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My SNES Turned PC Mod

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So, today, I finally ordered the parts I need for my SNES into PC idea. I’m planning to gut an old Super Nintendo, insert a high end Home Theater PC motherboard, wire in a USB solution to keep the original controller ports, add bluetooth capabilities, add wireless N networking capabilities, and add a Windows Media Center compatible remote control receiver. In the end, my vision is a ridiculously small computer, inside a SNES, which reuses the controller ports, the power button, and the reset switch. Here’s the parts list so far, with links, just in case any one is interested:

(1) – Cables Unlimited – High Speed HDMI® Cable – 6 FEET
(1) – GIGABYTE GA-E350N-USB3 AMD E-350 (1.6GHz, Dual-Core) AMD Hudson-M1 FCH Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo
(2) – Koutech USB 2.0 Header-Pin to Dual Type-A adapter Model IO-UU220
(1) – nMEDIAPC HTPC 1080iP Typical 60W, Maxiaum 85W Mini ITX DC to ATX Integrated Power Module with DC Adaptor – for HTPC 1080i …
(1) – G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ
(1) – Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 2.5″ SATA 3.0Gb/s Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive
(1) – ASUS USB-BT211 USB 2.0 Mini Bluetooth Dongle
(1) – AVS Gear MG-IR01BK Windows Vista/Window7 MCE Infrared Remote Control
(1) – Rosewill RCT4B-100 Black 4″ Cable Tie
(1) – StarTech BEZELWRKIT Replacement Power Reset LED Wire Kit for ATX Case Front Bezel
(2) – StarTech 18″ Internal 5 pin USB IDC Motherboard Header Cable – F/F Model USBINT5PIN
(2) – Cherry D44X Microswitch
(1) – SNES Controller to Adapter for PC USB
(2) – Super Nintendo Controller

That’s all for now. I’ll keep my blog updated as the build comes along.