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Old 12-07-2008, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If I'm building a new comp with a new case, do I need to purchase a separate printer port for it? Or is that method totally out of date. As well, do I need any other ports for an empty case (mouse, keyboard, sound...)?
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Default Re: Question about printer ports.

Depends on the printer, but most consumer level printers nowadays are USB so you do not have to purchase anything for your new computer. If you are building a new computer, then all the ports that are necessary are on the back of the motherboard.
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Really? Those big ol', 2.5 inch wide ports are on the motherboard?
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Default Re: Question about printer ports.

A very few new motherboards still have a parallel port. With that said you can always install a pci card if you have to have one.
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Default Re: Question about printer ports.

WTF thats not a point you have to worry about what are your full specifications?
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salty what do you mean o.o?
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Default Re: Question about printer ports.

He wants to know the specs of the computer you are looking to build if you have gotten that far yet.
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Default Re: Question about printer ports.

if your printer uses a parallel port then yes you will most likely have to buy an add-on card. or buy a new printer for christ's sake lol.
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Default Re: Question about printer ports.

I have seen many printers for very specific situations that still use parallel. Usually for production companies or older ones for point of sale computers. But if you do not currently have a printer that requires parallel do not worry about it. And if it is for personal use,
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