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Amazing Case Mod: PC Inside a Super Nintendo

We love case mods, but we’re tired of all the old windows and LED lights. What really gets us these days are innovative designs where PCs are stuffed into things we don’t expect to find them in.

For example, inside the shell of a PAL Super Nintendo (which shares the same shape as the Super Famicom in Japan), is the innards of an Acer Aspire One netbook.

What’s special about this case mod is that all the functions of the original PC were retained while making use of the features of the SNES. For example, the power switch works to turn on the machine. The eject button also ejects the discs from the optical drive – but wait, the SNES doesn’t have an optical drive bay (and neither does the Aspire One)!

Amazingly enough, the modders managed to cram a slot-loading drive inside a game cartridge. Read the full mod story on Asobitech and expect to see this SNES PC on eBay sometime soon.

Check out other amazing case mods at the links below:

  • nonstoprobot
    awesome
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  • IronRyan21
    This is refreshing to see. Usually ppl mod the old NES and fit a PC in tht.
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  • Tindytim
    IronRyan21This is refreshing to see. Usually ppl mod the old NES and fit a PC in tht.I think I prefer that. The SNES doesn't have a good place to buy a disk drive.

    Those top loading Saturn mods are pretty sweet though.
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  • Gin Fushicho
    So.... it can still play SNES games? Does it like uber emulate them?
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  • roorunner
    nice work!
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  • Tindytim
    Gin FushichoSo.... it can still play SNES games? Does it like uber emulate them?It doesn't have SNES internals, so it doesn't play them natively. But you can play SNES games on pretty much any modern PC (aka made this millennium), and you can probably play it at higher resolution with various filtering and save states.
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  • tayb
    Pretty cool case but the coolest I've seen so far is the Wall-E case mod.
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  • Gin Fushicho
    TindytimIt doesn't have SNES internals, so it doesn't play them natively. But you can play SNES games on pretty much any modern PC (aka made this millennium), and you can probably play it at higher resolution with various filtering and save states.
    My question then is... can it use the original controllers? =D
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  • Tindytim
    Gin FushichoMy question then is... can it use the original controllers? =DNot without modification, but there are plenty of guides out there that, with a SNES controller, a USB cable, and a stop at Radio Shack, you can make a USB SNES controller that works great.

    However, I much prefer using a Dualshock 3 wirelessly for my Emulation needs (NES, SNES, PS1, PS2, etc).
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  • Gin Fushicho
    TindytimNot without modification, but there are plenty of guides out there that, with a SNES controller, a USB cable, and a stop at Radio Shack, you can make a USB SNES controller that works great.However, I much prefer using a Dualshock 3 wirelessly for my Emulation needs (NES, SNES, PS1, PS2, etc).
    Cool. :3 Thankuu.
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