A handful emptied the GameCube and replaced its parts with a gaming PC. Inside, you will find GeForce GTX 1650, 16GB RAM and 2TB SSD. Some adaptations have been made on the back to add some connections on the back. And a little brush stroke on the shell gives it an incredible look. Performances.
I do not know about you, but about me, ma GameCube sleeps quietly next to my Wii and my Nintendo 64 In a box in my living room. The reason? My games run just like in my emulator on this old console. In fact, I’ll be running Baton Kaitos, Eternal Arcadia, Tales of Symphony and Fire Emblem Path of Radiance (yes, I’m monomaniac) on my PC (which I could not do in a hypnotic gameCube Mini). Like all my games on PlayStation 1/2, Saturn or Dreamcast.
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What to do with an old console like GameCube in 2021? A Reddit customer has a great idea Turn the console into a PC to play. Just. He opened the machine. He removed all the parts. And he installed all the components of a computer that could run games. In fact, the setup can run CyberPunk 2077 at 4K @ 120 FPS (at least not locally).
GameCube skin gaming PC
What is this configuration made of? First of all the motherboard is signed from Asus to Mini-PC. The processor is installed on this card Raizen 5 4500 U. From AMD. Not so bad. We will find out there too 16 Go of RAM In DDR4 format, as well as a SSD with Samsung D2. This is perfect for giving a total boost. And for the graphics part, there is nothing like a small GeForce. Here it is GTX 1650.
Since there are ports for controllers on the console, Handyman installed the controller card to take advantage of them. On the back, some tweaks were made to make some ports clearly visible: USB 3.0 Type-A, Ethernet, DVI, HDMI, USB Type-C. The optical drive has been replaced by a fan (but the cover is still on). And to complete the whole, A small painting “Sakura” Applied. Here is a very good machine that is perfectly suited for gaming… and retrogaming!