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Windows 7: Case Mod turns vintage NES into ION 2 Packing HTPC

11 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
Case Mod turns vintage NES into ION 2 Packing HTPC

As computers continue to decrease in size, the home theater PC becomes less of an imposing contribution to the entertainment center… and the case modding possibilities become exponentially more enticing.
Take, for example, this little two-toned gray box. You might recognize it by its bright red letters on the cartridge lid, or by the big springy “Reset” and “Power” buttons: it looks exactly like a circa 1986 vintage Nintendo Entertainment System console. But don’t try to slam a cartridge in the slot: while this little computer will let you play Legend of Zelda on your HDTV, you’ll have to do it through emulation.
Yes, this NES is a fully functioning home theater PC, shoved into the hollowed chassis of a vintage NES. Inside, it’s pretty standard: based on a Zotac IONITX-A-U motherboard, it packs a dual core 1.6GHz Intel Atom N330 CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M powered by an ION chipset, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 4GB flash drive with Ubuntu and XBMC installed. On the outside, though, you’ll find an Ethernet port, six USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, HDMI, DVI and VGA connectors.
It’s a snazzy little mod. Better yet, even the lazy like me can own one: it’s being sold over on Etsy for just $475.
[via Technabob

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11 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I love when people build these types of machines. I keep thinking about doing something like this for myself, just to bring back some of my old childhood memories when I look over at the tv.
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10 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional X64

I like that, would love to do a MITX build for HTPC but only just built our current one
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