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For the extreme hardware dorks, this news is actually pretty neat. With 3rd generation PlayStation 3s, Sony will be using a new, small set of heatsinks. They are only half the weight of what we saw in the launch PS3, and the manufacturer, Furukawa Electric, has reduced their number of different components from 20 to just 3. It helps that Sony has managed to shrink some of the PS3's chips, of course, but the accomplishment is still impressive from the engineering perspective—and the kind of ingenuity we need for the PlayStation 3 to ever trim its waistline. Here's hoping the parts reduction works as well as Furukawa Electric claims.
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great just great, I just sold my 20gb for $380 and bought a new 40gb for $350. I don't need BC (backward compatability) at all. I do need a PS3 that doesn't pump out hot air all summer though. I need to get some usb fans or something. lol
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great just great, I just sold my 20gb for $380 and bought a new 40gb for $350. I don't need BC (backward compatability) at all. I do need a PS3 that doesn't pump out hot air all summer though. I need to get some usb fans or something. lol
Wouldn't pumping out hot air be good? And how are adding more fans going to keep it from pumping more hot air out? The more air that is being pushed out of the system, the cooler the internal components are.
 
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Wouldn't pumping out hot air be good? And how are adding more fans going to keep it from pumping more hot air out? The more air that is being pushed out of the system, the cooler the internal components are.
Use your head, he probably means pushing out hot air as in the components are getting too hot.
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Wouldn't pumping out hot air be good? And how are adding more fans going to keep it from pumping more hot air out? The more air that is being pushed out of the system, the cooler the internal components are.
He means the console running cooler not how much air it actually pushes out
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Well, the temp of the air coming out is usually an indicator of how hot the components are. Hot air = hot components. If you increase the airflow in the console, more heat can be removed, but also the temp of the air should drop a bit, as the heat is spread over more air (double airflow does not equal double heat removal).

I think that might be what he meant. Who knows.

I'm not a physics major so, who knows, I might be wrong.
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-can- you make the PS3 cooler? I'd be amazed if this makes a difference because mine is almost cold to the touch even while folding.
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great just great, I just sold my 20gb for $380 and bought a new 40gb for $350. I don't need BC (backward compatability) at all. I do need a PS3 that doesn't pump out hot air all summer though. I need to get some usb fans or something. lol
re-route the heat to your ganja-farm with pipes! (j/k) christ i hope i dont get an infraction for that :|
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re-route the heat to your ganja-farm with pipes! (j/k) christ i hope i dont get an infraction for that :|
That works? I might have to get a few PS3's .
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Id hoped some people here would do that.
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