The following are the current components I use to build my own CNC PC.
The ASRock D1800B-ITX is my new board of choice.
- Low Power Consumption
- Included Parallel Port
- VGA and HDMI Monitor Support
- 2.5Ghz CPU included
- Windows 7 and 8 Compatible
- No CPU Fan Required
- Mini ITX Form Factor
- USB 2 and 3 Support
- PICO Power Supply Adapter Compatible
Lets take a look at the support components this motherboard will require to operate in the configuration I will be showing you.
This power supply is tiny and it plugs directly into the power connector of the mother board and provides power for the hard drive as well.
In addition you will need a couple more components to complete you CNC PC.
You will need a monitor. The motherboard supports both DVI and VGA so you can use any monitor provided it comes with the correct cable. Try to get a monitor with at least 1600x900 resolution.
External DVD drive
You will need an external DVD drive to install Windows. I don't recommend a permanent drive for use in a shop environment.
You will need a Windows install disk in order to install the OS. I recommend Windows 7. Any version.