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#1 05-09-2013, 12:29:17 PM
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So I'm interested in building myself an arcade machine to play retro games, but I don't want to spend a fortune. Where is a good place to start for building an arcade machine like this for cheap?


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#2 05-09-2013, 12:48:31 PM
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#3 05-09-2013, 13:01:08 PM
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You mean for empty arcade cabinets?

I could probably hook up a monitor, Raspberry Pi, and USB joystick, and then put that all in a junkyard cabinet. Of course, I would likely have to clean it off first (and maybe repaint as well).


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#4 05-09-2013, 13:49:11 PM
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there you go you didn't need our help at all


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#5 05-09-2013, 13:59:55 PM
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Glad I could help


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#6 05-09-2013, 14:26:53 PM
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there you go you didn't need our help at all
Well, I needed JAVIKS' advice, and he gave it to me. Thanks, JAVIKS!

I also wanted to hear different ideas, in case I might prefer to go a different route with this instead.


#7 05-09-2013, 15:47:02 PM
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hi forget the rpi forget the cabinet that's gay just /r/buildapc combine this cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116923 with a cheap mobo and other parts dn't wrry about a graphics card dnt buy wndozes just install arch linux and you'll be playing mrtal kmbt all day


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ha ha ha :twisted:


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Damn Steev being helpful!

Yeah an rpi is definitely not what you want, just make a small PC to do it. You can get a really small form factor if you want to do put it in something


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personally i do think the rpi is rather underpowered

can it run CPS2/Neo-Geo games smoothy? (honest question)


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Neo-Geo yes

CPS2 I *THINK*

Problem is you're forced to use poo pooty outdated emulators most of the time to get acceptable performance.


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#12 05-09-2013, 17:06:43 PM
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http://www.xgaming.com/store/category/arcade-parts-and-accessories/

there's lots of sites that sell buttons and stuff, I love going through them even though I have no interest in arcade gaming




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i dream of building a cabinet myself from scratch but i don't have the money for it and i can't help but think it'd be something i'd play with for a week tops and then forget about


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