Component Overview and Cost
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Total Project Cost: $1614.23
I tried my hardest to keep it under $1000, but apparently that was an unrealistic goal. The biggest expense was, by far, the computer. The monitors were second (although I got really good deals on mine). The rest of the money went for controls, construction materials, and paint.
Here's a breakdown of what I needed to build my machine. You can find full details on all of the components here.
Cabinet and Cabinet Parts
- 1966 Williams A-Go-Go cabinet (no glass, no rails)
- Pinball Glass
- Williams Rails (the wide kind) and plastic glass guides
- 1 2 x 4 x .5" sheet of plywood (back door)
- Playfield: 37" RCA-37LA45RQ 1080p LCD TV (got a steal on one with a cracked frame on eBay--$160!)
- Backglass: 29" Hitachi LE29H306 720p LED TV
- DMD: 15" LCD Acer Monitor (another eBay deal--$16 with shipping)
- CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6 GHZ Quad-Core
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H
- Ram: 8GB Kingston RAM
- HDD: 500 GB Western Digital 7200 RPM
- Graphics 1 (Playfield): EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB
- Graphics 2 (Backglass and DMD): Motherboard (The A8 has an AMD Radeon HD 7560D GPU on-chip)
- Power Supply: Diablotek PSUL775 (775 Watt)
- Case: Generic Mini-Tower with 2 Fans
- OS: Windows XP Professional
Buttons and Such
- NanoTech Digital Plunger/Mot-Ion Package
- 2x Red flipper buttons (original cabinet buttons with new leaf switches)
- 2x Green Magna-Save buttons (standard micro-switch arcade buttons)
- 3x Ultimarc Ultralux Chrome LED buttons--Yellow (Start), Green (Coin), and Red (Exit/Pause)
- 1 Williams Launch Ball button
- 1 Black power button (standard micro-switch arcade button)
- Cambridge Soundworks cube speakers and sub woofer.
- 16-Outlet "Smart" Surge Protector
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