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A Liquid-cooled Wii in a Custom Aluminum Case

Housed in a custom built case fashioned out of CNC-milled aluminum, this isn’t the same Wii you’ve got stuffed inside your entertainment center. Two years in the making, Bit-tech forum member Angel OD (also known as Martin Nielsen) finally finished the wall-mounted, liquid-cooled "Wii UNlimited Edition" this past Saturday and posted an abundance of pictures for his fellow forum members to drool over.

The case-mod features side-panels etched with the traditional Wii logo (probably so people can tell what the heck it is because it doesn’t look anything like a Wii), two 22cm cooling reservoirs, a digital thermometer up top and exposed mechanics. 

Nielson didn’t mention the cost of this project and we’re kind of afraid to ask. Let’s just leave it at ‘more than the Wii itself,’ shall we?

Check out all the pictures of the finished product here and his original thread (more pictures of the process) here.

(via Engadget)

  • Assmar
    I just came here to laugh at the pointlessness of this, but that's kind of sexy. wouldn't liquid cooling be put to better use in a PS3 or 360?
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  • Marco925
    while it is nice, i've never heard of anyone overclocking their wii, and they've never really been known to overheat either, it's probably more suited for the Xbox 360 or PS3.

    Though it is nice and i can appreciate it.
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  • utengineer
    assmarI just came here to laugh at the pointlessness of this, but that's kind of sexy. wouldn't liquid cooling be put to better use in a PS3 or 360?
    Already been done(xbox and ps3)....this is the first custom Wii case I have seen...with water too. Probably the best console mod I have seen in a while.
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  • wowohwow
    Why would you need to water cool a Wii?
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  • chaoski
    Even if you did overclock it...Wii has 6-7 year old hardware.

    Same goes for Xbox/PS2....you are talking 5 year old hardware.

    Pointless
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  • theshonen8899
    Looks really awesome. Shame he didn't put that effort into a real PC and just use Dolphin to emulate Wii games in beautiful 1080p.
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  • Assmar
    theshonen8899Looks really awesome. Shame he didn't put that effort into a real PC and just use Dolphin to emulate Wii games in beautiful 1080p.GASP! That's illegal! Do wii disks run backward like Gamecube disks? Is it possible to run wii disks on the emulator?
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  • BulkZerker
    Neat fab work on the Wii. I can appriciate the work the guy did there. Way more than the dime a dozen watercooled pcs with their guts slapped into a case made for watercooling. Wonder if it runs even 6* over ambient.
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  • surfer1337dude
    assmarGASP! That's illegal! Do wii disks run backward like Gamecube disks? Is it possible to run wii disks on the emulator?That they do, but if you can find one of the handful of dvd drives that are compatible (the drive has to be able to run backwards while reading) with some of the wii ripping software then you can copy the files to the pc and then use dolphin. But as you said it is illegal :(
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  • iam2thecrowe
    i fail to see the point unless you doing some low level component based overclocking to make mario run smoother?
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