Hey chaps, So I finished my Prodigy Build (Link HERE) and after that I've been very busy.. haven't had time to post a build log - but I've made some decent progress with the build, so I thought I'd share with you guys, so here goes: My one mate bought a 2nd hand arcade machine for a bargain and ripped out the old hardware and replaced it with his own mame PC and CRT TV - I went there a few times to help him with a few things and once it was finished I was hooked!! The amount of fun playing classic games against mates whilst having a braai, etc is epic! Specs of the build: Custom Cabinet Core 2 Quad Q8200 4GB DDR2 800MHz Memory Gigabyte HD5450 1GB 80GB System HDD 500GB HDD for storage (Will be running MAME, SNES, DreamCast, PS1 and Xbox 1 roms as well - so quite a bit of space is needed) DELL 19" 4:3 Monitor Genius SW-F2.1 1500 Speakers iPAC 2 (32 input) USB controller Sanwa 8-way joysticks Illuminated buttons with microswitches I proceeded imported my buttons, joysticks and iPAC controller + wiring kit - The theme for the arcade was decided to be all black with a hulk theme and the name I decided on is: Hulkade© I did a huge amount or research and switched between a good couple of cabinet designs, but eventually I ended up designing one myself and created a basic template to illustrate what it would hopefully look like once completed... This was my initial design still incorporating the 22" LCD I had bought, but I have since changed over to a 19" 4:3 screen as 99% of the games I will be playing was designed for 4:3 screens: I received my box of arcade goodies a week or two after I placed the order, I decided to go with illuminated buttons (these are my actual buttons, pretty neat) : I was going to go buy 2 sheets of 16mm MDF board, but then my girlfriend's father said he's got a few sheets of superwood I can get for free - given, it's a little thick at 23mm, but it was free so I didn't say no. Using the old company car to transport the wood - rofl! We then got to work and after a lot of measuring planning, the first board and initial shape of the cabinet was found: We then cut the base and attached some wheels - to make it a little easier to move this behemoth around. Started with the rest of the assembly: Basic frame and back sorted: Wheel clearance is perfect: Marquee section added as well: I had a piece of wood cut at a 45° angle to fit the speakers, and then cut the holes for the speakers and attached the panel: I then fitted the marquee light: Made it so that the control panel fits on a drawer system so that I have easy access to the keyboard and mouse as well as quick removal of entire panel if I needed to work on the CP buttons, etc: I made a trap door at the back for easy access to the PC and everything inside if need arises to work on it: Cooling for the cabinet: Fitted (I used a 127mm hole cutting bit, rather too big than too small and one won't see the holes anyway as it'll be against a wall and on the inside) : Monitor level and monitor in place: I then proceeded to start with the button placement and cutting of the wood: All done: Countersunk the joystick mounting plates: I then had all the plexi cut for the marquee area, front bezel and 2x panels that will cover the control panel (one spare if I **** up one. ) : That's what I've got for now - will start filling the holes and get everything ready for painting - cab will be all black and then I'll have some self adhesive vinyl printed for the sides and control panel. Will update once I have made some more progress, still lots of work ahead.