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My friend has an extra 60GB Fat PS3 that is backwards compatible. He is offering it to me for 150. I am very tempted since I want to play the new Persona 5 that will be coming out in the near future and my Persona 3 FES that my friend gave to me but I had to borrow my sister's PS2 to play it. That and I'll also knock out one more bird by having a bluray player too. So 3 birds, one stone for 150. Good deal or should I try and haggle it down some?
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$150 is already a pretty good price but i'd try to lower some more if u could .
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If I could nab it for 100, I would do it as fast as I can get 100 from an ATM.
But what is the lowest you think I could go? should i try to persuade with like telling him.... "Dude its gonna die out pretty soon, its almost 4 years old already" or "I checked online and asked around and various sources told me that the highest I should pay for is 100" What is the most you would pay for it?
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A fat PS3 60GB is worth more than $150. It should be full backwards compatible and uses hardware not software for PS2/PS1 games. Refurbs are about $299 from Gamestop alone. The only thing with them is to disassemble it, clean it and apply fresh TIM for the heat sinks, as they tend to dry out and overheat the boards. Once you get the YLOD, you will need to repair (reball) or replace it, so make sure it has good TIM and is well ventilated. If it has any issues, like YLOD, RLOD or not reading bluray or dvds, then lower the asking price. Make sure it runs perfectly if he's asking $150.
     
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any specific paste that you would recommend?
AS5 is the first thing that comes into mind. But there are others.
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shin etsu
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Which Shin Etsu is best? Don't they offer 3 different pastes? I also want to reapply some to my 212+ on my pc too, the coolermaster stuff seems cheap to me.
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Originally Posted by fernandude View Post
any specific paste that you would recommend?
AS5 is the first thing that comes into mind. But there are others.
Any of the known good TIMs worked well. I used Cermique on mine and have no issues. The AS5 requires a longer break-in period, while Ceramique is only 25 hours. I used these since I have a huge tube laying around. Shin Etsu should be fine also. If you decide to take the PS3 apart, look up the videos on YouTube so you know how to do it before hand. You will need a Torx screw driver for sure.
     
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post #9 of 11
The difference between shin etsu ($7 for a 1g tube) and mx-2 ($7 for a 4g tube) is 1c at the most.

Get whatever is cheapest, no use wasting money over 1c in temps.
     
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
The difference between shin etsu ($7 for a 1g tube) and mx-2 ($7 for a 4g tube) is 1c at the most.

Get whatever is cheapest, no use wasting money over 1c in temps.
This.

Even the best and the average TIMs on the market only differ by 3 or 4 degrees, at most.

Also, $150 seems fair, but as has already been said; make sure it's in good working order before you give him a single penny.
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