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    Ordered new gaming pc

    I've just ordered:
    Antec 900 Case
    520W Corsair HX Series Modular PSU
    Logitech G5 Laser Mouse, 2000dpi mouse
    512MB Gainward 8800GTS, Bliss Graphics Card
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    Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066/667/800, SATA II, ATX Mobo.
    TOTAL - Around £850ish

    Hopefully I (with the help of some forum members) made some good choices.

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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    Oooh, that looks yummy - very nice buy

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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    Nice nice

    Hope to see some pics upon completion

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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    Looks to me like you did, enjoy the build, and post if you have any issues

    oh, and give us pics, too

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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    Looks like a nice build hope you enjoy it.

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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    aww, i was hoping to make some changes, and suggestions but that spec looks perfect

    have fun with your new toy
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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    The items came to today and it took me around 2 hours to build.
    The only problem I've found is that both (keyboard & mouse) of the PS/2 sockets from the motherboard don't work. hmmm... anybody know why?

    Thanks & I'll post some pictures up shortly.

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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    Because PS/2 should die and stay away forever, along with PATA, and floppy
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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    Also, the resolution is very low on my monitor although on the control panel it says it's the highest setting 1000xsomething. but in expertool (came with the 8800GTS graphics card) it says it's 800xsomething and won't let me change it from there. any help?

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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    Surely that Monitor is 1680x1050 native?

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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    The monitor problem is likely to be driver related, make sure you've got the latest GeForce drivers etc.

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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    I installed the driver CD which can with the graphics card and it was working fine till i restarted it. =// I'm downloading this: GeForce Release 175 as we speak and i'll install it

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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Surely that Monitor is 1680x1050 native?
    it's currently set at 1680x1050 through the windows vista control panel, but it definitely isn't displaying that and in expertool the resolution is 825xsomething and it won't let me change that!

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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    I've installed the driver, but no luck. the resolution says 1680x1050 through the windows vista control panel but on expertool it still says it's 800x600 =//

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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    ah.. the fun of teething problems...

    drivers, hardware or vista is my guess. Or - all three of them combined to piss you off... Download the latest drivers, make sure Vista isn't playing with your mind (make sure the settings are SAVED.. I had this problem on a friends computer where he set settings quit, the settings remained set, but didn't apply themselves o.O) and if all that fails ring the people who provided the monitor and have a chat with them about native res and actual res. Maybe talk to the suppliers of GPU as well.
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    Re: Ordered new gaming pc

    That's so bizarre!

    A tip when setting up a new system:
    install os
    install motherboard drivers
    install graphics drivers
    install any other drivers

    before doing anything else whatsoever. Always best to install the latest of each by downloading them on another PC, onto USB, then just run the installers. I have no idea why your monitor wouldn't be displaying at native res when you have just installed the graphics drivers.

    Also according to a very quick google search there may be compatibility issues with ExperTool and Windows Vista which could be at the crux of the problem. Try removing it and just installing bog standard drivers first..

    NVIDIA Forums > Geforce 8800 + DVI + Vista x64 = max res 1024x768 Vista / Nvidia driver incompatibility (strange though that I've never heard of it from anyone else)
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