Which chip is the "best"?

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  1. matethemouse
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    Just went online looking for shops selling wii with chip installed.
    Which one of these is the best overall?
    - D2Pro v. 2 (bad 'cause of it only been v.2 so I need a external device to update it so I need to buy one from the website for about $30 more)
    - Argon SPI with Wasabus V2 firmware
    - Wiikey
    - Wiiktus or Wasabus V2 firmware with Infectus2 chip
     
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    they are all already installed in wii. Just looking for the chip with best stability, extra features, compability ect.
     
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    You have 4 modchips in your Wii?
     
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    no. The shop I found had wiis with one of the different chip in them and I don't know which of them is the "best" choice...
     
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    Hmmm, I would only say go for WiiKey because its the one I have, I know there are tons of people who disagree and better modchips out there. I would say either wasabi or Wiikey.
     
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    is wasabi and wasabus the same thing?

    EDIT: Looks like it gonna be Infectus/Wiiktus since they are the same as wiikey and updateable with a usb
    Any1 with a bad exp with Infectus/Wiiktus?
     
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    Argon and Infectus/2 both require an external programmer for updating. That is the reason you dismissed the D2Pro9 (which is partially DVD-updateable.)
    Wasabi = chip
    Wasabus = fw
     
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    Those potato skins things

    Best chips ever!!! [​IMG]

    what I couldn't resist
     
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    is the Wiikey the only chip updateable fully with a dvd (or I'm wrong with this too?)
     
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    matethemouse, can you PM me the sites you found those pre-modded wii? i suck at browsing stuff around.
     
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    Avoid getting a wiikey if you can get another chip. It's got a buggy patchy firmware with no GC audiofix, broken dl support and locks the drive to 3x.
     
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    more questions about the whole update thing (the only thing bothering me). If I get a (let's say) Infectus does it mean that I have to open the wii to update every time or are there a usb stick outside wii which will be used?
     
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    You may leave the flat cable plugged into the connector on the chip and somehow leave the other end accessible from the outside of the wii. Then to update, unplug power from the wii, plug in flat cable to injector, plug injector into pc via usb, then update.
    D2Pro9 will allow you to do the most common and frequent updates via DVD and only needs to be plugged in (same as above) for major updates.
     
  15. matethemouse
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    Is the whole proces from opening the wii to updating very difficult which chances of ruin the console?
     
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    If you leave the flat cable from the chip accessible from the outside of the wii, there won't be a need to open it for updates.

    DING! (The lightbulb just went off in my head.) You said you are looking at pre-modded wiis, right? Which means you won't be able to route the flat cable without opening the wii first. I suggest looking for a wii pre-modded with a D2Pro9. That way you can put off opening up the wii for an update as long as possible.
     
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    I have a Wiikey and it hasn't let me down. I got it after the whole Super Mario Galaxy patch and I didn't really care about Super Smash Bros. Brawl so waiting for an update didn't bother me at all. I am kinda worried about Animal Crossing City Folk because it just seems like that is going to have an update, but I'll just burn that bridge when I get to it.