Going back to this for a bit, In addition to that Baby Pac-Man machine from the other thread, I did order the RecRoomMaster's arcade cabinet kit with 4-player joysticks so that will be coming in next month.
Looking at what computer to put in it, I'll check Microcenter refurbs for a processor near what you suggested.
Will I need any video card? Or will standard video from the motherboard work for MAME? And if I need a video card, is there a similar "recommended low-end" like you gave me for what to look for in a CPU?
EDIT: After looking a bit on their web site, I may be going with this one unless someone finds some huge argument against it. It's about $50 more than the "4th gen i5" I was looking at. https://www.microcenter.com/product/0503304/pavilion-570-p047c-desktop-computer-refurbished
Edited by Llaffer (02/10/19 09:53 PM)