WIP Gamecube All in One

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WIP Gamecube All in One

Post by marcus9199 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:25 pm

Okay this is my first Gamecube mod so I'll see how badly I kill the machine. My goal is to build a gamecube with integrated wavebird recievers, gameboy player, 5" TFT monitor, 1 cell 3.7 volt 5000 mah LiPo battery. And use a WIIKey Fusion. So far I have done a medium cut on the mobo and managed to not kill it, I will update this with pics as I go along. And I'm sure I will be asking you guys for plenty of help.
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Post by marcus9199 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:51 pm

Got Controller port connected and Bios battery both working.
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Post by marcus9199 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:16 pm

Made some progress. now have wavebird wired in mem card hardwired. and found a vga heatsink and fan that so far are keeping things cool.
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Post by Streetwalker » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:55 pm

Is it just me or the CPU and RAM don't have cooling ?
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Post by emu_kidid » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:42 am

yeah, you'd want to cool the CPU and RAM for sure!
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Post by marcus9199 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:17 am

I do have a fan on the CPU now not in the picture though. How hot does the ram get? Would passive cooling work? Or do they need a fan also?
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Post by megalomaniac » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:23 am

use the heatsink + fan
...and post some larger pics if possible...
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Post by marcus9199 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:40 am

I can't get it to upload from my tablet for some reason, I will take more in a little while. Also I think I might have already screwd up part of my project. Do any of you know if the are alternate solder points for the high speed port since I cut mine off?
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Post by marcus9199 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:38 am

Here's a Higher Res pic. I will take more soon as I can. Thanks for the advice guys.
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Post by marcus9199 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:35 am

A few more high res. My solder skills are terrible so go easy on me. But any advice is much appreciated.
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Post by emu_kidid » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:40 am

RAM can have passive cooling, that's fine.
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Post by marcus9199 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:44 am

One more with newer screen.
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Post by marcus9199 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:47 am

Okay I think I'm going to invest in a laser thermometer. What is a decent temp for the cpu gpu and ram to run at? I think I might just go back to a modified stock heat sink or find and IBM one. I don't think these have the surface area they need to keep up.
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Post by MockyLock » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:33 am

marcus9199 wrote:Okay I think I'm going to invest in a laser thermometer. What is a decent temp for the cpu gpu and ram to run at? I think I might just go back to a modified stock heat sink or find and IBM one. I don't think these have the surface area they need to keep up.
IMO, you should invest in a laser multimeter, it won't be easy to find a hole for a thermometer...
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Post by Streetwalker » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:34 am

Well, there is one advantage to have a unibody heatsink : heat spreading. With a bigger heatsink your components will dump their heat into it and it will help balance the temperature. So for example if the CPU is pretty hot but the GPU is nice and cool, part of the heat will go into the GPU before it's dissipated. This also help because silicon has an optimal working range that is higher than ambient temperature.
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Re: WIP Gamecube All in One

Post by marcus9199 » Thu May 15, 2014 4:16 am

Okay I know this is pitiful concidering how long I've been working on this but I got my first successful boot of wasp key fusion
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Post by megalomaniac » Thu May 15, 2014 4:36 am

you plan to trim that board?




im talking about that huge FFC adapter
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Post by Streetwalker » Thu May 15, 2014 4:42 am

Nice ! :)
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Post by marcus9199 » Thu May 15, 2014 5:34 am

Thanks. I'm not sure about trimming I killed my first one. And this is the one without a separate power regulator. So I don't know how to power it if I cut it.
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Post by marcus9199 » Thu May 15, 2014 5:35 am

Sorry I just saw the comment about the FFC yeah it has to be trimmed it's in the way.
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Post by marcus9199 » Thu May 15, 2014 5:36 am

After all this I can't wait till I can get a mega adapter from you!!!
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Re: WIP Gamecube All in One

Post by marcus9199 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:39 am

Thanks to mega drive v.5 it LIVES!!!!!!
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Post by megalomaniac » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:56 am

nice
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