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Need Help w/ Bartop Hardware


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Hi Guys,

I'm getting ready to order parts for my Retrocade bartop using Tippers27's 2 Player MDF kit. Now that I've got my head somewhat around the kit construction, I was hoping for some help with the internals.

I'm more familiar with AMD, so I plan to use their hardware.

Bartop Kit: Tipper27's 2 Player - http://ebay.eu/1mOYbjl

MOBO: ASRock FM2A88X-ITX - http://bit.ly/1cr1GIL

CPU: AMD A10-7850K - http://amzn.to/1hSfI6G

RAM: AMD Radeon R9 Gamer 8GB DDR3 2400 - http://amzn.to/1n2rm6X

GPU: None to Start

Joystick: 2 Ultimarc ServoStiks

Buttons: TBD

I might use single-colored LED buttons, but I'm still deciding. I want make sure there is enough wiggle room in I add a GPU/LED buttons.

What kind of PSU and cooling would you guys recommend to ensure I'm safe?

Thanks so much!


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You can use a 550w modular psu.. (Less spare wiring).

Cooling is a "suck it and see option.. " My retrocade has none (other than vent holes in the rear of the cab) whereas others have added a couple of fans to be on the safe side.

Not sure how the on board gfx will cope with psone, dreamcast and n64 emulation, but would be fine for basic mame, etc.

Other items..

Ssd is a must (at least 60gb) for o/s, hyperspin and video snaps. Roms are on a separate 1gb drive on mine.

Minipac smaller than an ipac, comes pre wired for easy installation, fits on the underside of the control panel.

Speakers - USB speakers controlled via the shifted function on the minipac.

Buttons - there will be loads of room to add led buttons.

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