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Re: PS3 in a computer case?

Mar 3, 2011

i was not talking about adding another fan for air flow, i did read your punch list.  i was talking about just cutting a hole in the case right above the existing fan that is part of the psu in the back right corner.  or if you could, just rotate the cover 180 degrees to get the hole above the card readers aligned above the psu where it would actually help.

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Mar 3, 2011

I gotcha...I could probably buy a grill off newegg, but to be honest...with the psu only powering a few molex connectors, it doesn't put out any heat. The casing doesn't even get warm.

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


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http://community.us.playstation.com/message/31029569#31029569
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Mar 11, 2011

DIY posted:

http://community.us.playstation.com/message/30998891#30998891

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


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http://community.us.playstation.com/message/31029569#31029569
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Mar 11, 2011

Got the fans mounted today. My project is 100% complete:

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/SpeeDemon2437/PS3%20swapped%20into%20cpu%20case/IMG_2070.jpg

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


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Mar 18, 2011

Yup...that was #5 on my list at the top of my last post. I got a 230mm fan lying around that is super silent and moves a lot of air. I won't get to it until the weekend.

Only thing that sux is that there's not enough clearance from the inside, so I'll have to have the fan bolted on top...I'll still make it look good though (I think, haha).

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


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Apr 12, 2011

snap but without the liquid cooling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFcEQ7qkrwY&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

i decided to revove the ps3 power supply due to the extra heat!

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Apr 12, 2011

Cool job man...I would have loved to put mine in a mid-tower, but my wife insisted that it fit in our home theater cabinets.

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


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Jun 20, 2011

Been thinkning Of this but a Little different. I'm wanting to make a Full tower PC and Ps3 Going to get an axed unit and give it a go. all else fails i wasted 50$ and time

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Jun 20, 2011

That is one bad ass PS3. It's like a development or something! You can certainly sleep soundly knowing your investment is well protected.

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Jun 28, 2011

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/SpeeDemon2437/PS3%20swapped%20into%20cpu%20case/Liquid_Cooled_PS3.jpg

I added 5x40mm fans to compensate for the rise in ambient temperature for the summer months on mine. Two are blowing on the psu and the other three are in a Startech 5.25" HDD fan shroud below the bd drive (as exhaust). This temp was after 1 hour of gaming.

Question for anyone who may know. I'm looking into a viable way to trigger the atx power supply to turn on/off with the ps3's power switch. Right now, I'm just using the jumper method (paperclip bridging the green and black wire) on the atx to turn it on/off with it's toggle switch. But this only allows me to turn on the atx (which powers the liquid cooling pump and all the fans), then I turn on the ps3. My dilema is that it's not 100% safe....if the ps3 was to turn on (for whatever the reason), and me not know about it, the atx has to be manually turned on, and if that doesn't happen...well, you get the picture.

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


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