It seems people are dusting off those old cubes and want to play some backups. People don't know that the cube is moving forward in hacks everyday. So what are your options today if you wanted to hack your cube? Well there's xenogc that is still around and available even on eBay. Qoob, viper, ninjamod, etc are IPL replacements and are out of production, rare, and outdated. The newest modchips that work on the cube are wasp fusion, wiikey fusion, wode jukebox and all can be installed in the cube ether with wires or a megadrive. Mega products are custom made for cube to make Wii modchips easy to install and can be found here badassconsoles.com they are out of stock now but keep checking the site every few days they will be back. Now after you got your cube modded maybe you want to spend 300 dollars on the component cable well hold on. This year there is a clone component device for GameCube that looks better then the Nintendo cable and gives you full digital sound as well called GCvideo. There are 2 versions as of now and both require soldering and flashing. But if you wait badassconsoles might have you covered in time. There are some other stuff you may want to grab as well. SD gecko, ide-exi, and shuriken USB gecko. The SD gecko are everywhere should be easy to find. The ide-exi is limited and hard to get a hold of but badassconsoles will have a really cool version available soon. The shuriken USB is on sale now here in the Wii section and on gc-forever.com and if you want one you better grab one now since only 20 were made. Gc-forever.com is a go to info for everything cube and badassconsoles is great shop for custom accessories you should stop by and look around. I don't support SD load since it sucks but if you can't solder it may be your only way to run homebrew or backups on your cube. If you do use SD load use swiss it will make you be able to use SD cards bigger then 4 GB and can use everything above.