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Wanted: Bar top Multicade cabinet or something similar
15-Apr-18 7:00pm
#1
Captain_Skaggs
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews

Hey Everyone!

I'm looking for a bar top arcade cabinet or something similar. I know these are a beast to ship but i'm willing to pay if the price is right. Does anyone have anything like this that they'd like to sell? Thanks!
15-Apr-18 9:54pm
#2
Admiral
650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

Have you checked Craigslist for local builders?
16-Apr-18 8:48am
#3
Johnny
GameTZ Subscriber 300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

I built mine and loved it. I highly recommend building yourself. It's super simple and I didn't have any previous experience with woodworking
16-Apr-18 10:57am
#4
PlayYing
Double Gold Good Trader

Captain_Skaggs wrote:
Hey Everyone! I'm looking for a bar top arcade cabinet or something similar. I know these are a beast to ship but i'm willing to pay if the price is right. Does anyone have anything like this that they'd like to sell? Thanks!
RecRoomMasters Has a pretty decently priced one. Also check out Johnny Fhaze (sp) he detailed his build of a pretty easy and nice one if you have the means to cut wood yourself (or ask HD/Lowes to do it for you)
16-Apr-18 10:47pm
#5
Simon_Belmont
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

You can get a decent all in one unit with 2 arcade sticks and 900 games built into it for under $200, or build your own for around $120
Then just add the cabinet and you're in business

17-Apr-18 3:20pm
#6
Captain_Skaggs
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews

thanks for all the info, i dont mind building the cabinet myself, its the software side that im more concerned about.

simon, where can i get a stick with games included for that price?
18-Apr-18 10:09am
#7
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews

Pretty sure there's already software you can use. Just a matter of getting it installed. I've been wanting to make one myself, but I'm holding off until I have the physical space for it

18-Apr-18 10:40am
#8
Admiral
650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

Simon_Belmont wrote:
You can get a decent all in one unit with 2 arcade sticks and 900 games built into it for under $200, or build your own for around $120 Then just add the cabinet and you're in business
A guy locally was selling one for $120...should I have grabbed it?
19-Apr-18 1:27am
#9
Simon_Belmont
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

Captain_Skaggs wrote:
thanks for all the info, i dont mind building the cabinet myself, its the software side that im more concerned about. simon, where can i get a stick with games included for that price?
Generally something along the line of this:

https://www.ebay.com...

You want a Pandora's Box or a Pandora's Box clone. If you're anal about the quality of the arcade sticks, buy the unit itself here:
https://www.ebay.com...

and then add your own sticks to it. most of it is plug and play, no soldering required


19-Apr-18 12:38pm
#10
Sam
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 5 Reviews

Simon_Belmont wrote:
Captain_Skaggs wrote:
You want a Pandora's Box or a Pandora's Box clone.
You don't want that crap

19-Apr-18 1:31pm
#11
Admiral
650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

Why not?
19-Apr-18 1:45pm
#12
Captain_Skaggs
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews

sam, care to elaborate? the reviews on amazon seem solid
19-Apr-18 1:45pm
#13
Sam
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 5 Reviews

Drove me nuts how a lot of Neo geo and CPS2 had slowdown and sound problems. (On the newest/"official" one) Really no reason to ever buy a Pandora's Box if you have a computer to use in your cab build unless you want to take it somewhere, but you could just take your computer and a stick (?)
19-Apr-18 2:25pm
#14
Admiral
650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

What does Pandora's Box run on? Linux?
19-Apr-18 4:05pm
#15
Simon_Belmont
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

It runs on Raspberry pi.
I have no problems with it at all.
I just replaced the sticks themselves with higher quality ones.

20-Apr-18 11:04am
#16
Admiral
650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

Raspberry Pi! Oh....well I'd probably just build my own if that's the case. I already have the arcade buttons and stuff. I was thinking about using a Core i3 PC in my MAME cabinet build, but I might just go with a Pi anyhow wry smile


Does anyone think there is an advantage to using either a Core i3 machine with an older AMD HD5450 graphics card or a raspberry Pi?
20-Apr-18 11:40am
#17
lpeters82
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

I prefer my PC over the Pi for my build, but perhaps I'm just being old school. My machine is not connected to the internet and runs perfectly fine on Windows XP. I think as long as I prevent it from updating it will continue to run perfect. I also really like the Hyperspin front end with themes and video snaps.

Here is a quick video I shot awhile ago. Since this video I did buy a new control panel, but haven't had a chance to drill the holes. Perhaps this weekend.

https://www.youtube....
20-Apr-18 2:49pm
#18
Admiral
650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

What are the specs on your PC? I was running a Windows XP Celeron machine, and it had trouble with the videos on Hypserspin....I think the Core i3 w/ a video card will solve that problem.

I did end up installing Windows 10 (a "free" version that will never connect to the internet again or be registered)...it should work nicely.
20-Apr-18 2:52pm
#19
Admiral
650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

Also, that's a great looking cabinet man yes I have a plain cab ready to put a TV and PC into, along with buttons and joysticks. Just have to put it all together yes

Wanted: Bar top Multicade cabinet or something similar