Every major (i.e., not Virtual Boy) Nintendo console has its share of die-hard supporters, and the GameCube lovers are especially vocal with their enthusiasm. I wouldn’t be shocked if there are a handful of people who pray to a Super Smash Bros. Melee disc, for instance. But it turns out there’s more you can do with this iconic console than we originally thought — if you’re a mad scientist modder, at least. YouTuber Matt of channel Tech By Matt has taken the shell of a GameCube and turned it into a glorious gaming PC, and the power button still turns the PC on! And yes, games are played with a GameCube controller.
I understand spectacularly little about how computers actually work, (PC Invasion is the site for that stuff.) so if you want a full and accurate technical breakdown of what’s going on here, I’d recommend you just watch the video. But toward the end of the video, Tech By Matt shows off what the GameCube gaming PC can actually do. It displays a bit of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and they run well as expected. Matt attempts to play Breath of the Wild, but it’s apparently notoriously difficult to run on PC, (I’m sure Nintendo is pleased to hear that.) so it stutters as expected on the GameCube gaming PC.
Then Matt moves on to PC mainstays Fortnite and CSGO, which run smoothly in 1080p. Far Cry 5 hobbles by at around 25 FPS though, so the GameCube gaming PC isn’t about to take a wrecking ball to the Xbox Series X.
Let us know what you think of this unique “console”! And if you need more modded Nintendo consoles in your life, take a look at a metal Nintendo 64 that literally shoots fire.