IF you plan on gaming, get a CRT, im sure you have heard that.
Also, if your rested on the 17 inch, and samsung (kinda ironic) becuase I have an awesome alternative for you for about $200 less.
Best thing is, you don't have to pay the intense shipping on monitors because bestbuy has them for a decent price, time sure CompUSA does to.
Kinda on the run, so heres a quick link to best buy, you can shop aroudn a little bit if you want, but I've seen this monitor in action, and IT IS AWESOME. YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY.
Click here to check it out
Also, this way you can put the saved cash into a GeForce 6800gt 256mb Card, which will make you the happiest man alive.