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need computer for plasmacam

Postby i_r_machinist » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:38 am

I am pulling the trigger and getting a used Plasmacam DHC2 table. It does not have the computer with it. I know when we got the Samson at work, there were issues about the computer had to have the printer port output connection and something about the version of windows it would run on. Can someone clear this up for me and maybe point me towards a good computer to get?
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Re: need computer for plasmacam

Postby mmentel5 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:42 pm

it does have to have old styl printer port look for computers with windows xp or older i have fond that port on some vista but make sure compuer has all xp up dates be cause i was told they are not avilable any more

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Re: need computer for plasmacam

Postby see&see » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:30 am

This is an old thread but things are changing so fast in the Plasma table world I thought I'd drop this info in.. The old CPU's with printer ports are fast becoming unable to keep up with the new software.

I just went into this on a new DHC2 table. They way software and tables are trending I found I'd be much better off with a newer computer using a PCi Express port and a scsi ported (printer port) card. It was easy to initialize the table and works perfect with Windows 8.1.

Axxon Computer Corporation has been building Plasmacam cards for about 10 years and they are real helpful with the Plasmacam setup.
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Re: need computer for plasmacam

Postby PlasmaMac » Fri May 15, 2015 7:55 pm

Plasmacam offers a computer with the ports and cables that is conveniently ready to go with the machine.

If you adding a port to a existing computer, Axxon Computer Corp is extremely helpful:

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Re: need computer for plasmacam

Postby Shane Warnick » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:37 pm

I bought the newest tower I wanted to pay for, with the most RAM and biggest HDD and fastest processor I was willing to spend money on. Used a pci express card from axxion. Works like a champ. Had a bug here or there, but they have been resolved to my knowledge (Windows was fighting with the pci card over the keyboard at times).

If I were to do it over, I would go the same route.

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Re: need computer for plasmacam

Postby volquartsen » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:57 am

Go to newegg.com.. An u can build a nice computer.. What I did for my dad.. I think he has 700$ in to his

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Re: need computer for plasmacam

Postby acourtjester » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:09 pm

If you are just looking for a normal PC with windows 7 go to overstocked.com and check out the refurb PC I got some for less the $100.
DO NOT BUT ONE WITH WINDOWS 64 BIT THE PRINTER PORT WILL NOT WORK.
I have put these on a few table just be sure the pictures image had the printer port and the description says printer port X1
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