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    Xagesz
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    @jage

     

    So my first cabinet is approaching completion. Its not perfect but its very playable and very enjoyable. I did thoroughly enjoy building it but little things on it irk me and I want to start anew to really get everything right this time around.

    Original Build:

     

    —PC

    i5 2600k oc’d 4.5

    8gb DDR3

    760 GTX

    120gb SSD

     

     

    —Cabinet

    Custom Build
    46/32/PinDMD1

    4 220mm Fans

    GPWiz for controls

    Painted Black no artwork.

    Custom Black Trim all around. No Chrome.

    PinSound

     

    This is my old setup. The new setup is completely different. I will have everything on it that this is missing as well as update some parts that on mine left me lagging behind slightly and bothered me overtime. Its cheaper to build new then replace everything I already had.

     

    —NEW PC

    i5 6600K

    16gb DDR4

    1060 GTX 6GB

    240 SSD

     

    I just built a pc for an individual with this same parts list and I was VERY impressed with it. I know it will run VP well. But if someone sees something I should consider changing. Please let me know

     

    —NEW CABINET

    -Blackwater Cab (This cab i got for free in a trade and since most of the trim is there it seems like a good candidate for the overhaul. My old machine was HUGE and not fun to move. This is a standard size cab and should be far easier for long term moving.

     

    -Refinish all trim in black again. I really do hate chrome.

     

    -PinDMD3 ( I had a PinDMD1 and missing out on alot of features was heartbreaking)

     

    -Force Feedback (Right now I will probably go with ZebsBoards ez install kit as I don’t have alot of experience in this market but may change my mind)

     

    -ZebsBoards plunger / controller / nudge for obvious reasons

     

    -Monitors (28″ Backglass as it fits perfectly in between the cabinet as it sits plus I can get glass over it.) (40″ Commercial Monitor. I am considering either a Seiki SM40UNP or a Samsung DB40E) They will fit niciely in my cab with minimal routing it. As well as not having to decase my screens. I want to try and leave as is this time around. Hence the 28 and 40)

     

    -Pinsound Again Most Likely.

     

     

    I plan to not cut open the back of either the pincab or the backbox. I want to try and make this where everything is accessible from the front after removing glass. I picked up a nice Air Compressor and will prime and paint this entire cab that way. To include White inside and black everywhere else. That way i can see what I am doing.

     

    The Blackwater cab has dual buttons so these are all getting replaced with new ones but staying leaf switches.

     

     

    If anyone has any extra tips they would be appreciated. I have about $3500 set aside for this project. I know thats enough since I have done one once already.

     

     

    Pics are of my first build. And the new. Feedback is appreciated.

    Jack Of All Trades
    Master of None
    Always better than a master of one.

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    #39089
    Xagesz
    Participant
    @jage

    The cabinet is in the middle of patch work now. Its a slow process to fill in all these little bits.

    Jack Of All Trades
    Master of None
    Always better than a master of one.

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    #39108
    randr
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    @randr
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    Old cab looks good. Was the blackwater just a shell? or do you have the rest?

    Looks like you know what your doing by the old one.  :good:

    keep the updates coming everyone likes to see a build progress

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    #39109
    Xagesz
    Participant
    @jage

    Blackwater was a shell but I do have the whole wiring harness Ford of someone needs it and I also have the fuse panel in a couple odds and ends pieces but for the most part it was a shell. The cabinet though is a hair too skinny and finding a 40 inch screen that fits even decased is borderline hard. I just need lockdown bar and legs. All other bits are there.

    Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk

    Jack Of All Trades
    Master of None
    Always better than a master of one.

    #39117
    Al
    Participant
    @alandee
    Member

    Nice! Just finishing up my first one I can’t wait to start a second one when I have some $ to do it all again properly and with what you learn the first time around !

    Cheers,

    al

    #39132
    Xagesz
    Participant
    @jage

    Progress:

    I am still doing patch work. I went through a tub of epoxy. And a tub of wood filler on the small stuff. Tonight I’ll sand it down to a hopefully final look.

    Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk

    Jack Of All Trades
    Master of None
    Always better than a master of one.

    #39133
    Xagesz
    Participant
    @jage

    Double Post

    Jack Of All Trades
    Master of None
    Always better than a master of one.

    #39515
    Xagesz
    Participant
    @jage

    Progress is slow as I am moving and waiting on mine to sell.

    But I primed it with an hvlp gun. First time ever so It’s a learning process at the moment.

    Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk

    Jack Of All Trades
    Master of None
    Always better than a master of one.

    #59214
    Xagesz
    Participant
    @jage

    Forgot this thread….. Ooops.

    New build is underway. I have Piles of parts on hand. Just waiting on my supplier for the cabinet. And then Ill print art same day the cabinet arrives.

    Jack Of All Trades
    Master of None
    Always better than a master of one.

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