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I have a similar setup, you need a few things: a long HDMI cable, a long USB cable/extender, and a powered USB hub.
My HDMI run is 75ft, so 30ft is no problem.
The USB run is for your input devices: IR receiver, Xbox controller, keyboard, whatever. They're all low bandwidth so running to the PC over a single wire isn't an issue. But they do require some amount of power, so by getting a powered USB hub, you can power multiple devices with no problem. I just have a few wireless receivers connected to mine.
The trickiest part tends to be managing the audio. While it's easy enough to mirror the video, you often need to manually choose which device the audio will play on. If you hear no sound, just right click the speaker in the tray, and select the corresponding device as the default.
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