PlayStation 5 modded with liquid cooling and a kickass design

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    No more clock fluctuations as it can keep the max frequency easy :p
     
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    Better looking than original... neat
     
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    Wouldn't it be great if GPU manufacturers would produce custom PS/XBOX machines? Say no to overheating for only ~50-100$ more than MSRP... unless you want the watercooled edition.
     

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    Super neat!
     
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    Extremely nice, one thing I would change though, the fans on the radiator, I would point them the other way around, hot air escapes instead of building it in(Despite video showing otherwise/May help in the long run).

    And look at that back plate, Holy Lordy.

    Amazing project, thanks for sharing.
     
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    No it wouldn't be great because there is no overheating (I have XSX and PS5). So why pay more for no reason? Consoles are supposed to be cheap.
     
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    Agreed, they are both cool and quiet with the exception of the top memory stick on the PS5 which as showed by Gamers Nexus it does indeed get a little too hot (but probably still below the max threshold), because Sony for whatever reason decided to cheap out on that part... which is illogical for them, since it would not have increased the costs that much.

    This is only a potential issue in the longevity of the ram stick in question. I guess we'll see in a few years time if it matters or not.
     
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    I'm an advocate against water cooling and modding in general but damn: this person work is art!
    This is how water cooling should be done, looks and runs amazingly!
     
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    @Glottiz
    does anyone force you to buy the watercooler version like they do with gpus?
    oh wait, they dont. its the buyers choice

    consoles are cheap?
    says who? haven't seen a global price limit for consoles.

    might wanna google:
    PS (as in first one) price
    PS5 price
    ...
     

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    Well my first time seeing the console PS5 and it looks awesome ,wonder if Xbox looks as good , then that water cooling is genius. Thanks for sharing the video.
     
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    With better cooling those consoles could boost their clocks way higher.
     
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    lol they should create their own console , 10/10 on looks better then sony for sure !
     
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    The RAM on the PS5's back has been shown to be on fire by GN, and that's with probes not stuck directly on the centres because they want to leave the original paste/whatever intact for future reviews/comparisons. That and of course Soyny used liquid metal for the main SoC after they found out they cheaped out too hard and MS's is way more powerful so they had to crank up GPU clocks to the limit.

    The back RAM's already dangerously hot with those measurements and I wouldn't be surprised if the centers are 25C higher, and the hot spots even higher than that. The PS5 RAM is definitely overheating, it's not within spec of any RAM I've ever heard of for normal use. Even the rest of it is not that cool.

    If I had a PS5 I'd definitely want to custom cool it if I could. Just removing the plates/covers reduces the backside burning RAM's temperature by 5C. And I'd bet money it's rarely running at its max clocks, because if it was, Sony wouldn't have had to be such weasels with their marketing or even have a dynamic clock. Microsoft doesn't and still runs at higher clocks aside from on the GPU which theirs is far more powerful anyway.

    Let me know when your not overheating PS5 dies, so I can say I told you so.
     
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    Agree, hot doesn't mean overheating...
     

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    You do know Youtubers sometimes dig up sensationalist problems because they need views? I watch Gamer's Nexus sometimes, but he's just a guy making Youtube videos. He isn't engineer afaik. There is no VRAM problems on PS5, there are already millions sold. There's also SpawnWave Youtuber who did similar tests to GN and found VRAM temperatures are very reasonable. So in this case I trust Sony engineer's with master's degree more than random Gamer's Nexus youtuber guy.

    So yeah, you can believe who you want, it's up to you. But you'll have to wait for a very very long time for my PS5 to die haha.
     
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    You don't need to be an engineer to stick in a probe that'll be giving a ready much colder than the actual main temperature because of its location. And he is an engineer AFAIK, unless an engineering degree doesn't qualify as one by your strawmanning definition. Yes, that reading off a probe is so much sensationalization. Those damn probes, always exaggerating their already 40C too cold readings due to not being on the centre.
    Yeah because engineers told to go for a specific physical design at the lowest cost possible so long as it doesn't explode are telling you that a probe saying the thing is on fire is a liar. They came to your house, busted down your door, and told you "don't listen to probe readings". And again, Steve is an engineer, as if that procreating matters. You can deny reality and plug your ears as much as you want but PS5s have already died and being insanely higher than expected temps on the RAM chips is a procreating problem.

    Your absolute, disingenuous seeming, denial of the sky being blue is a bit baffling. Every single thing you said was a pretty vile strawman argument that had no value or was an outright a lie.

    Your TUF 3080 would be cooler than the PS5's RAM by A LOT if you removed the VRAM heatsink portion. Since it's not a problem, go ahead and remove it bro, it's way cooler than the PS5 regardless, so it's fine, right?

    That area of the PS5 board is heated so much that the PCB itself is in danger.
     
  18. tfam26

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    I've always had this dream of buying an old geo metro, lifting it, putting mud flaps and some hangy balls on it with a badass truck engine. The thing might just tip over but damn would I feel like a complete human with some clever/humble bumper stickers on it.
     
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    Well this escalated quickly. GN tested 1 PS5 unit. Sony sold millions and counting. Do you realize how ridiculous you sound with these conspiracy theories? And why did you ignore my comment about another Youtuber who also did tests and found VRAM temps to be normal?
     
  20. Neo Cyrus

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    This is why you're unbelievably full of crap. Yet another completely disingenuous strawman calling it a conspiracy, it's a conspiracy as the sky is blue, but you already know that. Every single you think you say is just a dick move to try to warp the subject into meaningless gibberish. Conspiracy? God you're annoying, but that was the goal since you don't actually have a point. Just degenerate the subject into crap and pretend you believe the crap. Can't argue a point if the point is a lightyear behind buried behind infinite meaningless garbage.

    GN's methods are actually scientific, using pro equipment. You mention some random YTer no one's ever heard of, provide no link, then cross your arms acting like you actually made a point. If you want to play that game why are you ignoring all the dead PS5s? The thing isn't even a year old yet. "Conspiracy", people like you have made that word completely and utterly meaningless, stop embarrassing yourself.

    When yours fries, remember how far you went out of your way to troll like a child fanboy and ask yourself it it was worth it.
     
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