Pretty simple concept:
I got a gaming PC
in one room, HDTV in the living room. I have a powerline network from the room with the pc to the living room and it is really strong (as fast as a direct wired connection of my PC to the router).
I'm wondering if I can somehow use a keyboard / mouse in the living room to control the PC in the other room and output the sound and video via hdmi into the TV and do it all without any input lag.
I'm building an HTPC for the living room and originally went for an ultra quiet, barely any gaming build.
But then I thought it might be cool every now and then to play on the 59" PN59D8000 Samsung Plasma with max graphics settings at 1080p and figured instead of buying higher end components (CPU/GPU) which will cost more and make the HTPC louder than I'd like, maybe I can somehow use the HTPC and the powerline network as tools to play games using the gaming rig in the other room.
If this is not possible, I'm back to square one:
Trying to find a super quiet but powerful enough video card / cpu combo for the HTPC. And I'm not sure how buying a GPU for an HDTV with max resolution of 1920x1080 compares to buying one for my 22" HP ZR30 IPS monitor at 2560x1600. And how much ram comes into play when you're capping at that lower res. To give you a sense of how quiet I'm trying to get the HTPC, the PSU is even a 500w fanless and all case fans and possibly CPU hs/fan will be replaced with noctua's.
Lastly, I'm very much a fan of nVidia over ATI because of the driver issues. nVidia has always been rock solid for me.