so what are the main things that make graphics run smoothly and look amazing? i mean i know a lot of it is down to the the graphics card so i bought the radeon 9800 pro and i have to say its does make a difference. however my games do tend to be "choppy" still and often seem to get stuck when the game tries to bring up the graphics for the first time after launching the game. i have 512mb RAM which is more than enough according to most game's manuals so maybe i need a faster CD drive to be able to load it quicker? im not sure wondered if anyone could help?