Ok, research is done, still lost...
I recently scoured around and found a Wii that has a serial number of LU101XXX.... According to a few sites, I either have a GC2-D2B or a GC2R-D2A. Either way, I understand that these are the easiest to chip. Now, I have a background in soldering from the Navy, so I'm confident I can pull this off with ease. I have modded other systems before, although all of them have been soft mods (a HDD in my PS2, soft-modded Xbox). Now, I've heard horror stories about people not being able to play SSBB with a chipped Wii, and I really don't want to run into that issue in the future. Now, seeing as how I won't be playing any imports from Japan, and I will strictly use it to avoid paying $60 a game, which chip would you recommend? I've heard quite a few names dropped, although it seems as if they are either no longer made, or not tested enough. Here's the list I have so far...
Other than that, I can't seem to find any chips for the old drives. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
wiikey is the best. get it and the WLip and then you don't have to solder if I understand it right.