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Jamma build cost?
« on: November 28, 2018, 10:50:12 pm »
So i'm planning to build a new machine hopefully soon. It's going to be a ms pacman cabaret style. I've been researching how to build a jamma system and i think i could firure it out with a bit of help. What i'm curious about is the cost of a mame cab (ising an old pc) vs a 60 in 1 jamma game.  My cost sheet for the mame cab comes out to about $600.00 Is that comparable to a jamma build? Here is my cost sheet to give an idea of my thinking.Thanks!



cabaret arcade project
2 sheets wood      70
marquee         25
t molding       20
slot cutter       25
ipac                  45
clamps              15
2 magstick p    74.00
ultimark shipp     19

disconnects   10.00

paint               20.00

plex. glass      15.00


wood                  10.00

Buttons                          $14.00

speakers          25

monitor board          30
sideart            30
bezel               43

c.p.o.                  30
wire                10
speaker grills  10
retainer strip      12
key board 20
artwork  shipping 18
total. $590.00
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Re: Jamma build cost?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 11:08:40 pm »
60 in 1 is a little cheaper compared to using an old dumpster PC, but the dumpster PC is way, way better. I had a Midway cocktail with a 166mhz CPU in it and some sort of DOS Mame back in 2003 or so, and even that ancient CPU and software setup was better than the 60 in 1 is today.

I scratchbuilt a 60 in 1 with an oak cabinet, real crt monitor and the Happ Pac-Man replacement stick a few years back. Almost no one played it and I was thrilled to trade the thing for a Golden Axe conversion in average condition.
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Re: Jamma build cost?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 11:19:34 pm »
$10,000
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Re: Jamma build cost?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 11:23:40 pm »
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Re: Jamma build cost?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2018, 01:58:11 am »
60 in 1 is a little cheaper compared to using an old dumpster PC, but the dumpster PC is way, way better. I had a Midway cocktail with a 166mhz CPU in it and some sort of DOS Mame back in 2003 or so, and even that ancient CPU and software setup was better than the 60 in 1 is today.

I scratchbuilt a 60 in 1 with an oak cabinet, real crt monitor and the Happ Pac-Man replacement stick a few years back. Almost no one played it and I was thrilled to trade the thing for a Golden Axe conversion in average condition.
                                              Thanks. I think a pc may be a good way to go. O have one thats only 4 years old and i suppose it would be better to be albe to play other games not offered on the  jamma pcb.

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Re: Jamma build cost?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 07:25:53 am »
$5

Put a Pi Zero in it.

Plays everything full speed for Mame4all and you do not need an encoder board.

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Re: Jamma build cost?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2018, 01:53:16 pm »
Crt or lcd?

Jamma multi boards are zero configuration. You can boot quick and can kill power. Canít do that with a normal pc build. If I were to go with a Jamma multi board, my project would have been done years ago. Ps it costs some money to get my pc to run current software while having an 11 second boot time. Arcades are usually instant.

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Re: Jamma build cost?
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 05:16:20 am »
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Re: Jamma build cost?
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 05:17:37 am »
$5

Put a Pi Zero in it.

Plays everything full speed for Mame4all and you do not need an encoder board.

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I did look into that. It looked like they were a nightmare to program. Software is not my strong point.

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Re: Jamma build cost?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2018, 10:52:36 pm »
You can use retropie on a pi, its not hard to setup. I can answer any questions you might have.

https://retropie.org.uk - Download the retropie image to put on an sd card.