I started working on this system this morning, it's designed to be a simple game console (more for classics), and is consisting of a simple PC and small case.
It's specs are:
Intel Celeron 533MHz (subject to be dropped to 350MHz due size constraints)
Yamaha XG Synth, and audio playback --- ESS Maestro for Audio recording via Mic port on the front
8GB Hard Drive
Composite and S-Video out, via ATI Rage Pro 2MB (will have 8MB as soon as I find that stupid SG-RAM module)
Slim CD-ROM Drive (haven't received it yet)
1.44MB Floppy Drive (haven't installed one yet)
10/100Mbps Ethernet Port
Two USB ports on the front for controllers, keyboard, mice, and flash drives for home entertainment....
Windows XP Pro
I want to mod the case, but can't think of any good mods for it, or software mods for that matter to make it even easier to use for games..
Any recommendations? The HD may be small, but I already have the use of external USB HDs via the front USB ports.. An USB hub will act as a "multitap"...
Here is a picture of the system running, it's the white machine in the entertainment rack..http://www.spymac.com/upload/gallery/2006/...gameconsole.jpg
EDIT: I decided the 533MHz CPU is here to stay.. any lower and I don't think I will be playing Half Life...