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Video Card To Watch Blu Ray Movies


I would appreciate if someone could advise me to chose a best video card to watch blu ray movies on full hd lcd tv and to play games on it. I have a x58 intel motherboard with a i920 processor and a 800 watts sli power suply, and also 6mb triple channel. My computer monitor only has 1280 x 1024 resolution and i'm not thinking to expend money change it. I am in doubt between use 2 video cards (cross fired) or to buy a card with 2 processors on it. So i have these questions:

What is best in cost benefit between this two options?

Since my motherboard is ati crossfire ready, is it an advantage to buy ati cards to cross then fired? Would any nvidia cards crossfired works as well?

Is it realy important to have an hdmi out on card, or dvi out (with adaptor) would gonna be fine?
Using s-video output, do i loose video or audio quality (or both)?

Does any card output audio and video togheter? Or, do i have to conect audio from the motherboard to the card (if it is possible) in order it outputs audio?

I know about geforce 9800 gx2 1gb and ati 4800 gx2 2 gb (video cards with two processors) and they are expensive ones (around u$ 480 to u$ 620). So i wonder if it is not a better choice to buy two video cards (less expensive ones) and crossfire then. Would i save some money without losing quality doing that?

If i cross fire two cards (internal way) what should i do to output video to monitor (max. Reolution 1280 x 1024) and at same time hd quality to fulhd lcd. I'm very confused about output connections (crossfired cards) and dual dvi connections at two processor card and the relationship between outputs configuration.


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