right, pikom fair is coming this weekend, so i am thinking i might wanna get a LCD monitor for my PC. My 17' SAMSUNG CRT is acting up constantly with blurring image, however so far it can be corrected by bangging either the side or the top of the monitor hard serveral times with my hand Plus the power socket at the back of the monitor seem to be loose as well as everytime i tried to plug it tighter , i can heard the sound of static and sparks when i adjust the wire head with my hand. So is it time i get a new monitor? or should i spend around maybe RM100? or so to have it fixed? And another thing is that my desktop PC is serveral years old, with AMD Athlon XP and ATI 9800pro. Currently on my 17' monitor, the max screen resolution is 1280 x 1024 pixels. Does the screen resolution depends on the monitor? graphic card? or the graphic driver use? or is it the combination of the three? cause i dont want to get a larger monitor and later discover that i can only reach 1280 x 1024 pixel max. And any suggestion on which monitor to get from those LCD gurus? which brand or model? so that i know which LCD to check out later during the fair. And ya, i'll check out the LCD recommendation thread later as well.