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post #11 of 21
If you do water cool it, you would still need 2 80mm fans so there is air going through PS3, so you wont put in danger other memory chips and what not.
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Incidentally I play GT5 all the time as well, I Haven't swaped the disk out since the day I bought it and put it in my PS3.
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post #13 of 21
Yeah, I love that game...even more when I got the Driving Force GT wheel.

As Dragan stated, yes, still need fans, which was going to be part of my modding: space for the blocks/tubing and determine fans and wiring for airflow. Considering the current fan is used primarily for the CPU/GPU heatsink, etc, you could likely get away with some alternatives provided you still were moving air over the remainder of the board.
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post #14 of 21
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I'm sure I could think of something for Ram/etc cooling.

You sure you aren't my half brother? I've got a Driving Force GT as well.
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post #15 of 21
Probably so...there are 1000's of us, just like us apparently.

RAMsinks for exposed modules after stock cooler removal with a fan would likely do the trick. I've read people pulling the cooler and replacing the thermal paste with some good stuff makes a decent difference...if I'm going to be getting into the guts, it's getting new guts.
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I'm taking the PS3 Apart as we speak. We shall see.
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Ohhh...take some good pics, they might be very helpful in our quest for watercooling this sucker.

I'm mostly curious in the mounting holes for the stock cooler to see the dimensions they are and what blocks would work.
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I wonder if watercooling my old 60GB PS3 would have saved it from getting the yellow light of death.
    
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Well, since this was designed originally for the PS3 fat and there isn't one for the Slim (which has been around for a while) perhaps that is the case.
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Originally Posted by KillerBunnys122 View Post
I wonder if watercooling my old 60GB PS3 would have saved it from getting the yellow light of death.
Yes, it would of saved it.
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