So, several weeks/months back while researching for my arcade build (which is now on hold ) I stumbled across an American website where someone had built a snes with a mini pc inside to run emulators. I was amazed and thought I need to do one of them, so that's were it began, so I am not taking any credit for the idea, I have added and changed a few things but I didn't come up with the original idea I just felt I don't need this I just wanted to see if I could do it . I always wanted a Snes when I was younger, my sister had one but I never had one of my own. My reason for doing this thread is to show people who might not have ever seen anything like this before like me a few weeks back and also to show how easy it is to do something like this if you wanted too. I have taken a lot of advice from these very forums, as I have never tried building a pc before never mind putting it in a Snes. I have been given links for itx motherboards, power packs, cable needed to connect items to it and most recent the software side of emulators and frontends. I have bought the Snes from this forum too, since then bought another one for the mark 2 snes build! (If I get chance I will try and give some name checks for the helpful people!) So I took photos as I went along, I was hoping i wouldn't regret it if I ever got stuck in any stage! I also tried to keep costs down again in case I got to a point that I couldn't do anymore and didn't want to have too much money invested, so that is why there is a big power brick sticking out the back, thats the only thing I am not keen on but when I do my next version I will probably go for one of those picopsu connecters at the back so its all completely internal. So I got it all up and running yesterday and to be honest to say I was surprised at how good the games played would be an understatement. I have played emulators in the past and they always seem to have slow down especially fast moving ones or when there is plenty on the screen but I have yet to have any problems like that on what I have tested so far. Trying to get Maximus arcade set up as my front end but its not playing ball at the moment! ***Update 7.10.13***** Right so its been a while since I finished, in that time I was moving house and didnt think I would have much time to play this so with great regreat I stuck my snes pc on ebay Anyway I had another few spare snes's (thanks "littlesheepy") so thought I would do the version 2 I had planned when doing version 1. The main thing I wanted to do with version 2 was to include a picopsu, this for anyone that doesnt know means I will not have to have the big power pack sticking out of the back just a lead running to a power brick so the Snes looks a lot more stock, the picopsu is a very small one that thankfully fitted in the Snes. The next thing I wanted was an itx motherboard with hdmi output, mainly for ease of connection instead of vga and audio leads. I struck very lucky with this, put a wanted thread on and was offered by "sep8001" a nice zotac for basically postage costs as he was not 100% certain it was 100% working. Reading through old threads it hinted at two faulty usb ports so fingers crossed it was? Anyway that was the fault, the rest is working great also the two faulty ports would never have been used anyway due to the location on the back and not having access through the Snes. The other big bonus was there is next to no yellowing of the Snes so looks wise it is a lot better than version 1. So all in all I have my hdmi motherboard with a pentium processor, picopsu to hide the ugly power brick that was sticking out of version 1 and a non yellow Snes!! I ordered all my other parts wires, usb adapter etc and got to work in my spare time. Again it took longer than needed just didnt get time to sit down and attack! My only minor problem I had was the internals of this motherboard are a lot bigger than the previous board mainly the fan so a lot more of the internal plastic had to be removed. I did at one point think I would have to get a new fan but by removing everything internal I could it, fits but its snug! Also due to the fan size there was no way the reset button could be used so this has just been glued in place, but to be honest it was working on version 1 and never used as its not a button I would ever use on a pc anyway! After advice from "pRot3us" I went with the fake game sticking out of the top with back cut out to use as an exhaust, also as stated it does look more "real" with a game in it! I got the cheapest game possible to use and have seen on ebay game stickers for sale to stick over it so will have a nice Mario world or kart sticker soon. Also been putting in a bit of effort on the frontend side, sticking with Maximus as its pretty easy, set it to widescreen which was missing on previous version and also got some good advice from "Solar" so now have the box art set up on most emulators which do make it look so much better. I will get some pics or a vid of that eventually. My next thing on my "to do" list is to set it to boot straight to Maximus as already mentioned I am not using it as a pc, it is purely for gaming but still need to do a bit of reading on this as not sure where to begin. I am also wanting a nice small wireless keyboard with a touchpad but will probably be next month (after payday) The pictures added below are of my new version 2. Pic one shows console with fake game cartridge, one other thing I forgot to mention was I never used the hdd light on the previous model but thought its there so might as well use so I drilled a small hole in the top left of the cartridge so it can be seen now, this is the only thing from the front that does not look original! Pic two shows the back and where I had to cut for the Hdmi access, I know it is not the neatest but it cant really be seen and also the small connecter that the power lead plugs into. I will try and upload some vids soon of the machine running, frontend etc.