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Hi All. I'm new to this board and got bitten by the HP bug when i first installed and played with it a few weeks ago. I'm looking to build a bartop arcade cabinet and really need help choosing the computer/graphics card to use. Im currently testing HP on my media center PC and my specs are below Motherboard: Asrock FM2a88x-itx+ Processor: AMD A4-5300 APU 3.4Ghz RAM: two Corsair xms3 2GB each Hard Drive: Samsung 120GB 2.5 inch (I know I need more ) And that's about it. while this works great as a media center, I cant seem to get anything above an N64 to run. And higher 3d mame games like Virtual fighter run at a snails pace. It's obvious I need to buy a graphics card. but are the other specs enough? or will I need a new motherboard and processor altogether? I'm trying to see if I can use the existing board. can a decent graphics card even be added to this board?(I'm not that computer hardware savy so I don't know) Looking to be able to run at least PS2, gamecube and xbox games. any more than that would be a plus but I'm happy with the former. Thanks all
Hey guys! I'm working on getting everything needed to build my cabinet and was just stuck on once piece of the puzzle. I'm not too sure how the wiring of the internals should work if i want to connect the bartop to the wall outlet using a single plug. I mean i know i could use a power bar and have a switch in the back to turn it on and off, but i dont think constantly cutting the power to my internal PC and monitor would play out too well in the long run. As well, I've been looking for methods on mounting the motherboard inside my cabinet on the threads but couldn't find anything concrete. I know the board has to get in there somehow but i'm not sure how exactly. Like do i just screw it into the base of the cab, or do i attach it to a metal case then place the case on the bottom. I know my question's pretty vague but anything helps.. THANK YOUU