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I love shoot'm ups. Love them. Chief among them is my favorite shump of all time, Aero Fighters. Played it college, I pumped a lot of coins into it.

I turn 30 this year, and I figured it would be a good time to justify something semi outlandish. Among the possibilities is a legit arcade cabinet with Aero Fighters.

The problem? I have no car. I can't rent a truck. And I'm not handy with tools. The other issue is power consumption, I'm not sure what strain this will have on the hydro bill.

So there's two options I think at this point. One is to get a JAMMA cabinet with a JAMMA card. The second is to find a MAME cabinet and try to set up some MAME.

Not sure which will be more cost effective and efficient with hydro.

Anyone have experience with this?

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Depends on what you have in the guts of your cabinet. Most cabinets are really a very ornate tower containing a very simple, singular motherboard to operate one thing; whatever game you have. I'd assume any emulator you put in a cabinet would be on a far more elegant (and generally speaking, more power consuming) motherboard and an actual drive to hold the emulator program as opposed to a ROM file built into the board. However, with emulation you can actually record save data, such as high scores, and power down most machines, whereas with an actual cabinet the scores reset on powering off. The drawback to emulation is it's fuzzy legality.

In short, it'd use about as much power as your PC depending on how long it was on.

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