You will need one of the monitors listed on the nVidia site - no, you can't use a 'normal' 1080p monitor. Too bad the electronics can't be worked out that way yet. 3D is kind of at it's infancy now but a real knock out once you get all the pieces together. You'll NEVER, EVER go back to good ol' 2D gaming. You just fall into the 3D worlds and want to linger.