on 24-08-2011 09:11 PM
Hi everyone, i need some help on what sort of cooling fans i need for my 80gb fatty ( Suprisingly its still working for 4 years so far! )
I just bought myself a home theatre receiver which is now next to my tv and this is where my ps3 was placed for ventilation. So i now have to put my ps3 in the tv cabinet which i hate to do because the system will get too hot. There is nowhere else to put my ps3, or i could place my ps3 verticle position but it then does a clicking noise for some strange reason. So what i want to do is get some cooling fans to exhaust the hot air coming out the back of the ps3, and fans for inlet to place at the front. I do not want to connect fans to the ps3 because it will make the ps3 system to work harder and proberly make it worst. So what fans do i need and where can i get them from? I have a computer power supply ( Could be useful to power fans ) and 3 usb led fans.
Any help would be much appreciated, cheers
on 24-08-2011 09:39 PM
Take it out of the tv cabinet.
You don't need extra cooling, what's in the console is enough.
24-08-2011 10:02 PM - edited 24-08-2011 10:03 PM
24-08-2011 10:05 PM - edited 24-08-2011 10:06 PM
Using external fans can damage the Ps3, many fans try and blow cold air into the place where the hot air is coming out so the heat goes no where.
When playing leave the cabinate open and the fan in the ps3 should do their job.
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on 24-08-2011 10:47 PM
on 24-08-2011 11:26 PM
on 24-08-2011 11:29 PM
Ps3 add on fans are just crap but computer fans are good. I want to place seperate fans around the console or build the fans in to the cabinet to suck the hot air away from the ps3..
Be careful not to create too powerful an airflow, or the air may pass the console and merely flow around it or over it. This would reduce the volume of air introduced into the system, reduce the heat exchange between the air and the components.
on 24-08-2011 11:34 PM
I have my PS3 on a shelf beneath my TV. But its got wide open space all round. Its lay horizontally with 18cm of air space next the the side/top fan and plenty of room at the back and on top. The only part of the PS3 that hasn't got much air space is the bottom part (that would be the base if it was stood vertical). It is pushed up to the side of the cabinet/shelf to give plenty of room at the other end where it is needed.
I've had my PS3 four years and never had any overheating problems. I also always unplug it whenever I'm not using it.
The fans on the PS3 do start up fairly quickly and get quite loud if playing a game such as 'L.A. Noire' but I think its because its quite warm in my bedtoom during the summer. In the winter, I don't think its quite as noisy.
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