Who has an old NES lying around the house gathering dust? If you do, you might want to pay particular attention to this post. You might just be able to do something productive with your hands and make some use of that old gaming console. If you don’t have one, but you have some cash to burn, you can still get your hands on this pretty nifty DIY NES PC.
Jamie Regan got in touch with us to see if we would be interested in his creation: a DIY NES PC. According to him, he built this baby because he has too much time on his hands, the lucky guy. I think that even luckier is the fact that he had the creativity, skills, and patience to tinker with the device to come up with a something “new”.
It is not that surprising that Jamie was able to pull this off as he is a qualified electrician. Still, he says, the whole project took a lot of time and effort. Go through this post and see if you agree with him that this is the best NES PC mod ever built.
Those are the innards of the device. Jamie says he wanted to keep things “as discrete as possible” so he lined the area around the disk drive with metal to achieve a neater appearance. Naturally, he also built in USB ports – two of them.
If you want more USB ports, you can always purchase a cheap USB hub.
I suppose those were the easy parts, as Jamie shares that the most difficult thing was to create the back panel. As you can imagine, he had to cut out space for all the inputs needed in the back panel. He still did a pretty good job in spite of the challenge.
Here are some of the things that Jamie used to create his DIY NES PC:
- ASRock A330GC Mini Itx Motherboard
- Mini ITX PC DC-DC Power Supply Board 120W PSU 12V
- Samsung SN-208BB 8x DVD-RW
- RAM SATA Laptop Drive
- Seagate Momentus 7200.3 SATA 3Gb/s 160-GB Hard Drive
- 1 GB Ram DDR2 ( 2x 512MBs )
If you want to make one yourself, and you need some help, get in touch with Jamie via email: [email protected] And if you want to make an offer for the DIY NES PC, you can also ask him about that!