MAME Bar Top Arcade


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Im looking into making a bar top MAME cabinet and i was looking to get some help with the plans. Id like to make something similar to this.

There are two things i would like to change about the one in the picture are i would like to have the control panel at a slant, and im thinking about making mine bigger. I plan on using a straight 6 button happ layout and an i-pac2 to hook it up to the PC. I had something like a 17-19’’ crt monitor in mind with some computer parts i have laying around. I have no real experience in this type of thing, so does anyone know about how much building something simple like this would run me? ( just the cab itself). The one in the picture was like $250 but that seems crazy to me. Thanks for any help.