NES PC Build 2012

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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  1. Bump.....

    Anyone here ever done a NES MOD?

    Trying to build my first NES PC and looking for some help picking parts :)
  2. Never tried it, but I cant imagine you'd need an i3, considering a Nintendo 64 had a 93mhz CPU.
  3. 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/
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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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