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I need input on what I should do here.

What I did recently was built an entirely new gaming rig (I had an old AMD system AGP graphics)

After I built the new rig I took my old AMD parts and built a Linux box out of it (I figured it'd be fun to mess around with Fedora Core 6)

Now what I have is:

1 Gaming rig
1 Linux Box
2 Monitors
1 Keyboard
1 Mouse

What I need to know is what kind of "Switch" do I need to get so I can switch my Keyboard and Mouse between my Gaming rig and my Linux box, most of the ones I found on NewEgg seemed to be primarily for PS/2 (Albeit there were USB ones but I'm not sure if they were what I wanted)

If anyone wants to chip in their two cents or give me links I'd appreciate it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 2.13Ghz C2D OC'd @ 3.0Ghz MSI P6N SLi 650i Chipset eVGA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 2GB OCZ DDR2-800 PC2-6400 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
74GB 10,000RPM Raptor SATA LG DVD-ROM Windows XP SP2 22'' Samsung 2ms 3000:1 Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Gaming Keyboard 650W Antec TruePower Trio Big Blue Razer Copperhead 2000DPI 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 2.13Ghz C2D OC'd @ 3.0Ghz MSI P6N SLi 650i Chipset eVGA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 2GB OCZ DDR2-800 PC2-6400 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
74GB 10,000RPM Raptor SATA LG DVD-ROM Windows XP SP2 22'' Samsung 2ms 3000:1 Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Gaming Keyboard 650W Antec TruePower Trio Big Blue Razer Copperhead 2000DPI 
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Well, you need a KVM switch. KVM is for Keyboard/Video/Mouse, and I have this one:
http://www.provantage.com/trendnet-tk-207k~7TDWK00K.htm
Provantage is a good store, with great prices, fast and cheap FedEx shipping, and good customer service. I order from there all the time. Anyway, I like my KVM because it's cheap, reliable, and stuff. However, I don't use it much anymore. Easier than that was using VNC:
http://www.uvnc.com/index.html
It's free and open-source, and works with most operating systems, including Linux. It lets you control another computer form a window on the first. It's not too high-performance and sometimes lags, but it's not something too important with my servers. I'd try VNC to see if I like it before I order the KVM.
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Intel Core i5 750 ASUS P7P55D EVO GTX280 RAID0 250GB Seagate Perp. 16MB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Sony DVD+/-RW/RAM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 20.1" Sceptre 1680x1050 Logitech Slim 
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Intel Core i5 750 ASUS P7P55D EVO GTX280 RAID0 250GB Seagate Perp. 16MB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Sony DVD+/-RW/RAM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 20.1" Sceptre 1680x1050 Logitech Slim 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX650W Antec P180B Logitech G500 Allsop High-tracking Metal pad 
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