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Dubbed. I remember seeing this when you first started and I forgot to then but I really wanna see how this turns out. You rock dude that's my childhood exponentially faster and more exciting haha. Do me a favor and the the very first thing you do on it emulate super mario bros just because lol.
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Dubbed. I remember seeing this when you first started and I forgot to then but I really wanna see how this turns out. You rock dude that's my childhood exponentially faster and more exciting haha. Do me a favor and the the very first thing you do on it emulate super mario bros just because lol.

Thanks bro! Appreciate the support immensely smile.gif You actually reminded me to upload the photos from the other day! So enjoy this little snippet of content tongue.gif

So this is a really old photo but I completely forgot I had these snaps. The beginning of my air intakes.



After some epoxy work!



Bit of a flash forward, I guess I didn't get any progress shots of me filling the edges etc.





Given that I am adding in the 750 Ti and wont have room for the bluray slot, I decided to epoxy the lid closed and give it a cleaner look overall. I know it takes away from the original aesthetic of the nes and most probably won't like this decision, But I do love my clean lines and sleek edges so get over it wink.gif









The bottom half, Ready to take the black, For the watch!









These where the original NES controller ports, they now serve as front IO, aka usb 3.0. They are still very unfinished here and have since been filled, sanded and painted black.









For the watch!









I have done more but haven't taken any photos since.

I now have the MoBo and the intel m.2 SSD. My i3 6100 and 16gb of ram are on there way and should be here monday. My AC adapter from dell got delayed a week for some reason so I should have it late next week. At that stage I'll be able to do a DOA test and probably load windows on. In the meantime I'm going to make the back of the NES the IO shield, Which will take a bit of messing around but will look fantastic if pulled off right. Also need top install stand offs for the mobo, Work out a spot for the 2 x 40mm fans and a spot for the PSU.
    
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Why would you go through all that trouble instead of just drilling holes in the existing panel?
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Why would you go through all that trouble instead of just drilling holes in the existing panel?

I did it because I felt that I wouldn't be able to drill holes as uniformly across the section that I wanted vents.

Granted it would have been easier to just drill holes but I'll take some more photos now that it's had the black painted on and honestly, it looks a million bucks wink.gif
    
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And here are the results from today's en-devours!

I Taped the I/O shield to the back of my NES, guessing the approx height. Cut out the shapes with a Scalpel and then Drilled some basic holes.



To answer the question of Dimestore55's, This is why I didn't drill holes myself, this is infinitely better and smoothest than any finish I could have produced.



Todays Tools!















Probably about 5-6 hours of filing the mock up I/O shield. I was actually really shocked at how well it worked and that the motherboard is pretty much hard up against the back wall of the Case. Pretty happy with this progress.

I did however run into this dilemma :@



These can't be used any more, which is very annoying given the time i put into making the ports :@



This will give a better idea of the aesthetic look I was after









Also sorted out my switch manifold!







Annddddd my power brick arrived!



I am picking up my new monitor tomorrow at some stage. Also ordered my MSI 750 Ti from amazon, Hopefully it arrives sooner rather than later smile.gif
    
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Surely there is some way to mod those cables to be out of the way of the 24 pin connector on the motherboard? It would be a shame to not use those nifty usb3.0 ports you modded to fit the case...I wouldn't give up yet!

On another note, this is coming along nicely now, its looking awesome! thumb.gif
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I would try removing the insulation from the connectors, that may give you enough room then. It is looking good.
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Surely there is some way to mod those cables to be out of the way of the 24 pin connector on the motherboard? It would be a shame to not use those nifty usb3.0 ports you modded to fit the case...I wouldn't give up yet!

On another note, this is coming along nicely now, its looking awesome! thumb.gif

As much as it pains me, they won't fit, there just too cumbersome and I really should've thought about it a little morearly. And thanking you, should hopefully give it some juice today smile.gif
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I would try removing the insulation from the connectors, that may give you enough room then. It is looking good.

They won't turn sharply enough:/ they aren't even in all the way and they are already causing issues. Thanks, I think so too smile.gif
    
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As much as it pains me, they won't fit, there just too cumbersome and I really should've thought about it a little morearly. And thanking you, should hopefully give it some juice today smile.gif
They won't turn sharply enough:/ they aren't even in all the way and they are already causing issues. Thanks, I think so too smile.gif
Hey first time I saw this thread, it's rather nice and it shows you put a lot of effort in to the build, good job. But please don't give up on those ports. Wouldn't something like this work?
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Hey first time I saw this thread, it's rather nice and it shows you put a lot of effort in to the build, good job. But please don't give up on those ports. Wouldn't something like this work?

Thanks man, welcome aboard smile.gif

I think the spacing on that picture would be slightly out :/ and given that I've gone and epoxied the current cables in place, I don't think they're recoverable.

I'm not giving up on the idea just yet but I'll tackle it once the computer is alive and in the case hahah
    
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