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Patch 4.2.2 - Build 14534 (Release)
The latest build deployed on Patch 4.2.2 PTRs is a release candidate, which means that Blizzard is now done with that bugfix patch and it will be deployed on live realms soon, but not necessarily this week.
This patch doesn't really have anything interesting for players, it's mostly a bug fixes patch with a way to consolidate most of the Patch 4.2 hotfixes into the game files to display them properly in game.
It also means that the next step after that will be Patch 4.3 on PTRs, hurray!
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 SSDs are here and are finally priced reasonably. The Intel 320 8MB bug has a firmware fix coming soon and should be a decent choice once again. Now is a good time to buy, as the next generation is a good while away and the current prices are reasonable. New AMD CPUs will be here in September or October at the earliest, no solid confirmed information on them so far. The supply of 6970s seems to have dried up, so you may be waiting a few weeks if you want to purchase one.
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!
Component Puppy Dolphin Monitor ASUS VW224U 22-Inch Widescreen - $143 ASUS VW246H 24-Inch Widescreen - $189 Keyboard Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 - $25 Cyborg V.5 - $39 Mouse Logitech G400 - $39 Logitech G500 - $50 Speakers Logitech S220 2.1 Speaker System - $23 Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $40 Component Narwhal Unicorn Monitor ASUS VE276Q 27-Inch - $287 Dell UltraSharp U2410 24-inch (IPS Panel) - $505 Keyboard Logitech G110 - $55 Razer BlackWidow (Backlit)- $75 ($112) Mouse Razer Deathadder - $48 Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $70 Speakers Creative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speaker System - $50 Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $75
Puppy and Dolphin
Component Puppy Dolphin Case NZXT GAMMA Classic - $36 NZXT GAMMA Classic - $36 Power Supply Corsair CX500 V2 - $60 Corsair CX600 V2 - $64 CPU AMD Athlon II X4 640 AM3 - $100 AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - $120 Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $28 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $28 Motherboard ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO AM3 - AMD 880G - $118 Asus AM3+ 880G M5A88-V EVO - $130 Memory 4GB PNY Optima DDR3 10600 - $28 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $44 Graphics Card XFX 6770 - $129 XFX 6850 or EVGA GTX 460 - $157 / $172 Hard Drive SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60 DVD Lite-On 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21 Lite-On 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21 Total $580 $660 / $675
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 - $55 Cooler Master HAF932 - $143 Power Supply Corsair 650TX V2 - $93 Corsair 750HX (7 Year Warranty) - $144 CPU Intel i5-2500k - $220 Intel i7-2600k - $315 Heatsink Thermaltake Frio - $58 Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $85 Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - $129 ASUS Z68 P8Z68-V PRO - $195 Memory 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $44 8GB G.Skill DDR3 12800 - $77 Graphics Card XFX 6950 1GB OR EVGA GTX 560 Ti- $238 / $250 XFX 6970 OR EVGA GTX 570 - $??? / $340 Hard Drive Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $80 Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $80 SSD Crucial 128 GB m4 (Review) - $212
OCZ 120 GB Agility 3 (Review) - $182
Intel 510 Series 120 GB (Review) - $278
OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 (Review) - $220
DVD Lite-On 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21 Lite-On 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21 Total $938 - $1162 $1620 - $1678
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