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Very nice indeed , im also a first generation PS3 model owner and need something like this to help the system cool more efficiently. Hows the noise? also does it drastically reduce heat accumulation? i find the original ps3s are faulted from factory with poor design flaws that are prime cause for YLOD
thats pretty legit anyone know were to get one of these cases in the U.S.
gilksy, what psu did you use to replace the heat generating ps3 one?
I want to do the same thing you did with my launch ps3, but using a different case and mounting the mother board upside down, because when its in the ps3 the whole thing is upside down along with heat sink and fan. thinking about using a water cooling block by aqua tuning or going a different route
went on craigslist to buy a broken fat ps3 to start fabricating and measuring stuff.
Hope you give us a full write up man!
Can't wait for more detailed info on this one, had my launch system YLOD on me for a second time... I tried opening it up a bit to allow more airflow but that didn't want to work for me... I've decided to wait on fixing it till I can find a different case to put it in.
Awesome work, but is it any more effective than water cooling? What are the temps?
This is a great job (as always) and an inspiration.
I actually started working on my own PC case mod and have virtually everything figure out.
One thing I am having trouble with are the cables. The flat flex cables for the Bluray drive and also for the power/eject switch are too short and I need longer versions.
The bluray drive one seems to be 60 pin if I counted correctly, and I'm guessing .5mm thickness. Can you confirm this, and also post your source for the longer cable? I am having a hard time finding a place to purchase these cables.
Originally Posted by pitseleh
as for the blue ray cable i placed two ribbons on top of each other linining up the conductors then clampmed them together using an old blue ray connector.
as for the on off eject circuit use 7.02 wire but keep the lenths as short as possible as the circuit is very sensitive
i will at some stage be making a video or pdf on the process but at the mo i am realy busey on a new project
spare time is a valuable resiource that i am fast running out of.
oh cool. Thanks for the tips.
I was wondering if I could connect 2 cables together but thought that probably would not work out. I can't wait to see how you did it.
To clarify for anybody else reading this post who is on the United States side of things, the 7.02 wire mentioned is fairly standard in the UK. It consists of 7 strands of .02mm wire. US gauges are measured differently (and do not differentiate size of strands, only if it is stranded or solid). I would go with 25 or 26 AWG (and I probably lean toward 26 for better conductivity)