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  1. I will take a look at that. Thanks!
  2. @Woosdom No I didn't buy anything from anyone. I built this out myself. I've been playing with it for the last 6 months or so. I want to build a cabinet for it eventually but it may be a while so I've just been working on the hardware and getting the software and games sorted out and functioning.
  3. That MSI gtx 750 ti is only 130 bucks on newegg. I think I'll pick one up here within the next few months hopefully. From what I can find it seems that the 750 ti is the best I can get in a Low Profile style. @Aorin, Thanks I will definitely take a look at what you posted! It would be great to take care of the metal slug issues because it would be fun to play those now! I've only noticed it in the metal slug games and they start out fine. But after you play for a few minutes and there is a lot going on within the screen it just "slows down" a bit. Like it's struggleing. It's still playable but also noticeable. Also if I try and play the taito typeX street fighter II on higher resolution settings it would also go from playing fine to Slowing down to a crawl. EDIT: will that patch work for a rom? From what it looks like it is for the actual cart.
  4. Currently I have a low profile HP PC running my build. The specs are I5-2500 @3.30ghz, 16gb ram and a Geforce GT610 1gig GPU. I'm running MAME, retroarch (NES, SNES, NES64, GENESIS) and Daphne emulators. Currently my PC will slow down when playing MetalSlug through Mame. I'm also trying to include some Taito Type X arcade games that you can find online. I have Street Fighter 2 "working" but it only plays at low res on a 20inch monitor. Of course I'd like to also get a larger monitor for this build and play it at full res. So all that being said I'm limited in video card choices with the low profile case. I'm wondering if the attached card would be sufficient with my build to play what I currently have running? Also what kind of head room with emulators would I have? If this would be enough I'll pull the trigger on one by Christmas but if not then I may be looking at trying to port out my parts into a full size case of some sorts. I don't have a cabinet build or I would look at just ditching the case all together. Thanks in advance for any advice you may have!
  5. I don't see a link to the kit your asking opinions on. As far as the case or no case is concerned it's really up to you. You can get away with finding a way to mount all your components inside without an actual PC enclosure. I would just make sure they are all properly and securely fastened down so they don't rattle around and can be damaged. Also make sure you add some cooling to bring air though the machine or your parts can get pretty hot in a small closed space.
  6. Interesting ideas! I will try reaching out on deviant to the artists themselves. I have time before I'm going to get going on this build so I will keep plugging away and finding/creating art. I'll post back when I have something I can show and get some opinions on. And of course if anyone else has any suggestions or finds something they thing would be usable feel free to hit me up or post here in this thread! Thanks gain guys!
  7. Thank you so much for the suggestion. I created an account and did In fact find a lot of good stuff on there. However i'm not finding anything that would print out large enough.
  8. I'm kind of liking the idea of doing a Spawn cabinet. Thinking of calling it "The Cave Arcade Spawn cab" Something like that. "cave" since it's going to live In basement man cave. I'll design a cool "Cave Arcade" logo for the Marquee. Problem is i'm not finding much art that would be useable for the side art. Finding a ton of good stuff but not large enough to blow up big enough for the sides. If anyone knows any good stuff let me know! Thanks!
  9. the image I put up here is lower res. I just saved png file from the actual illustrator file. but good idea about trying to print out a portion of it.
  10. OK I think I figured it out. I'm a bone head. Anyway this is just a rough idea I was playing around with. I'm using PDX's template and trying to create some button graphics wich I'm still working on as you can see. It's been a while since I've used Illustrator and that's not my strong point! Hopeing the image is high enough quality where it would print out ok. This is just a small png copy and not the original of course Anyway this is just a rough draft attempt. Thanks.
  11. I can't for the life of me seem to be able to link a picture. I click the little "image" button above and I get a little window where I can past the url. But I cannot get that window to go away. If I close I get some message about "some options have changed". It's obviously working because you guys' can add images.
  12. Silly question. How do you upload pictures here? Do I have to link them from an outside source?
  13. Thanks I'll keep looking for high res art. I started looking for high res windows wallpaper that I may be able to cut up with photoshop. I'll keep searching. I think I'm leaning toward a cool fighter theme. But I'd like to use more adult images. Not to say not kid friendly but you know not super cartoony. More "cool" if that makes sense. Yours looks awesome btw!
  14. So as you may have seen from some of my other posts I'm in the "figuring things out" stage . I'm narrowing my cab design and I think I'm getting a handle on how to go about building it out. But as I've read I want to start thinking graphics as this will I'm sure be a long and tedious task. I know I can pay for custom art and I'm sure it would be killer but I'm trying to keep costs down where ever I can! I'm no stranger to photoshop and Illustrator and I'm pretty confident I can come up with something. However I don't have the skills to draw things and produce them digitally from scratch. So I'm confused as where one would get quality free graphics to begin working with a design? I'm guessing I would need to find high quality vector images? Just looking at google images may not cut it other then giving me ideas. I know enough about graphics and printing to know I can't just use a small jpg file and expect to have that printed out for quality side art. I would however plan on putting money into having the artwork professionally printed and would look at using the link that is stickied in this forum. Again as always I really appreciate all the advice I get from these boards and getting great ideas from others and their builds! Thanks in advance!
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