Arcade Projects >> Arcade Paradise
In case you care, this is the PC that's inside the Arcade Paradise cabinet. Don't laugh at my puny computer or I will punch you in the face.
- Motherboard: Asus TX97
A good, solid BX board. It's actually the replacement for the AOpen AP53 board that I fried out when screwing around trying to map out a hacked keyboard. Oops.
- Processor: Pentium 200MHz MMX
This is from my old "main" box. At the time that I bought it, the P-200 MMX was the fastest processor on the market; I think I spent about $1,575,000 for it then. Little did I know at the time that it would end up in an arcade cabinet.
- RAM: 96 MB SDRAM
64MB purchased + 32MB donated by T.
- Hard Drive: 2.5 GB Fujitsu
I've never had a problem with Fujitsu drives. Nice and quiet, too.
- Video Card: Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 4MB PCI
Purchased at the same time as the P-200 MMX, and it too was HOT STUFF back then. Ah well. It works great in MAME, so no complaints.
- Sound Card: Creative SoundBlaster AWE64 Gold
Great output and reliability, and I've had nothing but total compatability with MAME. As an added bonus, it has RCA-style plugs, which is what the speakers that I'm using take.
- Speakers: Yahama
Donated by T when he upgraded his computer's speakers. They're just sitting on either side of the monitor inside the cabinet.
- NIC: Intel EtherExpress 16A
Yeah, yeah...so it's a 10BaseT ISA card. Shut up; it was free, all right? Actually, in all seriousness, olders cards like this are kinda nice, because Windows recognizes them and installs the appropriate drivers right away. And it's not like I need 100BaseT in the cabinet.
So there you have it...nothin' fancy at all. It's a tad bit slow on some of the more resource-piggy late-80s / early-90s games, but it plays all of the classics beautifully.