I've had a KVM switch for years now. Its a handy piece of kit, but you have to surf around for reviews or better yet, comments from users.
Mine is a Belkin, and to be honest, I have no other comparison, so can't recommend it over others, or others over it. It's a 4-Port Omniview from about eight years ago. It works, but is limited to VGA and PS/2, so is less functional for my needs these days.
Keep in mind the PS/2 and VGA aspects. DVI for KVMs seems to be the expensive option.
You might consider some form of remote access instead. Not sure how you can get it working on a PC with no peripherals (not my forte), but I'm sure it's just a case of telling DOS not to halt on errors etc. Then all you need is to connect the PCs on a network together. I used VNC to control my Dad's computer years ago (in the 512k / 256k days), and at 100 miles away (and probably far more through networks), it worked very well, with a lag of around a second. On a local network, there should be no lag at all really.
The only drawback is that one PC has to be server, and the other client (no access to the client without the server running).
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