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I've always wanted to turn a console into a PC. After researching I found that others have done it with a PlayStation 1. I want to build something that is powerful enough to emulating up to PS1 or PSP. I'll be using a SCPH-9001 case and I would like to try to accomplish this build for under $300. I'm still deciding on a board but I would really like suggestions and ideas;)

Ideas so far
-Mini ITX embedded board.
-Using a external DVD/CD drive that opens like the PlayStation.
-Putting USB ports in the memory card slots.
-40mm fan on each side of case.

Challenges
-Making the power and reset button functional.
-Connecting controllers using the controller ports.
-Making a DVD or CD drive work in the original place.

Update 1/14/2014
Decided on NUC Board D33217CK for the mobo. Also order a broken PS1 on ebay thumb.gif
Edited by xthrillkillx - 1/14/14 at 11:50am
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post #2 of 8
Here's your build log with some pretty good pics and decent video ^^

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=221710

I think it might be kind of cool if you were to make a AMD Trinity build instead of something with an embedded chip. Would be more than capable to emulating PlayStation 1 games as well as all sorts of pc games. I don't think the dual shock controllers would interface right with usb, but there are all sorts of usb controllers that copy the style of PlayStation controllers for cheap.
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Thanks for the link! looks very helpful biggrin.gif
I originally planed to use trinity but I only have less then 2 inches of height to work. And I can use a usb to controller ports to make controllers work too.
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Very interested in this build, I was thinking about doing the same with my old ps1. Great link PurdueBoy. Good luck xthrillkillx, can't wait to watch the progress.
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I put this project on hold for later since I decided to get a asus rive black mobo and 4930k for my main rig. Anyways I got a PS1, took all the components out and it's ready to go when I buy the parts for it. see you in the future! smile.gif
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post #6 of 8
Have you checked out mini-itx.com Lots of great projects. Great ideas too!
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I have not but I will. Thanks for the link Mr Bear!smile.gif
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Subbed biggrin.gif Love builds like these
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