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Okay so i got my ps3 slim today at gamestop (yes even the stores sell it earlier than amazon etc.)... Been running it for about 2 hours playing Killzone 2, this thing is warm at best and not a peep (yeah fans are running but can hardly hear them unless your right in front of the unit)

Also noticed the controller is new too, it feels better (not as cheap) as the sixaxis and dual shock 3, also the color of the controller matches the matte finish on the ps3 slim (its more of a smokey black than a jet black.

here are some pictures from my cell phone until my camera charges.

AND YES i plan on taking this apart (as soon as i get the right tools to do it)
So most likely tonight.

:rockout:
sorry tonight i'll have better pics and hopefully the tools to break this biatch open!




PS3 slim controller seems to use thicker plastic, and has a different shade of black (more grayish) but around the buttons and d-pad its got that shiny black tint to it.




it... it is done, i have taken her apart, like a wild beast not knowing anything about it.

and it wasn't that hard.

here are pics no step by step yet, i just want to get them up!

ENJOY and please can i get some thanks for this, i mean, i did just basically throw 300 out the window to do this.

THE PSU is still pretty big, they basically just stretched it haha, its the whole black of the ps3 slim, the blu-ray drive is smaller, and this machine is def, quieter, could be cause the fans all the way in the front of it and not in the back or middle anymore!

Enjoy guys.!

Starts off pretty easy.



















































Sorry for the crappy pics wanted to be the first online to post these pics!:rockout: ENJOY



ENJOY!
 
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Awesome! Performance wise, how do you think it compares to the standard "fat" PS3?
Cuz I'm debating between getting the slim or the fat one.
 
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Did they include PS2 emulation (software)?
 
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so far i haven't really "benchmarked" anything i'll be doing all those test tonight, i can tell you although it looks like its cheaper it doesn't feel that way at all, i can actually squeeze the controller without hearing that sound of bending plastic. it's not nearly as hot as the ps3 "fat" or whatever, nor as loud (which would be better for movies etc.), personally i never thought the ps3 was loud (or mine anyway). but this is quieter, and it comes with 40gb more space than the 80gb, it just sucks the tiny torex security screws i gotta find a way around them and than i can break this bad boy open.

Doesn't have ps2 emulation "as of now", thats what sony says.
 

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45nm Cell processor! :rockout: Can't wait to see more pics. :toast:
 
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Did they include PS2 emulation (software)?
Actually I believe the new 45 nm doesn't support the emulation at all at least from everything I read.
 
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it doesn't as of now but if they ever decide to use that patient they have for software emulation it could happen,
 

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Actually I believe the new 45 nm doesn't support the emulation at all at least from everything I read.
:eek: You are soo smart! i can only wish for brain like that:respect:
 
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I really want one, but I just don't have the time to play it or the money to buy it. I barely ever touch my 360, and barely play games on my PC nowadays.
 
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it doesn't as of now but if they ever decide to use that patient they have for software emulation it could happen,
First of all this article for you.

:eek: You are soo smart! i can only wish for brain like that:respect:
As unnecessary as your comment was, I'm looking for the article of stuff other than the lost Linux support.
 
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You got no funny bone,i see! no worrys,every one is just not plessed with a humor sense:rolleyes:
 
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Uploading pics now...took her apart.
 

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You got no funny bone,i see! no worrys,every one is just not plessed with a humor sense:rolleyes:
If you want to speak like Yoda, it's "No funny bone, you have."

Really it's just best to keep things on topic without being sarcastic towards others. ;)
 
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MOVED THIS POST TO #1 Thanks erocker
 
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Can an OP retitle this and say FIRST PS3 SLIM TAKEN APART W/ PICS

Thank you i hope tpu gets lots of attention for this ;)
 
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so far i haven't really "benchmarked" anything i'll be doing all those test tonight, i can tell you although it looks like its cheaper it doesn't feel that way at all, i can actually squeeze the controller without hearing that sound of bending plastic. it's not nearly as hot as the ps3 "fat" or whatever, nor as loud (which would be better for movies etc.), personally i never thought the ps3 was loud (or mine anyway). but this is quieter, and it comes with 40gb more space than the 80gb, it just sucks the tiny torex security screws i gotta find a way around them and than i can break this bad boy open.

Doesn't have ps2 emulation "as of now", thats what sony says.
You know sony is still losing around $40 to $50 per console, but of course they anticipate more sales with the price reduction.

Nice pics man. I think I'll stick with my Hulk PS3 for now.
 
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i have no idea, how much there losing last i checked they weren't sure and didn't put a number on it, but we'll see I'm impressed with how warm this machine is compared to its Fatter version, im running test on it now to see if there's any type of increased performance or faster loading etc.
 

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Replace the TIM w/ MX-2 :)
 
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i plan on it
 
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Cool lookin' out dude. I didn't even know GS was selling these yet! These are interesting pics!
 

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Do you have to void the warrenty to change the HDD ?
 

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Do you have to void the warrenty to change the HDD ?
Don't think so.

Sony encourages people to change the HDD if they want, as your not really taking it apart.(just slide old HDD out and put new in)
 

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Do you have to void the warrenty to change the HDD ?
No, Sony even gives instructions on their site on how to do it.

I'll definitely be picking one of these up in the near future, I've wanted a second PS3 for my living room for a long while, and it will be nice to have this in my bedroom instead of the fat model so it won't heat up my room watching movies.
 
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Benchmarks so far.

LBP install time FAT ps3
38 seconds

LBP install time SLIM ps3
35 seconds

Street Fighter 4 (game load to capcom screen)
23 second Fat
22 seconds Slim

GTA: IV install data
7 minutes 30 seconds FAT ps3
7 minutes 8 seconds SLIM ps3

also started a new game about 9 seconds faster than the FAT ps3.

as far as graphically, i haven't noticed any frame rate difference yet,

So my conclusion so far is the blu ray drive may be alil faster in the slimmer ps3, but that's to be expected, it does have a slight difference in load times with every game i tried. i'll post more when i get more into it.

EDIT:

I will add the fan noise is considerably quieter than the fat ps3 you hardly even hear it on its 3rd speed,
this will be good for anyone who likes watching movies while its quiet, and when playing creepy video games not have that "WOOOOOOOOOOOO" sound to annoy you haha. This thing doesn't get nearly as hot as the fat ps3.

(Note: this is before applying the mx-2 to the cpu and gpu).

And, i have MX-2 in the FAT ps3, so far it's still quieter and doesn't get nearly as hot, Fat ps3 was burning up after 1 hour of GTA 4, while the Slim was warm at best.
 
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