Really still dreaming of the day I could afford a dual 17" LCD monitor setup.
My 4200 Ti supports dual monitor setup now, so should I get a DVI - VGA adapter and get another 17" monitor (2nd hand of course)?
I don't know if this is still an open question, but I'm currently running two monitors off the DVI port, and the difference compared to dual VGA outputs is, hm, major
. DVI output is perfect. No shadows, no ghosting, no discoloration - you can see every pixel from corner to corner, and every color transition is as sharp as possible. And, although my cards (see below) are not exactly the "crappy picture quality" types and their analog output is one of the best, DVI is still vastly superior.
Unfortunately I cannot afford a FireGL, so I bought a Radeon 9500 and an el cheapo Radeon 7500 PCI to have two DVI outputs. Works fine.