Hardware Template for PS3 Slim fan mod

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Are rhere any? Viewed a youtube video in which a pro simply layed down a template on the top of his PS3 slim, traced with pencil and went to town with a dremmel. Got me thinking that perhaps these designs with measurements may be availble online?

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I did this (a fan mod on my case) and it has been useful to me, before this I always had to clean the dust when I opened the PS3, I noticed A LOT less dust in my PS3 and it was overhaul more clean. I don't really play a whole not, but when I do it's games that are console-heavy like Skyrim or Oblivion. Open-world games mainly and some CFW stuff. No software fan control I use the default webman fan option everyone else uses. I followed this guide, it has really helped me. I have two cases though as a backup one, if you think you'll mess it up though, DON'T DO IT. Just like @DinohScene said as long as you aren't playing on it VERY long it's not required, and like @Lemon_ said don't break your console. Anyways good luck with this hope you find some solution or maybe you just don't do it all. :)
 
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Laying a template on your PS3 and sticking it with a dremel isn't "pro"

Why would you need a fan mod?
Slims barely overheat already.
And if they do, change out the thermal paste.
i think a better route rather then changing thermal paste is a simole fan mod no? It's just, the glass house (cpu+heat sink) works, so why tamper with it. Besides, a fan mod would bring temps to 50C (thermal paste alone cannot achieve) Also, a fan mod on a slim is quite simple compared to thermal paste replacement no?

50C would secure my device operation for life without having to continually muck around with it.

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i think a better route rather then changing thermal paste is a simole fan mod no? It's just, the glass house (cpu+heat sink) works, so why tamper with it. Besides, a fan mod would bring temps to 50C (thermal paste alone cannot achieve) Also, a fan mod on a slim is quite simple compared to thermal paste replacement no?

50C would secure my device operation for life without having to continually muck around with it.

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The CELL CPU is designed to operate at higher temperatures tho.
Be advised that the PS3 doesn't have a life expectancy equals to that of your own.
Capacitors could fail, continuous heat-cool cycles of the BGA underneath the CPU/RSX will eventually crack due to the lack of lead being used.

If you're really worried about temperatures, liquid cool it.
It's been done before.
 
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