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  1. Update: Finished cutting out the T shape in the NES. I think it turned out decent, I will be putting a lexan plastic to cover up the hole created. I have some ideas that I hope people will find interesting, I just hope I will be able to make them happen. Here are the picture updates. I roughed up the inside of the case so that the plastic will bond better once I glue it. I know the NES is a little beat up but that was the condition that I received it in and I will be keeping it in that condition.
  2. Update: So after much thought, I have decided to go without a GPU for now since I think it would turn the NES into a mini toaster and something that would go on fire at some point since I do not plan to drill any unnecessary holes or vents. I am 3/4 done with cutting out the bottom of the NES, I am taking it very slow with my dremel, I really do not want any cuts on the outside of the NES. I will post pictures when I am finished carving this thing up, which should be this weekend. Here are the parts I have purchased as of now. I was able to check and verify that I can overclock with the H97 motherboard I chose. I was able to get some pretty good deals on the G3258, motherboard and then used a $10 off to buy the G Skill Sniper memory for only $25. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/R8hJK8 Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/R8hJK8/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (Purchased For $49.99) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($42.49 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $59.99) Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $24.99) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.88 @ OutletPC) Other: picoPSU-160-XT + 192W Adapter Power Kit (Purchased For $79.95) Total: $309.29 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-18 13:16 EST-0500
  3. I thought about that route but I want to put a gpu on it. I'm not sure if it will be right away or down the line. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  4. That is a good catch, I didn't even think to look for that. Very strange, that motherboard can't overclock but the ASRock H97M Pro can. I am not set on parts yet, going to wait for black Friday sales and that may determine how big I go. I will watch for the overclocking though since I was planning on going to around 4.0ghz. I won't be using the cartridge tray for my build since I think it would take up too much room.
  5. So I am in the process cutting out the inside of the case. I am still working on the build. I am debating on whether to put in a GPU or not. This changes the budget from around $275: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B8t4zy Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B8t4zy/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($49.00 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg) Memory: *Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.60 @ Directron) Total: $202.58 $75 for pico psu 160W combo. Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-16 12:57 EST-0500 The budget if I include a GPU would be around $175 more since I would need an HDPLEX-250W instead of a pico psu 160W. Anyone have any thoughts/what you want to see?
  6. That is a good point, I didn't really consider airflow. The nes is already lacking on airflow as it is too. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  7. I was going to epoxy this to the top. http://www.moddiy.com/products/QDIY-Professional-Modder-Acrylic-ITX-Motherboard-Tray-(YJ%252dITX01).html Then I would put a clear piece as the bottom.
  8. Hello All, I know it has been done many times before, but I have an idea for an NES PC that I was planning on doing and wanted to get some feedback on. I have gutted my NES and I am waiting for my dremel to arrive. I will give updates as I go through the steps (right now taking pictures of a gutted NES seems silly). My idea is to have a PC inside a NES but to have the PC upside down and have the bottom of the NES be plexiglass, so that the work can be viewed simply by flipping it over. I also don't love just cutting out the T shape plastic and leaving the rest. Let me know if you have any thoughts on it. I have searched through many pages of builds and I have not seen that combo done. Is it doable and would there be any issues?
  9. I just bid on and won a non working nes from ebay for $23, I blame you. HahaSent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  10. Quick question, what did you use to secure the motherboard and ssd Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks for the feedback, I have updated the description along with some other experience from people I have read. Some pcsx2 games from a sub 200 price point is impressive. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  12. How much farther do you think it can get without a GPU? PS1?
  13. I have seen a lot of questions asking about what builds would be best to run hyperspin and emulators so I decided to come up with a list of a few builds at different price points. I am far from an expert in building computers but I have built a few in my life and thought I could help. I will go back and edit these builds based on comments or drastic changes in prices of parts. I am sticking with Intel builds (mostly due to their performance with emulators) but I welcome someone to message me some AMD builds at the different price points. The three price points I am going for are Under $200 (Can handle some Dolphin and PCSX2 with overclocking), Under $350 (Can be used up to and including ps2, dreamcast, gamecube, wii), Under $550 (should perform well with any system). I would like to add an ITX build to this as well, but would first like some feedback on these. Under $200 Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Km3mt6 Under $350 Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wyqvK Under $550 Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jjhmt6 Please note that I have not added more than 1 TB of storage in these builds since I assume that could be added after the build is made. I have also excluded a SSD to keep the overall cost as low as possible.
  14. How much are you looking to spend, I can make you an build.
  15. I'd say those emulators are a few years from being usable. You can always upgrade the g3258 to an i3 or i5 later on. Prices of those will keep dropping over time. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  16. You don't need to overclock it, I do it because I feel like it helps me running the newer systems like wii,gamecube, ps2. Here is the guide I used to overclock. http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_144585993148912&key=984ed3ed6aa9a69986f88d56d10e7616&libId=ig7vh3z801000a17000MAbflntma6&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tomshardware.com%2Fanswers%2Fid-2276816%2Foverclock-intel-pentium-g3258-gigabyte-b85-hd3.html&v=1&out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclockers.com%2F3step-guide-to-overclock-intel-haswell&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&title=How%20to%20overclock%20Intel%20Pentium%20G3258%20%2B%20GIGABYTE%20GA-B85-HD3%3F%20%5BSolved%5D%20-%20Overclocking%20-%20Overclocking&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclockers.com%2F3step-guide-to-overclock-in...Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  17. As far as I know all emulators right now run on single core performance and the single core performance of the G3258 is rated higher than the A8 5500.
  18. I am running an overclocked G3258 to 4.0 Ghz and I can verify that I can run DC,PS2, GC and Wii and this cost me under $400. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Asus H81M-D PLUS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Team Dark 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.33 @ OutletPC) Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($115.98 @ Newegg) Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($28.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: XFX Core Edition 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg) Total: $385.16 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-19 15:50 EDT-0400 I would recommend a better motherboard though as the ethernet port on that board stopped working after 5 months for me.
  19. The normal high temp max should be 75. When you get to 105, I believe it shuts down.
  20. Was just curious if there were any updates on this. Very Interesting topic to me.
  21. You no longer need a z97 motherboard to overclock a g3258, you can overclock with some H81 motherboards. This could save you some cash. Here is a list of which can overclock. http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2389948
  22. I can't view your parts list because it is a dead link for me. Here is a build better than one I am using to play Dreamcast, ps2, gamecube and wii. I have overclocked my CPU to 4.0. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Mwave) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.10 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.49 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg) Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg) Total: $417.54 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-13 15:50 EDT-0400
  23. I currently run Demul and Dolphin with a 260X with no issues. For dolphin, I used some of the tips from giga guides and also from this site: https://forums.dolphin-emu.org/Thread-unofficial-amd-ati-gpu-performance-guide-feat-dolphin
  24. That is all you will need after getting an operating system. I would also suggest a 360 controller for playing the games.
  25. I just switched over yesterday and the no nag removal alone is worth using it. Awesome work Jumpstile!
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