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I've just bought a brand new looking 60gb PAL CECHC03, day one UK release with the extra USB and card reader slots. Guy I bought it from had hardly used it. Just blasted around on GTA5 for a couple of hours to see how long it would take the fan to kick in to see how used it is. It just sat thee purring like a kitten. My PS3, a CECHL03 40gb has had plenty of use and abuse, fan starts screaming like a banshee after about 10 mins of GTA5.

My question is, does anyone do a waterblock for the original. I can get one for my 40gb, but are the chips on the CECHC03 in the same place as the CECHL03. I've had a few apart over the years, reflowing and redoing the thermal paste, but I know there are at least two different motherboard types in the PS3 fat's. One standard squarish mobo, I think this was the original. and one with a corner of the mobo cut out, they also have other differences. The original UK PS3, to install the HDD, you push it in and then slide it sideways into position. The later one's, you simply push it in onto the SATA connecters.

I have a few pics of the inside of the CECHL03 from repairing one last year.


One careful owner


The L shaped motherboard

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found this on a Chinese website, so it must be 112% legit. For the CECHCxx, the first Euro PS3. CECHA&B were the first Japanese models.


And this acool PS3 waterblock

with these handy pics



So instead of this thread being a question, I'm thinking it's the start of a new build thread. I mean how hard can it be.
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found this on a Chinese website, so it must be 112% legit. For the CECHCxx, the first Euro PS3. CECHA&B were the first Japanese models.

So instead of this thread being a question, I'm thinking it's the start of a new build thread. I mean how hard can it be.

I'm up for contributing my own watercooling project in the works for my fat 60GB CECHB PS3 with backwards compat.

The Alphacool block linked only fits the slim model's mounting holes.

People like to use this block on each chip, but you can technically use almost any north bridge block that is at least 45mm x 45mm and can somewhat match up to the mounting holes. Also I've been working on getting some shoulder bolt screws so that the mounting plate screws can have the same diameter as the mounting holes since I will be re-using the existing brackets. The screws that are in the PS3's mounting looks like similar to the screw below, but obviously the thread would have to be much longer than the shoulder and also have a thinner head in order to fit the same and be able to attach the blocks. Luckily I have a trashed YLOD fat PS3 from my friend so I can do some measurements on and test everything before applying them to my own precious PS3 that I'm getting serviced and will be getting it back soon.

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Nice info @zealon thanks. Glad I was too busy at the weekend with my pc to order the alphacool block.

I did have a look for other parts for watercooling my ps3. I was thinking of just extending the water loop in my pc to run through the ps3 as well to save money on pump and rad, but deciced on keeping it separate should I want to take it somewhere.

Aquacomputer make a rad/pump/res combo that should keep temps under control.

If you get some measurements for the holes for the water blocks let me know. Having a spare board would have come in handy so I don't end up with my ps3 in bits for too long.
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