So I'm getting a new computer. And having finally gotten out of College and gotten a job, I am not holding back.
I've decided on most of the parts.
AXP PowerSupply (PSU) 630W V. 2.20 SLI Ready
Asus - Socket 1156 - ATX Intel P55 (P7P55D EVO)
Asus ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB (EAH5870/G/2DIS/1GD5/A) - PCI-E / 2xDVI / HDMI
Corsair XMS3 4096MB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz (2X2048MB) (CL9)
Intel 80GB X25-M Mainstream Internal SATA 2.5" 9.5mm (SSD)
Intel Core i7 860 2,80GHz / 8MB / Socket 1156 (Boxed)
Samsung 24" TFT P2450H - Rose Black (DVI / HDMI)
Seagate Barracuda LP 1TB (5900RPM / 32MB Cache / SATA )
So first of all if you have time and know your way around hardware, how does this look? Second of all, I was wondering about split screen. I've never owned a computer with which I split the screen to anything other than a television. But I was wondering if, with a split screen monitor next to the primary on my desk, I could finally fulfill my lifelong struggle of finding a good way to play games and watch family guy at the same time.
The best solution I've found so far is to play in windowed mode with family guy shrunk into a small window at the bottom right corner. But with a split screen, maybe I would be able to play games AND watch family guy fullscreen at the same time! Think of the ramifications if you like, I honestly don't think they're very significant, but it would be sort of neat.
So anyway, is it possible? I mean, I know I can probably do this if I choose to play in window mode, but not all games got this feature. If one screen is taken up by a non-window mode game, can I still play movies on the other one?