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CENTROID CNC PC minimum hardware and benchmark requirements for proper CNC control operation.

We highly suggest using an Intel NUC model #NUC7i3BNK and a Touch Screen LCD display
You can purchase an Intel NUC from Centroid with all the CNC software preloaded with base mill and lathe cnc configurations ready to run here.....

But if you want to build or use your own CNCPC here are the Centroid Primary CNCPC requirements:

1.) The PC CPU must have a SINGLE CORE minimum benchmark of 1500.  You can look up a CPU’s benchmark # using this web site.

http://cpubenchmark.net/singleThread.html  

Notice that this is the “Single Thread” benchmarks chart.
Using a CPU with a single thread  benchmark rating higher than 1500 is required

2.) While not required...it is highly recommended to use a SSD (solid state drive)  We only recommend Intel or Samsung SSD’s

3.) minimum 4 Gig’s of Ram

4.) Windows 10 that is configured for CNC control use, See this video..

5.) Ethernet port

6.) A Shielded Ethernet cable, CAT5E or better

 

Secondary considerations, Use high quality components such as:

a.) An Intel NUC makes a great CNC PC. If you are supplying your own CNC PC we recommend an that meets the Centroid minimum performance requirements.

b.) A SSD is more reliable than a mechanical hard drive. An SSD has no moving parts, which allows it to withstand years of machine tool vibration which is important if the CNCPC is directly attached to the machine tool. An SSD is also much faster than a regular mechanical hard drive.

c.) a Touch Screen LCD display. 16:9 aspect works best for use with the Centroid on screen Virtual Operator Control Panel.

d.) Internet connection for remote support thru TeamViewer. Internet connection can be achieve via Wifi or Ethernet cable (requires 2nd Ethernet port))

e.) If not using a NUC, use a high quality mother board like a Gigabyte or Asus motherboard with solid capacitors for reliability.

f.) If not using a NUC, Use a high quality Antec or Coolmaster PC Power supply for reliability,  minimum 450 watt rating.

g.) A Clean Windows 10 installation. (Clean = starting with a formatted hard drive) with NO bloatware, no virus protection, firewalls off etc.  just Windows and Centroid cnc11 or 12 software. Follow this Windows 10 configuration for CNC PC use instructional video.



If you are building your own computer the parts listed below are a great affordable CNC PC build:
here is a customer's video showing step by step how to build this PC

Motherboard
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813145010

CPU
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117748

RAM
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820156108

Reliable Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153165&cm_re=Thermaltake_TR-500-_-17-153-165-_-Product

Extra Ethernet connection for internet connection
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24G2178867&cm_re=StarTech_ST100S-_-33-114-005-_-Product

Solid State Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167374

   
         
 

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