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Pinball Dreams (32" 19" )

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Well listeners to my podcast and folks that know me will have seen me posting pinball

Screen shots

After setting up " Hyperpin " and setting up future pin tables (with a huge help from the top man Mike!

I've been running pinball tables using 32 plasma and a 19 monitor screen balanced on top of it ( tut tut all exposed wired! )

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Using a few spare buttons I've had great results

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Now my original idea was to make a slim table and plug the HDMI and monitor into arcade machine

But I think if I'm lucky in the furture I maybe able to pick up a PC to fit inside it that will run it by itself

So copying some designs on here I decided to make it full sizeish...

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So today I got the mdf and started the build

Wood cut into correct size and a dry fit

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Table slope cut out

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Another dry fit

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Added front and back finger plates

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And a quick sand down

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And then when I got home I remember why I thought about the original slim size cab

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Oh f**k ....hmmm f**k f**k f**k

Do I need those draws ???

do I cut it down or loose the draws ?

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Nice start...

I personally would slim it down a touch. At the mo it looks out of proportion..

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I added the back box it's not fixed so sitting 4 inches lower than it should to protect the screen I squeezed in a spare bezzel I had and I try like the idea of a curve screen looks

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Curved screen.. Nice if you can pull it off.. might just reflect horrilbly...

Now you tell me ! Maybe I'll leave the curves and put in a flat screen

And today I'll be cutting down the play field by a few inches

From this

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To this

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Using a saw rather than black boxes (they are very hard to come by)

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steve,

you will need to change the size of the top shelf (from your proposed cut shown above).. normally this is exactly the size of your back box base, otherwise it starts to look odd.

something like this.

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the back box base size is normally 150mm - 200mm depending on design, as this is a mini pin probably 150 would suit it better.

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Thanks Mike yup I noticed that mistake and cut the ledge tut same size as the back box

I'm happy with scale now except after a few bad cuts it's not as near as before but I guess filler Etc will hide the sins

Here is how it looks now

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Well the solution seems obvious to me: cut a hole in the shed roof!

Oh to live in America where apparently everyone has a massive basement to put this sort of stuff in.

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Lol I was thinking the same ! Little roof extension

Ok bit wiggle and a tight squeeze but she's in for now

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Using a old piece of plexi I did a mock up

I think the reflection will cause to much if a problem

The back glass is temporary until I find a wide screen 19 or 21 monitor

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Oh to live in America where apparently everyone has a massive basement to put this sort of stuff in.

Unless you live in Florida and finding a house with a basement is like finding Bigfoot. I have to sacrifice the dinning room if I want to build a table.

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So at the moment I'm running pinball programs on my arcade cabs PCs

Running on this gf card

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A little annoying because I have to keep swapping hdmi leads and also it means the pinball isn't stand alone

I tried to run furture pinball on the little PC even though the onboard card had hdmi future pinball ran so slow it was in playable

So using credit I've upgraded this little PC I have I bought this card using cex credit

And 8 gig of ram

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I decased the mobo because the new card didn't fit in the slim case

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And temporary mounted for testing

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I don't think it's going run as smooth but

Only testing will tell

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Edited by monkeychunkuk

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Well I'm not surprised just a little let down

After all it's only triple core AMD

( is that enough)

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It only has 2 gig of ram I'm waiting for my 8gig to turn up to put into it

Future pin is running but the frame rate is bad and it's flickers when the ball drains

Is this just because of the ram?

Or am I expecting to much out of this little machine?

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Edited by monkeychunkuk

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Windows experience ratings don't really tell anything...they dropped it after windows 7...

I get a 7.4. Max is 7.9 I believe and I'm running a core i5 2500k

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Windows experience ratings don't really tell anything...they dropped it after windows 7...

I get a 7.4. Max is 7.9 I believe and I'm running a core i5 2500k

the windows rating is tied to the slowest component.

(normally the hdd or cheap ram)

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Well better news today I picked up a wide screen monitor for £4 and done fans 50p each

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And it fits a treat

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I shouldn't be running as I have no fans fitted and the mobo is just sitting under the tv and not fixed in place

So just to recap my build price do far ( yes another budget build

£20 mdf for complete machine

£4 19" inch wide screen for monitor

£4 sub woofer and speakers

£2 PC speaker amp

£10 usb unofficial xbox controller

£n/a 32" LCD

£20 PC acer aspire 1300

£25 gt610 graphics card

£20 8g of ram

So a long way off any of epic builds but I guess I'm on my way to building my first pinball

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