On the Zophar.net forums, someone made a gaming system out of a mac mini. I thought it would be cool, but of course, didn't have enough for a mac-mini.
I went to the local pawn shop and found a nice little computer for $5.00. I bought it and went home, to discover thier was a password locked into it and it was running Windows NT 4.0. I took out the bios battery on the motherboard to remove the password, then installed Windows 98SE.
When I was starting on the system, I ran into alot of problems. It had NO USB ports. I bought a Serial To USB adapter, and a X4 USB connection, and took care of that. Then, I realised it had no sound card. And, I am a computer nerd, and I had 15 of em laying around. I hooked it up, and was ready to go. Then, OMG!!1 It could only use 2/16 colors. I tried a monitor driver, which didn't work, and realised, it was my video card. My ATI Rage XL. I spent over 3 hours locating the drivers. Then, I put em on, and happily changed to 32bit color.
I made a nifty background, and put it on to make it look cool :). Then, the start bar is on auto-hide to make it invisible unless you put the cursor on it.
Then, it was time to put the software on it. It is now emulating Macintosh, NES, SNES, Intellivision, 3d0, Atari (all models), GB, GBC, GBA, PSX, Apple II, Neo Geo, Turbo Grafx 16, Sega Saturn, Sega Genisis, Colecovision, and Odessy.
This system is great for people who like old systems, and want to play every game system on one machine.
The computer you use doesn't have to be a really expencive machine. The computer I used was 501MHz and 64MB Ram. My machine is bulky, but still fun to play.
In a few days I am getting my adapter to hook it up to the TV so I can play pong/final fantasy all day on my joystick
I will post some pics soon
P.S: If anyone wants to make a Master System on thier own, go to www.zophar.net for some awesome emulators. *DO NOT PM ME ASKING FOR ROMS*