The Commodore 64x - modern Mini-ITX inside a retro enclosure
July 07, 2022
The Commodore C64 was an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International. You can read the rest on Wikipedia. What you're really wondering is how can I build one today using a Mini-ITX motherboard and replica parts made from the original moulds created by Commodore USA back in 2011?
The answer is UK-based My Retro Computer Ltd and (if it hasn't finished by the time you read this) their Kickstarter for the Commodore C64x
If you're not a fan of the traditional Satin Beige colour scheme, there will be options for White, Purple, Red, Yellow, Pink, Green, Blue and even Translucent.
A barebones case is on offer for custom builds, together with a couple of pre-built versions. The 'Extreme' has a Celeron J6412 processor, whereas the 'Ultimate' has an i5 and GTX 1650. All within the constraints of the rather lovely C64 enclosure.
But the nostalgia doesn't stop there. Plans are afoot for a 24in retro Commodore monitor, together with celebratory Mugs, Mice and T-Shirts.
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