A friend and I are considering putting together a MAME machine in an old cocktail style arcade cabinet. We're aiming for the vertical style, and have come up with a list of roughly 30 games we'd like to include. So we have the cabinet, the list, and at least a good idea of how we'd like the controls to look (one of us is lefty the other righty so we compromised). But from there we're somewhat at a loss as to where to start. Are there any recommended monitors? How about the computer itself, I assume it doesn't need to be very powerful, but what about operating system? Does it have windows but just skips into loading MAME? And finally is there a company or website who's arcade inputs (joysticks, spinners, buttons) come highest recommended? Thanks for your time, and patience with this newbie trying to figure it all out.
p.s. There are obviously things I'm missing here, if anyone feels like going through and explaining what else i need to have in mind, it would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by MaksMillion (07/10/12 01:57 AM)