Tell you're father that unless he wants to shell out some more money to buy another PS3 when that one fails, that there needs to be a different place/solution to prevent the PS3 from overheating. Don't you and your parent's talk? I'm sure if you explain your problem to them they'll understand and maybe let you place it somewhere else.
They aren't the best quality but here are some pics. Thinking i might be able to put one of the usb fans where the current fan is and the other either as an exhaust into the wall behind the ps3 or just blowing air out of the cabinet.
Couple more questions. First off, will the 80mm fans be enough to have a decent amount of air-flow through the cabinet. Second, if i plug the fans into the PS3's usb port will that make it run alot hotter?
Looks fairly good. (Yes, pull it forward, let that rear fan have space to utilize.) My one addition thought is, heat rises ... the legs you put on the PS3 are good to help heat escape from the PS3 body ... so then, put the PS3 on the bottom shelf and put the shelf above it higher than it is currently, to enable any heat to go up as high as it can.
For the fans, if you want any, they should be pulling away from the back where the PS3 fan vents are, aiding in pulling the air out. Then it needs somewhere to go out.
Warm air flowing out of the cabinet, cooler air fed into the cabinet. Air Flow.
Ok thanks guys. Now i know you said to put it on the bottom shelf and let the heat rise but what i'm thinking i might end up doing is putting it on the top shelf and install the fan so it sucks air out a hole in the top of the cabinet (we have a sliding shelf there so the hole would be covered) then just have the other one sucking air in. I might be able to take the bottom shelf out too so theres even more space in there