If you've read my prior computer related posts, you know I'm not much of computer builder and I'm sort of a wanna be PC gamer. I've always been satisfied with an 18" being an RTS gamer: I had all the info I need to play the game. Then I upgraded my vid card and noticed the graphical jump and wanted to see what I can do with a 21.5". I love the real estate of this screen. Its like moving from a 2 bd rm apt to a 5 bd home. The screen isn't to big to make me feel like I spent money for more than I needed. Set up was easy, essentially plug and play. If you have problems, you might need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. There is only one thing that some might find as a drawback. When researching this product, I read some review about how the screen doesn't give a true black at the edges. I have a plain solid black desktop wallpaper. You can see the light shine through the edges. I don't find this a problem aesthetically and is not noticeable when playing games. For the price of this screen, that's a small small problem to deal with.