128 GB M5 Pro (Review) - $113
Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB (Review) - $130
SAMSUNG 840 Pro 128GB (Review) - $132
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $22 Total $1137 - $1156 $1521 - $1555
Blizzcon Cosplay Video
Blizzcon had some very nice cosplay this year!