Stretch your connections, stretch your savings
You have an IBM PC computer at Point A. You'd like to put the keyboard, mouse, and monitor at Point B. Points A and B aren't too far apart - maybe only 75, 100, or 150 ft. (23, 30, or 45 m). That calls for KVM extension, because the system almost certainly won't work if you try to run regular keyboard, mouse, and video cables that far. But you don't need a big extender that will cross a thousand feet (300 m) with a lot of bells and whistles. So what do you do? Why not try a ServSwitch Brand CAT5 KVM Micro Extender system? The Micro Extenders have the same central circuitry as many of more sophisticated KVM extenders - for example, they support video resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 - but they're specially designed for basic monitor/keyboard/mouse control across medium distances up to 50 m (160 ft.).