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01:27 CST :: 1/11/2017

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Get with the times people. Your MK6 is slow and will not last forever.
Build an MK9.

Seeing as the PIUIO and Jamma are no longer sold, I will only be listing the parts needed for the computer itself, Just use your old jamma pcb and piuio. (Unless you can order one directly from Andamiro)

TOTAL COST: $150.00-$200.00 (USD) to make NEW MK9 that is BETTER than the one Andamiro released in terms of Reliability and Speed

Motherboard: (Supports up to 8GB ram total, and an LGA775 Processor)
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-G41MVS3
Power Supply: (Fits in the andamiro case, Strong enough for good hardware)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817338056
CPU (-3.4ghz-, Faster, More expensive, Ideal for StepF2 / Infinity / Prime 2), Though for more specific choices check this https://www.cpubenchmark.net/socketType.html#id5 :
http://www.ebay.com/sch/Intel+Pentium+3.4+LGA775
Thermal Compound (needed for the contact between the heatsink and CPU to dissipate heat)
https://goo.gl/2XML5Y
Fan (I have always trusted MASSCOOL, Never had one of their fans fail once!)
https://goo.gl/QTdmRB
Graphics Card (1gb 8400gs, Fast, has VGA & HDMI out, Also Ideal for StepF2 / Infinity / Prime 2)
http://www.ebay.com/sch/8400gs+1gb+evga
Ram ( 2x 240pin DDR3-1333(OC)/1066/800 DIMMs, Dual Channel, Non-ECC/Un-buffered, Max Capacity up to 8GB)
https://goo.gl/O7406V

A small note about the ram. The specifics for it are Really picky, Originally I just got some gskill ripjaws for like 10-20 bucks, but for some reason they just wouldnt work. Tried dozens of different sticks before finding one that actually worked... so. you may have to play around with buying ram for this before you settle on something. The one I linked to on newegg -SHOULD- work, But that is the only thing I have not purchased myself.

Here are some places you can potentially get the Jamma PCB and PIUIO from if you need it, Though you will have to contact them via E-Mail in order to achieve some kind of sale.

http://andamiro.com/
https://www.arcadespareparts.com/
http://www.betsonparts.com/

06:31 CST :: 2/21/2017

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I have a GX cabinet with MK6v2 running NX and I'm looking to upgrade to MK9. I have modded the display cab to change out the 34" CRT for a 42" LCD. Ultimately, I'm planning to get a Prime 2 HDD upgrade kit.

If I upgrade with your specs, I assume I can run Prime 2 no problem. Will I be able to run PIU NX in the MK9 box as well?

23:32 CST :: 2/21/2017

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Quote (Brevital @ 06:31 CST :: 2/21/2017)
I have a GX cabinet with MK6v2 running NX and I'm looking to upgrade to MK9. I have modded the display cab to change out the 34" CRT for a 42" LCD. Ultimately, I'm planning to get a Prime 2 HDD upgrade kit.

If I upgrade with your specs, I assume I can run Prime 2 no problem. Will I be able to run PIU NX in the MK9 box as well?

It should work just fine with NX1. but if for some reason it does not, you can always run bootlegs modified to work on the other MK`s.

18:30 CST :: 3/05/2017

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Where is the best places to find or purchase a new or used Hard drive with dongle?

20:10 CST :: 3/19/2017

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It should work just fine with NX1. but if for some reason it does not, you can always run bootlegs modified to work on the other MK`s.


Just wanted to update on this issue... I upgraded to mk9 with the above specs successfully. Also, I picked up legit copies of NX2 and Fiesta EX on eBay.

Fiesta EX runs great.

NX2 displays the Andamiro bootloader progress bar splash spcreen but never progresses past that. NX2 is a SATA drive like Fiesta, do Im assuming that my NX1 likewise won't boot.

Unless you can point me to so configuration that can be modified, it seems that NX 2 and NX wont run on mk9

20:16 CST :: 3/19/2017

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Seems like one pops up on eBay every few weeks. Otherwise, Prime 2 will set you back about $1700.

Additionally, Ive heard Dave & Busters may be upgrading to Prime 2 soon. If you know anyone in there locally, they actually toss stuff very often when upgrading. Could always preemptively hit up the manager or someone there if an option

20:30 CST :: 3/19/2017

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For anyone upgrading to mk9, I wanted to provide a few extra tips.
I just did it in a mk6v2 GX cabinet with an LCD upgrade. Used the above parts and works great.

A few issues:

*****I haven't seen this mentioned and it caught me off guard. The power cable in my GX cab supplies 220v to the back of the computer. There is a simple switch on the back of your new power supply that can be flipped to 230v. At least in USA it is typically factory set to 110v. If you neglect to change that, you will burn up your power supply and pop a fuse by the kill switch in the cab. I did and it took me longer than it should have to figure this out. Luckily this error seems to only fry the power supply but makes a very loud pop and flash when switched on***

-The listed power supply above fits nicely, but some others fit a bit odd inthe andamiro case, just FYI

-I needed to modify the HDD tray with a dremel because the new video card was too long and protruded into that space

-no issues with RAM for me, 8gb of DDR3 working good

18:37 CST :: 3/23/2017

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Thats very odd. though, NX2 has always been an odd, difficult to run hdd for me. You may need to try again with the MK6 components to run NX2...

And FYI, The cabinets run for whatever region they were originally designed for. My first GXv1 ran at 230, My second one was a GXv2, it ran at 230, And my current GXv2 runs at 115.

So. It varies on your model.
Im also surprised you had to modify things, Mine fit in just fine in the old MK6 case.

Wish I had more info to offer you but NX2 has always been a problematic game for me, Even with two of the exact same motherboards I have seen it work on one but not the other, just from revision differences.

04:22 CST :: 5/25/2017

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I just got my MK9 made.
I opted for a different motherboard though as I got it for a deal and was only  able to get the 512MBA card. But I still wanted to leave the door open for Prime 2 one day. Anyway, I've got lag on anything with a BGA over 720p and was just wondering if anone else is experiencing this. Not a big deal since the prime series runs at 720p anyway but here are my stats.

CPU: 3.4ghz Pentium Dual core
RAM: 1gb
GFX: evga 8400 gs 512mb
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2

17:47 CST :: 5/26/2017

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Quote (XD005 @ 04:22 CST :: 5/25/2017)
I just got my MK9 made.
I opted for a different motherboard though as I got it for a deal and was only  able to get the 512MBA card. But I still wanted to leave the door open for Prime 2 one day. Anyway, I've got lag on anything with a BGA over 720p and was just wondering if anone else is experiencing this. Not a big deal since the prime series runs at 720p anyway but here are my stats.

CPU: 3.4ghz Pentium Dual core
RAM: 1gb
GFX: evga 8400 gs 512mb
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2

Official games you wont have to worry one bit about lag. But with windows you may have to lower the resolution of your videos a little.

My friends MK9 is slightly different than mine and I had to lower his to 640x480 to make them all run smoothly. while my MK9 can play 1920x1080 bgas with no problem.

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