Yes money save, I wouldnt have gone out and bought a whole new frikin monitor without doing those things.
BTW: You said he/she, Im a he.
Intel Pentium 4 3.2 ghz 800 FSB
Abit IC7-G 875p
Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB 256 Bit
2x512MB Ultra PC3200 DDR400
Maxtor 40GB 7,200 RPM HDD
Lian-Li PC65 Case