ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS
This computer is to have 2 purposes: 1. Gaming 2. Running a media center. Ideally, this would be set up on 2 different monitors essentially acting like 2 independent computers.
The media center would have 2 main responsibilities: index movies (like xbmc style) and be able to play them (@1080p hopefully with hardware acceleration)
What software do you think I could use to set this up to work independently. IE. So I can play diablo 3 on one monitor, while someone else browses movies and watches them on the projector. Is there a way to do this with minimal interference between the two "systems". My initial thought is a virtual machine for the media center with the projector only showing the virtual machine. Would the hardware be able to handle this? Can virtual machines use hardware acceleration for this video card. Does anyone have any other solutions to get the same end product? Any help or a point in the right direction would be great.