I hope this is the right forum for this. I am planning to put my PC next to the tv and keep a monitor on my desk. I was thinking of hooking up the PC to the TV with a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable, then the monitor which is a bit far from the TV with a 5m DVI Dual link cable. To connect my mouse, keyboard, gamepad and Headphones I thought I would get a long USB cable and a USB hub with its own power supply. Hook the PC to the hub with the cable and the hub, which will be on my desk will have all my stuff connected. Does this make sense? Is there a better way? Will my Headphones (built in soundcard) work connected through a hub and from it by a long usb to the PC?
My friend tells me that a long USB cable, for example 3 meters will only support things like mice and keyboards, but for the Headphones to work I NEED a hub with a power supply. Is that true? Will headphones work as well on a powered hub as they do when connected directly to the pc?