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    Posted: 16 February 2017 at 4:55pm
Hi guys I'm hoping this is the right section to post this question, I have taken apart an old pc and harvested the guts in hopes to build a mame pc for a cab, I have a and phenom 2 am3 board 8gb ram, I think my graphic card may be a bit too new for the project.
But basically I need a step by step on how to actually bring it all together and get it up and running as j have never done this before but am prepared to learn.
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How in depth do you need to know? as it is basically

Build working PC
Install Windows
Install MAME + Roms

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Output to monitor or arcade monitor?

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Arcade monitor
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I would.be using a crt arcade monitor,
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If Jamma, research 'JPAC' - links jamma interface (video and key inputs) to VGA out and USB keyboard inputs on the PC :) JPAC also does some 15Khz video signal protection for your arcade monitor (but you'll still need CRT Emudriver, Soft15Khz, or an ArcadeVGA card to output a proper 15Khz signal.

If you're not planning on doing Jamma, you can use any number of gamepad hacks or usb input boards for controls. Not sure on the best approach for video out in this case.. just a little VGA output amp board maybe?
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There's 2 posts pinned at the very top of the MAME section which should get you going.
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Thanks for the advice guys,will let you know how I get on
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