Computer to run CNC router table
Guys I was wondering what the best computer and software options are for running a CNC router table.
I will be dedicating this computer to the CNC router table , and use another computer in the house for modelling .
I have a copy of XP and 7 , but I don't think modern day computers motherboards will support XP , and not sure about windows 7 .
I'm concerned that there's to many applications running in the background for windows 10 to work reliably .
At CNCrouterparts , one of there recommendations was installing a PCIe card with a parallel port ,and another was to use the USB port with a Smooth Stepper .
I like those options better than buying an old refurbished computer with a parallel port ,and ideally I'd like to intergrate a computer into the same case as the rest of the electronics using one of those smaller mother boards.
I was originally going to go with Mach 3 or 4 , but heard that CUCNC was a better program ? I don't know if that influences the choices of computer or operating software though .
Anyways I'm curious to hear what has worked out well for others
I don't actaully know anything about CNC router tables , but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night
Last edited by RainMan 2.0; 04-08-2017 at 04:46 PM.