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Hey OCN,
i have some questions that i'm sure ocn members will help me. I am thinking of getting one more LG E2242 for my sig rig (Need More Power).
I wonder if i can game in one screen and see a video in the second monitor. Also if i buy 7870 gfx would it run perfectly fine? Should i buy new monitors and not the same lg i have?

Thanks in advance
 
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Monitors you can mix and match, though same resolution(and size) is extremely recommended. And yes. You can game on one, and watch movies on the other. Though a lot of games capture your mouse, so you'd need to pause, or alt tab to do anything with the video. If you ever want to game with 2 monitors, you just need to create an Eye-finity group. (3840x1080 instead of 2 1920x1080s)
Edited by Silvos00 - 8/20/13 at 7:31am
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