I’m looking to start building arcade cabs with a friend of mine. I’ve been doing a ton of research and now I’m up to this point. Basically instead of using old PC’s and stuff I wanted to build my own emulator console that I can put in the cab/hook to a tv or whatever almost as if it were a normal game console. My main goal is to have it be small, presentable, not too expensive and easy to plug and play. This way I could stick them in an arcade machine or hook it up in my living room.
I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on what kind of motherboard and ect. I should look into for a project like this. It would be cool if it’s practical to build my own custom case to fit everything into it unless there’s a good cheap one on the market.
Anyway I know all the emulator front ends I can use to keep it simple. I’m probably going to be using GameEX for it. Setting all that up will be easy, I just never built my own rig before so I can use some serious advice on how to go about putting this thing together.
Also to add I want to have enough power to run programs like ggpo/mame at full speed.
Anyway I’m sorry if I’m all over the place and didn’t provide enough info on what I want to do. If anyone could point me in the right direction I’d appreciate it.