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  1. BUMP because it's worth it!
  2. I got the IP part of the error message but no reference to Port I don't think. Got it a couple days ago but it did not prevent me from logging in. However, it was on the same day as a bunch of us were having problems logging into game from the weapons selection screen. I am not sure if they are related or not.
  3. OK, I think I'm good. Thanks guys.
  4. Thanks Pete. Is overclocking critical to making the game work well? I'll look into the i5 2500k but might price me out of what I can handle. Is the AMD CPU a real problem? I'll inquire tomorrow before pulling the trigger. Thanks for the advice.
  5. Yep the one I am getting is from microcenter actually. Going in tomorrow to tomorrow to pay 'em and get it built. FX 6100 Black Edition 3.3GHz Six-Core Socket AM3+ Boxed Processor I ditched the best buy approach and going to have my own built as you guy suggested.
  6. Last question about the rig and I'll buy tomorrow. Is there a major performance difference between the GTX 560 and GTX 560i? I've let you guys influence me and went ahead and decided to build my own. Guys are right its a lot cheaper. Thing I'm looking to buy is: i5, 8GB Ram, Win7 64bit, 1.5TB Hard drive, Asus GTX 560 OR 560i. 560 is a little cheaper and wanted to make sure that does not make a major difference. AMD Box FX-6100 if that matters. Gophur said in the last thread that would work but I should be ok. Sorry guys I was not the computer guy in school but the history guy. Thanks!
  7. Thanks Gophur this is helpful. It's not a question of a budget, someone on my wife's side of the family works at a store and is buying one for us essentially so my influence over what it is is limited. It will be used for more than gaming so I wouldn't go the pure gaming computer route...yet. So, it is the one above. But I do like your suggestions and on down the line when I can buy one just for fun, I might get something like the one you linked to. Tried to send PM but didn't get through to you. Had a question for you. Thanks Gophur
  8. Hey guys, just so I round out this thread because I hate to leave it hanging this is what I am going to go with for now.... It's an i5 10GB Memory and has an the 6750 DDR5 Video Card. It's the i5 I posted about earlier that they'll upgrade in the store. I know a "build" is better but I don't have that much say in what we are getting since a family member works there and this is the best we can do. I think it should work form what I read, at least acceptably for this game. I did check and I can upgrade the thing further. At some point on down the road I'll buy a genuine gaming computer but that's for later. Wish me luck chaps.
  9. What about this one. Here are the specs. I can get one of these three that I've mentioned and can upgrade from there in a few months. Again, thanks for all your help: PRODUCT FEATURES VISION Technology by AMD Makes your digital photos and Web sites look amazing and gives a boost to digital music playback. AMD FX-6100 Six-Core Processor with Radeon HD 7450 graphics For fast, efficient computing. 10GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM For multitasking power, expandable to 16GB. Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media; also supports DVD-RAM. 6MB L2 + 8MB shared L3 cache memory For efficient system processing. 1.5TB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm) Offers plenty of storage capacity. Radeon HD 7450 graphics Feature 1GB DDR3 dedicated and up to 4855MB total video memory for lush images with stunning detail. Multidisplay capable With DVI, VGA (with adapter) and HDMI capabilities and DirectX 11 support, so you can connect a second monitor for additional work space (monitors not included). 15-in-1 media reader Supports SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card, Secure Digital, miniSD, CompactFlash I/II, IBM Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo formats. Also supports MultiMediaCard, Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard mobile and MultiMediaCard Plus formats. 2 USB 3.0 and 6 USB 2.0 ports For fast digital video, audio and data transfer. Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n) Connect to the Internet without wires. Bluetooth interface Easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player. Built-in 10/100/1000Base-T network interface For quick and easy wired Web connection. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system preinstalled Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more. Software package included With Microsoft Office Starter 2010 (product key card required for activation; sold separately). AMD, AMD Arrow logo, AMD Phenom, Cool'n'Quiet, HyperTransport and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
  10. I've decided to try and look at something different. Here are the specs. I think this one is a little better choice. Thoughts? (i5 not i7 but main thing is the video card). Processor Brand Intel® Processor Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i5 Processor Speed 3.0GHz (3.3GHz with Turbo Boost) Cache Memory 6MB System Memory (RAM) 6GB System Memory (RAM) Expandable To 16GB Type of Memory (RAM) DDR3 Hard Drive Type SATA (7200 rpm) Hard Drive Size 1TB Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6450 Video Memory 1GB Audio THX TruStudio PC Speakers None Network Card Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN Wireless Networking Built-in Dell 1501 Wireless-N (802.11n) Recordable DVD Drive Yes, DVD±RW/CD-RW Direct-Disc Labeling No Digital Media Reader or Slots Yes, digital media card reader Available Expansion Slots 2 PCI Express USB 2.0 Ports 8 (2 top, 2 front, 4 rear) Keyboard Description Multimedia Other Control Devices (mouse, etc.) USB laser mouse Operating System Platform Windows Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium System Version 64-bit ENERGY STAR Qualified No Best Buy PC App No HDMI Output Yes Blu-ray Player No Graphics Chip AMD/ATI Drive Capacity 1TB UPC 884116075653
  11. I was reading some reviews of the ibuypower computers-not so good. It kind of concerns me. But they do look more than adequate that is true, at least by the specs if I understand them correctly.
  12. Thanks for the advice. I'll have to see if any others fit the bill from the best buy website. Unfortunately its got to be from Best Buy. It's interesting I asked if it was integrated and they said no so I'm confused now. --Yank
  13. Sure: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Essentio+Desktop+-+8GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive/4602964.p?id=1218496160271&skuId=4602964 Just so folks know, this one is not my preference. I don't like Best Buy. But it's a gift and we're paying about $100. Has to be from Best Buy (long story don't ask LOL). But I want to make sure it works with the game and I can upgrade it. So, let me know. Again, I appreciate the help a great deal. --Yankdog
  14. Thanks for the advice I appreciate it. The 520 being a low end one concerns me a great deal. I agree its far cheaper to build. But this is one we're going to buy at a store for more reasons than I can go into right now. I assume I can upgrade it later right? I'm not the only one making the decision or else I would certainly have it built. So, the specs in my original post, will it run the game effectively? Thanks --Yankdog