whats best GC modchip?

Discussion in 'Nintendo GameCube' started by test84, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Sep 8, 2006
    Iran, Tehran.
    Since Wii's chips are not in solid state and current Wii's have problem of getting a cut-leg, i wanted to actually get to GC.
    is there any GC modchip that is:
    1-not too expensive
    2-its soldering not be hard (i'm a software guy afterall)
    3-being able to run most of GC's best games (not all, but its best)

    are GC's chips in solid state? do i have to get a certain GC to get ur recommended modchip on it? since i can just get one GC from a store and he doesnt know anything about it, neither do i, so plz say whatever is needed for GC modding.

    another thing, i saw a bigger box for GC, like ice cube or something, what is that?
  2. hanman

    hanman I'm a pretty lucky guy

    Nov 27, 2005
    United States
    Galbadia Garden
    i just used a max drive pro. no soldering required at all with that one.
    click HERE for more info.
  3. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Nov 19, 2002
    I personally use a Viper Extreme and dont' have any problems with it, not the cheapest chip though.

    I did use the "softmod" before and didn't get great results with it, even after a POT tweak.

    The cheapest chip would be Xeno GC2.0 and its just a no frills modchip, $9.90 + $5 shipping on divineo.cn.

    I would highly recommend getting a replacement case (even if its just the case top) because full sized discs are cheaper and (IMO) more reliable but you are still limited to the 1.35GB of the gamecube laser.
  4. Kiok

    Kiok GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 22, 2006
    Viper i heard is the best.
  5. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Sep 8, 2006
    Iran, Tehran.
    is soldering the viper hard? is there any versions or just getting the latest is ok?

    what size is this replacement box? since i have concern of mailing it from states. and is it mandatory?
  6. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    Viper Extreme was THE first modchip I ever installed and this was from a guy who only had about 3 hours max of soldering experience. Biggest problem you'll be having is finding out that it's real picky about the DVD you burn the game on. I went for what I thought was the cheap option and just ordered mini DVDs. I kept making coasters with them because a lot of them never read properly so I just bought a replacement case (it's the same size as your normal GC but allows full sized DVDs to be used).
  7. Darkforce

    Darkforce DERP!

    Former Staff
    Nov 5, 2002
    We've had loads of thread on this! Last one was only 2 weeks ago!


    test84 - Doesn't really matter what you get but since there's no love for it in this thread, personally I have a XenoGC: Cheapest chip there is, perfect compatibility and very easy to install (quick solder).

    legendofphil / Harsky - Unless you're burning a HUUUUGE amount of games it does not work out cheaper buying a full sized case! ARGGGHH! (See second post of mine in thread I just linked to for the long explanation with less screaming!).