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I have a display that only has one DVI.

I need cable or device so that I can plug the display to both PC.

the PC's don't need to be on at the same time so no simultanous ON.
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http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CHoQ8wIwAQ#
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You need a KVM switch. You can get them very cheap off ebay HERE (generally under $20). You local PC store will sell them as well, but they'll be around double the price I would think.

A KVM (keyboard Video Mouse) will allow you to use 1x monitor, 1x keyboard and 1x mouse for 2x computers. They usually have a button or switch to select which computer you want to use/view.
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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
these KVM switches, are they problematic for gaming on the monitor?

btw I have eyefinity but will only need one display on both pc.

---> would something like this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-2-WAY-TWO-...item483d5c5765

be good, when I have connected to gaming pc hopefuly it works with eyefinity setup?
Edited by grandpatzer - 1/18/11 at 6:09am
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post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
That's backwards.

You can usually find input switches available online for pretty cheap. A KVM isn't necessary if you don't need to switch keyboard/mouse.
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