My main take away was that I wanted my mini cab to be in scale to a full sized cab. I also wanted to limit the space between the cab and the monitors to try and give it a realistic feel. At least as much as a mini cab can have. I have to give credit to dexllgamer's cab as an inspiration for my design (http://www.vpforums....p;hl=dexllgamer) although I suppose since the design is a pretty straight forward pinball cab design credit goes to the original designer of the standard pincabs. Many thanks go out to the developers of VP, FP, HP, all of the table developers (coders/artists), and all of the regulars that post on the VP and HP forums. Many thanks to Tweegster and GodSin for the awesome install guide for Visual Pinball / HyperPin / UltraVP / DMD (http://www.vpforums....u...l&f_id=4070). Of course thanks to Noah and Destruk for VPForums and their work in VP, BadBoyBill for HyperPin and forums, and Billpa for creating the HP logo which I decided to use as my cabinet theme. I am sure there are many others that deserve thanks.
My cab total costs came to $1,346. Well worth it! Parts and prices are listed below. I bought a lot of this stuff back in November of 2010 so the prices for the computer parts are likely cheaper now.
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz (OC to 3.6) - http://www.newegg.com - $92
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE AM3 AMD 880G Micro ATX - http://www.newegg.com - $60
Video Card: MSI N450GTS-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - http://www.newegg.com - $120
Solid State Drive: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX40G 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - http://www.newegg.com - $105
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - http://www.newegg.com - $70
PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 - http://www.newegg.com - $70
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - http://www.newegg.com - $100
Speakers: Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - http://www.newegg.com - $28
Ventilation Fans: APEVIA CF4SL-UBL-LED 80mm Blue LED Case Fan Qty 2 - http://www.newegg.com - $10
Playfield: Samsung BX2335 23" 2ms 1920x1080 LED BackLight LCD monitor Slim Design - http://www.newegg.com - $190
Backbox/DMD:ACER 19 inch 4:3 - used off of craigslist - $40
Buttons and Keyboard Emulator
IPAC2 - http://www.ultimarc.com - $40
Flippers ChromaLite Illuminated Pushbutton (2 blue, 2 yellow with Micro-Leaf Switch) - from http://groovygamegear.com - $19
Start ChromaLite Illuminated Pushbutton - http://groovygamegear.com - $2.35
Exit ChromaLite Illuminated Pushbutton - http://groovygamegear.com - $2.35
Pause/Genre ChromaLite Illuminated Pushbutton - http://groovygamegear.com - $2.35
Flyer ChromaLite Illuminated Pushbutton - http://groovygamegear.com - $2.35
Table Rules ChromaLite Illuminated Pushbutton - http://groovygamegear.com - $2.35
Credit ChromaLite Illuminated Pushbutton - http://groovygamegear.com - $9
Launch Ball - http://www.pinballlife.com - $5
T-Molding - Deluxe Chrome Stripe 3/4-inch T-Molding (15 feet) - http://groovygamegear.com - $10
Power Strip - Phillips - Detects Master On - Walmart - $30
BackBox and Playfield Glass - 3/16th Tempered - Local Glass Company - $55
Cabinet Wood, Screws, Paint - 3/4 inch Pine - Home Depot - $75
Cabinet Art - http://www.gameongrafix.com - Design $90 - Printing/Shipping $78
On to some pics:
It's a good day when this box arrives.
De-casing the playfield.
Here are my cab specs. I tweaked these a very minor amount as I built it so if anyone decides to use this you will want to review all of the measurements and make sure it is what you need. It should make an great starting point though. Credit goes to dexllgamer for posting his specs in this same format. I worked off of his measurements and adjusted as needed for my refinements and differing monitor dimensions.
Edited by Blitz17, 12 January 2011 - 10:05 AM.