I have a Digimate L1731 monitor and run Windows at 1280x1024@70Hz, some games too. Newer games I run at 1024x768@70Hz like Bad Company 2. My graphics board is a Palit GeForce GTS450 1GB, do you think I'm futureproofed for 2011 okay?
Yeah, the GTS 450 should be very good for 1280x1024. You shouldn't even really need to lower things to 1024x768. Also if you didn't know the GTS 450 overclocks very well so you can get even better performance if you desire.