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Hi my name is Ben I just joined, because I have a few questions regarding my custom build PC mainly regarding what I can expect from it and a few questions regarding gaming settings.

Firstly Screen Settings, since I have a EVGA GTX570(1GB) and the gpu offers 1920x1200 resolution, but my LCD is only supports 720p am I simply going to have to stick with 1280x768, which is the native resolution or is there some way to get a 1920x1200 resolution on this LCD?

Secondly, since I have no case fans, but instead have LCing(Astek 550LC) for my cpu that idles @ 37 and have two fans on my gpu that idles @ 39, should I be concerned that those temperatures are high and get some case fans(room for 3)?

Thirdly, in regards to gaming and SC2 in this case I have checked around to see what kind of FPS I should expect on my system @ 1280x768 on Ultra settings, now because I got ridiculous high FPS when I started the game around 400FPS I capped it to 60FPS with those FPS am I just limiting myself since my system can do more or should I just leave it at 60FPS and not worry about it?

and Thanks in advance for any help.
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Since your monitor only supports 720p. There is no way to get any higher resolution than that.
And the temps, idle temps don't really matter. It's the temps @ load that matter.
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What program is good to test my system's temps at load?
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IntelBurnTest, Prime95 etc. etc.
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Good program for monitoring temps on your board/cpu is going to be the Asus Probe software. A great program for graphics temp monitoring, and lots of other fun stuff is Afterburner (it's made by MSi but works on all gfx card brands).

And YES, I would load up all three case fan locations with fans. Probably can get by w/fairly low-rpm fans (1200RPM or thereabouts), but you DO want some airflow to keep your GFX card and motherboard components cooled off.

And no, there's nothing wrong with using v-sync to lock your frames at 60fps. But make sure you have everything maxed out in the in-game settings ... you might as well since it sounds like the card isn't struggling at all

And sadly, no ... if it's a native 720p monitor, it can only go down in resolution, not up. Next on your list should definitely be a monitor upgrade to 1920 res ... which a 570 will handle quite well.

Lastly, if it's a GTX570, then it's 1280MB of VRAM, not 1GB. And it's max resolution is not 1920x1200, it's 2560x1600

Welcome to OCN, btw. And kudos for filling in your system specs already. That's what we like to see
    
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Originally Posted by brettjv View Post
Good program for monitoring temps on your board/cpu is going to be the Asus Probe software. A great program for graphics temp monitoring, and lots of other fun stuff is Afterburner (it's made by MSi but works on all gfx card brands).

And YES, I would load up all three case fan locations with fans. Probably can get by w/fairly low-rpm fans (1200RPM or thereabouts), but you DO want some airflow to keep your GFX card and motherboard components cooled off.

And no, there's nothing wrong with using v-sync to lock your frames at 60fps. But make sure you have everything maxed out in the in-game settings ... you might as well since it sounds like the card isn't struggling at all

And sadly, no ... if it's a native 720p monitor, it can only go down in resolution, not up. Next on your list should definitely be a monitor upgrade to 1920 res ... which a 570 will handle quite well.

Lastly, if it's a GTX570, then it's 1280MB of VRAM, not 1GB. And it's max resolution is not 1920x1200, it's 2560x1600

Welcome to OCN, btw. And kudos for filling in your system specs already. That's what we like to see
Thanks for the all info. I have been floating around on the forums for a bit and just decide to sign up since I got my new pc and knew i would have a few questions and I eventually want to get into OC too.

New LCD is next on the list to upgrade, which should be soon.

Also regarding the GTX570, which I was initially a bit confused too is on the invoice it says its a EVGA 1GB while on the Nvidia site the gpu scan tells me it's 1280MB too, and isn't the EVGA GTX570 a superclocked gpu or do they also ship them stock?
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Originally Posted by BC87X View Post
Thanks for the all info. I have been floating around on the forums for a bit and just decide to sign up since I got my new pc and knew i would have a few questions and I eventually want to get into OC too.

New LCD is next on the list to upgrade, which should be soon.

Also regarding the GTX570, which I was initially a bit confused too is on the invoice it says its a EVGA 1GB while on the Nvidia site the gpu scan tells me it's 1280MB too, and isn't the EVGA GTX570 a superclocked gpu or do they also ship them stock?
If you bought the Superclocked GTX570, then it's just a pre-OC'd from factory GTX570.
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