I am now looking into purchasing a PS3 for certain reasons and am wondering whether it would be wiser to purchase a new slim or try find an older used phat PS3. I am wondering about the phat option simply because of the possibility to play PS2 games and any possible PS2 features that may come in time with hombrew support, such as ISO loading. I don't know of anything much cooler than launching my PS1/PS2/PS3 game library from external and thus my inclinations to try find a PS3 phat. After that it comes down to the BC Hardware based or BC software based idea. I've done some research and it seems to me that all PS3's have PS1 support, its just the PS2 support that got slowly nixed, Hardware>Software>None. Any link to a comparative compatibility chart detailing this loss. I thought I read upwards of 90% and greater PS2 compat on hardware based BC PS3 fats. Your guys' thoughts? I have plenty of time, or until Sony starts patching, to decide. I would greatly appreciate input. All in all though, its a highly prone waiting game to see what comes of this (Homebrew/Capabilities) and Sony's response. What do you have and/or had? Do/did you like it? Another question is noise? My falcon 360 is an absolute pecker in the noise department. Between the DVD drive and the back fans, its a piece of junk. Launch PS3 vs. Slim in noise?