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Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum and i want to ask a question. I actually want a 2nd monitor for my rigs specs as follows. So here's the question. I want to ask if there would be a performance drop when im playing a game while browsing or reading a guide from the other monitor?



Specs :
AoC E2070SWN (1600x900) / Main Monitor used for gaming
Dell (Dunno the part number -- 1280x1024) / Secondary Monitor used for browsing, reading forums and other stuffs

Intel i3-3240
MSI H61M-P31/W8
12 GB Ram
Asus Strix GTX 960 Directcu II 4gb
Corsair VS650
Some old casing with two fan (One for intake and one for air out)

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No, not really.

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My main Rig (Hybrid Windows 10/Arch Linux):

OS: Arch Linux w/ XFCE DE (Kernel 5.10.7 VFIO) as host OS, windows 10 as guest

CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X w/PBO on (6c 12t for host, 6c 12t for guest)

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15

Mobo: Asus X470-F Gaming

RAM: 32GB G-Skill Ripjaws V @ 3200MHz (12GB for host, 20GB for guest)

GPU: Guest: EVGA RTX 3070 FTW3 ULTRA Host: 2x Radeon HD 8470

PSU: EVGA G2 650W

SSDs: Guest: Samsung 850 evo 120 GB, Samsung 860 evo 1TB Host: Samsung 970 evo 500GB NVME

HDD: Guest: WD Caviar Blue 1 TB

Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Black w/ Tempered Glass Side Panel Upgrade

Other: White LED strip to illuminate the interior. Extra fractal intake fan for positive pressure.

 

unRAID server (Plex, Windows 10 VM, NAS, Duplicati, game servers):

OS: unRAID 6.8.3

CPU: Ryzen R7 2700x @ Stock

Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S

Mobo: Asus Prime X470-Pro

RAM: 16GB G-Skill Ripjaws V + 16GB Hyperx Fury Black @ stock

GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2

PSU: EVGA G3 850W

SSD: Samsung 970 evo NVME 250GB, Samsung 860 evo SATA 1TB 

HDDs: 4x HGST Dekstar NAS 4TB @ 7200RPM (3 data, 1 parity)

Case: Sillverstone GD08B

Other: Added 3x Noctua NF-F12 intake, 2x Noctua NF-A8 exhaust, Inatek 5 port USB 3.0 expansion card with usb 3.0 front panel header

Details: 12GB ram, GTX 1080, USB card passed through to windows 10 VM. VM's OS drive is the SATA SSD. Rest of resources are for Plex, Duplicati, Spaghettidetective, Nextcloud, and game servers.

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no

a second 2d monitor would only effect machines performance about 20 or so years ago. once cpu's exceeded several hundred mhz it wasn't a problem anymore.

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I see so streaming on the other monitor while gaming on the main one won't affect the performance? BTW completely unrelated question is Displayport to vga a good idea or i should go for HDMI to vga one?

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6 minutes ago, emosun said:

no

a second 2d monitor would only effect machines performance about 20 or so years ago. once cpu's exceeded several hundred mhz it wasn't a problem anymore.

1 or 2 frame at the most if its like dual 4k or something i have a 1080p and a 900p on a 6600 with a 1060 and very small difference from 1 to 2 monitors

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Jenco12 said:

I see so streaming on the other monitor while gaming on the main one won't affect the performance? BTW completely unrelated question is Displayport to vga a good idea or i should go for HDMI to vga one?

if you can stream and game on one monitor , then adding another will not effect it.

and vga is an analog signal , hdmi and display port are digital , you'll need a powered converter to downgrade the signals to vga.

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1 minute ago, emosun said:

if you can stream and game on one monitor , then adding another will not effect it.

and vga is an analog signal , hdmi and display port are digital , you'll need a powered converter to downgrade the signals to vga.

Why powered one? So there would be less data loss or something?

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9 minutes ago, Jenco12 said:

Why powered one? So there would be less data loss or something?

becuase vga is analog and hdmi and display port are digital

hdmi/display port literally cannot send out an analog signal without some form of chip in between to convert the signal down to analog

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2 minutes ago, emosun said:

becuase vga is analog and hdmi and display port are digital

hdmi/display port literally cannot send out an analog signal without some form of chip in between to convert the signal down to analog

The regular converter(HDMI to VGA) can do that right? What im trying to ask is do i need to powered one or just the regular one? 

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