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What material are you using for the frame? MDF?

Yup, the frame is mainly MDF and pine.

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Now it's finish time. I went with a dark dark green. Almost like an army green. The picks make it look brighter then they really are.

 

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The theme I'm thinking of.....

 

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/pictur...;pictureid=1211

 

BTW if anyone can find or knows of High res versions of the above or similar art that is suitable let me know.....

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Lamb's have you thought of putting those rubber edge-ing strips down on the ends?

 

Nice job, Loose the lcd though and go a 24inch boat anchor CRT mate.

 

very nice job so far. :)

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Lamb's have you thought of putting those rubber edge-ing strips down on the ends?

 

Nice job, Loose the lcd though and go a 24inch boat anchor CRT mate.

 

very nice job so far. :)

Yup your referring to T strip moulding. Yes I have. But I'm actually not a fan of the look.

 

But I might change my mind I'm not sure yet.

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Almost there.

 

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Could help but put it in the house.

 

Still missing is the speaker grill and top marque thing.

 

And decals and final scheme to come. Overall I'm happy with the results.

 

My young brother in law is coming over on the weekend to test it out with me. Will be sure to add final pics.

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Looks great. Can I ask what thickness the mdf is?

 

What did you use to cut the mdf or did you get it cut for you?

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Looks great. Can I ask what thickness the mdf is?

 

What did you use to cut the mdf or did you get it cut for you?

Main side panels are 16mm MDF, door and most of the frame was 12mm MDF, and the covering for top, speaker part, and screen cover are all 6mm MDF.

 

I cut it all from MDF sheets. Tools used where a standard circular saw, table saw, and jigsaw.

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Looks great. Can I ask what thickness the mdf is?

 

What did you use to cut the mdf or did you get it cut for you?

Main side panels are 16mm MDF, door and most of the frame was 12mm MDF, and the covering for top, speaker part, and screen cover are all 6mm MDF.

 

I cut it all from MDF sheets. Tools used where a standard circular saw, table saw, and jigsaw.

 

Cool, thanks for that. Got me motivated to do a lowboy project I've been stalling on.

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Holy crap...that there's a nice build my friend!

 

I'd love to get down and dirty and build one myself but alas, I've absolutely nowhere to put one once completed!

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Holy crap...that there's a nice build my friend!

 

I'd love to get down and dirty and build one myself but alas, I've absolutely nowhere to put one once completed!

With a bit of know how it only takes about 2 weekends to knock up something similar to this.

 

Really it will only be complete once I get all the artwork done for it/speakers/grills.

 

If anyone wants to know any specifics of the project feel free to ask.

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i am thinking of same type of thing but i just dont know about the monitor, tv, or arcade tube if you can get them that is

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Looks seriously nice. Envious that you get to play a lot earlier then I will.

 

I might be asking you a lot of little questions about your build.

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I forgot to upload these ones.

 

The new PC for the Arcade box:

 

Specs:

Intel E8400, 4GB Ram, Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L, 8800GTS

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The case is an old Lian-Li case.

 

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Installing the edging for the monitor:

 

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Installing windows:

 

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Windows done:

 

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Metal Slug!

 

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Testing Street Fighter IV

 

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Holy crap Lamb's! Looks realy good mate. :)

 

With that E8400, mate, youll be able to run everything on that sucker at the same time. What are you using for vid card? or is that onboard? (unfamiliar with that mobo)

 

Is that Metal slug i can see there? Rockin mate, coming together real nicely like.

 

Still recon you should dump that LCD though >;)

 

Oh also, check out council cleanups for a smoked glass table, then get the glass of that and there is your bezel. (obviously cut it to size)

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Vid card is an older 8800GTS 320MB.

 

Runs pretty much everything fine.

 

Only thing that's stuttered is Fifa 09. Everything else has been fine.

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:O

 

I wish I had a chance to see it in person when I come to Melbourne tomorrow. That arcade cabinet has come together very well.

Inspiring me to look at building one too.

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Very nice, I wish I had something like this at Uni, would be great fun!

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That is an awesome build :)

 

 

Are you going to do a back lit marquee?

Yup certainly will. I'll be honest, I've spent this weekend playing it too much rather than finishing it!

 

Will make myself do it tomorrow I think.

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I've been very lazy with my build and it hasn't processed far since I my last post. However seeing Arcanes nearly finished, I can't let him beat me!

 

Speaker grills are the order of the day, so while I was going to make my own my friend pointed these out:

 

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?I...mp;form=KEYWORD

 

Much more pro looking and only $6.50 each, can't go wrong.

 

On the software front I've bought this, and I can't recommend it highly enough. It is awesome:

 

http://www.maximusarcade.com/

 

At $25.00 USD it's cheap and is continually being updated.

 

I've finally tracked down some perspex to cover the monitor. After quite a bit of testing with scraps I have, I'm satisfied the final result will definitely be almost invisible.

 

If your in Melbourne and been looking for Perspex, can I suggest these guys: http://www.hotfrog.com.au/Companies/Acrylico-Displays

 

Talk to Vincent. Was able to pickup two decent sized pieces for less than $50

 

Pics are coming soon and the only thing left after that is deciding what scheme to decorate. I've been trying to find decent vinal or sticker decals of game charactors and I did manage to find these guys: http://www.arcadestickers.co.uk/

 

Which have awesome decals of 80's game logos and characters but as per the domain they are in the UK and I'm not keen ordering from overseas. So if anyone knows a decent place where I could get such things I'd love to hear!

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That is absolutely beautiful.

 

It's a good thing I don't know where you live, because I'd risk jail time to own that :P :P

 

Rob.

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