i just bought a viper gc extreme new in the box with everything
YOU LUCKY GUY!!!
how much are these things worth these days and how much were they when they were new and still in production
I got my viper extreme somewhat between 2006 and 08. I think it was 50€, german price. No idea how much it was in the US.
I also bought a bunch of the normal viper gc chips, they were 30€ if I am correct.
You'll propably find people willing to pay around 200$ for a brand new one nowadays. (Just an estimation from my side.)
The Viper Extreme is a really powerful chip for the cube.
It allows you to rip games fairly quickly and it is the only chip (as far as I know) that supports actual safe states (freeze game status) for the cube.
This, the big hype around it and beeing sold out quite quickly make the viper extreme such a desireable piece today.
I think I have a bricked viper extreme somewhere laying around, I should try to get it back to life
I also have an icedcube case.
The guy i bought the chip from also has a icedcube full case replacement which I'm trying to come to a fair price for it
It is more a show and shine piece in my opinion.
12cm disks fit juuuusst barely in there, I have constant problems with the disc scratching somewhere in the case because there is such little room for for the disc.
I have already tried so much to get around this but with no success yet. When I carefully close and tilt the lid in the right direction it kind of works.
Since 8cm DVD-Rs are still available today, I'd recommend you to get a bunch of those and just use the regular case. If you want have a serious number of games available, the drive replacement with SD card would be the better solution than using discs.
The Icecube looks damn cool though