Alright just finished up my first build! Wait a sec- I plug in my freshly assembled Antec 900 and go to connect my recycled Dell LCD with a VGA cable when I find out the damn thing does not fit! My Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R VGA socket only has 9 pins while my Dell monitor and brand new VGA cable has 15 . So, tomorrow morning I plan on heading over to Tigerdirect and picking up a VGA-DVI (splitter/converter, dunno what they're called) or just a socket converter that will turn my 15 pins into 9... SO my question is: Would using a VGA-DVi splitter decrease my performance at all? or will it increase it, as DVI is supposed to do... right?
Well... thanks for any help I'd appreciate it. Oh and when I turn my computer on, all of my fans start up, other than that is there anything I can do to test whether or not all of my hardwares working? Thanks!