Every now and again you come across a PC DIY mod that makes you stop and marvel at the creativity and workmanship. I have just been awed by this N64 HTPC mod from TheMadMati (yes, there is a fully functional x86 PC in there!):
The project can’t have been without its challenges due to the very limited space available (the PSU is a marvel on its own), and looking at the amount of plastic shavings lying around this there was a considerable amount of dremel work to be done.
The motherboard is a GIGABYTE E350N-USB3 Mini-ITX that has loads of HTPC connectivity options like 7.1-channel audio, HDMI and DVI ports, gigabit Ethernet and of course high speed USB 3.0 for transferring all those high-def media files. The onboard DX11 AMD Radeon HD6310 graphics is also impressive considering the low power consumption of this platform – definitely a massive upgrade from the original.
TheMadMati even hollowed out the cartridge and fitted an exhaust fan in it for improved airflow – very innovative!
Click on any of the pictures above to visit TheMadMati’s page on imgur.com. Bravo on a great mod I say!