Listed a few kits on 11/30/2023. These are the last full kits until January!
Sleek, industrial protection
No fan. No dust. No noise.
Unlike computers, the MiSTer doesn't require active cooling. It's an industrial device with 100C max temperature rating.
The case is the heatsink, dissipating internal heat to the exterior.
Analog IO kits output analog video + HDMI simultaneously and can only use a single SDRAM module
Digital IO kits do HDMI or analog video (HDMI2VGA adapter required) and come with dual SDRAM modules.
No currently released cores use dual SDRAM, but future cores might.
Everything you need, pre-assembled and tested, in one tidy package!
- Silicon port covers and plugs
- Aluminum passively cooled case
- 128MB SDRAM (1x for Analog IO and 2x for Digital IO)
- IO Board
- USB Hub, bracket, and splitter + switch
- Splitter + switch is for analog IO only
- Digital IO will come with a small DC connector to route power from DE10-nano to USB hub
- US 110V 5V 2A Power supply
- Upgraded power supply available here!
- 8GB micro SD card with all open source files
- Higher capacity micro SD cards also available here!
Can't decide between standard (analog) or digital?
In terms of cooling, here's what I've measured:
More details here
It's hard to find words for such an incredible product. Instead, I found myself silently shedding tears of joy while I retro-gamed my way through the 80s and 90s, all Thanksgiving weekend long. And MiSTer Addons' thoughtful service ensured that it arrived just in time.
Arrived promptly in perfect condition. Everything worked right out of the box. Would definitely buy again.
I made a mistake on my order and they were able to swap the items before shipping it. A+ communications. It arrived right away and it was easy to configure and setup. It's a pretty small device and the aluminum case makes it look and feel premium. The digital IO board is great, but it requires a DAC and VGA adapter to play. It looks amazing on my Sony PVM once the ini is setup. I would highly recommend this site and will buy from again. Especially when the Sega Saturn SNAC is available :)
MiSTer FPGA Pre-configured Bundle (with Aluminum Armor)
I bought one of these after doing a lot of research. I really liked that this required no fan, kept the circuit boards protected from dust (both the case and the little plugs that are included for the ports), and the owner is super active on Discord. I had a great experience setting it up on my HDTV but got the hankering for playing the old games on a real CRT, so I picked up a CRT and a second unit (both are this one - digital I/O with dual SDRAM). They are so much fun and work flawlessly! If you are on the fence, THIS IS THE ONE TO GET. I picked up two black units but later got some gray side front and back panels, so I can tell which is configured for HDMI versus analog through directvideo if I had to unplug them.