Right guys, this will probably be a thread full of unsubstantiated opinions, but there you go. I'm currently using a CRT, a high-quality one capable of 2048*1536 without trouble, at 75Hz. This means I have a monstrous desktop resolution on all the time, but when I game, I just crank the res. down to whatever it needs to be. CS gets desktop res, but something like FEAR has to go down to ~1280*1024 with high-ish settings. If I upgrade to a TFT, I want to have a decent desktop resolution, because this is really the main point - I love having a massive res and be able to tile windows all over the place. However. If I buy something like a 24" widescreen, I can't afford to keep buying top-dollar graphics power to back it up, so I can't run all the games I want to at its native res. Is it really that bad if you run a big TFT on a non-prescribed resolution? I know quality will take a hit, but how bad is it really? I know some of you are thinking "Just buy a smaller TFT and take the hit." but I can't stress how enjoyable it is to be able to surf the web on one half, watch a film and chat on msn/IRC on the other, all nice and tiled without having something squashed (either vertically or horizontally).