Looking to put together a MAME cabinet

Hey guys I’m new around here and the search function seems to be broken…

I had a couple of questions about putting together a cabinet.

First off…
Those of you that tore out an old cabinet, which cabinets did you use? (ie obviously not a pac-man cab bc it would be far too small…)
Which one provides the most universal size?

Also what monitor is suggested?

Thanks in advance

do what i did…

buy a used or new sit down machine like a blast city. these are easy to mod and parts are very accessible.

mame conversions are easy on these since all you would need is a jamma card and a used pc.