[QUOTE=Kweldood;2482343]For a moment there when I started reading the replies I thought I either had mistakenly posted in the wrong site, or that I was in the twilight zone
Back when non-widescreen monitors were widespread, we wouldn’t have to think about what resolution they had, because by then people were using the superior CRT technology. 1280x1024 was simply a commonly preferred desktop resolution in 19" and 21" models, but since CRTs don’t suffer from such cheap tech traits as fixed pixels, people would simply use whatever resolution they needed or wanted, whenever they needed or wanted, for each and whatever program or game they needed or wanted. More civilized times, good old Ben would say.
I’m afraid that my 13-year-old 21" CRT is finally dying on me, and I don’t like the options the current market has to offer me. Maybe I’ll just end up getting a second hand CRT afterall.[/QUOTE]
Actually you should invest in LCD monitor as CRT is now not being made anymore or support anymore except second hand seller or used or some are still available but most if not all manufacture are going LCD or Plasma display now. I use a 20" widescreen to play my GPU intensive games and they work fine. As anything it’s not just your monitor but the GPU driving and sending signals that in the end makes the difference how it displays on the screen. So there are is the GPU component you have to also look at that affect screen quality and resolution as well. My setup is a GTX260OC with Acer 20" widescreen at the highest resolution and it plays fine with graphics intensive games. Not to mention the eye strain you get from the CRT technology as well as less power used.