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Rebuilding MAME cabinet, need advice on replacing PC

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August 28, 2010 9:58:49 PM

I'm rebuilding my old MAME cabinet. The PC is shot. I've got a million projects already going. Can someone suggest a decent barebones PC (either specs or place to get one), and a video card? Thanks much!
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August 28, 2010 11:24:11 PM

If all that system needs to do is run MAME, then I'd probably check ebay or craigslist for an old dell P4 system. You should be able to find any number of systems for under $100. On-board graphics should be more than enough for your purposes.

Other option (if you have one locally) is a Computer Renaissance store.

-Wolf sends
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August 29, 2010 12:14:16 AM

Actually, I'm able to get the machine up and running, it's just slow. It's an old Athlon 1.20 Ghz with 512 ram. It's using an All in Wonder card with 256 ram. Would updating the system memory and video card be better than buying a new rig, or would it still be draggy? Wanting to run MAME, Daphne, and Hyperspin decently. I figured for what it would cost to get more memory and a better video card I could get a shuttle or something. (Not sure how shuttles do with Mame though)
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August 29, 2010 11:34:47 PM

Thank the info!
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