Well, here it is, at long last, I finally have a dedicated PC to fit into my MAME Cabinet.
This little fella came pre-installed with a legit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit.
It has a dual core Pentium 3.20GHz processor, 4 gigs of RAM, and Terrabyte Sata 3 harddrive.
In short, it more than meets my needs for the cabinet.
Unfortunately it had previously been on loan to a woman in her 60's so it also came pre-installed with a fair amount amount of adware and enough browser toolbars to fill half the screen.
Even more unfortunately, in attempting to wire my mini amp from an internal source in the PC I managed to blow it up, the amp that is, not the PC, so I need to get a replacement.
If you take a look at the budget I set out in this post you will see that I have £14.50 left in the budget, with allocated £9.99 for wood filler.
Which leaves me £4.16p for a replacement amp...
Yes, I know that says £4.17 but what's a penny between friends?
So that's my budget spent. Any other calamities and I will have failed my target of building the whole thing for £50 (and a penny).
But lets not forget the main news here, that being the arrival of the PC.
Now that I the base unit it's great knowing that I can kick off 2014 by getting stuck into construction and assembly part of the project.
Happy new year everyone.