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04 May 2022 13:46 #241978 by Gordon49
Ask around! people are chucking out "old" desktops with icore5 processors. I have two of them, one running a standard install of 2.8 with gmoccapy running the mill.

I did try to use a laptop but the latency was awful!

The other has the debian testing install, also with Gmoccapy, both have parallel ports cards, pcie type. both work fine. I generally prefer the the 2.8 -- series for serious metal cutting in case there are stability issues.

To use the testing install I just swap the cables.

Both came with monitors, bit old but so what?

Later when you feel the need or want you can change to a mesa card and add all the extra facilities that are available with them.
John
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04 May 2022 20:50 #242003 by andypugh

Ask around! people are chucking out "old" desktops with icore5 processors. 

Guessing that you are in the UK, these have splendid latency:

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185130705221

(I paid £99 for a core-i3 280Mhz and it gives 3-figure latency numbers.)

Not a touch-screen, just in case you thought it was. 

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10 May 2022 18:15 #242512 by Gordon49
Yes you are correct! in bucks

but freebay is your friend.

John

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