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You in my house??

Your house wouldn't be energy star rated smile.gif
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I could see that as a problem. The sensible solution for anyone with enough people who watch them play and would like to interact via chat would be to get a laptop. This would help preserve resources for the game and corresponding stream and also greatly simplify the interaction/chat. I would think that the easiest way to do it would be to just read the chat off of one screen and respond with your voice.

It is not a comfortable solution, to have a two computers and use them at the same time. From personal experience.
Because if for example you use voice program, you can stream it from you laptop and your gaming computer at the same time. So you will have to alt-tab and interrupt the broadcasting.
Also space, interruptions, money, size of screen.

If you look at the majority of streamers who have this as part of their income, either AAA games or just simpler games, almost all of them have two monitors. This is the most comfortable solution there is.
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A full screen play will make interacting with the second screen impossible, as you can't take the mouse out of the first screen. And alt-tab to it will close the gaming screen, so the steam suddenly goes blank.
So you have to play windowed in order to be able to move to the chat which is active on the second screen if you need to write something, or you need to approve someone to chat on teamspeak or whatever, or do changes to the steam program etc etc.

I stream myself and can say the frequency of times I might need to click on something in the chat window is less than once per hour. Even running a D3D hook using OBS in a single-PC setup wouldn't cause your stream to go black when alt+tabbing. Clicking on links in your chat is a quick and easy way to get DDoSed.

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It is not a comfortable solution, to have a two computers and use them at the same time. From personal experience.

I actually run a triple PC streaming setup and don't find it cumbersome at all.
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Your house wouldn't be energy star rated smile.gif

Eh, it is a nice well insulated newer home. I think it has enough stars that I don't care about the electricity bill!

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I guess these guys didn't get the memo. Power consumption only matters if you're AMD.
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Well since AMD's cards consistently take more watt than the nvidia equivalent one (fury X at 300W vs the 980 TI at 250W, 390X at 250W vs 980 at 170W), the screen power consumption is irrelevant. Especially since we don't know how much power freesync monitors take at 144hrz.

I dont think you are understanding this right. It has nothing to do with G-Syn or Free-Sync monitors. Its about how the GPUs clock up when set to 144Hz and 165Hz. Idle consumption is actually way more important to desktop PCs then under load.
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say it isnt true..... to all the "power guzzling amd cards dont matter ( NOT TALKING ABOUT MOBILE ! )
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Well since AMD's cards consistently take more watt than the nvidia equivalent one (fury X at 300W vs the 980 TI at 250W, 390X at 250W vs 980 at 170W), the screen power consumption is irrelevant. Especially since we don't know how much power freesync monitors take at 144hrz.

 

Well , They tested with fury:
 

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What happens to a modern AMD GPU like the R9 Fury with a similar test? To find out we connected our same GPU test bed to the ASUS MG279Q, a FreeSync enabled monitor capable of 144 Hz refresh rates, and swapped the GTX 980 Ti for an ASUS R9 Fury STRIX.
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Who cares, my electric bills are meaningless regarding my PC consumption considering I use a Washer/Drier/Water heater with 1 hour long baths/ a Big ass fridge and 5 TVs with the 220v 3000W central AC 24/7, like... Who cares?

What he said.
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