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Poll Results: Slim or Fat?

 
  • 41% (16)
    60GB fat
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    160GB slim
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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Blk;12018793 
Slim.

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

You don't? Take a better look. wink.gif
    
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post #12 of 20
People are saying here that they don't see an advantage.

Other than the fact it has more USB ports, look at the major downgrades you recieve when you get a Slim PS3.

I remember one of them was that you can't install another operating system onto anything other than the 60GB.

I have a 60GB, and I know it's much better than any slim - other than PS2 gaming.
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post #13 of 20
i have the second gen fat, 80 gb model and was saddened that it doesnt support ps2 games.

however, i still have my old ps2, and even though i have it, i find that i NEVER use it. the ps3 titles are so great that my 30+ ps2 games just sit there all lonely and whatnot.

I would personally go for the 160 model because it will stay cooler and is quite a bit smaller. the biggest thing i didnt like about the fat is its shape. the curved surfaces make it so you cant simply put it in your theater system and set your cable box on top of it, which is why i like the design of the slim.

that said, i cannot ever see myself selling my 80gb fat.
post #14 of 20
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You don't? Take a better look.
I guess the main differences are the USB ports and ps2 playback. I don't care for both
     
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post #15 of 20
The 60G will get the YLoD and be finished after probably 9 months. Get the slim, trust me. I went through 4 PS3 60Gs. They all got the YLoD and then I switched to a 80G.
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post #16 of 20
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The 60G will get the YLoD and be finished after probably 9 months. Get the slim, trust me. I went through 4 PS3 60Gs. They all got the YLoD and then I switched to a 80G.
Every refresh has their problems.
First generation models have YLOD.
Everything after that is a grab bag of fun with YLOD, dead PSUs, Blu-Ray drives, ect.
I personally think the older models look nicer, but each to their own.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by rocker22dallas View Post
the biggest thing i didnt like about the fat is its shape. the curved surfaces make it so you cant simply put it in your theater system and set your cable box on top of it, which is why i like the design of the slim.
Slim is also curved on top

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Every refresh has their problems.
First generation models have YLOD.
Everything after that is a grab bag of fun with YLOD, dead PSUs, Blu-Ray drives, ect.
I personally think the older models look nicer, but each to their own.
That may be but from what I understand they are much much less likely to have any of those problems than the original models. They use newer Dual Lens Lasers 410A on the fat 2USB' no BC compat models and 65nm Cells. I personally own one of those 80GB models and have for 2 years now w/o issue.

OP I just picked up a new 160GB slim off CL for $150 and I am quite happy with it. It runs dead silent and very cool. If your not into the collect-ability of the 60GB deffinately get the slim and don't look back
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post #18 of 20
I just bought myself the PS3 + Move bundle and enjoying every minute of it. I researched and the PS3 Slim was re engineered with a smaller chip and runs cooler therefore decreasing the chance of YLOD (Yellow Light of Death).

I don't really care too much about PS2 backward compatibility as PS3 games are just totally kick a$$ and if you browse around PSN, Sony is re releasing few PS1 & PS2 games in HD.
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post #19 of 20
I have PS3 250GB slim and PS3 60GB and I use the Slim as my main gaming machine. The slim users about approx 80-100w to play a game/XMB or run folding@home on. The PS3 60GB uses about 180w just sitting at it's XMB.

With most PS3 games installing some data to the hard drive you will find the 60GB drive will fill up pretty quickly. I pref not having to delete and reinstall.

As you now won't have install other OS on either model unless you decide to hack it. You just need to ask yourself do you need PS2 backward compatability. My answer to that would be no if you have been using an Xbox 360 as you didn't have it or miss it before.
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post #20 of 20
You guys may find this helpful. This is mostly for you OP http://www.edepot.com/playstation3.html
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