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. 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! ENJOY ENJOY!