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post #1 of 29
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Hey guys,

I just finished modding my PC and I was looking at my DVD drive area and I started thinking. it looks like there is enough room, especially in a full sized tower to strip a PS3 shell off and put it in your PC. I don't know if I'm committed to the task yet, but it might be kinda cool.

What are your thoughts on this? I have a first gen ps3 so I no longer have a warranty.

I think that the ps3 would benefit from my case being cooler and having better airflow. Not that ps3s are known for terrible overheating.

I dunno, i don't play it very often and I thought it would be a cool experiment.
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post #2 of 29
The PS3 shell itself is small enough to fit inside a standard ATX case, just chuck the PS3 in there so it looks like you're playing with a computer tongue.gif
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post #3 of 29
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Haha, very true. My current build has great cable management and I have my blue ray burner on the very bottom tray. Now if I had a full tower, I could easily squeeze the guts of a PS3 on the dvd drive slots. If I put in the mobo sideways. Then just prefab a cover so the ps3 buttons and drive stick out the front of my pc. Probably more trouble than it is worth, but it is summer, hot outside, and I am bored.
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post #4 of 29
does your ps3 still have a warranty if so i wouldnt take it apart. But if the warranty is expired do and make a build log so we can see!
post #5 of 29
Hmmm...water cool the ps3..thinking.gif
post #6 of 29
Definately do it.. if you dont value your PS3 tongue.gif. Post pictures if you do? biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 29
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Na it is a 1st gen PS3 that I have had since launch day. No warranty anymore.
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post #8 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkippyDogg;14340743 
Hmmm...water cool the ps3..thinking.gif

Hmmm...overclock the PS3..thinking.gif
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do ittt!! show us smile.gif
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post #10 of 29
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Seeing as it has a non traditional 8 core cell processor, and no accessible bios screen. I don't think I could OC it. Unless maybe I jail break it. A water cooled one would be friggin sweet! Only problem is, most ps3 games if not all are capped at 30fps. So other than media streaming or number crunching, an oc wouldn't do me much good. Other than bragging rights of course!

I found a pretty cool website where someone did it, no real instructions or anything. But it would be simple enough to get a decent cooler. I also want to put a SSD in the ps3 as well.

http://www.gearfuse.com/water-cooled-ps3-someone-was-bound-to-do-it/

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