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#46
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Ok, one problem that I am seeing is that the HIS video only has DVI ports. And the Gigabyte Motherboard doesn't have a vga port. My current monitor only has the VGA monitor cable on it. Is there some kind adapter or something that i will need to connect it?
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Yes, best buy or circuit city should carry these adapter, if not here it is one at newegg.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814999201
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Is your hard drive IDE?
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The one I have in my computer now?? Yes it is.

If you optical drive is IDE as well, you're going to have to buy a new SATA optical drive or hard drive as there is only one IDE slot on your motherboard.
If you want to go to the cheaper route, I'd recommend this optical drive.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827129009
If you want to purchase a new hard drive instead, tell me your budget or if you want to adjust your entire build to meet your current $600 budget.
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Well you can always get an IDE controller or IDE to SATA converter to solve your problem HERE is an example of what I mean.

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Received everything in the mail today. I am going to start building tomorrow, any suggestions or tips that i might need?
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The main one that many first builders forget, use the standoffs for the motherboard. These are little metal things that elevate the motherboard from the case and prevent a short. Aside from that, be cautious and do not rush, if you're not sure about something just ask us. It's better to be safe then sorry :)
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Got the new system up and running a couple of hours ago. Didn't have any problems. Is there anything I should watch for or keep an eye on to make sure everything is ok?
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Glade to hear that you had no problems :)
There isn't really anything you should be watching out for, if there is a problem you'll know it. Enjoy the computer.
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Thanks for all of the help everyone.
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Now i think something is wrong with my new computer i just built. Everything was running great, it was fast at everything. Last night i turned it off for the night, When i turned it on this afternoon. Everything is really really slow I can't hardly do anything on it. Does anyone know what could be wrong with it? please help
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Try resetting your BIOS to fail-safe defaults.
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how do i do that?
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It should be an option in your BIOS. In order to get into the BIOS just hit the del key repeatedly when your computer boots up. Optionally you remove the battery on your MOBO for about a min and put it back in.
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Now i think something is wrong with my new computer i just built. Everything was running great, it was fast at everything. Last night i turned it off for the night, When i turned it on this afternoon. Everything is really really slow I can't hardly do anything on it.

what software had you installed before shutting down for the nite...
did you install a firewall and anti virus...
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I think the last software I installed was adobe reader. I installed my bitdefender total security right after i got it up and running last weekend so i dont think it was that.
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I just reset the bios to fail safe and that didn't help any.
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