[PS3 improvisation] I need more ventilation....
So my ps3 had YLOD and it was fixed right before I bought it. I really want to prevent that from happening again because I'm sure the paste that was used isn't the best one...
There is hot air coming out all the time, I know this is normal when you play games, but it's hot enough to change the temperature in my room dramatically in few hours of gameplay. It should be warm but not hot, from what I've read.
The thing is I'm already using a room ventilator and pointing it at the back of the console as it's vertical and Fat, but this is useless, the hot air is still there even if the back plastic isn't hot anymore. I'm no expert but I've seen on youtube a ps3 opened up on the back, and the fan really struggles to take air from that small place and ventilate the gpu's.
So what I want to do is cut a circle from the back case, right in front of the fan, then improvise a cylinder and position my room ventilator straight in it. All the air would go full speed and the ps3 fan would have more air to distribute + everything will be cooler. I'll turn it on only when I'm playing of course.
What do you think? Should I do it? Should i just skip the cylinder part and position the vent in front of the round hole? Or should I skip this, because I've read somewhere any modification to the case might reduce the default air flow efficiency; or if you add an extra 12v fan connected to the same wires as the default fan, will reduce the normal RPM or they will both fry or something.
Thanks for reading. I need to do this because I care about my money and my first ps3.