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Hey Guys & thanks in advance!

Can me and my girfriend use same PC at the same time?

-Two monitors

-Two mice

-Two keyboards
-Two games

I have quite powerfull PC (NCASE M1, 1080ti, 7700k, 32gb, custom water A240G) so it would be nice if i could play CSGO and my Girlfriend (imaginary) could play some other game.

All the internet says - NOT POSSIBLE - but this is LINUS, so im sure they should find some solution to impossible tasks. (like cut pc in half or something else)

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Linus used unRAID in his video to acomplish this. Now the thing is, unRAID costs money and is proprietary. And, you'd need multiple GPU's(1 per monitor). But who am I to say no you can't.

 

You need to run visualization software. Boot some kind on Linux on your PC and install, from there create 2 VM's and enable GPU passthrough on each one of them. unRAID would make this really easy, but you can do it without.


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2 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

GPU passthrough in a VM isn't universal, bear that in mind. Most (all?) of the free VM software out there doesn't support that feature.

KVM does, and is free. Just not super user friendly, compared to VirtualBox/similar.

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Entirely dooable but you need a 2nd GPU. And you would lose 1/2 your CPU performance to the other "computer" .

 

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To avoid as much problems as possible you should buy 2nd GPU.

And when you say that you have powerfull PC ... i7 7700k is 4c/8t CPU. So if you devide that by half, you will get dual core with hyperthreading. So something like i3.

 

Not to mention that if you use unRAID you usually assign 1 core just for it. So you would be left with 3c/6t when using unRAID.

 

Something like Ryzen would come in hadny here.


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5 hours ago, LukasFragas said:

Hey Guys & thanks in advance!

Can me and my girfriend use same PC at the same time?

-Two monitors

-Two mice

-Two keyboards
-Two games

I have quite powerfull PC (NCASE M1, 1080ti, 7700k, 32gb, custom water A240G) so it would be nice if i could play CSGO and my Girlfriend (imaginary) could play some other game.

All the internet says - NOT POSSIBLE - but this is LINUS, so im sure they should find some solution to impossible tasks. (like cut pc in half or something else)

Yes and no.

 

You could do this with unRAID, assuming you picked up another GPU.

 

What it would do is create to Virtual Machines - each with Windows installed. Then you'd pass one GPU to each VM, along with a set of KB+M+Monitor.

 

But honestly, it's a hassle, and not normally worth the effort.

 

You can create a CS:GO box for pretty damn cheap.

 

Go watch 2 gamers one CPU:

You might also want to watch the follow up videos, as they might provide additional insight.


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