Through seven months of toil, a man with the handle “Ungreedy” was able to re-create a custom PC that he saw built before through a shell of an old 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System. Seeking a custom case mod, he took an old broken NES that was given to him, and turned it into a new, sweet PC with a bunch of great hardware.

Featured on PC Gamer‘s “Build of the week”, here is a list of hardware he included in his build:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4Ghz Quad-Core Processor
  • CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler
  • Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard
  • Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card
  • Storage: Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
  • Case Fan: GELID Silent 7 (low speed optimized silent fan)

Hardware inside the 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System custom PC.

You may think fitting all of these hardware pieces together would be easy, but the NES wasn’t designed to withhold such powerful mechanics and this caused some problems to arise as Ungreedy continued building. “A build like this will take both an even temper and creative thinking to overcome the obstacles that are likely to pop up along the way,” he advises.

“A build like this will take both an even temper and creative thinking to overcome the obstacles”

A major concern with the NES and powerful hardware is the ability to keep it cool in such a small compact space. To work through this hurdle, Ungreedy tested many fans and CPU coolers until he found the best fit with minimal exterior changes (such as adding vents).

I must say, Ungreedy did a wonderful job in creating this PC masterpiece, hitting all of us in the nostalgia field wanting one of our own.

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  • Khao Mortadios

    So an NES is now more powerful than my desktop PC, lol. I knew I was starting to get left behind, but this is ridiculous, haha.

  • Ryan Haynes

    But can it run Crysis?