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Re: PS3 in a computer case?

Dec 4, 2010
so any picture yet?
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Re: PS3 in a computer case?

Dec 4, 2010

It would be awesome ^_^

 

Maybe you could overclock the ps3 too. lol

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Feb 20, 2011

Here's a picture of mine in a CPU case. It's still a work in progress, but 95% of the work is done.

IMG_2059.JPG

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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Re: PS3 in a computer case?

Feb 20, 2011

Adawg10-96 wrote:

Here's a picture of mine in a CPU case. It's still a work in progress, but 95% of the work is done.

IMG_2059.JPG

Oh that's attractive.

Rather than saying the typical about voiding your warranty, I'm just thinking why bother? The thing works right out of the box. Set it up, and it's up and running, easy peasy. It seems like some of you are not content, and say to yourselves "how can I take something that's already easy to use, and very user friendly and make it more COMPLICATED and difficult to use?".

Remember the old saying; it ain't broke then don't fix it. But it appears that the gamer logic saying is; if it ain't broke then take it apart even though I have no practical knowledge of how it works and was assembled, add unnecessary pieces, make it more complicated and completely different than the design specifications allow for, and then find out after considerable time, effort and expense, if it even still functions the way it was intended, then if it goes wrong I can always blame the manufacturer because they should have known I was going to do something as ill conceived as this to begin with.

Just leave well enough alone. 

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Re: PS3 in a computer case?

Feb 20, 2011

CaptainAlbator wrote:

Adawg10-96 wrote:

Here's a picture of mine in a CPU case. It's still a work in progress, but 95% of the work is done.

IMG_2059.JPG

Oh that's attractive.

Rather than saying the typical about voiding your warranty, I'm just thinking why bother? The thing works right out of the box. Set it up, and it's up and running, easy peasy. It seems like some of you are not content, and say to yourselves "how can I take something that's already easy to use, and very user friendly and make it more COMPLICATED and difficult to use?".

Remember the old saying; it ain't broke then don't fix it. But it appears that the gamer logic saying is; if it ain't broke then take it apart even though I have no practical knowledge of how it works and was assembled, add unnecessary pieces, make it more complicated and completely different than the design specifications allow for, and then find out after considerable time, effort and expense, if it even still functions the way it was intended, then if it goes wrong I can always blame the manufacturer because they should have known I was going to do something as ill conceived as this to begin with.

Just leave well enough alone

Who cares? a lot of people get enjoyment out of doing mod work. Modding things is fun. Its enjoyable. Why do people mod there pcs, or cars? Cause they enjoy it. You simply dont understand it, which is fine, its not for everyone.

And @Adawg10-96, nice job. it looks good. I am looking into water cooling my ps3. I got enough spare parts from my pc I think i wanna put my ps3 under water too

-evilbunny


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Feb 20, 2011

i believe it can be done iv takin mine apart for cleaning, the main prob would be securing it to the case, you will need spacers because of the huge fan on the assend, as the the hard disc all you should need is jumpersfor sata and power, but then there is isssue of turning it on remember that the switch is pressure scencitive and you would have to keep the case open to access it, but givin the ease of a tear down just giv it alot of thinking, maybe buy a used brokin one for a test mod, and if succcessfull build a working one

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Re: PS3 in a computer case?

Feb 22, 2011

@ CaptainAlbator

My PS3 is the original CECHA01. It's YLOD 3 times in the past 5 months. I tried using the Talismoon Whisper Fan and IC Diamond's thermal compound (#1 on market as of now). But it still didn't fix it. So, I needed to come up with a way to keep it from overheating. This was my solution. Everything is cool to the touch now and I have no worries of it happening again. The design of both the ps3 and the 360 is, in my opinion, majorly flawed. Both cases don't allow adequate breathing room. Too many instances of YLOD's and RROD's. The processors should have never been soldered to the mobo. It should have been like a conventional cpu where you just drop the processor into the cradle. I enjoy modding and viewed this as a challenge.

I can appreciate your opinion, though...'To each his own' (as the old saying goes).

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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Feb 22, 2011

@ nstanford

I used Hillman Group 3" 6/32 threaded rods and nuts (from Lowes) to mount the ps3. It is completely sturdy and I can place it on its side if I wanted. The 3 inches gave me enough clearance to place the Whisper Fan below the mobo and still have about 5mm of clearance from the water blocks. The power/eject buttons are not pressure activated. They are sensors that detect any difference in polarity. I attached wires to both prongs and drilled two small holes each on the power and reset buttons of the case to 'snake' the wires through. I didn't do this until after I had already posted pics, so here's what it looks like.

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Once I get 2 more parts in the mail I'll be able to close up the case and make use of the 2 usb ports on the face plate. Here's a link of where I'm posting everything:

http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/3408963

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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Mar 2, 2011

Figured I'd post this here as well:

I finally got my last couple parts in the mail today (even though  usps  tracking said it was out for delivery yesterday...had to call them  up  this morning and they said, "Oh...it's here, I don't know why it  didn't  get delivered. Do you want to pick it up?"....what the hell  kinda  question is that?! Leave it to our federal postal service to F  things  up!). Anyways, after about 6 hours of messing with this mod, I  finally  got it the way I want. Here are some final pics:

1) Drained fluid and altered tubing

2) Routed HDD away from mobo to the 3.5" drive bay (to reduce heat soak in mobo)

3) Swapped my SilenX fan on rad with two of my Scythe Ultra Kaze's for added cfm

4) The 2 USB ports on front cover are functional now

5) Working on fabricating the cover to fit a 280mm fan (I had lying  around) for exhaust purposes. Cover is staying off until then.

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/SpeeDemon2437/PS3%20swapped%20into%20cpu%20case/IMG_2062.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/SpeeDemon2437/PS3%20swapped%20into%20cpu%20case/IMG_2061.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/SpeeDemon2437/PS3%20swapped%20into%20cpu%20case/IMG_2064.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/SpeeDemon2437/PS3%20swapped%20into%20cpu%20case/IMG_2063.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/SpeeDemon2437/PS3%20swapped%20into%20cpu%20case/IMG_2067.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/SpeeDemon2437/PS3%20swapped%20into%20cpu%20case/IMG_2066.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/SpeeDemon2437/PS3%20swapped%20into%20cpu%20case/IMG_2067.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/SpeeDemon2437/PS3%20swapped%20into%20cpu%20case/IMG_2069.jpg

(IF  YOU'RE WONDERING WHY THE CONTROLLER IS SO DIRTY, IT'S BECAUSE IT'S AN  OLD SIXAXIS THAT I NEVER USE AND FIGURED I'D TEST THE USB PORTS ON IT  RATHER THAN A DUALSHOCK)

All in all, I'm happy with  the way this turned out. I put in a lot more  time than I cared to, but  I kept coming up with better ideas as I went.

Hopefully this solves my overheating issue. You'll definitely hear from me if it doesn't!

Peace.

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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Re: PS3 in a computer case?

Mar 2, 2011

are you going to cut a hole in the top over the psu fan? it would help get more hot air out of the case if you did.

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