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July 22, 2013 12:33:58 PM

Yeah. I'am gonna buy one 144hz monitor and one 60hz monitor. I will ofc play on the 144hz monitor. But how do it work? If I'am gaming on fullscreen on the 144hz monitor and I got a skype message, how do I change creen to check what it stands?

And is it worth to spend 150 dollars on a 60hz 1920x1080p screen? I think it's worth it, is it?

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July 22, 2013 12:46:18 PM

it is pretty simple in Windows 7 if that is what you are using. Go into your display properties window and you can identify the screens in there. Open skype & drag it to the other monitor(extended desktop) and you can see skype at same time you are gaming.
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July 22, 2013 12:47:41 PM

skit75 said:
it is pretty simple in Windows 7 if that is what you are using. Go into your display properties window and you can identify the screens in there. Open skype & drag it to the other monitor(extended desktop) and you can see skype at same time you are gaming.


But when I'am playing my mouse is going on the sides. How do I get my computer mouse on the other screen while I play on fullscreen?
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July 22, 2013 12:59:01 PM

Axzevos said:
skit75 said:
it is pretty simple in Windows 7 if that is what you are using. Go into your display properties window and you can identify the screens in there. Open skype & drag it to the other monitor(extended desktop) and you can see skype at same time you are gaming.


But when I'am playing my mouse is going on the sides. How do I get my computer mouse on the other screen while I play on fullscreen?


Alt + Tab. Or in older games Alt+Enter puts game in windowed mode, when use Alt+Tab.
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July 22, 2013 1:00:42 PM

Axzevos, when you game in one screen and do whatever in the other, you will need to set the game to what we call "borderless window".
Some games have this setting as "fullscreen windowed", etc. This option will allow you to simply move your mouse to the other screen which may have other programs pulled up in it. It's like have two screen acting as one big screen really.

You will need to download this program located in this steam thread, which can be used with any game.
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

Some games like The Witcher games or Skyrim, etc, do not have the option of windowless border of fullscreen windowed and so you can use the program above to force it into a borderless window which is essentially fullscreen and you can then alt-tab which will unfocus the game and then focus to whatever you want on the other or same monitor. The game will still continue to play in fullscreen while you do whatever on the other monitor.


To get the two monitors to work together, it's as simple as right clicking the desktop-->screen resolution ---> detect ---> extend these displays, etc. The options are pretty pc.

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July 22, 2013 1:01:49 PM

wysir said:
Axzevos said:
skit75 said:
it is pretty simple in Windows 7 if that is what you are using. Go into your display properties window and you can identify the screens in there. Open skype & drag it to the other monitor(extended desktop) and you can see skype at same time you are gaming.


But when I'am playing my mouse is going on the sides. How do I get my computer mouse on the other screen while I play on fullscreen?


Alt + Tab. Or in older games Alt+Enter puts game in windowed mode, when use Alt+Tab.


So I don't need to go out from fullscreen? And will 8gb ram be enough if I render a 10 min long commentery with only one colour correction and play bf3 at same time with gtx 770 sli?
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July 22, 2013 1:03:56 PM

biopolar said:
Axzevos, when you game in one screen and do whatever in the other, you will need to set the game to what we call "borderless window".
Some games have this setting as "fullscreen windowed", etc. This option will allow you to simply move your mouse to the other screen which may have other programs pulled up in it. It's like have two screen acting as one big screen really.

You will need to download this program located in this steam thread, which can be used with any game.
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

Some games like The Witcher games or Skyrim, etc, do not have the option of windowless border of fullscreen windowed and so you can use the program above to force it into a borderless window which is essentially fullscreen and you can then alt-tab which will unfocus the game and then focus to whatever you want on the other or same monitor.



Nice. So now I can see if someone trying to afk kill me :D ? That will be awesome. Now my K/D will get up with probably 0,10. TYVM. But anyway. How much ram do I need if I'am gonna render a 10 min long commentery with only one colour correction and play BF3 on ultra with 2 gtx 770's?
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July 22, 2013 1:07:43 PM

8GB should be fine. My dual screens @ 1080p/1600x900/1920x1080 and a single 7950 that used to operate on only 8GB of ram while playing Crysis 3 on one screen and netflix on the other. But more ram never hurts ;) 


And yes, even though you alt-tab our of a borderless windowed game, you can still see everything happening while browsing on the other monitor, etc.
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July 22, 2013 1:08:51 PM

biopolar said:
8GB should be fine. My dual screens @ 1080p/1600x900/1920x1080 and a single 7950 that used to operate on only 8GB of ram while playing Crysis 3 on one screen and netflix on the other. But more ram never hurts ;) 


8gb 1866mhz or 8gb 1600mhz? only 10 dollars difference...
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July 22, 2013 1:09:56 PM

And yes, even though you alt-tab our of a borderless windowed game, you can still see everything happening while browsing on the other monitor, etc. Just make sure to either have that program if the game doesn't have an option for windowed fullscreen.

Heh, really your preference on the speed. The faster the better, whatever highest your mobo can support, the better.
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July 22, 2013 1:11:16 PM

biopolar said:
And yes, even though you alt-tab our of a borderless windowed game, you can still see everything happening while browsing on the other monitor, etc.

Heh, really your preference on the speed. The faster the better, whatever highest your mobo can support, the better.


Will my fps drop if I render and playing at the same time?
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July 22, 2013 1:13:23 PM

Hm, rendering and encoding video and playing a video game? Not sure what your cpu is but with your sli specs I would say no. Unless you have the game set to the option "limit fps to xx when game is unfocused/minimized".
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July 22, 2013 1:15:16 PM

biopolar said:
Hm, rendering and encoding video and playing a video game? Not sure what your cpu is but with your sli specs I would say no. Unless you have the game set to the option "limit fps to xx when game is unfocused/minimized".


i54670k and my motherboard is MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming, Socket-1155. So I won't lose any fps? And the rendering won't take any longer time?
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July 22, 2013 1:21:43 PM

Theoretically, you shouldn't lose fps. You'll have a powerful machine.
But rendering is cpu intensive, depending on what's going on in a game. Let's say the estimated finish of a render is 1m. It might be extended 10-15 seconds more in my assumption. You have a good machine there, so I really wouldn't worry. It would probably be pretty unnoticeable.
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July 22, 2013 1:25:33 PM

biopolar said:
Theoretically, you shouldn't lose fps. You'll have a powerful machine.
But rendering is cpu intensive, depending on what's going on in a game. Let's say the estimated finish of a render is 1m. It might be extended 10-15 seconds more in my assumption. You have a good machine there, so I really wouldn't worry. It would probably be pretty unnoticeable.


Okay, thanks. You have got me to calm down more. I'am really nervous to do a big mistake so my computer will get fked up like the one I'am using now. So will this spec work good together?

Specs:

Case: CM storm stryker Gaming Big Tower
PSU: XFX ProSeries Core Edition 850W PSU
Processor: Intel core i5 4670k
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming, Socket-1150
Watercooling: Cooler Master Seidon 120M
Ram: Kingston DDR3 HyperX Beast 8GB 1866MHz
Graphic cards: x2 Gainward GeForce GTX 770 2GB PhysX CUDA
SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB
HDD: WD Desktop Blue 1TB SATA

Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex Raw (Nordisk)

Monitor: ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch

Will this work "perfect" together or should I do something else. I'am gonna upgrade the 8gb ram to 16 in a half year or something.
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July 22, 2013 1:38:02 PM

I see nothing wrong with your build, it all looks good and compatible.
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July 22, 2013 1:39:56 PM

biopolar said:
I see nothing wrong with your build, it all looks good and compatible.


Ty. Which of these "things" do I have to change fastest?
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July 22, 2013 1:46:51 PM

Don't worry too much ;) 
Personally being an overclocker I'd change out the cooler, up the ram. What you have listed now is more than fine. To upgrade anymore of these parts would be extremist imo.
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July 22, 2013 1:49:03 PM

biopolar said:
Don't worry too much ;) 
Personally being an overclocker I'd change out the cooler, up the ram. What you have listed now is more than fine. To upgrade anymore of these parts would be extremist imo.


Thanks. But how many grades will gigabyte gtx 770 sli be? I've heard it's the best cooling graphic card...
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July 22, 2013 1:59:47 PM

Grade as in upgrade? How many upgrades will the sli 770 last you through?
A ... long....long time. I don't think you would need to upgrade that for several years, probably even more.
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July 22, 2013 2:02:36 PM

biopolar said:
Grade as in upgrade? How many upgrades will the sli 770 last you through?
A ... long....long time. I don't think you would need to upgrade that for several years, probably even more.


I don't mean grades, but Celsius. Do I need watercooling? Or will i be alright without?
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