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Arcade cabinet build GPU Question ????

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  • 29-04-2020 8:52pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 7


    Hi everybody

    I am currently building an arcade cabinet, I want to play Mame , neogeo , Sega genesis And Nes.

    Was wondering what type of gpu do I need ?

    Was looking at a 128mb gpu for cheap

    My cpu is an i5 so that should be fine and I've 8gb ram

    Any suggestions welcomed

    Thanks in advance

    Mike


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Help & Feedback Category Moderators Posts: 25,148 CMod ✭✭✭✭Spear


    If it's an i5, are you sure it has a slot that'll fit a GPU old enough to have 128mb of RAM? Cards that old tend to be AGP or PCI, not PCI-e.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Not particularity well read on arcade builds but why the need for a 128mb card?

    Surely you could get all of that to run off of a raspberry pie board or with what you have using on board graphics and something like RetroArch for windows? Last I checked even Kodi let you play games to something like Libreelec running on a pi ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7 ARCADEMANIAC


    Hi spear thanks for the reply

    this is the gpu im getting Dell Nvidia P280 7300le It says it is PCI-E .

    All I want on the cab is arcade games and the 8 bit or 16 bit era anyway


  • Registered Users Posts: 7 ARCADEMANIAC


    Not particularity well read on arcade builds but why the need for a 128mb card?

    Surely you could get all of that to run off of a raspberry pie board or with what you have using on board graphics and something like RetroArch for windows? Last I checked even Kodi let you play games to something like Libreelec running on a pi ?

    Hi thanks for the reply

    I need any card to get an image from my pc to the screen as there are no outputs on the motherboard I don't want to break the bank on the build as im trying to do everything on the cheap


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 18,273 CMod ✭✭✭✭Nody


    Well here's a full rasperry pi build for you with software; that's about $150 inc. everything and an monitor output from it; it's simply seems you're over complicating things.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,703 ✭✭✭✭K.O.Kiki


    You should look into switching to MiSTer FPGA.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Help & Feedback Category Moderators Posts: 25,148 CMod ✭✭✭✭Spear


    Hi thanks for the reply

    I need any card to get an image from my pc to the screen as there are no outputs on the motherboard I don't want to break the bank on the build as im trying to do everything on the cheap

    Please tell me you're not actually paying money for that card, and it was free.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7 ARCADEMANIAC


    Nody wrote: »
    Well here's a full ; that's about $150 inc. everything and an monitor output from it; it's simply seems you're over complicating things.

    Thanks for the info

    I have a pc and a 40 inch tv for it so don't need anything but a graphics card


  • Registered Users Posts: 7 ARCADEMANIAC


    K.O.Kiki wrote: »
    You should look into switching to .


    OMG that looks so complicated to me lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 7 ARCADEMANIAC


    Spear wrote: »
    Please tell me you're not actually paying money for that card, and it was free.

    I actually went with this

    https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-7300gs-gv-nx73g256d-rh/p/N82E16814125041

    for 20 euros


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