OutbreaK's NES PC

BREAK_EM_OUT_JONES

EGO Is My Life!
I am finally done! I have spent about a month working on this and am now done. So if you don't know what a NES PC is, i will tell you. Its where you take an old Nintendo Entertainment System and hollow it out, turning it into a computer. I found a motherboard that would fit so i went for it. here is my brief description of how i put it together...


here is a close up of the front. Notice when its on, the original red LED lights up! The missing port will be fixed as soon as i get it sent to me.

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Here is my NES pc logged on to edgegamers.us!

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When you open the cartridge port you see a friendly old game of Mario bros/duck hunt. the first game released for Nintendo.

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But after further inspection, you see it is a Laptop DVD drive!

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Now here is a 360 view of it. all four sides, i wanted to keep it in its original state so it looked like an authentic NES. Here you see my custom MIC and Headphone/Speaker ports.

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Here is the back, as you can see, VGA and power port. I use a laptop style power brick to power it.

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Left side is plain, untouched.

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The bottom is modified. I had to hack out the raised section so it would all fit. I also put that vent hole because it tends to get hot.

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Now i know you are all wondering "where are the USB and LAN ports?" well they are hidden under these black covers.

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Here is the front USB ports, hidden and uncovered.

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Now what you have been waiting for, the beast opened up!!

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Here i took a laptop Hard Drive (100 gb) and a laptop DVD drive taped them together and used Velcro to attach it to the top of the case. on the right side you see 2 fans, my power supply and the USB ports.

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Here is the motherboard. I had to put it in upside down so it would fit. you can see my hack job cables with black tape lol...

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here is just a better view of it from the front.

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As you can see i can play Mario with the original controller!

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And last but not least, i plug in my gamecube controller with a special adapter and play smash brothers on it!!!

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Well thanks for checking it out. If you have any questions, or maybe want to know what it takes to create one, email me thechadmanhl2 at hotmail dot com.

here are the specs...


1.5 ghz processor
1gb ram
on board Video card
100GB HDD
DVD Drive
 
Good, now you have a nice place to store all of your 'sensitive information' for when the FBI/mother comes knocking.
 
took me about a month, it runs dod classic and all other half life 1 mods. havent tried DOD source yet, its installing right now.

i have well over 50 hours of work into it...

umm i will tell you if it runs DOD source here pretty soon.
 
hey dude

i see u got the P64k emulator with ssb64...

where can i get that contoller adaptor thing u have so i can use my GCN contoller with the Computer?

i need it SO bad =(

please PM me asap about this.

thanks
 
Can i ask how u managed to get the original controler to work on it? Lemme guess, its wired up as a parallell port type device?
 
Nes to sub adapter, such a cheater! lol Im sure you could wire it yup if your board has a parallell port on it but the adapter seems much faster :)

You have inspired me man. I am seriously considering doing one of these and making it into a media centre. Just reseraching at the minute.

Im thinking of trying to get a wirless card (for connecting to my network and streaming media) into it aswell as bluetooth (for connecting a Wii remote) and possibly a dedicated gfx card (im thinking gforce 2 lol) but that all depends on space i suppose...

Could you maybe pm me a list of the parts you used man? because you setup, as you mentioned, looks very "organic" and you havent had to gouge many honkin big holes in it etc.

I have to give you big kudos for this though it definately looks really sweet and you came up with some great ways of doing things (like mounting the mobo upside down so the fan was at the bottom!)

deffinately gets the jimbo stamp of approval!!!
 
the problem is you wont be able to put a video card in because of the limited space.

Yeah i tried to splice in the parallel port for the controller but so many wires!!! ugh it was easier for the adapter!

Ummm here i will put the list of parts here along with all my prices.


NES Case...........................................Free (from a friend)
Mini ITX Board 1.5ghz(ebay)...................................152.20
1gb DDR2 RAM(ebay)...............................................35.98
CDRW DVD Drive(ebay)............................................23.99
2xIDE-Laptop adapters(ebay)....................................10.00
Laptop CD drive-ide adapter(ebay)..............................5.94
Power Supply 60W (value package 1 dc2dc.com)........59.00
100gb HDD(ebay).....................................................25.00
Various cables, fans and other hardware.................~30.00

TOTAL..................................................................342.11

I guess i was off on my first estimate. but thats pretty much it. I used a lot f stuff from my house for it.

My tip to you is get a dremil tool with some strong cutting and sanding tips. the dremil tool was my most valuable tool i used.

When cutting out the old nes guts, leave the mounting brackets for the power and reset switch. you can cut out the middle screw brackets, i only used the four corners for screws. any other questions, PM me or email me [email protected]
 

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