You could verify this by googling up some internal schematics, diagrams, or simply photos. All you need are two wires connected to a simple switch. It's not difficult to get working. I do suspect you will have to add a header plug thingy to the end of the wires, at least, but I have never seen a Dreamcast in person (much less an opened one) so I have no real idea.pikaporeon wrote:So I have three main concerns
1: Power button - will i need to solder the leads from the original DC power button to properly fitting cables to wire it to my motherboard? I know you have to for NES PC builds, not sure if I will have to on a Dreamcast build
Anything which isn't conductive can be used. Try to avoid using materials which will trap heat, like silicone. I might just hot glue the board in place if it were me, but I love hot glue. (´・ω・｀)pikaporeon wrote:2: Motherboard mounting - any opinions on how to rest the motherboard assuming I can't feng shui working standoffs in? Some have recommended polystyrene or similar - not sure what works and what doesn't
Using a closed-loop cooler with external radiator is certainly an option, but I sure wouldn't recommend it. The hoses don't really flex all that easily and you'll have this little bitty device with a pair of inflexible hoses and a giant block of metal hanging off of it ...pikaporeon wrote:3: Low profile cooling - the dreamcast has a height of 76 mm - stock AMD heatsink is 60 mm - I can buy a low profile 40mm-ish cooler, but might it be better to buy a CPU-block water cooler and just route the radiator outside of the physical case?
pikaporeon wrote:NES PCs are played out.
pikaporeon wrote:Power button
pikaporeon wrote:Motherboard mounting...Low Profile cooling
pikaporeon wrote:The build I found on youtube on a similar platform had heatsink up top
pikaporeon wrote:I wonder if the built in exhaust fan for the DC can plug into motherboard fan ports.
pikaporeon wrote:I'm still working at the top of the case to accomodate the cooler
pikaporeon wrote:the HD might touch the mobo (it's in place by velcro strips) - would putting a piece of paper between the two be okay?
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