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Old 11-24-2008, 02:12 AM   #31 (permalink)
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well, I don't know man if your downloading like 700mb avi junk then it won't ever look like a dvd on tv. Now you have a decent monitor so that is just strange.
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:17 AM   #32 (permalink)
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All my dvd's are legit. No downloads for me.
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:59 PM   #33 (permalink)
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computer monitors have very high resolutions, so dvd's have to be stretched out to
fit full screen, which makes it look bad cause theres not enough pixels on the screen.
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:51 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I had this problem too I download some HD trailers for WoW and Diablo 3
They looked awful! Very pixelly and choppy! I have an XFX 8600 GT also

I found out it was my video player I download VLC player and now they look great
(old player was windows media)
Let me know how your card turns out I was thinking about getting a new one also :]
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:18 PM   #35 (permalink)
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how would a 9800 gtx stand up to those suggested?

I am really confused on the letters.
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:46 AM   #36 (permalink)
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well 4850 is just barely behind in performance and a lot cheaper (and doesn't suck so much juice). But how much gaming you looking to do and how big is your monitor?
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4850 is NOT behind in performance. When games ARE maxed out, the 4850 outperforms the 9800 GTX+.
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How big of a power supply does the 4850 need?
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450Watts for single card and like 550Watts for Crossfire.
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Hmm wonder if it's worth it to pick up a 550w PSU and a 4850 soon...

A 4850 won't work in a AMD motherboard will it?
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