on 02-01-2010 08:34 PM
Man i have put off getting a slim so far I do plan on getting one for launch of Final Fantasy I will probably get the 250gb..
All I hear on here is How noisy the SLIMS are and then those that have gone deaf saying how quiet they are..
Personally my PS3 is silent most of the time, tho if i have the heating on it will sound like a plane taking off for 5 mins then goes silent again.. My mates slim sounded like its trying to take off all the time..
I have to wonder if the problem is the surface that people keep thier slims on, the old heavy PHAT ps3 when lying horizontal has little or no vibration from the fan (its heavy and has good rubber feet to rduce vibration). I can imagine the fan and cheaper foot pads causing more vibration in the console so sounding louder on certain surfaces.
Try putting extra fat rubber feet on the slim to reduce teh vibration, this made my mates ps3 a lot quieter, but cant say it would be the case for everyone...
anyhow just a thought...
on 02-01-2010 11:59 PM
I traded in my 40gb PS3 for the Slim and it took a while to adjust to the look difference, however the noise is very quiet compared to the 40gb.
We are watching PlayTV at the moment and I can not hear the PS3 over the top of the tv sound, which isn't loud in anyway. Infact my laptop is noiser than the PS3.
I am very happy with the Slim, actually prefer it now to my old phatty one.
The end of the day I think it is all down to personal preference.
same here mate, infact my sky hd box is louder than it 90% of the time......
on 03-01-2010 12:06 AM
on 03-01-2010 12:14 AM
on 03-01-2010 12:46 AM
on 03-01-2010 02:23 AM
I was considering getting a PS3 Slim after my PS3 Phat died a few weeks back. I did some googling on the differences between the two models and the moment I saw "It doesn't have touch sensitive buttons" I was put off.
For me it seems like an ugly, basic, no thrills version of the PS3. Not ma thang. It's like buying a Bugatti Veyron and trading it in for a Nissan Sunny.
on 03-01-2010 02:56 AM
I dont think it makes much difference tbh. I keep mine horizontal. I did the same with my old 60Gb too. I just prefer my consoles that way. As you say, the only vent is at the back of the console so I doubt it makes much, if any, difference. I just make sure I keep it as dust free as possible. I give a thorough clean every day (Im a bit of a clean freak when it comes to things like the PS3) and I havent had any problems with either my slim or my 60Gb (before I got rid of it).
Heres something - is it better to keep a slim horizontal or vertically? Mine is currently laying flat down on a glass pane table with about a foot either side of it for air... despite the fact they got rid of one vent grill on the top =/
on 03-01-2010 03:45 AM
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