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I read a article in Make magazine, "Retro Game Heaven: The Atari 2600 PC©" (from Make: 02 Home Entertainment, Page 50), which really got me exited. (As a side note, if you haven't read Make Magazine...go and find a copy--you won't regret it!) I had an Atari 2600 growing up and it was my first game system. I managed to pickup two non-working Atari 2600's for $15 off of Ebay. One was just the casing, the other was complete including joysticks, paddles and a selection of games. Further inspiration for this mod came from other web sites: Wired.com's Project Pitfall, MaximumPC.com's article on Joe and Jesse Nuzzo's Vader ITX Mod, and others...
The only other bit that I may purchase is an Atari joystick to USB adapter. AtariAge.com used to carry the Stelladapter 2600 to USB interface for $34.95. But their store has been down since The Planet data center explosion. I am reluctant to do this because it would add another $70 to the cost. So, I will have to see if I can source them somewhere else for a better price.
I will be doing a final cost talley as well. I have bought most of this stuff over a two year period and in spurts. So, some prices may be 'best guess' or just current market value.