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« Reply #120 on: March 15, 2012, 05:04:19 pm »
I thought that might be it, but it didn't look like P1's stick was that close to the corner.

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« Reply #121 on: March 15, 2012, 06:20:21 pm »
I may have missed this in the thread, but what's the purpose of the curved cuts in the t-molding of the left corner of the CP box?

its to allow clearance for the sticks when the lid is closed.
Does that mean there was in fact a flaw when building this cab?

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« Reply #122 on: March 16, 2012, 03:37:07 am »
Such a nice blue wiring job and then I see the ugly power supply and accompanying cable mess. Why don't you use a decent modular power supply? Modular means you can remove all those wires that you are not using. Just as an example:
 

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« Reply #123 on: March 16, 2012, 04:10:35 am »
PSU is just mock up at the mo..... might get a full atx not looked at the PSU cables yet.

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« Reply #124 on: March 16, 2012, 05:13:17 am »
Nice to see you making a second cab, i can see you learned from version 1. its more in proportion now.

just make sure your hdd istn mounted directly to the mdf, it will make loud noise, and those small fans make pitch sounds, maybe replace them with 1 big one..
like the back and lights!

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« Reply #125 on: March 16, 2012, 06:16:25 am »
Nice to see you making a second cab, i can see you learned from version 1. its more in proportion now.

just make sure your hdd istn mounted directly to the mdf, it will make loud noise, and those small fans make pitch sounds, maybe replace them with 1 big one..
like the back and lights!

yeah got afew on the drawing board lol

yeah the hdd will have anti vibration and the fans will be very low rpm.

nice to see you have a 2nd cab also  :laugh:

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« Reply #126 on: March 19, 2012, 09:59:06 am »
Any particular reason you went with such a large gauge wire?

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« Reply #127 on: March 19, 2012, 11:56:13 am »
Any particular reason you went with such a large gauge wire?

no not really.... just want it to match to build colours

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« Reply #128 on: April 08, 2012, 07:03:57 pm »


Added the sideart and t-mould we're very happy with the colour choice :D

will post some better pics once its 100% and not 99.999%
















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« Reply #129 on: April 08, 2012, 08:32:10 pm »
WOW!

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« Reply #130 on: April 08, 2012, 08:32:39 pm »
Sweet

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« Reply #131 on: April 08, 2012, 08:47:28 pm »
That sure turned out nice.  I'm surprised how much it reminds me of the original cabinet.  Very well done.   :applaud:


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« Reply #132 on: April 09, 2012, 04:54:43 am »
10/10 Great Job Man!!!! :applaud:

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« Reply #133 on: April 09, 2012, 08:10:55 am »
That is as classy as can be man.   :applaud: The white really pops, well done all around. 

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« Reply #134 on: April 28, 2012, 05:47:44 pm »
Finished some little bits today and got the leds buttons on!..... as well  as some new white chairs :D

will take pics of the inside tomorrow;


















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« Reply #135 on: April 28, 2012, 05:59:50 pm »
 :applaud: :applaud:

Slicker than snail snot man that looks great.  Prolly time to change the thread title to "Uber-badass Space Invaders Complete" or something.

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« Reply #136 on: April 28, 2012, 06:14:47 pm »
Awesome!!!!  :notworthy:

'Nuff said  ;)

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« Reply #137 on: April 29, 2012, 11:28:23 am »
Inside the Mothership;






















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« Reply #138 on: April 29, 2012, 11:55:18 am »
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« Reply #139 on: April 29, 2012, 12:06:58 pm »
Just wow! Amazing!  :applaud:

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« Reply #140 on: April 29, 2012, 12:19:03 pm »
thanks guys........ just not sure what to do next..... prob a cocktail maybe  :-\

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« Reply #141 on: April 29, 2012, 07:15:49 pm »
Uuuuhhh... I've been following this build for a bit, and I think you've really succeeded with what you were going for, a modernized Space Invaders. Hafta say I was skeptical, but... :notworthy:

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« Reply #142 on: April 29, 2012, 07:34:14 pm »
I'm about to start painting my cab and your black sections look perfect. What kind of paint did you use and how many coats. Any additional magical painting tips would be great too.

I'd love to see a cocktail table next. :)

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« Reply #143 on: April 29, 2012, 07:41:48 pm »
I'd be proud to have this cab sitting in my game room, well done.

 :cheers:

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« Reply #144 on: April 30, 2012, 03:58:54 am »
I'd be proud to have this cab sitting in my game room, well done.

 :cheers:

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again thx for the comments guys;

paint.... i'll have to get back to you on brand.... i'll have a look at the tins......

two coats with a brush..... 3rd with a roller...... lets it go tacky and go over it again with the roller (gives a texture effect)

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« Reply #145 on: May 03, 2012, 01:45:42 am »
Awesome job, looks like a shop bought one not a scratch built one  :applaud:  8)

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« Reply #146 on: May 03, 2012, 03:46:19 am »
You have wayyyyyyy too many buttons for space invaders!   :D

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« Reply #147 on: May 03, 2012, 11:02:58 am »
Voting now for best cab of 2012  :)

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« Reply #148 on: May 03, 2012, 12:03:49 pm »
Thx man! where's that thread then lol  :lol

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« Reply #149 on: May 03, 2012, 12:19:33 pm »
Thx man! where's that thread then lol  :lol

About 10 months from now.  Long time between now and then, better keep busy... just sayin'  ;D

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« Reply #150 on: May 03, 2012, 07:31:19 pm »
Very well done, jahilton2002. I like the design for the joystick and buttons, and the colors you chose for them blends in very well with the rest of the cabinet. I'm looking for a cooling fan or two for the MAME cabinet that me and my father are using. What type did you use for your Space Invades cabinet? 

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« Reply #151 on: May 04, 2012, 06:28:38 am »
Very well done, jahilton2002. I like the design for the joystick and buttons, and the colors you chose for them blends in very well with the rest of the cabinet. I'm looking for a cooling fan or two for the MAME cabinet that me and my father are using. What type did you use for your Space Invades cabinet? 

just a low rpm 120mm fans with grills..... LEDS to match the colour of the cab.... hope that helps

thx

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« Reply #152 on: May 04, 2012, 11:21:13 am »
Thank you. That will be a great help with the assembly of my own MAME cabinet. I was referred to this section for looking to see how other people have applied cooling fans to their PC, so your thread has been a major help. Thank you again.

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« Reply #153 on: May 04, 2012, 12:36:52 pm »
Thank you. That will be a great help with the assembly of my own MAME cabinet. I was referred to this section for looking to see how other people have applied cooling fans to their PC, so your thread has been a major help. Thank you again.

no probs glad to of helped

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« Reply #154 on: May 04, 2012, 04:43:11 pm »
Newegg has some cheaper 4 packs of 120mm fans.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200061

Not meaning to threadjack.  I'm loving the inside of your cab by the way.  It reminds me of an expensive server rack, something that you would see being prototyped in a cleanroom somewhere.  You expect fog to pour out from your liquid nitrogen cooling.  Pretty amazing stuff. :notworthy:

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« Reply #155 on: May 04, 2012, 04:49:15 pm »
Newegg has some cheaper 4 packs of 120mm fans.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200061

Thank you for the link, those fans look like they would work for my project. Anyhow, good job on the cabinet. Space Invaders is one of my favorite arcade games as well.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2012, 05:03:39 pm by ArcadeSeeker962 »

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« Reply #156 on: May 04, 2012, 05:00:12 pm »
Fantastic build - in my top ten right now.  Great job!

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« Reply #157 on: May 05, 2012, 10:36:36 pm »
Very nice.   :applaud:  :notworthy:  :cheers:

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« Reply #158 on: July 22, 2012, 03:10:03 pm »
gotta say it is a fantastic cab.you should go into business with your uncle.watched your videos yesterday and it looks even better (if that's possible) than in the pics. noticed your'e from england and would be interested where you got your artwork printed and what sort of price you paid (if it's not been too cheeky  :)  )