Atari 2600 Guts Replaced With Powerful PC

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Now this is interesting, Hard Drives Northwest have replaced the innards of an Atari 2600 with a pretty beefy PC.
The specs are: a Core i7 3.4 Ghz Processor, 8GB of RAM, a 120GB SSD and a Radeon HD 6570. This curious system also supports the industry essentials like USB 3.0 and 2.0, eSATA, DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI. They are also signed by Atari Founder and industry legend Nolan Bushnell. These retro wonders are not going to be for sale but are going to be part of a giveaway.

I’d like to know how the cooling  system works, you wouldn’t want that 40 year old Atari plastic to start melting and giving off dangerous fumes which may or may not give you a 70’s industrial plastic high!

Source:
Engadget 

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2 Comments on "Atari 2600 Guts Replaced With Powerful PC"

  1. Shim September 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM - Reply

    Kick ass specs!

  2. Wasabe Belmont September 18, 2012 at 2:23 AM - Reply

    I wish the graphics was tougher =(