More progress today. I started off by placing the monitor in the frame for a little visual size comparison. I like the way it fits so I decided to proceed as planned.
I would have left the base on the monitor but I need the space for the computer motherboard and power supply under there So I mounted a board across with the proper angle. You can see one of the major blemishes the wood from Lowes had. I just used it in a place where no one will see it.
Here it is all mounted up.
The monitor I am using has standard vesa 100mm mounting holes so it made this a snap. This thing is sturdy!
Now I mounted the lower part of the marquee bracket and drilled out holes for the speakers.
Here it is with the front board and control panel board cut. The hole in the center is for the add coin button. Almost all wood has been cut. The back board is also cut but still needs holes cut for the PSU and vents.
Plenty of space for the computer and PSU. Ans still has room for speaker amp, hard drive and control panel wiring. I am using an amd athlon 3800 with 4GB ram. Mame and most retro console emulators don’t need a lot of video acceloration so the built on nvidia graphics will work just fine. I had this PC in my full mame machine intill a week ago before I upgraded it to a dual core that I got at a yard sale for $5 so I know it will work just fine.
More to come…