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Offline sawcnc

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Total newb - Inspiron 560s
« on: July 06, 2011, 11:22:50 AM »
I am building Joe's hybrid 4x4 with the R&P mod. I am using the Gecko G540 4 axis stepper motor driver with Nema 23 380 oz-in stepper motors.

I am planning on buying the Dell Inspiron 560s to run Mach3. Are there any problems with that computer? Can someone recommend a parallel port adapter for the PCI slot? Is there anything else I need?  I will be getting the 32 bit version of windows.


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Offline Bloy

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Re: Total newb - Inspiron 560s
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011, 11:55:50 AM »
I've always had good results from using a parallel pci card that has the netmos "moschip" on it.  Do a search for "moschip pci card" and you will find many flavors. Usually between $10 to $20. I just ordered one on Ebay from Hong Kong for $7.79 with free shipping. It is identical to the ones I have now.

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Re: Total newb - Inspiron 560s
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 09:31:25 AM »
Thanks Bloy. I guess all I need is the comp, the card, 32 bit Windows  and Mach3 and I am good to go.
BTW, love the Yin Yang.