> Hi Everyone. I seem to be having bad luck with PC mainboards.
> My mainboard died again in my arcade machine. I was thinking of maybe using a Rasbery
> Pi instead of a PC. has anyone here tried it yet?
I've repeatedly advised against it, and true to form people did it anyway and it ended in tears. At least one guy did own up afterwards that it was a terrible idea
The RPi has the computing power of a PC from the mid-1990s, before MAME was started. There are, shall we say, significant compromises in emulation quality involved in making any kind of emulation run on a platform that constrained and so MAMEdev strongly recommends you look elsewhere. Something like a Gigabyte BRIX with a Core i5 or i7 will give you full modern PC power in a tiny attractive case and should run stock MAME and popular frontends quite well on either Windows 7 or Linux.