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Pyroflea

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That's pretty cool, but I could make a similar rig, with an internal power supply, for less than that. Very cool, but too pricey for my books.

*Note: I realize he's trying to profit for his labor, I'm just sayin' :)
 

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Why can't I see the power supply? Is it external perhaps? I like the idea of a simple flash drive but would have gone with something bigger (sticking with silent flash) but for the price, it's pretty good I say. The netbook I am currently typing on has an atom and a Geforce 9300M and it struggles for 1080p playback through the HDMI, I don't know how the ion (with 9400m)in this device will perform.
 

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I was looking forward to using different HDs like I would my old NES carts. Still pretty awesome though. Maybe I should take the lead and do the same for the SNES?
 

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Pretty cool idea, but just an Intel Atom? Come on, I'd use a i3 and then overclock the crap out of it! Then again, I'm inclined to overclock the crap out of anything I build...
 

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I`ve been meaning to build something like this too, but I`d stuff the atom into my Sega Genesis rev2, which still looks pretty modern next to dvd/blu-ray players,etc. Seeing as how he only uses around $250 in parts in addition to the NES shell, the price is way too steep.
 

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That's some pretty slick case modding in the rear...

At least it's not on eBay: "This auction is for schematics to build your own NES HTPC Shitbox."

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Sure you could build it yourself and save a little but people sell these things because they know there are nerds out there that are lazy and have that extra dough.
 

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I come to 360 CAD with the same board 4 gigs of memory and a 32GIG flash drive. So once you add modding up the nes case it may be worth it for some, but not for me. I would go with a laptop drive for some space. and YES, i DO have a spare nes sitting here(one is still connected to the TV, the other is awaiting something similar to that, but i will need some kind of USB -> NES controller adapter for a realistic feel).

Board/CPU
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38918&promoid=1069
Memory, may need some with smaller heatsinks.
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45196&promoid=1069
Flash drive
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42756&promoid=1069
 
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you can hack a wiimote to connect to bluetooth in win7, which you could use as a nes controller.

hotness.
 

spks19

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Very cool mod. I think the options to leave the hdd and power supply external were good choices. IIRC those old machines overheated with their massive 8 bit graphic potential. They ran at 1.78 mhz with an 8 bit (count them, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8) PPU (picture processing unit). With dualing 16 Kbit (2kb) ram units, one for RAM and one for VRAM. This combo put out a whopping 256 x 240 resolution in the greatest year ever, 1986.
 
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