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A few questions...
« on: July 02, 2002, 04:04:10 pm »
Hi all,

I'm new here, and I'm attempting to build my own cab, starting with the control panel!  If someone could help me out with the following questions I'd be very grateful!  :)

1) Are the spinners from Oscar Controls any good?  I'm thinking of buying their pro-spinner and linking it up to a Hagstrom ME4 along with a Happs 3" trackball.  Does this sound ok?

2) I have some 5/8" MDF lying around and was gonna use that for the top of the control panel.  Is this a good choice?

3) Was thinking of making the rest of the cabinet out of pine (my other half will let me keep it in the house then as it will go with the furniture!).  Is this choice of wood good or bad?

4) Whats the benefits/drawbacks of using a TV in my cab?

Thanks for any help!
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Re: A few questions...
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2002, 08:49:29 am »
I don't own the spinner. But from what I have read here. It seems to be one of the best ones for cheap and easy set up.  

Use the MDF board for the top control panel and the rest of the cabinet can be anything.  Pine is a soft wood until it is in plywood format.  I won't use a pine wood for the monitor.   If you want to make it look good matching the rest of the furniture.  Use pine on the outside only and put some strong supports on the inside like a bunch of 2x4 put toget to make a cage type look that will hold everything like a frame on the car, then put the pine wood on the outside like the body sheet on the car.  

There are no drawbacks for using the TV. Many here have done it assuming that you are using the correct connecters on the TV with the video card using the TV Out feature.  Someone mentioned a good cheap TV to buy and disassemble since when the TV is powered on it stays in the S-Video mode.

That's about all I can comment on now.  Do a search or go back and read all the postings that interest you in the last six months as it has worthy information.  Probably will answer many of your other questions that will come up along the way.
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Re: A few questions...
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2002, 10:46:52 am »
DONT GO WITH TV.end of story..it dont look right..a 27" tv has actual viewing area of 22 or 23 inchs and a 19" monitor is 19" viewable.vga arcade monitor.if you go with 19" eygo then you should.they look  very good even though its 640x480 maximum.with tv you will likely ruin your eyes.some people are always against me but trust me.an arcade vga looks a lot better.if you look around you might find 19" for like $150.thats what i paid and $25 shiping.you can also buy the $27 eygo but beware they are used.2 broke on me.and last choice,27" wg 9200..got money then buy..its too much though..for wood i really dont know much but from what i have done.pre melamine is super good.its already laminated so if you dont want chiping then use scroll saw thats all.its scrach resistent and water proof.so it will last longer.you MUST use 5/8 wood for the top panel.because if you use 3/4 then the joystick wont have the right height.this is a serious problem if you plan one putting a lexan or somethin...good luck ;)



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Re: A few questions...
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2002, 05:00:26 pm »
Thanks for your replies!

One question.... will having an Arcade Monitor limit the types of games I can play?  (for example PC games, emulated games, console games)?

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Re: A few questions...
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2002, 06:06:26 pm »
well having a 15 KHz arcade monitor is not an opition.everything is limited about having real arcade monitor..no windows,nothin...

i was talking about the 31 KHz arcade VGA monitor..it wont limit anything..i play pc games all the time..somtimes online..it look very very good..no way to explain unless you go buy one..anyone has one will tell you the same things..and for console games.there is no limit..you can use any console if you get a card that has av input..and the best one of all should be dreamcast on vga arcade monitor..MY GOD..you just have no idea how it looks...its nothing you have seen before..and vga box only cost like $15 everywhere..and ATI RAGE FURY PRO has av input so you can hook up other consoles that dont output vga signal.its look good enough.but make sure you buy the vga box for dreamcast..good luck building.. ;)
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Re: A few questions...
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2002, 02:42:49 am »
So a 31KHz Arcade VGA Monitor it is then!  Any idea which is the best model to go for in terms of value for money and quality?

Thanks for all your help!   :)
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Re: A few questions...
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2002, 11:05:43 am »
well...best value is EYGO.they are hard to find though..i got mine for $175 shiped..eygo dont exist anymore..dont buy the 27".the one from babylon new york.it will break..2 broke on me..so thats not an opition.i can help you get the 19" off who i bought it from.i can give you his # then call and see if he has any.i will look for the # if you decide on that one.he has 27" wg once for $400 shiped.right now he is out of stock.but he will get them sooner or later..you can get from wg for like $500 or so...good luck ;)
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