The Dreamcast 'DC-PC' sleeper build

Windfall

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Nicely done, I love it!! I've considered doing something similar with my dead gamecube.

Is mounting the motherboard upside down the best option from a thermal viewpoint?
 

Ross Siggers

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Nicely done, I love it!! I've considered doing something similar with my dead gamecube.

Is mounting the motherboard upside down the best option from a thermal viewpoint?
Do it! There's a gamecube build on here, they're very cool.

It was definitely best option, not that there were many... If the motherboard were facing upwards, it would be suffocated by the gpu. Looking at temperatures, in hindsight the gpu on the bottom and cpu on the top might have been marginally better, but it's hard to say.
 
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Windfall

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Do it! There's a gamecube build on here, they're very cool.

It was definitely best option, not that there were many... If the motherboard were facing upwards, it would be suffocated by the gpu. Looking at temperatures, in hindsight the gpu on the bottom and cpu on the top might have been marginally better, but it's hard to say.
Thanks!
 
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Ross Siggers

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Any chance we could see a video of this dream build running >.>
I'll even take shaky, vertically orientated phone camera footage.
I'll do a quick walkaround, then show it running a benchmark. I dunno what's the standard these days, but superposition is a fun looking one and it's free. So I'll use that
 

BonfireOfDreams

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As requested 😅

I didn't end up running the benchmark in the video, but there is a result
You are my favorite person today. It's so quiet! I must have missed an update somewhere because I thought the disc tray hinge was just trimmed/modified but you went with full removal. This is honestly probably the coolest emulation device out there. 10/10.

that PS2 sneak peek though 😎
 
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You are my favorite person today. It's so quiet! I must have missed an update somewhere because I thought the disc tray hinge was just trimmed/modified but you went with full removal. This is honestly probably the coolest emulation device out there. 10/10.

that PS2 sneak peek though 😎
Yeah I wanted to keep the hinge mechanism on there so you could just pop the lid like a normal dreamcast...but space limitations got the better of that idea.

And it's very quiet on idle and content consumption, it only really ramps up when gaming, where admittedly it gets quite loud. I messed around with the fan curves a lot! It's literally sitting on the desk right next to me, if it was underneath say, your TV, it would be even less noticeable.

The basis for the PS2 arrived today, an ASrock Deskmini A300... mock-up has already begun ;)