Looking to get a 4-port KVM for backup daily drivers. These computers will be running BOINC, but I'll also be using them for other various tasks to compliment my primary rig.
Now that I have a new "L" shaped desk, I can accomodate multiple monitors and mouse/keyboard setups. On the left I intend to have the primary gaming rig setup, but on the right I want to connect 3 computers to the same monitor/keyboard/mouse. Monitor will be 1080P.
I've been interested in Pi KVM for awhile, but haven't set one up yet. It uses a raspberry pi to act as an IP KVM over the network for a PC instead of using an actual KVM switch - https://www.pishop.us/product/pikvm-v3- ... erry-pi-4/ It sounds like with how your PC's are physically arranged though a traditional KVM would be sufficient.
I looked around and they seem to be around $80 to $150 for a 4-port KVM. I just don't know if the $150 is worth it over the $80 one. It does seems that the more expensive ones tend to support dual monitors per port though, which is cool; but I don't think I'd be using that feature on these systems. My primary rig will have 2 or 3 displays though.
I could easily just use AnyDesk to remote into them, but some of the stuff they do AnyDesk doesn't display properly such as anything with motion like videos and gaming.
So I figure a KVM with a dedicated 1080P display and keyboard/mouse for the three rigs will allow me to use them.