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First Son
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Re: DIY - Liquid cool a PS3 and swap into a computer case

Mar 27, 2011

Just wondering did you add another hard drive or still just running your 60 GB? I have the 80 GB backwards compatability, statring to run out of space just wondering if this an ideal option or even if it can work....any input would help. Awesome setup....

Thanks,

David

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Splicer
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Re: DIY - Liquid cool a PS3 and swap into a computer case

Mar 27, 2011

GentzD wrote:

Just wondering did you add another hard drive or still just running your 60 GB? I have the 80 GB backwards compatability, statring to run out of space just wondering if this an ideal option or even if it can work....any input would help. Awesome setup....

Thanks,

David

I upgraded the HDD a while back to 320GB 7200rpm Seagate Momentus (I got lucky and newegg.com had it on their 'Shell Shocker' for next to nothing). Swapping hard drives on the ps3 is easy. I used a portable HDD and backed up the ps3's HDD using their utility on the XMB. Swapped the drives and loaded it back up. Just takes a while.

My liquid cooled PS3 PC:
http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/3408963?start=0&tstart=0


Do-It-Yourself:
http://community.us.playstation.com/message/31029569#31029569
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Splicer
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Re: DIY - Liquid cool a PS3 and swap into a computer case

Jun 20, 2011

A little update added to the DIY

My liquid cooled PS3 PC:
http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/3408963?start=0&tstart=0


Do-It-Yourself:
http://community.us.playstation.com/message/31029569#31029569
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First Son
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Re: DIY - Liquid cool a PS3 and swap into a computer case

Jul 15, 2011

Can I just double confirm that the GPU-200 water blocks will mount properly onto the CECHA's mainboard without the need for any custom mounting brackets?

It seems like you are using the adjustable mounting brackets that comes with the GPU-200 but I'm just asking to confirm this.

Also, how cool does the system run now? Has it YLOD since?

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Re: DIY - Liquid cool a PS3 and swap into a computer case

Jul 15, 2011

I dont wanna risk it >.<

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Re: DIY - Liquid cool a PS3 and swap into a computer case

Jul 16, 2011

otilumn wrote:

Can I just double confirm that the GPU-200 water blocks will mount properly onto the CECHA's mainboard without the need for any custom mounting brackets?

It seems like you are using the adjustable mounting brackets that comes with the GPU-200 but I'm just asking to confirm this.

Also, how cool does the system run now? Has it YLOD since?

Yeah, I used the hardware that came with the blocks (not all the hardware is used though...Just some of the washers and the screws and nuts. The heads of the screws need to be filed off with an electric multi-tool to allow the PSU and BD drive to seat properly).

In the summer, my ps3 has been running 31-33c, and in the winter, it usually doesn't go over 28c.

No YLOD's since modding my system (thank God!).

My liquid cooled PS3 PC:
http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/3408963?start=0&tstart=0


Do-It-Yourself:
http://community.us.playstation.com/message/31029569#31029569
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First Son
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Re: DIY - Liquid cool a PS3 and swap into a computer case

Jul 16, 2011

but the adjustable mounting brackets for the water blocks do fit right?

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Re: DIY - Liquid cool a PS3 and swap into a computer case

Jul 16, 2011

otilumn wrote:

but the adjustable mounting brackets for the water blocks do fit right?

Yes, they fit.

My liquid cooled PS3 PC:
http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/3408963?start=0&tstart=0


Do-It-Yourself:
http://community.us.playstation.com/message/31029569#31029569
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First Son
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Re: DIY - Liquid cool a PS3 and swap into a computer case

Jul 16, 2011

Wow, awesome! I was searching so hard for something that fits without me having to customize my own bracket.

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First Son
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Re: DIY - Liquid cool a PS3 and swap into a computer case

Aug 9, 2011

Have you had any issues with overheating since? After I installed my waterblocks, I put the ps3 back together again and 2-3minutes in to the system startup, I get a message saying "Your system is overheating, please turn it off and wait a while before turning it back on again"

But when I touched the waterblocks, they felt like they're running at 20-30 degrees max. What else could be heating up? Could it there are a few "warm" places like the inductors/resistors just above the CPU. Could they be the cause of the overheating?

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