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The classic NES gaming console has been revived in this latest mod by Ana-5000 of Finland. An old and broken Nintendo game console has been given a fresh coat of white paint and transformed into a HTPC (Home Theater PC).

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With the insides of the NES console emptied, the parts and components of an HTPC namely an Intel Atom 330 processor, 120GB worth of storage space running on Windows XP were packed into the seemingly tight space within.

The buttons on the front of the NES HTPC mod have been modified to work with the Asus AT3IONT-I Deluxe motherboard on the system so that the power and reset buttons work for the PC while the LED has also been wired up to display hard disk activity just like on typical PC chassis setups.

The Nintendo game console HTPC casemod took Ana-5000 eight hours of work to get the system up and running. From the pictures shown on his blog it look like all of the components do fit within the confines of the NES casing, thanks to the integrated Nvidia Ion graphics chip and an external power brick from the AT3IONT-I Deluxe motherboard which contributed to the space-saving design.

This is one good example of a tried-and-tested way to recycle old game consoles by giving them a new life as casings for mini computers. Perfect for the grown-up gaming geeks who happen to still have stuff like that lying somewhere in their homes.