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21 October, 2016

While waiting for the parts …

Filed under: Pinball — Thalamus @ 10:35

Being the pinball nerd I am. I’m going to study this video – time and time again. The latest VP version and work from freneticamnesic is amazing.

Wish there where more this detailed tutorials out there.

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14 October, 2016

More parts ordered

Filed under: Pinball — Thalamus @ 19:01

When I noticed that the plunger on zebsboards wasn’t available, I sent Steve some questions about general weight and size so I could plan for shipment. It ended up with me ordering the kit today. Steve was able to get a better deal sending it straight to my doorstep via UPS express.

He will begin building and testing new kits Tuesday next week. I’m not first in line – so, an exact date for shipment isn’t known.

So, what is the stuff ordered ?

http://www.zebsboards.com/index.php/ez-install-kits
http://shop.zebsboards.com/Digital-plunger

Will post more picture on arrival.

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12 October, 2016

The beginning ?

Filed under: Pinball — Thalamus @ 21:42

So, I’ve decided that I will try to build myself a virtual pinball cabinet.

Already purchased :

Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake Prosessor
Socket-LGA1151, Quad Core 2.7GHz, 6MB, 65W, 14nm, Boxed inkl. kjøler,

MSI Z170-A Pro, Socket-1151
Hovedkort, ATX, Z170, DDR4, 2xPCIe-x16, CFX, M.2, SATA Express,

Crucial DDR4 2133MHz 8GB
2x4GB 2133MHz (PC4-17000) DDR4 CL15 SR x8 Unbuffered DIMM, 288pin,

Akasa AK-959CU Komplett Edition
CPU Cooler, LGA 1150/1155/1156, 115W, PWM

ASUS GeForce STRIX GTX 750Ti 4GB OC Edt.
PCI-Express 3.0, DirectCU II, GDDR5, DL-DVI-I, native-HDMI, DisplayPort

Corsair CX750M, 750W PSU
ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze, Modular. 4x 6+2pin PCIe, 8x SATA, 6x Molex

Crucial® MX300 275GB 2.5″ SSD
SATA 6GB/s, 530/500MB/s read/write, 7mm med adapter

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Had to build by own custom USB thumb drive in order to install Win7. Installed latest PinballX frontend, VPX and the one table that I do get very noticeable lag on during multiball when running on my old Desktop computer. No problems.

Did strip down a old metal ATX cabinet I had in the basement. At the moment, the gfx card is very wobbly. Need to find a solution to that.

Ordered today :

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Purchase Details
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Description: PinDMD v3 FULL COLOR Dot Matrix Display, Item #: PinDMD-3
Description: Ultimate Cab-Builder’s Kit (Widebody), Item #: Ultima42
Description: Blank Coin Door and Frame Assembly, Item #: 40-0706-00
Description: Complete 5.25 Flipper Fidelity Sound System w/Amp, Item #: FF5inSetwAmp
Description: Ultimate Cab-Builder’s Button Kit, Item #: ButtonKit

I expect that I will replace at least the buttons in this kit, but, at a later date. It simply was very convenient to put the necessities in the same order. Pimping the cab, later.

When these parts arrive. I don’t really get to test the functionality. I’ve chosen to go for EZ install kit, and at the same time buy his mod of the plunger. Unfortunately, the plunger itself is unobtainable waiting for parts to get built. Might take a couple of weeks it seems.

Should give me time to learn how to implement the DMD in a proper way.

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