Where can I find the parts to build my own gaming console? And how would I make it?

My friend and I are looking into building our own gaming consoles - he wants to build a handheld and I want to build a regular console. Does anybody know how we can achieve these goals? I know how to build a regular PC - I've built 2.

dilandou7 years ago
Building a PC is one thing, building a console is an entirely different kettle of fish. Generally it takes years of study of electrical and software engineering, a lot of money, and a lot of people to help. Sure, you could build one from spare parts that you find people selling on ebay and such, but in all seriousness it would be simpler, and cheaper, to buy the complete unit.
lemonie7 years ago
The bits are not so easy to find. You could assemble a commercial console from a collection of broken ones, but you can't build them from common parts like a PC. So I guess I'm with dilandou on this one.