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Poll Results: Slim or Fat?

 
  • 41% (16)
    60GB fat
  • 58% (23)
    160GB slim
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post #1 of 20
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Ok, so I have bunch of gamestop gift cards and don't really have anything to spend it on. I figured I would combine them with whatever I can get for my 360 and go for a PS3, and since its Gamestop I can save a little buying refurbished.


Looking on Gamestop's site it says they have 60GB PS3s, and they are actually in stock at a nearby store!

The 60GB models were made before Sony started hacking pieces off of the console in an effort to compete with the 360, so we're talking USB ports and full PS2 support via the Emotion engine.

The other option is to get a slim. I can get a 160GB refurbished slim for the same price as the 60GB fat. Honestly I don't think I'll need the extra room, but I already have a George Foreman grill, so another convex object dumping heat into my room might be a bit of an issue. But I don't really know. The only experience I have with the fat PS3s are the display models cooped up in those tiny acrylic boxes, which are hardly idea circumstances.

So I figured I would ask OCN what they would do in my position...
    
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post #2 of 20
IF you can find a 60Gb in decent shape go for it by all means.. I traded my 60GB for a 120 slim (mainly cuz it was on the brink of dying), i miss having it around, even thought the ps2 games had horrid graphics with the Emotion engine, but i still have my PS2 so who cares lol
either way.. from what i hear, serious collectors will pay good money for them in the future
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post #3 of 20
go for the 60 gb model. I have seen some go ebay for more than the retail because of their features. if you ever need more space, just replace the hard drive with a 2.5" drive and you have your 160gb model but with top specs.

is backwards compatability really that important to you? its up to you

just my 0.02
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post #4 of 20
The fat one looks a lot cooler to be honest, and you really won't be needing that extra space (If you do need it later on you can easily upgrade it I think). I have the original 60gb model and it gets pretty hot but it's really far away from me in my living room so I rarely notice it :].
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post #5 of 20
Well.. with the PS3 being jailbroken and new homebrew games appearing and other types of games that I do not condone of downloading via any type of torrent site.... I'd go for the slim *only* for the extra space.

* = Subject to sarcasm.
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I would not trust a used 60gb from Gamestop or really anywhere else for that matter. They seem like they will all YLOD at some point regardless of how well you maintain them. Both my brother and I kept our 60gb well maintained and in a well ventilated area and they both YLOD seemingly out of nowhere.

I'd grab the 160gb which runs a lot cooler and uses less electricity and grab a PS2 slim off CL for $20-$40 to play the PS2 games you will actually play.
 
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post #7 of 20
60GB fat. PM me if you want to prevent YLoD.
    
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post #8 of 20
I'd get the 60 gig. PS3 isn't worth much to me without PS2 support.
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post #9 of 20
I've sold my 40 GB fat and bought a 160 GB slim and don't regret it at all.

- I've never had a need to have more then 1 USB port. I rarely use the second USB port on my slim.

- The glossy chassis of the fat models scratch and collect dust and fingerprints easily. They actually end up looking like crap after a few years. So, overall I like the look of the slims better.

- The slims have BRAVIA Sync XMB control and Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreaming... if you care about audio quality. The fats don't have these features.
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I'd grab the 160gb which runs a lot cooler and uses less electricity and grab a PS2 slim off CL for $20-$40 to play the PS2 games you will actually play.

And this ^. The slim consumes less power, making them even better for folding for long periods of time. Also the implementation of PS2 emulation was never good, and playing them on an HDTV looks atrocious.

Sony is in agreement with various developers to bring HD remastered versions of PS2 games to the PS3. God of War 1 and 2, The Sly Cooper Collection, and Prince of Persia have already been released. This year we'll also see a remastered Splinter Cell Trilogy and Ico and Shadow of the Collosus remake exclusive for the PS3. Supposedly, the Metal Gear Solid Trilogy and Final Fantasy X are in the works.
 
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post #10 of 20
Slim.

I personally don't see any advantage on the 60gb model.
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