I'm new to the forum and I'm looking to build my first arcade cabinet. I already have hyperspin and emulation setup on my high end gaming rig but now I want the authentic arcade feel. I've decided to go with a bartop arcade as it seems like a good spot for a beginner like me to start. I don't have great carpentry skills so I thought a kit would be the way to go for myself. I have a few questions.
1) I was thinking of using this kit. https://gameroomsolutions.com/shop/bartop-arcade-kit-deluxe/%C2'> Has anyone had any experience with this kit? Is it any good? Is there a better/easier kit that I should be using?
2) Also I'm hoping to put a mini itx motherboard and gpu for hyperspin that can handle up to dolphin emulation. I think ideally I would like to put it in a small form factor case inside to protect everything but perhaps I wouldn't have enough space to do that? Would I be better off just mounting the motherboard to the cabinet instead?
Thanks for all your help guys. I don't mind spending extra for quality so budget isn't an overall concern, though I don't want to go overboard. I'm really excited about doing my first build!