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Soliciting suggestions for Win10 PC

Postby Greybear » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:36 pm

Hi folks,

Well after complaining here last fall about the DHC2 upgrade, I've finally decided the writing is on the wall. I'm in the process of upgrading.

While I wait for the new parts and software I'm preparing to build a new PC for the table. I understand that the parallel port is the biggest issue, and have ordered one from PlasmaCam already.

Does anyone have suggestions about particular hardware needs, or hardware to avoid? I'd really like to avoid having a new table and not be able to talk to it.

Thanks in advance for your ideas!

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Re: Soliciting suggestions for Win10 PC

Postby Francisco » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:44 pm

Make sure that the BIOS on your new PC will support the parallel port - not all of the recent motherboards do. Found that out on an otherwise very nice Lenovo ThinkCentre M700 SFF.

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Re: Soliciting suggestions for Win10 PC

Postby Greybear » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:14 pm

I ended up grabbing an Acer Aspire i7 PC from Amazon for a good price. I bought an Axxon Parallel cad from Amazon as well (which includes a shielded 10 or 15' cable). The BIOS recognizes the card - so far so good. Waiting on the upgrades from PlasmaCam now. Fingers crossed.

Thanks for the input!


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