Nintendo AMD Retro Modern Gaming PC Build Using New and Old Parts

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Introduction: Nintendo AMD Retro Modern Gaming PC Build Using New and Old Parts

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    ScottG85
    ScottG85

    4 years ago

    What graphics card did you use?

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    Beave2012
    Beave2012

    5 years ago

    Nice job. I love the clean back of the NES. Very well done. My one suggestion if you had to do it again, Use the original NES ports as USB ports. So you would wire in the USB wires to the pins of the NES ports, then just have a usb female to NES male adapter for whatever you needed plugged in. Its just a shame have the front show off its not an NES because of the ports. Still, rock on, love the NES love!

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    torbs

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks very much for the kind words! I have a blue custom painted N64 that I never got around to documenting so will get cracking on that. I am working on a Dreamcast conversion at the minute but am struggling with getting a bluray player to fit in place of the GD-ROM drive

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    torbs

    Reply 5 years ago

    Now I have my soldering kit I am certainly going to consider doing that for my next project - a dreamcast!

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    Beave2012
    Beave2012

    Reply 5 years ago

    Without an instructable you can't prove it happened (lol, so make one for the dream cast.) although for the dream cast it's almost a shame because the dream cast's hardware is so hard to emulate. Either way I hope to see your new instructable. Maybe salvage the hardware and make a custom enclosure (like a toaster nes).

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    Dwargh
    Dwargh

    5 years ago

    Wow! Really cool tutorial! I own an NES myself and I still love playing with it ^^

    But... why AMD? AMD CPUs/GPUs are know for getting really hot.

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    torbs
    torbs

    Reply 5 years ago

    I wanted a better graphics chip than a cheap Intel could give me, mainly for playing games like Dawn of War and running emulators for consoles. Yes it does get very hot now that this version is finished but am looking at either putting in two small push/pull fans under the black vent, or cut slots into the main white lid section and just vent the air straight out the top. That does take away from the simplicity of the design but it would cure the overheating when gaming problem

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    Dwargh
    Dwargh

    Reply 5 years ago

    So it might get hot but it's surely way cheaper than intel, Am I right? :)

    The idea with the picoPSU is a great one btw!!

    I might build it myself this year!

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    torbs
    torbs

    Reply 5 years ago

    It works out at around £200 or thereabouts if you shop around and get some parts second hand. Am just about to try an idea for a new lid that has a massive vent built in so trading off the clean look for not overheating!

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    Dwargh
    Dwargh

    Reply 5 years ago

    So it might get hot but it's surely way cheaper than intel, Am I right? :)

    The idea with the picoPSU is a great one btw!!

    I might build it myself this year!

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    jonnythunder99
    jonnythunder99

    5 years ago

    awesome bro! I love pc nes builds.
    my biggest problem was fitting a power source, but you've given me a clue on how. now to fit a GPU.

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    torbs
    torbs

    Reply 5 years ago

    To get anything other than integrated graphics, you are going to need to remove the floor from the NES case. Google "NES 3.0" and he did it but it basically is a whole new bottom end to the case, plenty of custom wiring and a half height Nvidia 750Ti (which are about half the price of a standard 750Ti again) to make it fit

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    geekrex
    geekrex

    5 years ago

    really wonderful project , specially the casing

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    torbs
    torbs

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks, it took a while and I think i can improve it further but it's running nicely. Just need to squeeze in some more fans!

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    torbs
    torbs

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks, it took a while and I think i can improve it further but it's running nicely. Just need to squeeze in some more fans!

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    make a robot
    make a robot

    5 years ago

    i love to reuse reduse and recycle

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    Sliced_toast_
    Sliced_toast_

    5 years ago

    Very cool! Is it possible to put an hdd in too?

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    torbs
    torbs

    Reply 5 years ago

    I'm sure it is. You could have a SSHD in the base or put an additional 2.5" drive in the bottom but it would be cosy without modifying the floor!