Originally Posted by Bo$$
my humble 9800gt can barely run my 17' 1280x1024 screen.
(hoping for another one soon)
The biggest mistake is running anything lower than 22" natively. You're not going to notice the difference in quality on a tiny 17" screen even if you take it all the way down to 800x600, and you should. Actually, you should get a 22" monitor, instead. Trust me on this with your life.