My ps2 finally kicked the bucket, so I find myself in the market for a ps3. However, as I now live in China, keeping the machine un-modded and able to play online no longer has any value. Unfortunately, I know nothing about the modding of ps3s or the capabilities of modded machines. Having previously attempted to shop for a ps2 compatible ps3 a year ago, the specs and make of ps3 are baffling to me. To that end, I am hoping it would be possible to get some assistance in making some kind of purchasing assistance. I am looking to get a ps3 purely to play games, no need for blu-ray, internet mods, etc. Only games, but always would love to be able to play ps1 and ps2 games, if that is even possible. Is there an ideal Cecha,b,c,e... or model number of ps3 that works best for modifying? Just need to know if I should ideally be looking for a fat or slim, or special Cechx model.