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What do you do if you have one of the first few thousand PlayStation 3s in the US? Take it apart

The Playstation 3 console



Removal of the outer casing of the Playstation 3 only requires a Torx-wrench



Both the U.S. and Japanese versions of the PS3 use the same power adaptor; the inverter is housed inside the cons



A single 160mm fan provides all of the active cooling for the Playstation 3



Aside from WiFi and Blu-Ray, all of the core logic on the Playstation 3 is housed on a single motherboard



The Cell processor provides the processing power for the console. To the west of the Cell is the NVIDIA RSX processor, to the north is the Sony IO Bridge for Ethernet and other IO



Samsung's XDR memory provides the main system memory for the console



Sony's IO Bridge: the HDMI, Ethernet and optical audio ports are just north of this chip



Marvell powers the Ethernet and storage device controllers



The massive heatsink on the Playstation 3. The Cell and RSX processors are anchored by heatpipes to the heatsink, which is in turned cooled by a 160mm fan



The only active cooling for the Playstation 3: a single 160mm fan



The Blu-ray drive is attached to the motherboard by a proprietary ribbon cable

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post #2 of 23
Nice pictures, glad to see something in native English
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That's the PS2 on a single chip.
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post #4 of 23
I want one of those to play my current PS2 games
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I want one of those to play my current PS2 games
-150 odd.
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-150 odd.
Just look at it... it's so beautiful! I'll take a free one if anyone is interested in charity work

I'll take the emotion engine chip just the same
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Insane.
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Can someone say, over-rated....
    
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Can someone say, over-rated....
Over-rated.
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post #10 of 23
Looks kinda like the PS2.
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