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NES PC Build 2012

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April 14, 2012 1:15:53 AM

Hi All,

Ive decided to take a crack at the NES PC mod and need some help regarding the motherboard. I want to use hyperspin for the front end and have emulation for nes, snes, n64.

I have narrowed it down to three options:

Zotac IONITX-T-U Onboard Atom D525 1.82 Dualcore
Zotac D2700ITXS-A-E Onboard Atom D2700 2.13 Dualcore
Zotac Z68ITX-B-E lga1155 Intel Core i3-2100T 2.50 GHz Dualcore

What I want to know is do you think I will get away with using the Ion D525 processor?

Should I splurge on the D2700 and pay extra for a power supply?

Or go all out with the Core i3?


I want to stay as cheap as possible, but being able to handle the required emulation.

Any ideas?

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April 19, 2012 11:12:16 PM

Bump.....

Anyone here ever done a NES MOD?

Trying to build my first NES PC and looking for some help picking parts :) 
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April 20, 2012 12:49:28 AM

Never tried it, but I cant imagine you'd need an i3, considering a Nintendo 64 had a 93mhz CPU.
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May 24, 2012 1:38:21 AM

jonesdallas said:
Bump.....

Anyone here ever done a NES MOD?

Trying to build my first NES PC and looking for some help picking parts :) 


Here is my take on a NES PC. http://bobinc.blogspot.com/
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May 31, 2012 12:38:37 PM

bobinc said:
Here is my take on a NES PC. http://bobinc.blogspot.com/


Thanks for the input Bob,

I have already completed my NES PC this week, it up and running great!

I checked out your blog, great job.

I used:

Zotac ionitx-t-u (1.8 dualcore, 512 dedicated ion2, 4 gb ddr3 Ram)
Slimline DVD-burner
80 GB 2.5 HDD
40mx40mx20m exhaust fan
Hyperspin for emulation

Cost $611

I ended up dremeling out the plastic "t" in the bottom of the NES shell. Then epoxied a motherboard tray to the bottom to maximize space.

I loved this project.
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August 13, 2012 8:26:27 PM

jonesdallas said:
Thanks for the input Bob,

I have already completed my NES PC this week, it up and running great!

I checked out your blog, great job.

I used:

Zotac ionitx-t-u (1.8 dualcore, 512 dedicated ion2, 4 gb ddr3 Ram)
Slimline DVD-burner
80 GB 2.5 HDD
40mx40mx20m exhaust fan
Hyperspin for emulation

Cost $611

I ended up dremeling out the plastic "t" in the bottom of the NES shell. Then epoxied a motherboard tray to the bottom to maximize space.

I loved this project.


Hey, I was wondering what parts you used and how well the project worked out. Pictures or links to your parts would be great! I'm looking to make this also and I haven't picked out any parts yet. Thanks!
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September 4, 2012 4:59:52 PM

Mattpo said:
Hey, I was wondering what parts you used and how well the project worked out. Pictures or links to your parts would be great! I'm looking to make this also and I haven't picked out any parts yet. Thanks!


Hey bud, Ive just posted more info on my NESPC on a new thread, if you need help let me know.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/361858-31-nespc-much
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