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I’ve recently had a second attempt at building my LB setup having taken some time off and essentially started from scratch. I achieved more this time around and I’m on a roll. It is nice to have a setup running on my PC and connected to my TV but deep down I would love to have a bar top or full arcade cabinet setup. The prospect of constructing an Arcade cabinet seem from the outside looking in to be slightly more involved/complicated than just doing a straight forward LB build. 

I’d Really like to get something up and running over the next 6 months or so but don’t really know where to start. I’m based in the UK and see a large selection of retailers in the US that provide all manner of cases, even huge 4 player plug in and play modular controller. Unfortunately most won’t ship to the UK 

I’d be interested in hearing about your experiences during your builds, and any pitfalls you came across during the process. Also any recommendations on buttons, joysticks, monitors, light guns etc would be most appreciated.

 

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i get all my stuff from them there really good.

https://www.arcadeworlduk.com/categories/arcade-cabinets-kits/bar-top-cabinet-kits.html

https://www.arcadeworlduk.com/products/Flat-Pack-Upright-Arcade-Cabinet-Kit.html

upright cab is wot i av got but i modified the control panel.

i also have a two player control panel i can change them when needed.

IMG_2240.thumb.JPG.2c2649b4cd5be5d9ef6be88fc10d84d8.JPGyou could also do this just get a control panel and work of that.

https://www.arcadeworlduk.com/products/bitcade-4-player-empty-arcade-control-panel-kit-black-melamine.html

 

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9 minutes ago, andyco47 said:

i get all my stuff from them there really good.

https://www.arcadeworlduk.com/categories/arcade-cabinets-kits/bar-top-cabinet-kits.html

https://www.arcadeworlduk.com/products/Flat-Pack-Upright-Arcade-Cabinet-Kit.html

upright cab is wot i av got but i modified the control panal.

IMG_2240.thumb.JPG.2c2649b4cd5be5d9ef6be88fc10d84d8.JPG

 

How was it to build and setup?

Thanks for the info

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easy to build the rest is upto you it comes with a basic two player control panel but didnt like it so made my own a one player and a two player both with a spinner and a trak ball which i can change when needed.also got the gun from them aswell plus i have added wii controllers to.

i am also working on this at the mo a pinball cab.

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