A Reddit user by the name of Cityle, has repurposed his old Nintendo GameCube console into a custom gaming PC and surprisingly he was somehow able to fit an entire gaming computer into a nearly 20 years old gaming console at the same time keeping the original power button, LED indicator, and controller ports in a working state.
Every PC gamer knows that having a decent rig is vital for a pleasant gaming experience. Fortunately, with the ongoing discoveries in modern technology, fans today have more capabilities to build their custom dream PC than they did before.
A look inside Nintendo GameCube turned Custom Gaming PC
The Nintendo GameCube is a classic home console, which is known for its compact design, and as Cityle has demonstrated, it can make a handy PC. First spotted by IGN, Cityle showed images of his new gaming rig, which comprises an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, 16GB of HyperX DDR4 RAM, and a 2TB Samsung 860 QVO SSD.
As the GameCube is too small, Cityle bypassed the issue of the motherboard and processor by purchasing an Asus PN50 Mini PC and taking out the computer’s motherboard, which had an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor. He also changed the exterior color from jet black to a shade of peach by spray painting it.
While reading Cityle’s build log on the Level1Techs forums, it seemed that building the dream computer out of a 2-year-old console was no cakewalk at all. He had to make certain modifications to the old console, like taking out the original shell and making a custom mount for the motherboard with the graphics card placed on top. The disc drive opens up in order to allow the graphics card to receive some outside air. In a neat and orderly fashion Cityle has placed all the IO ports in the back of the GameCube.
Despite the limited space, Cityle stated that there is no issue with the computer running hot, and the GPU and CPU hit around 80°C and 60°C when running a benchmark test on Time Spy. Considering the dimensions of the Nintendo GameCube, it is quite remarkable that Cityle managed to put a gaming PC inside the tiny console. You can also see a gaming PC made by him with a Dreamcast as the shell. In the end, I hope that Cityle’s hard work will inspire other gamers to start working on their own dream project too.