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Windows 7: Building a gaming rig! Need assistance

21 Apr 2011   #61
BarTmaN

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

Everything came except for the motherboard, CPU cooler, and SSD. Says it will be here the 25th. Going to be a long wait, especially with everything else just sitting here!!


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21 Apr 2011   #62
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Till the 25th? outrageous, find yourself a Gameboy.
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21 Apr 2011   #63
BarTmaN

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vierasniper View Post
Till the 25th? outrageous, find yourself a Gameboy.
Haha! I'll be busy with work, so it'll be all good :P
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21 Apr 2011   #64
ezeht

 
 

Why not post your specs of what you bought exactly. Then maybe some photos and comments maybe some bench marks after you build it etc?

So we know what you are getting and be happy for ya and or jealous- ha ha.
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21 Apr 2011   #65
BarTmaN

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

Yes definitely. I will update the specs tomorrow when I get off of work (don't feel like typing everything out right now on my phone). I'll be taking photos throughout the build

Here's a little teaser, as you can probably see what the case is. Wound up getting a full instead of a mid.
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22 Apr 2011   #66
ezeht

 
 

The case is very nice..
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23 Apr 2011   #67
BarTmaN

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

The rest of my stuff came.. Time to build

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24 Apr 2011   #68
BarTmaN

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

Okay, it is built and running! I'm actually on it now. I just have a few questions... My resolution is 1360x768 and it is a little off, one side is a bit cutoff on my monitor (26" Sony Bravia LCD HDTV). Any way to fix this? I am using a regular VGA monitor cable, but will be switching to HDMI in a few days. Also it is a 'scratchy' picture. Seems like a lot of fuzz. Anyone know what would be causing this? It was fine when I was able to make the resolution different, don't remember what it was. It was before it labeled my monitor as my Sony TV. Then after something installed, it became all fuzzy.

Also, my second HDD doesn't seem to show up.. It showed up when I loaded the OS but now I can't seem to see it.

Thanks guys! I am going to update my specs soon, and post some pictures of my build!


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24 Apr 2011   #69
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The second HDD might show up after a reboot or two or you might be able to get it going through Disk Management where you can do a rescan of all drives from one of the menus.
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24 Apr 2011   #70
ezeht

 
 

Hmm, normal monitor cable. Is that connected to a dvi adapter/connector? Did you double check your nv cp and set it for your monitors native res- I guess 1920x1080?

I am not sure what to say. Maybe the hdmi cable will help it. Not sure about your hdd not showing up either. I guess you installed your security. Is it possible your security is hiding it? Does it work?

I noticed the other day my marvel controller is not showing up in device manager under storage controllers but it works, or I would not be on my system now. My sataIII is on my sata7 sataIII port and when I reboot the black load screen shows that marvel is installed and says at 6 gig speeds. I am not sure if my security is hiding it or my reg has messed up. I have read it is not un common for w7's reg to get funky. W7 can be a pain in the butt it really can be. I have not sweat on it because it is working. I do not understand it. but it is working. XP was a far less glitchy os, but I always used tuneup utilities 04 with xp too. I am afraid to use anything like that with w7 especially anything other than tuneup utilities- something I have never used before and maybe hose my os. Seems it is hosed any way. I am not sure.

I have been reading lots of info, been thinking about over clocking my rig some. Now thinking about maybe my reg has got messed up I am not sure now. I remember seeing marvel in device man when built system and before security. I am not sure what to think now. I am afraid to bother with it and maybe mess it up more and maybe have to reinstall the os.

I swear man w7 can be suck sometimes.. Maybe the few times stupid fo3 froze my system and I hit the restart button- then start as normal messed it up. My power went off for like 4 hours the other day, but I had already noticed my marvel was not showing up in device man under storage controllers? I use spy sweeper to turn off marvel tray from loading at boot, but if I turn it back on and reboot it is still not showing in device man [tested- not showing so I turned it back off in spy sweeper]. Again it all seems to be working fine tho..

I would like to think avast or spy sweeper or maybe defender is hiding it, but that does not sound right really. Maybe it got messed up a few months ago when I put sp1 on here? I never thought to have to check that stuff and have deleted the back up now after holding it like 2 months. What 92 megs free space now? I am not sure what I will do about it.. My system seems to be running well.

I do not have the yellow triangle showing prob in device man- my marvel is just not showing?? Ha ha its stupid.

Not trying to high jack your thread- just saying is all. If I go to trying to fix it I will start my own thread..
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