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Old 03-05-2009, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to blame Block Lee and this thread for this idea.

What i am thinking about doing is making an Old School Arcade PC. I am currently think about setting this up as a one of those arcade table. Simulare to one of these guys



And from there, I am going to be putting a rather basic PC so I can run ROMs and Classic Arcade games from it. Display will be a 19' or 22' TFT display. I am also thinking about setting this up so I can use my Xbox 360 with it too.

Reason why i am going for a table top as appose to a Upright Arcade Cabinet is so i can use it as an coffee table when i am not gaming.
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"coffee table when I am not gaming"

sounds very interesting
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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"coffee table when I am not gaming"

sounds very interesting
Why not? What i can have a TFT monitor under a piece of glass. I could possibly have it turned on with a screen saver running too. It I really want to do that, I would want least 22" display.

Simple fact is that I do have a table for when i want to use it as a table.

Right now I am just doing some putting together some conscepts and ideas. I will be moving house shortly so I don't see myself building any thing just yet.
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Nice, go for it....make sure to keep the build lop updated.
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I would use a rear projection tv at 40" they can be had for very cheap now a days
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sounds like a fun project!

do you have any of the matirials ready?
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Is it going to look like an arcade system? If so, that is REALLY geeky man...no offense meant by it, just saying. It sounds like a cool idea, i would do it differently though. I would make it a sort of work stations type thing, leaning for you could be sitting on a couch and using it, although it would not really be able to be used for a coffee table.
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I would use a rear projection tv at 40" they can be had for very cheap now a days
The rear projection TV's have a terrible viewing angle and probly wouldn't work in this situation.
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The rear projection TV's have a terrible viewing angle and probly wouldn't work in this situation.
I didn't know that, just knew they wer cheap big screens that I have seen used in many arcade cabinet style builds.
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I say its an amazing idea. Just grab a TV instead of an LCD monitor. If i were you i would try to make it less like the above pic and more like Microsoft's Surface, like a full table sized thing.

You can grab a 32" LCD TV for cheap now adays.
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