Reply 20 of 23, by chris2021
As to what to do with a fancy-shmansy tarted up C64, well there are any number of things you stick in 1. I have several pentium mmx era sbcs, in fact the kind you mount on top of a floppy drive, like an Ampro LittleBoard. I don't suppose a mini-itx mobo would fit, don't really know. How you would find the space to power an lga 1700 i9 ... methinks that would be pushing things. But who knows.
Of course you could just repair the dead c64 mobo. I have a cartridge that helps facilitate repairs ... hopefully. I have 4 dead breadbins, at least 1 dead c64c, a dead vic, plus/4, and a severely gnarly c128. I do actually love the look of breadbins as is. But that darned c16 ... the 128 doesn't have any precedent to paint it so I'd leave it the way it is (unless it's real yellow-brown or orange yuck).