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Remember the “Ultimate Nintendo Machine” in an NES, r/gaming? Here’s my own, in an SNES.(r/gaming)
Edit: After receiving several interested messages, and running the numbers, I can build these and sell them for $500 + shipping. If you are interested, I would be happy to put one together for you, so just send me a message. 🙂
Edit 2: As a follow-up, I can’t/wont include any ROMs whatsoever, for legal reasons. For my part, I am simply building a custom computer with freely distributable software on a hobbyist basis.
I had been planning my own for several years, but the plans were mainly only in my head, and that project motivated me to finally get on the ball and do my own. I love the look of the Super Nintendo more than the original Nintendo, so hoped to be able to use its case. I knew it would be much smaller, but you don’t know until you try, right?
Here is the full list of system components:
Windows 7 Professional, with all boot screens and text removed or edited to remove its obvious presence. The boot animation is custom, made by me. The ZOTAC BIOS logo shows for a second when first powering on, and I hacked a BIOS image myself with another logo to replace it, but it’s so minor I haven’t yet wanted to risk bricking the board by using it.
- Atari 2600
- Nintendo Entertainment System
- Sega Master System
- Sega Genesis
- Super Nintendo
I originally had the 3DO on there, but, well, the 3DO’s selection of games really sucked. It’s too bad, because the hardware capabilities of that console were really impressive for its time.
Total cost for everything – much of which was purchased used or refurbished off of Ebay or the like – was around $300, give or take. Finding an AM3 motherboard in Mini ITX size proved near impossible, so one as featured as the ZOTAC was a steal for $90.
I wanted/needed the processing power to run more accurate emulators like BSNES, so the less powerful Mini ITX boards with Atom processor and the like weren’t going to be enough, hence the Phenom. I also could have used an SSD, but I was aiming for a budget here, and the WD Black proved fast enough for this, anyway.
I posted comments with each picture. If you have any more question, ask away!