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First build finished... Integrated arcade panel.


andrewe1

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Hello,

This is my first build... Took a few months to make with the help of a friend.

The point was to make something "movable" and that would not take as much space as traditional arcades, plus having everything integrated. So this is the result. Coupled with 15ft hdmi/power cables, the only thing left you need is a TV.

Cheers!

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Here it is in its "upright storing position"

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Video, though you probably know what to expect there :P

Any comments or feedback welcome :)

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Very nice looking indeed! I love the fact that it is a "portable" arcade that you can just simply plug into any television & get your game on! How is everything inside? What type of HDD do you have in there, standard or did you travel the SSD route? Also, not to be too picky but do you have any pictures of this beast from the inside? This is awesome looking, I am loving it!

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Very nice looking indeed! I love the fact that it is a "portable" arcade that you can just simply plug into any television & get your game on! How is everything inside? What type of HDD do you have in there, standard or did you travel the SSD route? Also, not to be too picky but do you have any pictures of this beast from the inside? This is awesome looking, I am loving it!

look like standard WD 2.5" sata drives...2 of them. are they in raid 0 or 1?

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Uhh, did you look at all the pictures? theres several that show the insides completely :questionmark::questionmark::questionmark:

I didn't embed them here cause I knew they would break the forum layout just like the person above me did :laugh:

No raids. Its a 1TB and 500GB western digital standard 2.5 sata drives. It's loaded up with the hyperspin project which is 1.4 TB in total soo... no other options really. SSD was out of the question.

And I didn't use desktop drives because of the space, and for the fact that laptop drives generally have built in shock sensors which stop the disk in case of abrupt movement. So... its button mashing proof :)

Cheers

Oh I forgot to mention... the specs are:

Core i3 3.06 ghz

4gb of ram

1.5TB of space total

windows 7 64 bit

iPac 2 usb

I originally wanted to include a trackball but I didn't know those things were so ridiculously expensive.

Its made out of MDF, covered with black formica. There's an acrylic sheet at the top.

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Uhh, did you look at all the pictures? theres several that show the insides completely :questionmark::questionmark::questionmark:

I didn't embed them here cause I knew they would break the forum layout just like the person above me did :laugh:

No raids. Its a 1TB and 500GB western digital standard 2.5 sata drives. It's loaded up with the hyperspin project which is 1.4 TB in total soo... no other options really. SSD was out of the question.

And I didn't use desktop drives because of the space, and for the fact that laptop drives generally have built in shock sensors which stop the disk in case of abrupt movement. So... its button mashing proof :)

Cheers

Oh I forgot to mention... the specs are:

Core i3 3.06 ghz

4gb of ram

1.5TB of space total

windows 7 64 bit

iPac 2 usb

I originally wanted to include a trackball but I didn't know those things were so ridiculously expensive.

Its made out of MDF, covered with black formica. There's an acrylic sheet at the top.

hahah ya pics are a little big...

So why 2 drives? does everything not fit on 1 1tb?

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hahah ya pics are a little big...

So why 2 drives? does everything not fit on 1 1tb?

Negative... 900GB compressed... 1.4 TB uncompressed :drool:

I have to admit though. Not every system is yet configured... it's a really tiring process... right now its probably at about 70% configured.

Here's some construction pics:

http://andrewe1.imgur.com/build_process#9f0LY

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You just gave me an idea to build one with the new wireless HDMI (by intel, found in many laptops these days). Would be only a need for a power cord.

Yeah I considered that too... I considered many things!

However... being a recently graduated jobless person, I cut back on some things :o

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Nope didn't look at all the pictures, I am on the reservation right now and am restricted to dial up Internet access (remember that lol.) Just saw a few of them, and the ones that I saw did not show the insides. Now I have seen the ones that do, it looks very interesting inside though. Great build, I have been thinking about making a system like this out of an old Atari 2600 using only the 2600 system emulated, but can't bring myself to destroy that system. :( Kudos, I love it!

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Nope didn't look at all the pictures, I am on the reservation right now and am restricted to dial up Internet access (remember that lol.) Just saw a few of them, and the ones that I saw did not show the insides. Now I have seen the ones that do, it looks very interesting inside though. Great build, I have been thinking about making a system like this out of an old Atari 2600 using only the 2600 system emulated, but can't bring myself to destroy that system. :( Kudos, I love it!

Thanks! and 56kbs??? wow...ouch!

Just get a broken 2600 on ebay and tear it apart!:laugh:

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Well its 1.5 MBit. Out in Aztec where our other house is at we have 100 MBit business class. But we will be out here for a few months until my wife has our newest baby. So gotta take what you can get I guess.

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  • 1 year later...
tell us its been two years and its still working good.. how did it fair so far?

Still working good and being used almost everyday!

It actually sat in a corner for a long time till I decided to take it to work where It gets played with really frequently, a coworker might actually buy it from me since he wants to take it home. :)

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Has it been configured with all systems running now? :)

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I did configure them all at some point but there were just too much systems that people didn't even know/notice/get any interest in. So I decided to just leave the "mainstream" ones... Mame, nes, snes, sega, gameboys etc. so I could use the 1TB drive for other purposes.

Even as is, there are just too many games that people spend more time scrolling and looking through them than actually playing them. A typical session goes like this... "Oh I remember this one......oh this one too!.... This one is awesome!" 30 mins later- "ok let's just play street fighter 2"

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