Originally Posted by Jayzzle
Hi there, I'm not sure if this is the right place for these kinds of questions but here goes. Basically my intention is to put my YLOD PS3 into a pc case once it is fixed, to (hopefully) prolong its life. But I have a few questions regarding this.
1. Do I keep the standard heat sink assembly?
2. If the answer to 1 is no, then which pc heat sink and fan assembly will best suit my purpose?
3. How can I attach the pc heat sinks to the ps3 motherboard?
4. How can I get a 400+/-w ATX PSU to power my ps3? Or do I just stick with the original PS3 PSU and just relocate it?
5. For temperature sensors, would it be better to get 2, for both CPU and GPU? also how would these attach to said heat sinks?
6. Is there a way to extend the touch sensitive buttons on the main board?
I realize I have a lot of questions, and I apologize if I have put this post in the wrong place. Any help that anyone is able to provide will be greatly appreciated. I have searched the internet 50 times and I can't seem to find any definitive answers to my questions. So I hope someone here is able to help. Thanks again.
1 - You can, stock cooling will be much easier if you never really messed with cooling before.
3 - Find the one that fits, makesure you get the ram chips too
4 - You can, you would have to get all the rails down properly...but there is zero point in doing this...the stock PSU suffices
5 - If you have a PS3 with homebrew, you can now monitor temperatures that way
6 - Yes, you could extend the entire pcb board, an easier method I used for my PS3 portables was just solder wires to the power/eject (assuming this is a phat PS3)
Truth be told there is really no point of putting your PS3 in your PC case, just keep your current case clean, apply better thermal paste, and you'll be fine.
If you end up buying new cooling parts, chances are it will be cheaper to buy a new PS3