- 53 months ago
Looking for advice on a build for an inexpensive (ideally $200 or less) PC to run an arcade cabinet that I'm building. I'll likely just be putting the components directly into the cabinet, so no tower needed, just parts (processor, motherboard, memory, and power source). A graphics card (or, more likely, integrated GPU) would be necessary as well, but my understanding is that most emulators do better with maxing out processor clock speed as much as possible and only require a fairly basic GPU. Motherboard would ideally be a MicroITX, as there's not a lot of space in the cabinet.
I'm hoping to emulate mostly older games (nothing more recent than early 2000's), so this doesn't need to be anything fancy. I'll run this off of either an old version of Windows I have lying around or possibly Linux; either way, OS not required.
Any advice would be much appreciated, especially if anyone has ever build for this purpose before. I'm new to building computers but thought this would be a fun project to try it out...