GameCube PC | With working controller ports + more

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GameCube PC | With working controller ports + more

A fully working pc inside an original GameCube case. This is certainly not the first of its kind, but in my opinion certainly one of the more cleaner builds. In regards to the build itself I wanted to modify as little of the GameCube as possible and using as little glue as possible (i.e. keeping the build maintainable and even upgradeable).

Furthermore, it has the following noteworthy features:
  • 4 fully working GameCube controller ports
  • Working (original) power and reset buttons
  • 2x USB front-io through a memory card slot. The hole can be plugged with a fake memory card (visual only). The memory card in the pictures is still work-in-progress.
  • Working carrying handle (though, I wouldn't put [i]too[/i] much stress on it ;) )
  • Working original power LED
  • Disc tray open thingy still opens perfectly fine, so you can take a peek under the hood ;)
  • It has internal Intel Bluetooth for connection with a variety of controllers such as Xbox, PS4 and Switch, but also as a 2nd Bluetooth dongle specifically for Wii Remotes [i](I'm actually toying with the idea to add the 2nd internal Bluetooth dongle internally to the unused USB 2.0 header data line, but I need some advice for that as I'm not sure it'll work)[/i]

The pc is incredibly silent thanks to the Noctua cooler. I haven't extensively measured temperatures (I'm sure it can get relatively toasty in there with the right workloads), but playing e.g. emulated GameCube games in Dolphin works perfectly fine.

I'm looking into writing down a basic build-guide and dump the 3D printable parts online for others to use. Though, (if I will even finish it) it won't be a too detailed step-by-step guide.

For some more background information, I can refer to my Reddit post:

Full/correct parts list (as some parts are not available to select on at the time of writing):
  • AMD Ryzen 3400G
  • ASRock A300M-STX
  • 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws 3000MHz SO-DIMM memory
  • 1TB Kingston A2000
  • Noctua NH-L9a-AM4
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  • External Power Brick

PS: I used an already broken GameCube for this build so no perfectly fine GameCubes were harmed in the process.
Color(s): Black Gray
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Retro
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: SFF
Type: General Build


This build participated in 1 contest.


$ 98.13
AMD - Ryzen 5 (3400G)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 4
ASRock - H110M-STX
Chipset: H110
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: Mini-STX
G.Skill - Ripjaws (3000MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
$ 89.99
Kingston - A2000
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Custom - External Brick (custom)
Custom - Custom (custom)
$ 44.95
Noctua - NH-L9a-AM4
Type: Air Cooler
$ 20.99
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