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I have a monitor that runs 1600 x 1200, and was wondering if HD would look OK on it. It's a high enough resolution for 720p and has enough vertical lines for 1080i, but the fact that it's 4:3 may make the picture suck, right?

Just wondering.

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not at all .. it will work just fine.. hook it up youll see ..
    
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It'll look great. Widescreen is always better but it's def. better than SDTV.
     
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yea since ur running 1600x12000, its 1200, and thats why they called it 720. u get? u could run it. progressive scan is better for video games, and interlaced for movies.
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720p resolution is 1280x720 so you have more than enough pixels vertically and horizontally, I would run it letterboxed with the black bars at the top and bottom so the aspect ratio is the same but you could stretch it to 4:3 if you really want. Either way it'll look a ton better than a regular TV.
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OK, now I'm hijacking my own thread...

Which would be the better thing to get, considering I only really play CS: Source on PC.

XBox 360, VGA HD Cable, and Gears of War

-OR-

Core 2 Duo E6300, P5B Deluxe, and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM

Both will come out to about $500, so the decision becomes that much harder...
    
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getting the 360 would be more fun, but i dont know how fun it is to have two gigs of ram sitting in ur pc...is CSS runs fine know then dont need the second option, there will always be better,faster,smaller,cheaper technology.
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that question you are going to have to figure out on your own.. how much stuff do ya do with your pc.. what will you be able to do after the upgrades that you cant do now.. and how much do you like console gaming and will there be more then enough games to keep you happy.. remember this is a pc forum so expect a lot of people to say get the upgrades.. i say.. look at what you need vs what you want to do .. and weigh the options
    
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360, once you've played Gears of War, counterstrike will seem so boring to you. I beat GoW on the lowest difficulty, am going back through on the middle difficulty and play it quite a bit online, it's a great game. Plus there are other cool games for 360 like R6:Vegas, PGR3, etc.
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