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RomanSoldiers

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hello
i'm building a new system that will consist of 1 gaming desktop, 1 server, 1 media pc.
i want to set up dual monitors that can easily switch between the gameing and the media ie. both screens gaming then push a button and 1s gaming 1s media and vise versa. i know that i will need a kvm switch type thing but havent been able to find one. so any ideas?? i would be ok with DIY switch solution to.
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iammykyl

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Hi RomanSoldiers, Posted Image

Some info.


http://en.wikipedia....wiki/KVM_switch

I think you need to contact a specialist store and tell them exactly the configuration you intend to set up. hope the following is of help.

This site has a good selection and types of switches. http://www.kvms.com/...eo-Central.aspx

More professional switches. Can be very expensive!! Prices start at about this mark.

http://www.kvm-switc...com/cs1744.html

This site has a wizard you can use, http://www.kvm-switches-online.com/
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hello
thanks for the reply however i think those switches are a little out of my price range i was thinking of useing 2 of these
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817399032 along with synergy to get what i want (i think this will work wont it??)
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Looks to me as though that switch connects to 2 computer and one screen, (4 USB, 2 video outputs at the computer end.

http://webapps.easy2...age_id=36174236


Using 2 switches would require 8 USB and 4 video outlets at the computer end.

You would also need video cards with dual output, or maybe us a splinter.

Appears to work on paper BUT I could not say it would work in practice.

At that price I think the hardware would be of very poor quality. I think the signal would be degraded and no good for gaming.

Maybe someone else has input.

I would seek more specialist advice.
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