atari 2600 pcWhat you see above is not a relic from the museum, although you might think that the Atari 2600 console has no place in the modern gaming-centric living room. Hard Drives Northwest has worked to build this dreamy classic Atari re-launch, where a limited quantity of original Atari 2600 gaming consoles actually had their guts taken out, only to be retrofitted with far more powerful innards that comprise of modern PC parts. Can you say that this is a case mod? In some sense, yes, and the Atari 2600 is definitely far from underpowered as it boasts of an Intel Core i7 3.4GHz processor in addition to an SSD for storage purposes. If you were to get all mathematical on this, the modified Atari 2600 has around 22,857 times the processing power of the original, now how about that?

A case fan at the bottom of the case alongside dual fans installed in a cutout where the cartridge port is normally located ensures that this customized Atari 2600 will not experience a meltdown when you play it for hours on end. Other connectivity options include an Ethernet port, a couple of USB 3.0 ports, an equal number of USB 2.0 ports and eSATA 3 GB/s ports, d-Sub and 2 DVI ports, a DisplayPort connector, an HDMI port, and analog audio jacks.

8GB RAM, a 120GB SATA SSD, and a Radeon HD 6570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 GPU round off the list of hardware specifications.

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