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sdinet



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Minimalist MAME Arcade Reply with quote

Way off topic, but heck this is the lounge =)

ALSO, Sorry for my absence to this forum, I have 3 kids under 4 and they keep me very busy!

I finally dusted this project off (been working on it for years) and completed it last weekend.

My goal was to have a minimalist MAME arcade cabinet (no floorspace, wallmount, no waste).

I did this by:

-using a LCD mounted mini-itx case (computer is 7"x7"x2" mouned behind the LCD)
-20" IPS LCD (best viewing angle and quality), also 4:3 aspect ratio (important for vintage games)
-2 person controls (a MUST)
-Fanless power supply, fanless CPU (dual core amd), fanless GPU (radeon 3100), and SSD (no moving parts). So it's silent, and uses less than 20watts)
-USB powered speakers (audio is via the same usb cable) this reduces cables and AC adapters!

Using Windows 7, hyperspin (very cool GUI front end), and 64bit Mame.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice job. It looks great!

Can you provide some more details on the case you used, and possibly some pics from the back and side to see how it all looks. Did you fab the wall mount up yourself or was it purchased.

Thanks for the info, and again I must say a very nice job!
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sdinet



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the specs:

-Mini Box M350 Fanless Mini Itx Case w/Pico 60w PSU ($75)

-ECS HDC-I2(1.0) AMD E-350 APU (1.6GHz, Dual-Core) AMD Hudson D1 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo ($55 after rebate)

-xArcade dual Arcade controller (usb)

-OCZ Vertex 30gb SSD ($35 used)

-Windows 7 64bit, Hyperspin Frontend GUI and mamepui 64bit.

-20" 4:3 (1600x1200) IPS LCD

-usb powered Creative Labs speakers

Made the minimalist cabinet out of MDF/plywood.

Made the mount out of water/gas pipe and fittings, spray painted it with black enamel.

Here are some more photos:







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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the additional info and pics, sdinet Very Happy
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