A few things, theonejrs: Firstly, do you game a reasonable amount? If you do then you'll perchance want to use that monitor's native 1600x1200 resolution. Unlike with CRTs, you'll suffer inage degradation if you don't stick to that resolution. I must warn you however, that the 6600GT is totally unable to play certain games at 1600x1200. I've no idea why, but it can happen. If you do game a fair amount, I'd recommend (if you can) stretching to an X800GTO or similar. Not only will that be faster, but will also play games at 1600x1200, and a fair amount of them too. There's an article at Tom's hardware, something like "don't throw out the x800" or something to that effect. Generally, with monitor specs, higher is better, with contrast and brightness, as you can turn a bright monitor down, but not a dim monitor up. The contrast is the major key, since for proper rich colours (especially gaming, in particular dark gaming such as Doom 3, or any game in a tunnel, cave etc.) you really want a high contrast ratio. The X800GTO is available in PCIe and AGP in the UK, but only PCIe in the US for some reason. If you can't find one, try an X800XL and the likes.