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  • #93857
    ChirsSolo
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    @chrissolo

    Hi folks.  I have a trashed F-14 Tomcat from Williams that I’m going to use for my first ever build.  That’s my all time favorite pinball table so it’s going to have a (hopefully) great next life.  Since the ever entertaining TerryRed youtube channel is what steered me here and since I really like his table (to the point of unhealthy obsession) I am going to try to build something similar.  I have to get the cabinet over here to my place and stripped out then I will look at my layout to determine what monitors to go with.  I need to start picking up the hardware and have been reading up on what others are using.  Does anything here stand out as not recommended:

     

    EVGA 750 Power Supply

    Geforce GTX 1070 graphics card

    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor

    Crucial MX500 500 gig SSD

    G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB memory(2 x 8)

    MSU AMD Ryzen B350 DDR4

     

    I don’t want to be too overkill but want something that won’t need replacing in six months.   I plan on having a few lights and solenoids but won’t be as fanciful as some other builds.  I will add pics here of the cabinet and update my progress.  I am not punching a clock and have no set timetable.  We are building a new home beginning fourth quarter this year and this will be for my home theater lobby.  A MAME arcade cabinet is also in my future.  We have a ton of arcade cabinets (14) and a few pinball machines (4) from our last house but the new house won’t have a dedicated arcade space since I am devoting all extra room to the home theater.  So virtual is the answer.  I am looking forward to getting to know you all as I make mistakes and ask dumb questions.

    cheers!

    #93859
    randr
    Keymaster
    @randr
    ModeratorMember

    Pictures! We like pictures :)

    and you will love the build maybe as much as playing

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    #93860
    Jesperpark
    Participant
    @jesperpark
    Member

    Looking forward to seeing the build

    There is always people willing to help with “dumb” questions, we get a lot of practice with those questions.  B-)

    Hey we were all newbs at one time

    #93861
    ChirsSolo
    Participant
    @chrissolo

    Looking forward to seeing the build

    There is always people willing to help with “dumb” questions, we get a lot of practice with those questions. B-)

    Hey we were all newbs at one time

    After I’m through you’ll all know the true meaning of dumb questions.  As soon as a few folks give me some feedback on my hardware shopping list, I’ll prove it ;)

    cheers!

    #93862
    ChirsSolo
    Participant
    @chrissolo

    Pictures! We like pictures :)

    and you will love the build maybe as much as playing

    I’ll get right on the picture taking shortly I promise

    cheers!

    #93876
    Nemo
    Participant
    @nemo
    Member

    What a cool idea ! Building a vpin out of a F14 pin  :whistle:   :yes:

     

    https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=21820

     

     

    #93905
    ChirsSolo
    Participant
    @chrissolo

    What a cool idea ! Building a vpin out of a F14 pin :whistle: :yes:

    https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=21820

    Sweet.  I have some reading to do ;)  Great minds think alike

    cheers!

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